The Ale Thread.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Prometherion91 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:54 pm

Currently drinking a pine ale from Scotland called Alba. It tastes like trees and it's lovely.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby tranmerefan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:13 pm

I was never much an ale fan but I've started to enjoy it more and more recently. It's pot luck if I get to the pub before my mate (an ale expert) of which one I get but I'll happily scarifice a few hours to get to know brewries etc.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Noodle » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:19 pm

*** Cider section ***

Thatchers Katy: My new favourite cider. Just the right sweetness, fizz and flavour. While Stowford Press left a harsh aftertaste, this doesn't and is rather more pleasant. Rather potent too at 7.4%

Knights Premium Reserve: Larger bottle at 660ml and 5.8%. Doesn't make up for its horrid over-sweet flavour. It's a case of quantity over quality here.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby HollyTheHeadbanger » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Fullers' Jack Frost is fucking lovely.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:25 pm

Drove past the Fullers brewery on Sunday. Totally caught me out of the blue.



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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby mcroper » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:00 pm

Noodle wrote:Thatchers Katy: My new favourite cider. Just the right sweetness, fizz and flavour. While Stowford Press left a harsh aftertaste, this doesn't and is rather more pleasant. Rather potent too at 7.4%


Really? I didn't find it very sweet, it's a nice cider but i wouldnt jump at the chance of drinking it again. Better than most ciders though

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Noodle » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:03 pm

mcroper wrote:
Noodle wrote:Thatchers Katy: My new favourite cider. Just the right sweetness, fizz and flavour. While Stowford Press left a harsh aftertaste, this doesn't and is rather more pleasant. Rather potent too at 7.4%


Really? I didn't find it very sweet, it's a nice cider but i wouldnt jump at the chance of drinking it again. Better than most ciders though

It wasn't that sweet, no. It was the right sweetness for me though, i.e. just a hint of sweetness. I don't like my ciders tasting like sugar though
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby mcroper » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:30 pm

Noodle wrote:
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Noodle wrote:Thatchers Katy: My new favourite cider. Just the right sweetness, fizz and flavour. While Stowford Press left a harsh aftertaste, this doesn't and is rather more pleasant. Rather potent too at 7.4%


Really? I didn't find it very sweet, it's a nice cider but i wouldnt jump at the chance of drinking it again. Better than most ciders though

It wasn't that sweet, no. It was the right sweetness for me though, i.e. just a hint of sweetness. I don't like my ciders tasting like sugar though


I think i had gotten my expectations of it up too much before I drank it. I'd still rate it over things like Strongbow etc though

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:34 pm

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Malevolent Jim » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:37 pm

I started drinking Smithicks. It's awesome.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby manowarrior » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:47 am

Tried a Harviestoun's Bitter & Twisted for the first time last night, VERY impressed!
Isn't too light tbh but still a nice fruity drop.

Do any of you guys drink Jenning's beers by any chance? The brewery is near where I live but unsure if their stuff is known much outside of Cumbria!

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:55 pm

Malevolent Jim wrote:I started drinking Smithicks. It's awesome.



Try Kilkenny if you can find it, much better of the 2 big brands of Franciscan ale
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Beardy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:59 pm

Had some Marston's Oyster Stout the other night and quite enjoyed it

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:03 pm

Beardy wrote:Had some Marston's Oyster Stout the other night and quite enjoyed it


ok I know they go well but oysters in the stout? I have to try this!
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Beardy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:13 pm

I don't think they actually do put it in with the Marston's one, it's just implied that they go well with them. There are ones that are made with oysters in the barrel though, there's at least one brewery in Dublin (the name of which escapes me right now), that labels it's stout as "not suitable for vegetarians" because of using oysters in the brewing process.