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 9 years agoLord SummerisleMember
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 9 years agoCountZeroMember
Oh Christ, where do I start?Posted 9 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(doug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
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 9 years agodjgloverMember
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 9 years agoSteve-AustinMember
Whitstable bay organic alePosted 9 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 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
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 9 years agoblu-toneMember
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 9 years agopantsonfireMember
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 9 years agohugo runeSubscriber
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 9 years agostumpy01Member
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 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
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 9 years ago
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