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  • Friday Winter Beer.
  • Premier Icon ton
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    i will be calling for a tipple after work, it is wet, cold and a bit grim.
    i will hopefully be drinking something nice a heavy and tasty and dark.

    a nice porter or a nice stout, whats you fave winter ale?

    brakes
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    whats you fave winter ale?

    the next one.
    problem is, beer/ ale tends to be too chilled these days so I often have a glass of red wine instead.

    EDIT: Urban Dusk by the Redemption Brewery is nice, not quite a porter, more a dark bitter.

    purser_mark
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    Salem’s Porter was always a fave if you want some bonfire toffee in a glass. Don’t see it so often anymore, if at all.

    A Bateman’s XXB or Victory are both winners.

    bigyinn
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    Hmm I’ve never really hit it off with porters, despite wanting too. Im rather found of a nice strong stout. Young Double Chocolate Stout or Fullers Black Cab Stouts are two of my faves.
    A nice strong dark ale can be lovely and warming, if a little dulling of the senses after a few.
    Oh and its still Autumn, its not winter yet! (Well not down here it isn’t)

    Granvile Island Winter Ale for the WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss it soooo much. Heading back in Feb hope its as good as i remember!!!!

    bikebouy
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    We’re having our Halloween Party tonight, kids, big kids, old kids, frail kids.. So a beer to suit would be Hobgoblin 😉

    davidrussell
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    dark, treacly, spicy loveliness

    alanf
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    Acorn brewery old moor porter is a particular fave.
    On a slightly different note I tried a Theakstons special edition ale which was very festive in flavor but the name escapes me.

    Acorn Gorlovka,as long as you not going anywhere in a hurry. 😀

    jekkyl
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    The Beer for every season!

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Still a legend…..

    MoseyMTB
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    Forget Hobgoblin, the Halloween beer, Pumpking is way nicer.

    Only £1.50 in Aldi too.

    patriotpro
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    It’s all about the weiss-bier at the minute for me.

    In particular Weihanstephan Kristall. 5.4% of crispy bite. Very nice.

    Premier Icon andycs
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    Sam Smiths Imperial Russian Stout.

    bigyinn
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    DogBolter, the last beer of the night (usually!)

    jekkyl – Doors over there ->>>

    Winter. Beer. But it’s still autumn and there’s no finer autumnal beverage than this one at present:

    Flying Dog ‘The Fear’ Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

    Velvety. Spicy. Dark. Rich. 9%. Lovely.

    devs
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    Cairngorm Black Gold.
    Spey Stout made by our very own mountain biker of the same name.
    Brewdog Alice Porter
    All very nice but teh last has to be approached with care 🙂

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Surprisingly nice but definitely not a session beer.

    jekkyl
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    jesus there’s a load of big abvs being posted here. I may have to investigate this real ale lark.

    domwells27
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    Funnel Blower from Box Steam brewery is a lovely porter.

    Bath ales’ festivity is good, and Bristol Beer Factory had some cracking stouts in their 12 stouts of Christmas, last year.

    pymwymis
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    I’m in bruges at the mo sat in a bar with 600 beers to have a go at. I’ll letl you know.

    In the mean time I finished a batch of Gales festival Mild the other day which promises to be amazing.

    Jamie
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    Tesco are currently doing 4 for £5 on all beers.

    …so I treated myself to some of these to get into the winter spirit:

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Bradfield Belgian Blue

    tastes like (beery) Christmas, it’s astonishingly yummy.

    soobalias
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    had a big impact on last nights ride

    tomorrows fireworks will be fuelled by

    but its still autumn down here, winter doesnt start til Jan.

    EDIT: is that the biggest picture of the smallest pint ever?

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Was down in Hurley last week and tried a couple of “Rebellion” ales, “Pickled Ghoulies” and “Red”. both *very* nice and *very* drinkable.

    Thanks for the heads up Jamie, I think I’ll finish early and head for Tesco. 🙂

    brakes
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    Autumn does tend to bring some horribly flavoured beers to the pumps.
    Anything that advertises itself as being spiced, or having chocolate, coffee, mocha or autumnal berry flavours can **** right off.
    First sip is ooooo, but then you have to drink a whole pint of the crap.

    Woking beer festival next weekend – often lots and lots of lovely porters there (plus some stinkers too).

    Premier Icon madhouse
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    Ah, Roasted Nuts – had a polypack from the brewery last Xmas 🙂

    Will keep an eye on this thread for new beers to try although I’m feeling a tour of the local breweries coming on!

    teenrat
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    Dark side of the Moose by Purple Moose brewery is always a good one.

    They have some very good winter ales on in the wetherspoons beer festival at the moment. Last night i had – Abbot Confessor ( 8.5%!), Titanic Cappucino stout and Batemans hazelnut brownie. All very nice!

    MoseyMTB
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    King of biscuits where do you buy the follow the dog pumpkin beer?

    I would love to try some.

    jamiea
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    Can’t stand Wychwood beers since they were brought my Marstons, Hobgoblin used to be my favorite beer but they’ve reuined it 👿

    Autumnal beers for me:

    and somthing a little driffrent from across the pond:

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    bigyinn
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    Coyote – Mmmmm!
    Jamie, excellent choice!

    bokonon
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    I would have thought something like this:

    would be very much up STW street – expensive, foreign, slightly niche and actually very nice.

    Or perhaps:

    Very British, very traditional, still very niche, and also very nice indeed.

    jamiea
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    I must have another go at a Sarah Hughes clone- last time I tried, just after going-all grain, it was only just about drinkable 😀

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    peterfile
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    I bloody love big porters/stouts.

    Black Gold is a go to beer for me, regardless of season!

    I brewed a chocolate espresso Russian Imperial Stout two weeks ago, it will weigh in at around 11% 😯 Will be a while before it’s ready mind you!

    Also, for a dark and mellow evening by an open fire:

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Had a couple of pints of Shere Drop yesterday evening from the Surrey Hills Brewery. A pint or two of T.E.A. from Hogs Back Brewery works well at this time of year too.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Sadlers Mud Stout is my winter ale of choice. But fir tonight grouch, tonight is a Nuit St George kind of night.

    jamiea
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    I’m going to see what I can find on the way home, The IPA I’ve on tap in the shed won’t cut it now! Unfortunately the wine merchants with a decent beer selection will be closed when I ride by 🙁

    Cheers,
    Jamie

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