The Ale Thread.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:40 pm

Yeah I am not really, but I have to amend my ways when ale simply isnt an option here.



Altbier is great not tried one that I didn't like. It kind of resembles the idea of English ales.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby georgebailey96 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:08 am

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georgebailey96 wrote:Got me some Newcky Brown chilling for the evening


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It's so much better cold. So so much better.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby skull-wart » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:37 am

georgebailey96 wrote:
gandalf the red wrote:
georgebailey96 wrote:Got me some Newcky Brown chilling for the evening


Heathen.


It's so much better cold. So so much better.


Water is awful unless it's cold. Sort of off topic, that.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:54 pm

I have no preference over room temperature/cold newky.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Chilled, but not cold. The colder it is the more it numbs your taste buds, but ethanol over a certain temperature gives of an unpleasant taste, or so I've read.

I like this article, which would suggest 12-14 degrees is ideal for newky brown.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:47 am

Baltic porter sounds interesting.



Though I did have a problem with the 0-4 degrees segment. "Beers you don't wish to taste." Oh, so anything that has weiss/weisse/weizen/wit/wheat/blanche on the label then? In saying this I full accept I am in the wrong country to take a dislike to these beers. I never did like them anyway even before I came here. Give me an altbier any day of the week.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Noodle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Badger's "Poacher's Choice".

Never had a bad beer from Badger. This is no exception. It says on the label that it has flavours of damson and liquorice, and it has. Fairly dark for Badger, but it matches the taste, which is not subtle in the slightest with the above flavours smacking you in the teeth. Not a session beer at 5.7% but I could probably drink a few.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby skull-wart » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:09 pm

Noodle wrote:Badger's "Poacher's Choice".

Never had a bad beer from Badger. This is no exception. It says on the label that it has flavours of damson and liquorice, and it has. Fairly dark for Badger, but it matches the taste, which is not subtle in the slightest with the above flavours smacking you in the teeth. Not a session beer at 5.7% but I could probably drink a few.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Noodle » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:07 pm

Good. Subtle flavour is not my thing, especially when it's plastered all over the label.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:55 pm

Really? I thought Blandford Flyer was awful. Not a taste I like at all. I have had Poachers Choice. Had a plum type taste. I really liked that one.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Noodle » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:04 pm

I've got one of them ready and waiting. Will post results shortly after trying.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby NeglectedField » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:48 pm

Clearwater Smiler 3.7% - light golden ale, very easy going agreeable taste.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:02 pm

On one of the days I am back I am going to give the brewdog pub a bash. I think over the pages of this thread I have made it no secret how much I think brewdog is a crap brewery, but I am wondering if the beers I haven't had (there's a couple) and the bar in Birmingham can change my mind. Tbh, I haven't had an ale in 2 months so even Pedigree ill probably praise. I have been warned its a bit costly, but knowing their beers rarely dip below 6% and me being a total lightweight, I think ill still get some pennies to spend for the remainder of the week.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby MetalBeast » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:49 pm

Spent yesterday volunteering at Nottingham Beer Festival, unloading the first of the beers and moving them to the relevant racks. Got some free beer out of it. It wasn't settled properly as it had only just arrived on-site, but some of it was pretty good.

Hoping to go - as a customer - on Wednesday night and most of Friday this week, although job interviews/temp job offers will have to come first. If I do get called to interview or a temp job, I'll just go on the Friday night.

I'm going to be volunteering again on Saturday (probably on the bar) and Sunday (takedown), although I'll probably have to cancel going on Sunday if I have an interview or temp work on Monday.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Dr Sin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:10 pm

The Badger Brewery are fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.
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