Recommend me some nice bottled beers
Been getting back into my real ales lately, though I’ve been out of the game for many years (turned into a bit of a wine ponce).
I like Deuchars, Landlord, Leffe Brun, Sierra Nevada, Jennings beers, most IPAs… to give you an idea.
Helps if they’re likely to sell it in a small Tesco, as I don’t have a decent offy local.
Eagerly anticipating your tips.Posted 13 years ago
Black Sheep, St Peter’s Golden Ale, Charles Well’s Bombardier, Thwaites Bomber, Bishop’s Finger…
should get you started (i prefer my ales more of the Porter persuasion so dont tend to drink IPAs so cant help there) Most are quite popular ales so should be found in TescosPosted 13 years ago
TEA – Hogsback brewery
49er – Ringwood
Spitfire sell it at TescoPosted 13 years ago
Oh Christ, where do I start?Posted 13 years ago
Black Sheep Rigwelter, Bombardier, Hobgoblin, Bath Ales Dark Hare and Festival, Waggledance, Golden Glory,
In fact any ale sold in a bottle in a good supermarket or offy is worth trying once; that way you get to find out easily what whets your pallet. I’ve yet to find a bottled quality ale that I didn’t like, and I’ve tried a couple of dozen at least.
…and I’ve just realised I’ve drunk all mine. Damn. :0(
Do you guys get any Black Isle Brewery stuff down south? It’s from the highlands, just near the Learnie trails. I’ve got a real hankering for one of their Red Kite Ales. Any of theirs is worth a try IMHO.
Now, can I be bothered heading to the shops to try and get one?Posted 13 years ago
Tanglefoot is one I always look out for.Posted 13 years ago
I’m a bit of a beer snob and tend to seek out bottle conditioned stuff, as the pasturising process ruins the taste IMHO. Filtered is close behind. Im partial to a pint of Landlord, but its pretty poor out of a bottle
Anyway, excellent bottle conditioned and avaliable local to me are:
Youngs Kew Gold, Youngs Bitter, HopBack Crop Cicle, Hopback Summerlighning, Siare Nevada pale Ale, Anchor Steam Beer, meantime pale ale, Youngs Special London Ale, M&S cornish IPA, M&S norfolk bitter (I think this is woodefords wherry, rebranded but can’t be sure), TEA
Anything by St peters brewery.Posted 13 years ago
Any German beer from Aldi/Lidl brewed in accordance with the purity laws.
🙂Posted 13 years ago
This…is superb, and a quid a bottle in tesco’s at the minute …Posted 13 years ago
I was going to suggest Innis and Gunn, brilliant beer. Seek it out!Posted 13 years ago
Whitstable bay organic alePosted 13 years ago
Innis and Gunn is indeed nice. I like – Old Speckled Hen, Abbott, and 3 Sisters ale from up near Glencoe, amongst others.Posted 13 years ago
Theakstons XB – like rockin hoss plop these days but oh-so nice when you manage to track some down ;o)Posted 13 years ago
Cheers for all those guys. Have tried quite a few of those, but there’s evern more that I haven’t.
Wasn’t a fan of Innis and Gunn, might have been a bit sweet for me.
Djglover – Interesting, hadn’t really cottoned on to the bottle conditioned thing, explains why some beers (and I know I like some of the ones you mentioned) taste fresher and more complex.Posted 13 years ago
I can highly recommend Little Valley Brewey ales, they are small place in Hebden Bridge, also the brewer is a mad keen cyclist.Posted 13 years ago
MussEd speaks the truth. Great beer that one. Infact – i’m just gonig to go and have a bottle.Posted 13 years ago
Another vote for I & GPosted 13 years ago
i heard somewhere that I&G did a ‘rum barrel’ special. Sounds delightfully random. Anyone tried it?Posted 13 years ago
If you can get any Brains beers in your Tescos then go for it, SA and SA Gold are my favourites.Posted 13 years ago
Also Tomos Watkins Crw Haf is top quality. Dunno if Tescos do them outside Wales though…
Yeah, seen SA Gold in LondonPosted 13 years ago
innis & Gunn…its nectarPosted 13 years ago
jules i had some I&G blue ;abel the other day with vanilla in it..twas nice, jim had some rum stuff i think…
Duvel. (Only to be drunk 1 year after bottling. I don’t know why, but the resident CAMRA boffin at our local says that’s what you do). 4 bottles of that, who gives a crap how old it is.Posted 13 years ago
##(Comes back from kitchen with bottle of Deuchars in one hand & pint glass in’t other)##Posted 13 years ago
Gary – Yep, this thread has made me thirsty too. Just fetched a Leffe Brun in from the garage.
Cheers!Posted 13 years ago
"Any German beer from Aldi/Lidl brewed in accordance with the purity laws."
Apsolutly – the only lagers i’ll drink. 🙂Posted 13 years ago
Quite like golden glory, duechars IPA, sneck lifter, cocker hoop!Posted 13 years ago
Strangely, the bottle conditioned beers still have a best before date on, and yet they actually improve with age, like red wine etc. crazy government red tape I expect 🙄Posted 13 years ago
Any German beer from Aldi/Lidl brewed in accordance with the purity laws."
Apsolutly – the only lagers i’ll drink. [:)]
Wernersgrüner is brewed just up the road from where I live and Aldi don’t sell it in Germany as it’s too up market!Posted 13 years ago
Any German beer from Aldi/Lidl brewed in accordance with the purity laws.
I’ll say! I was amazed at how good that stuff, is for the price! People pay 3 times as much, for lesser beer.
On the subject of German beer, I’m a bit of a wheat beer fan. Weihenstephaner (the Kristalweissbier is amazing; hint of pear-drops about it), Franziskaner, Erdinger, Schneiderweisse, and Paulaner are brands you might find in a supermarket, and Waitrose in London often stock Meantime beers; they do a Weisse bier, and one of my absolute favourites; Raspberry wheat beer. Much nicer than it sounds, it is actually quite sharp, not too sweet, like that Fruili muck. Waitrose also do their own-branded (German brewed) wheat beer, in light and ‘Dunkel’ versions. One or two other brands, including a Corsican wheat beer, Colomba, as well as the ubiquitous Hoegaarden (the Stella of the wheat beer world), and Kronenbourg White, which is ok in small amounts. Can’t drink too many pints of that one, as I find it a bit sickly, after 2 or 3.
Posted 13 years ago
First tasted the soft delights of this blonde lovely on a CSA flight to Prague in ’93, from cans !!!
Even from a can with a capacity the size of a pixies tit, it was luvvvvvly.
The finish is s-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o soft.
Sorry what was the question ?Posted 13 years ago
Tescos own brand finest beers are very nice. The IPA for £1.51 which tastes very similar to Deuchars IPA and Golden Ale for £1.49 which reminds me of Fullers Chiswick bitter. If you like a bottle conditioned ale the Bottle Conditioned Ale for £1.81 is well worth a try.Posted 13 years ago
If you’re up in bonny jockland the Orkney brewery do some lovelly beers – dark island, northern lights, skull splitter (!!!). Bridge of Allan brewery do an organic beauty called Lomond Gold which is available by mail order or from local stores.
Outside my locality Badger brewery stuff is a personal favourite although you don’t seem to be able to get Blandford Fly round here any more (the one with added ginger to keep the bugs away). But Golden Glory and Tanglefoot are rather nice.
Black sheep beers are all good (especially the rig welter)- even better straight from the brewery & you can nip next door to Theakstons to try out the Old Peculiar.Posted 13 years ago
Theakstons Old Peculiar
Fursty Ferret (can’t remember brewer)
Most Badger stuff is pretty good – Goldon Glory on a hot summers day – mmmmm
I’m also with the Weissbier boys here: Erdinger and Weissbier Etalon are good ones from Tescos.Posted 13 years ago
I am with the guys who rate bottle conditioned ales – one of the best i’ve found is the Coop own label – Freeminer/Goldminer – its really nice and good priced too.Posted 13 years ago
Also like White beers from Germany – but they have to be very cold.
Did someone mention Black Isle Brewery, did they also say Red Kite, great beer from them. You can order by phone/online and have a mixed case delivered, carful with the Hibenator (bottle conditioned this).Posted 13 years ago
FIRSTY FERRET – Badger Brewery
HOP – Green King
TIMOTHY TAYLORS – landlords
Buying English Ales these days – fed up of all this European stuff on the shelves of the supermarket…Posted 13 years ago
Oh, almost forgot! Can’t leave without an honorable mention to Itchen Valley brewery, down near Sarfhampton. Our very own ATGNI off here, is the master brewer! Plus, he’s an incredibly handsome chap, and a Freeriding God… 🙂
Seriously, though, he is a top bloke, as several off here will testify (none less than WCA; and that’s got to be a guarantee of quality!).
Their Pure Gold is just that- Pure **** Gold. What a lovely beer that is. I was amazed.
And that’s not just cos he’s a mate. That beer is fantastic.Posted 13 years ago
dick hallorannPosted 13 years ago
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