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Old 27th Sep 2009, 14:13
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My all time favorite Whatney's red barrel, my second choice Double Diamond.
That's a joke, right?
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Old 27th Sep 2009, 16:41
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Belgium, German and British....

Below are a list of what I would regard as champagne beers ,


Cant beat the brewing techniques of those monks in Belgium . The german beers are also first class and the British bottled ales and micro brewerys are high on the list for their unique flavour.
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Old 27th Sep 2009, 17:45
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1 - Hook Norton Bitter.
2 - Old Speckled Hen
3 - Theakstons Old Peculier
4 - Hook Norton 12 Days
5 - Hooky Gold.

If you notice a penchant for Hook Norton ales then as I live in the village where it's brewed I feel it only proper to support local industry
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Old 27th Sep 2009, 18:16
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Originally Posted by Jim Vahey View Post
My all time favorite Whatney's red barrel, my second choice Double Diamond. Both are now gone.
"Both are now gone"....I wonder why!!!
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 17:56
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So did anyone try a nice pint of Nanny State yet?

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | North East/N Isles | Brewery's Nanny State beer swipe
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 18:19
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There's a micro brewery in Bishopston, Gower peninsula, does an extremely fine pint called Bishopswood. Actually, all their beer is good.
One here too (Zero Degrees) that brews a black lager.

Never managed to brave it........
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 19:18
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Have had one of these now and again... like most of the beers from Unibroue of Quebec, it's best to remain firmly seated once you start as many of them come in at 8-9% ABV.

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Old 28th Sep 2009, 20:47
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Leffe (my#1 default, Afflighem is very similar)
Hoegaarden (for a sunny day with a BBQ)
Chimay (red or blue, lovely with dinner)
Duvel (great appetiser)
Belle-vue (refreshing)

(You get my drift........)

There's a cracking pub near Twickenham called the Old Goat where they do a great selection of Belgian beers, with a menu to match. The staff really know their beers, and you'll generally get some freebie tasters with a meal. It was there that I tried 'Mort Subite' (sudden death) for the first time....very tasty.
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 23:23
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Adnams' Broadside
Oscar Wilde
Holdens' XL - don't think it's brewed anymore (actually I know it isn't )
Wadworth's 6X
Stowford Press (Yeah, I know it's a cider but ... summer's day an' all that)

Beer on cider, makes a good rider
Cider on beer, makes you go queer

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Old 29th Sep 2009, 05:43
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Without any doubt... Westmalle Tripel.
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Old 29th Sep 2009, 07:34
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Jewitts, a man after my own heart, and agree with the guys above, anything belgian. But if I had to choose

Leffe Brune
Westmalle Dubel and Tripel
La Trappe, all of it
Chimay, all of it

You can keep almost all the australian beers, very very average. The only trouble is over here one 33cl bottle of Westmalle costs $10. I wish
I was back in Maastricht. Will KLM hire me? please?

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Old 29th Sep 2009, 11:51
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Glad to see Belgium’s getting a look-in at last, although most of the suggestions have been for industrial brews.

My preferences:
Pils – Cristal Alken
Light blonde – Ename, Abbaye d’Aulne
Strong blonde – Watou, Corsendonk Agnes, Super de Fagnes, Waterloo 7
Very strong blonde – Westmalle tripel
Speciality beer – Leireken buckwheat blonde

Don’t do browns, fruit beers or white beer so Hoegaarden
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Old 29th Sep 2009, 13:26
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My favourites are the ones I sell... all local and all direct from the brewers

1) Harveys Best from Lewes (15 miles away (ish)
2) Darkstar Hophead (1 mile away)
3) Darkstar American Pale Ale (winner of the Golden Ale category @ The Great British Beer Festival 2009)
4) Coming in Thursday.... Darkstar Winter Meltdown.

Add a real cider... Westons Old Rosie or Thatchers Cheddar Valley and my regulars are happy.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 10:36
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Co-Op own brand Czech (in the UK) highly recommended
Pilsner Urquelle (Cz Rep) expensive and not as good as above
Goesser (Austria)
Schwechater ( same name as Wien/Vienna Airport Austra)
Ottokringer (Austria)
Becks (default when nothing else is available)
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 11:02
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Shame on the lot of you!

The worlds best beer is undoubtedly BETTY STOGS (just ask the guru's at CAMRA)
Brewed by Skinners Brewery in Cornwall
.....Come to think of it, any beer from that particular brewery is delicious.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 12:32
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2nd vote for Alaskan Amber but also quite like 'Spotted cow' !
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 12:32
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Favourite beer...favourite beer...

Let me think...

Ah yes...

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Old 27th Oct 2009, 16:35
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Greene King Abbott

HSB. (Horndean Special Brew.)
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 16:56
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Favourite beer...favourite beer...

Let me think...

Ah yes...

As I've said elsewhere, you have to drink Oz beer cold to anaesthetise your tastebuds. Fortunately English beer tastes of something and doesnt have to be chilled to oblivion.

My vote - Spingo from Helston's Blue Anchor
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 18:01
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From this neck of the woods
Cesu Alus
Aldaris Zelta (touristy but really full taste)
Lačplesis Alus (less flavor but cheap, so does the job at half the cost)

When forced east
Balitka 4

When back in ol' Blighty
Marston's Winter Warmer (a micro brew that I haven't seen for a good few years, but would die for)
Greens IPA

When away then whatever local beer the locals are drinking most of.

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