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Dagger Is Back

Was given this as a present. 3.2% 

 

This is an online review

 

McEwan's Levy is an extremely drinkable Scottish beer that balances roast flavour notes and a residual sweetness, with roasted coffee and hazelnut aromas

 

For me, it was like drinking coloured water. Very underwhelmed. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dagger Is Back said:

Was given this as a present. 3.2% 

 

This is an online review

 

McEwan's Levy is an extremely drinkable Scottish beer that balances roast flavour notes and a residual sweetness, with roasted coffee and hazelnut aromas

 

For me, it was like drinking coloured water. Very underwhelmed. 

 

 

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Didn't know McEwan's did Kosher beer...   :whistling:

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22 hours ago, Montgomery Brewster said:

Cant beat the red death 😁

 

 

 

One of the most drinkable beers imo.

 

Very hard to stop drinking the stuff. Top tier beverage. 

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On 11/12/2020 at 19:54, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Just finishing off a bottle of St. Austell Tribute, think I'll have a Stewart Brewery Hollyrood next.

 

Been going back through many of the beers I've not had in ages, rather than new ones, tbh there are way too many of these tropical IPA, peach & mango IPA etc etc on the market just now, not for me I'm afraid, one of the reasons I'm buying old favourites just now.

 

I’m really enjoying St Giles from Stewart brewery, it’s my go to beer just now.

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Long shot and appreciate it’s a lager rather than an Beer however does anyone (most likely who went to Estonia for the game v Infonett) remember the beer? Believe it was called Saku.

 

If anyone knows where to buy it that here that would be brilliant 

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7 hours ago, Jason Dufner said:

Long shot and appreciate it’s a lager rather than an Beer however does anyone (most likely who went to Estonia for the game v Infonett) remember the beer? Believe it was called Saku.

 

If anyone knows where to buy it that here that would be brilliant 

 

Beer of europe have it listed. 

Out of stock at the moment though.

 

Saku The Cream of Dublin | Buy Beer Online (beersofeurope.co.uk)

 

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12 hours ago, Jason Dufner said:

Long shot and appreciate it’s a lager rather than an Beer however does anyone (most likely who went to Estonia for the game v Infonett) remember the beer? Believe it was called Saku.

 

If anyone knows where to buy it that here that would be brilliant 

 

I've not had a Saku lager, and have never seen it on sale.

 

I have had Viru lager and you'll have a better chance of getting that one as I have seen that in supermarkets on occasions.

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On 28/11/2020 at 20:46, jimmyjambo said:

Vocation make some fantastic beers, this one from tonight is a chocolate and morello cherry imperial stout 11%, like a Black Forest gateau, a wee bit sweet but still lovely

 

the other from last night is a chocolate coffee and hazelnut imperial stout 12.4% which I prefer, superb 

 

 

 

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Cherry one is now sold in tesco. £5 a can. Its delicious 

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3 hours ago, reidyq said:

 

Cherry one is now sold in tesco. £5 a can. Its delicious 

👍 nice but a wee bit sweet for me, the imperial mocha was delicious.

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No idea what’s happening with photos. Hobgoblin Ruby 5.2%
 

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Expect a delicious full-bodied toffee flavour and a fruity finish of figs, raisins and dates. Hobgoblin

 

My palate must be goosed as I just didn’t get any of that. Pleasant enough beer but think I’ll stick with my Old Jock, Champion etc

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On 18/12/2020 at 21:47, Dagger Is Back said:

No idea what’s happening with photos. Hobgoblin Ruby 5.2%
 

Review says 

 

Expect a delicious full-bodied toffee flavour and a fruity finish of figs, raisins and dates. Hobgoblin

 

My palate must be goosed as I just didn’t get any of that. Pleasant enough beer but think I’ll stick with my Old Jock, Champion etc

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I just had my second go at this beer.   Tried it at a warmer temperature, also let it breathe a bit.   "Fruity".   Makes it sound like it's a noticeable taste.   

 

Just thinking of figs, raisins and dates, should make it a strong slightly bitter but more sweet tasting.   I suppose it is.  The toffee if I have it right is that sharper taste.  I Hate it in a particular whiskey, I think it is whyte and mckay. 

 

The chocolatey taste was disappointing ☺.    I was expecting a clear taste.    Didn't get it. 

 

If I had to think of a food to drink it with I would go with a black forest gateau.   Raspberry, maybe strawberries.   ☺ 

 

I think I'd have to rate hobgoblin along same lines as a bishops finger.   Not bad but not good enough. 

 

Additionally,  I had a crabbies ginger beer with some ginger cake.   Blew my taste buds, was delightful. 

 

 

I  am liking doom bar Amber ale at the moment overall, although I might get some more those cabbies ginger beers.  🤔 

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9 hours ago, HMFC01 said:

 

I just had my second go at this beer.   Tried it at a warmer temperature, also let it breathe a bit.   "Fruity".   Makes it sound like it's a noticeable taste.   

 

Just thinking of figs, raisins and dates, should make it a strong slightly bitter but more sweet tasting.   I suppose it is.  The toffee if I have it right is that sharper taste.  I Hate it in a particular whiskey, I think it is whyte and mckay. 

 

The chocolatey taste was disappointing ☺.    I was expecting a clear taste.    Didn't get it. 

 

If I had to think of a food to drink it with I would go with a black forest gateau.   Raspberry, maybe strawberries.   ☺ 

 

I think I'd have to rate hobgoblin along same lines as a bishops finger.   Not bad but not good enough. 

 

Additionally,  I had a crabbies ginger beer with some ginger cake.   Blew my taste buds, was delightful. 

 

 

I  am liking doom bar Amber ale at the moment overall, although I might get some more those cabbies ginger beers.  🤔 

Doombar is on draft in a few places around me, It's a nice pint.

If you like the ginger beer, try a Ginger Tom👍

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2 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

Doombar is on draft in a few places around me, It's a nice pint.

If you like the ginger beer, try a Ginger Tom👍

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On 06/12/2020 at 11:49, Jambo-Jimbo said:

If you like a beer with a bit of spice about it, I can recommend a bottle of the following, which I had last night.

Badger Brewery - Blandford Fly (used to be called Blandford Flyer, when I first tried it years ago), it has a nice spicy ginger flavour, not overly strong but more than enough to make it noticeable.

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I got it from Sainsbury's (Straiton), but it is widely available in most supermarkets, cost around £1.50+ per bottle.

 

Or one of these.

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10 hours ago, HMFC01 said:

 

I just had my second go at this beer.   Tried it at a warmer temperature, also let it breathe a bit.   "Fruity".   Makes it sound like it's a noticeable taste.   

 

Just thinking of figs, raisins and dates, should make it a strong slightly bitter but more sweet tasting.   I suppose it is.  The toffee if I have it right is that sharper taste.  I Hate it in a particular whiskey, I think it is whyte and mckay. 

 

The chocolatey taste was disappointing ☺.    I was expecting a clear taste.    Didn't get it. 

 

If I had to think of a food to drink it with I would go with a black forest gateau.   Raspberry, maybe strawberries.   ☺ 

 

I think I'd have to rate hobgoblin along same lines as a bishops finger.   Not bad but not good enough. 

 

Additionally,  I had a crabbies ginger beer with some ginger cake.   Blew my taste buds, was delightful. 

 

 

I  am liking doom bar Amber ale at the moment overall, although I might get some more those cabbies ginger beers.  🤔 


I agree re Hobgoblin. Not bad but not good enough 

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1 hour ago, Dawnrazor said:

It's this I'm looking forward to.

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Not seen that one before.

I like Badger Brewery beers.

 

Miss JJ used to live in Billingshurst, West Sussex and her local the 'Six Bells' is a Hall & Woodhouse (Badger Brewery) pub and they had a good selection of Badger beers on draught.

 

Last time I was there was this time last year, but she's moved now so I'd guess I'll not be in the Six Bells again. 😞

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Got a box of Beer Hawk from my daughter but haven't opened it yet. 

 

I'm curious to see what delectable goodies are within......

 

I'll note the nice ones on here.

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Jambo-Jimbo

Time to bump this thread.

 

Took delivery of 24 new beers yesterday so hopefully plenty of beers to post over the next few weeks.

Augustiner Dunkel (5.6%) - Augustiner Brau, Munich, Germany

Quite nice dark lager, slightly malty with a hint of spiciness.

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9 hours ago, Ulysses said:

 

There's some Estonian fella who's in need of a swift reassessment of his priorities in life.  :th_Rage2:

 

Rest easy you have nothing to worry about, it wasn't very nice.

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Saltaire Best Bitter (4.4%) - Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Very nice brown ale, lovely long lasting head, nice and malty and not that bitter, will have this again, for sure.

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Frozen Deep ( Winter Pale Ale, 4.5%) - Cheddar Ales, Cheddar, Somerset

Yet another really good beer from this brewery, initial citrusy taste with a malty finish, nice.

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Usually go for a dark beer,, porter or stout, if just having 1 or 2.  Don't know why really, like the coffee/chocolatey flavours you get.  Something about the colour as well just appeals to me.  Usually go for Williams bros Midnight Sun, or March of the Penguins.  The Magic Rock brewery Dark Art stout is decent too.

 

Those 12% ones Jimmy has shared look deliciously intriguing... It'd have to be only 1 though

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1 hour ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

Frozen Deep ( Winter Pale Ale, 4.5%) - Cheddar Ales, Cheddar, Somerset

Yet another really good beer from this brewery, initial citrusy taste with a malty finish, nice.

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Stop it Jimbo, I'm off it😭😭😭😭😭

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12 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

Stop it Jimbo, I'm off it😭😭😭😭😭

 

Oh, sorry, guess I had better not post anything about this very nice German Altbier I'm having just now then. 😇

 

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On 09/01/2021 at 18:09, Jambo-Jimbo said:

Time to bump this thread.

 

Took delivery of 24 new beers yesterday so hopefully plenty of beers to post over the next few weeks.

Augustiner Dunkel (5.6%) - Augustiner Brau, Munich, Germany

Quite nice dark lager, slightly malty with a hint of spiciness.

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:sweeet:

 

Had these two, amongst other German ones, from my local specialist beer-shop over the festive period:

 

Our Beers | Hacker-Pschorr   Hofbräu Winterzwickl | Hofbräuhaus München | BeerAdvocate

 

Both unfiltered and both superb.   🍻  (Sorry Dawnrazor!   :sad: )

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4 minutes ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

:sweeet:

 

Had these two, amongst other German ones, from my local specialist beer-shop over the festive period:

 

Our Beers | Hacker-Pschorr   Hofbräu Winterzwickl | Hofbräuhaus München | BeerAdvocate

 

Both unfiltered and both superb.   🍻  (Sorry Dawnrazor!   :sad: )

 

Good to hear as I have a bottle of the Hofbrau Winter Beer still to try, not had the other one.

 

Drinking this just now, really nice, Gatz Altbier.

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59 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Oh, sorry, guess I had better not post anything about this very nice German Altbier I'm having just now then. 😇

 

😭😭😭😭

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Sirius Dog Star (4.4%) - Wolf Brewery, Attleborough, Norfolk

This is really good, it's like a traditional Scottish ale, dark red & malty, absoultey lovely.

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I've promised myself I'll not have a drink untill the 1st March................I'm going to get ****in STEAMING then.

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12 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

I've promised myself I'll not have a drink untill the 1st March................I'm going to get ****in STEAMING then.

 

:laugh:  :mj_zivili:

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Currently drinking a very nice San Miguel premium special.   Bigger than normal sized bottle.   Says they are celebrating 130  years on it.   I'll drink to that!   , 660ml 5.0%alc.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jambo314 said:

Bought a couple these to accompany my usual McEwans Champion Ale, 7% will definitely buy again.

 

Westmalle Dubbel Trappist Ale Dark 7% 330Ml

 

Can't go wrong with Trappist or Abbey beers.

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Ouseburn Porter (5.2%) - Hadrian Border Brewery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Very dark almost black, subtle roasted chocolate flavour, bitter finish.

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