Real Ale help needed
Great stuff guys, keep it coming.
JHB is a great beer but will give it a miss as it's a local beer Brewed in Peterborough so readily available all year round 🙂
Hop Back Summer lightning is the first pint we have every year, it's been that way for about15 years or so !! sells out very quicklyPosted 8 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
Roosters of Knaresborough, N Yorks
Yankee 4.3% abv
Straw coloured beer with a delicate fruit aroma
Is one I drink often – recommended.
I tried a new one at the weekend too – Thwaites Bomber. Pity it isn't at the festival because it is strongly recommended by me!Posted 8 years agosimon1975Subscriber
***THORNBRIDGE JAIPUR*** 🙂
If you like that try Abbeydale Absolution, Blue Monkey ("Amber"?), Oakham White Dwarf, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Nottingham EPA, Leeds Funfair
If you like something darker then you might struggle with that list, but there's plenty to go at!
Mmmm beer…Posted 8 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
Also, no idea if it is just me, but I find that Theakston's always gives me a bad head.
But they HAVE just moved production back to Masham (its original home) so maybe it will be improved on the previous version, which was made elsewhere in a big sterile factory, rather than in a field with cows and sticks and sheep turds n stuff as it should be made ;-).Posted 8 years ago
Right then, the Peterborough Beer Festival starts today and I've got the rest of the week off work 🙂 The last couple of years I've asked for Real Ale guidance from you guys and It's really paid off so I thought I'd give it another go.
The link to the beer list is below
Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks in advance, JasonPosted 8 years agoLord SummerisleMember
if you like any of these:
Woodforde's of Woodbastwick, Norfolk
Headcracker 7% abv
Pale but strong & full-bodied. Plums, damsons and lots of hops.
Nelson's Revenge 4.5% abv
Rich floral aromas, sweet malts & a burst of citrus hops.
Norfolk Nog 4.6% abv
Smooth rich old ale. Hints of chocolate, treacle & liquorice.
Sundew 4.1% abv
Subtle pale golden beer. Light on the palate with distinctive hoppy finish.
Wherry Best Bitter 3.8% abv
Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. Numerous Champion Beer of Britain awards.
then they do home brew kits – which are very very good. (cept for headcracker which is available only in bottles)Posted 8 years agolukeMember
I like to try ale's that I can't readily get my hands on, so I wouldn't bother with Hopback, wadworths and several others.Posted 8 years ago
Art brew are making some cracking ales and would have featured at the BBB but there flat out and to supply us would have meant ordering a long way in advance.speaker2animalsSubscriber
I do like Adnams myself, Broadside esp. Riggwelter too. Try a couple of Brewdogs. I had a bottle last night, one of the IPAs at 7.1%. VERY bitter. Very Chimay nose so the taste was a surprise.
A lot of new breweries to me so I'd be trying some new beers personally.
That is one hell of a list!Posted 8 years agocxiMember
I have vague memories of getting merry on Broadside when it was a guest beer at the local.
Not sure I've this brew before, but I'm a big fan of the brewery
(it's a shame "Dark Side of the Moose" isn't available):
Purple Moose of Porthmadog – Glaslyn Ale 4.2% abv
Likewise the brews from Salopian of Shrewsbury. The Bhurt Pore quite often has something from them on.
Would be rude not to try one of the perrys as well, given it'll be proper stuff and not the trendy pish that has appeared in bars these days.Posted 8 years agosingletrackmindMember
Dark Star Hophead . Its alight golden bitter , when i had it aat Woking BF was the best by a mile. Clean citrus hop flavours and a lot of alpha acid. Not everyones cup of tea, and definatly not one to start with. Then I would try a Mighty Oak Maulldons Gold. They brew really nice beer , and at this ABV band you can sup a fair few. If you wanna try lots try it on and ask for tasters, or get halfs and share them, that way you get to taste enough ( 1/4 pint ) without getting spannered. Be aware tho, hop alapha acid will de sensitive your taste buds, so more bitter beers will not taste as bitter after 3/4 pint. If you really wanna do it properly try to get some soda water or lemonade and some plain crisps to have between tastings. Find one you really like and then get right on one!Posted 8 years ago
if you see Rudeboy make sure hes accompanied by an adult.
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