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FinnBarr Saunders
10 minutes ago, Ulysses said:

 

I completely missed this post at the time - but if you're ever here again let me know and I'll be happy to show you the very best of Irish craft beers. 

 

Red ales are a very Irish thing, and even I'm not necessarily gone on them - but I do like the O'Hara's red, I have to admit.  They say, however, that the best red ale in the country is made by Franciscan Well down in Cork. 

 

Helvick Gold is lovely, but watch the sediment or you'll be out with a dose of the extremist leftists.  :eek:

 

As is brown lemonade!

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Jambo-Jimbo
8 hours ago, Ulysses said:

 

I completely missed this post at the time - but if you're ever here again let me know and I'll be happy to show you the very best of Irish craft beers. 

 

Red ales are a very Irish thing, and even I'm not necessarily gone on them - but I do like the O'Hara's red, I have to admit.  They say, however, that the best red ale in the country is made by Franciscan Well down in Cork. 

 

Helvick Gold is lovely, but watch the sediment or you'll be out with a dose of the extremist leftists.  :eek:

 

Might take you up on someday. :toasting:

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Jambo-Jimbo

Off to Belgium/France next week so hoping to try a few beers whilst there, don't know how much time we will have though as we are on a WWI Battlefields tour, however the hotel we are staying at is only a few miles from Silly (don't laugh, it's a real place) and there is a brewery there so here's hoping the hotel stocks some of the local brews.

I've had a couple of their beers but they produce about a dozen so I've got a few still to try.

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Ulysses
4 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

Silly (don't laugh, it's a real place)

 

With a name like Silly it's probably in French-speaking Belgium.

 

If it was in a Flemish area it would, one imagines, be called Daft.

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Jambo-Jimbo
20 minutes ago, Ulysses said:

 

With a name like Silly it's probably in French-speaking Belgium.

 

If it was in a Flemish area it would, one imagines, be called Daft.

 

It's in the Wallonia region of Belgium and I think French is the language which is mostly spoken there.

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Arnold Rothstein
On 19/02/2018 at 21:30, The Real Maroonblood said:

Had Jarl on tap absolutely s***e

Seven Giraffes is great.

Never tried  the other one.

 

Get out. Jarl is ****ing awesome. 

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Jambo-Jimbo

Managed to get a few beers whilst over in Belgium.

 

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One of the highlights of the trip was when the coach took me to Contalmaison, this was not on the Itinerary but they made a special detour to it, just for me.

I had asked the tour guide the previous night what he knew about McCrae's Battalion and to my surprise he knew quite a bit and when I told him I was a Hearts man, he said I'll take you out to Contalmaison tomorrow, and he did, not only that but preceded to inform the entire coach about the sacrifice that the players, staff and supporters of Heart of Midlothian and other teams had made during WWI and of how 3 Hearts players fell on the first day of the Somme offensive.  I have to say it made me incredibly proud to be a Hearts supporter when he was telling everybody what my team had done during WWI, we stopped at the Cairn for 5-10 minutes, enough time for me to pay my respects and get some photos taken.   I later found the players' names on the Thiepval Memorial.

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rudi must stay

Fruli - Strawberry Beer at the moment. Very nice

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VladMagic

Sleemans Honey Brown Ale.

 

Its difficult to get over here as its a Canadian Beer. Bottles only through some specialist beer stockists.

 

Get off the river, get to a bar and order a couple of Jugs of Honey Brown. Absolute heaven!!

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Do The Dance

Tried Williams Bros Rubus the other night. I really enjoyed it. It’s a grapefruit IPA, only sold in Aldi.

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whodanny

Currently enjoying a bottle of Arran Blonde straight from the fridge after a good day on the hills. Bliss before dinner.

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jambogaz1968
6 hours ago, Do The Dance said:

Tried Williams Bros Rubus the other night. I really enjoyed it. It’s a grapefruit IPA, only sold in Aldi.

Tried a few cans last night , decent but think I prefer Brewdog's Elvis Juice 

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Boris

Enjoying this at the moment

 

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Morgan

Not so much a ‘favourite’ beer but one I was given last night by friends of ours who are over here from California. Anyone else seen it or tasted it?

 

 

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cheetah

Had some of this, only bought it as loved the name and the image, but was brilliant.

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Tott
On 08/04/2018 at 14:52, Do The Dance said:

Tried Williams Bros Rubus the other night. I really enjoyed it. It’s a grapefruit IPA, only sold in Aldi.

 

tried rebus the other night,quite nice to be fair.

More intense grapefruit than brewdogs  effort.

 

 

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Ulysses
13 hours ago, cheetah said:

Had some of this, only bought it as loved the name and the image, but was brilliant.

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My son and I have had a number of those in recent days.   Good shout.  :thumbsup:

 

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peter_hmfc

They all taste absolutely shite.

 

All of them.

 

Exempting none.

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peter_hmfc
15 hours ago, Morgan said:

Not so much a ‘favourite’ beer but one I was given last night by friends of ours who are over here from California. Anyone else seen it or tasted it?

 

 

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Maybe he saw it and instantly thought of you? Could he not find a beer named "Tedious Bore" for you as well?

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Tott
6 minutes ago, peter_hmfc said:

They all taste absolutely shite.

 

All of them.

 

Exempting none.

Stick with the tartan  special bud

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peter_hmfc
Just now, Tott said:

Stick with the tartan  special bud

 

I don't even know what that is :lol: .

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Tott
Just now, peter_hmfc said:

 

I don't even know what that is :lol: .

 

 

The Original craft beer.  ;)

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The Real Maroonblood
5 hours ago, Tott said:

Stick with the tartan  special bud

I’m ashamed to admit it but in my younger days I drank that s***e.

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jimmyjambo

Picked up a few beers from beer zoo in Portobello 

 

Mills as Hills was lovely, coffee flavoured stout, as was the Beavertown heavy water.

 

Wasnt so keen on the Fynes wee heavy, poured a bit flat for my liking and no head at all, still to try the rest.

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Ulysses

On an Eight Degrees thing this evening.

 

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Victorian

Being a ***** of habit,  I tend to buy the same beers every time they are needed.    It was San Miguel for a long time but somehow crept on to Kronenbourg.    Now it's Coors Light.    If I'm just having the one tin,   as is often the case,   it has to be the 'pint' tins I have in.     Having a standard size tin just doesn't seem correct.   

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Morgan
1 hour ago, Victorian said:

Being a ***** of habit,  I tend to buy the same beers every time they are needed.    It was San Miguel for a long time but somehow crept on to Kronenbourg.    Now it's Coors Light.    If I'm just having the one tin,   as is often the case,   it has to be the 'pint' tins I have in.     Having a standard size tin just doesn't seem correct.   

1664? 

 

Good stuff Vic!

 

San Miguel?

 

My second favourite beer/lager of all time.

 

Good choices there! :thumbsup:

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FinnBarr Saunders

Just in from work and having a couple of Co-op own brand wheat beer and very nice it is too.

 

:thumbsup:

 

 

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Notts1874

Enjoyed one of these earlier. A definite palette cleanser.

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Bozi
On 4/9/2018 at 12:03, Boris said:

Enjoying this at the moment

 

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It's so bloody hard to get your hands on it though, my local Aldi is perpetually sold out of it.

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hmfc_liam06
8 hours ago, Notts1874 said:

Enjoyed one of these earlier. A definite palette cleanser.

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Love Tiny Rebel sour beer :thumbsup:

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jambogaz1968
9 hours ago, Morgan said:

1664? 

 

Good stuff Vic!

 

San Miguel?

 

My second favourite beer/lager of all time.

 

Good choices there! :thumbsup:

I have to disagree, all mass produced piss water if you ask me . try some local beers, but if your under 30 I understand . 

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The Real Maroonblood
9 minutes ago, jambogaz1968 said:

I have to disagree, all mass produced piss water if you ask me . try some local beers, but if your under 30 I understand . 

:laugh::laugh:

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Jambo-Jimbo
26 minutes ago, jambogaz1968 said:

I have to disagree, all mass produced piss water if you ask me . try some local beers, but if your under 30 I understand . 

 

:thumb:

 

There are a vast multitude of craft beers available now that nobody needs to drink that mass produced rat's piss.

 

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Victorian

:clyay:

I like a lot of boutique beers too but the beer snobbery indicated on here is hilarious.    Some kind of desperation to be beer elite.      Have a day off.

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jimmyjambo

Had a lovely beer last night, 

 

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Notts1874
3 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Love Tiny Rebel sour beer :thumbsup:

You should try mixing it with Stay Puft......delicious.

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Morgan
3 hours ago, jambogaz1968 said:

I have to disagree, all mass produced piss water if you ask me . try some local beers, but if your under 30 I understand . 

 

3 hours ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

:laugh::laugh:

:robbo: Touché.

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Jambo-Jimbo
40 minutes ago, jimmyjambo said:

Had a lovely beer last night, 

 

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You like your stouts/porters don't you?

 

 

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jimmyjambo
17 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

You like your stouts/porters don't you?

 

 

:lol: can you tell?

 

definetly my beer of choice, also don’t mind an IPA.

 

 

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Jambo-Jimbo
16 minutes ago, jimmyjambo said:

:lol: can you tell?

 

definetly my beer of choice, also don’t mind an IPA.

 

 

 

There was one or two wee clues in your photos, as they are mostly of Stouts/Porters. :laugh:

 

Am partial to the odd stout/porter myself, only they don't like me anymore, so the most I'll have is one here and there, in saying that I've just got another case from beerwulf in Holland and I bought a few stouts/porters including an Estonian Porter called 'Must Kuld', strong as well at 7.8%.

I also like IPA's and there are some very nice American IPA's around at the moment.

 

Had a bottle of this last night, it was one of the beers I brought back from Belgium.

Quite nice, but you could taste it was strong (8%) which you often don't taste with Belgian beer.

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jimmyjambo
15 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

There was one or two wee clues in your photos, as they are mostly of Stouts/Porters. :laugh:

 

Am partial to the odd stout/porter myself, only they don't like me anymore, so the most I'll have is one here and there, in saying that I've just got another case from beerwulf in Holland and I bought a few stouts/porters including an Estonian Porter called 'Must Kuld', strong as well at 7.8%.

I also like IPA's and there are some very nice American IPA's around at the moment.

 

Had a bottle of this last night, it was one of the beers I brought back from Belgium.

Quite nice, but you could taste it was strong (8%) which you often don't taste with Belgian beer.

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Not so good if you like a particular beer that doesnt agreee with you.

 

Have to check out that beewulf site. :thumb:

 

That beer I had last night,Very Big Moose was 12%, was bloody lovely but at that strength I limited myself to just the one, but also had a couple of Fierce beers called Cafe Racer, which are a coffee/chocolate flavoured stout, which aren't as strong at 6.5%.

 

Some great bars in Edinburgh now doing a lot of these beers, usually out for a few beers and a meal after the game, Cloisters and The Hanging Bat are a couple of great bars for these type of beers.

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scott herbertson

Still swear by Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (660ml) if you want a stout in a bottle.

 

 

Can't wait to get my chops round one but won't be for. Couple of weeks yet

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tian447

I'm not sure if I've posted this before, but a friend brought me this back from Poland the other day because they know how much I love it:
 

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Heavenly - got through the whole bottle in about 3 minutes :lol:

 

You can get other ones, like Łomża and Perła, but they don't come close to this!

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Auld Reekin'
27 minutes ago, tian447 said:

I'm not sure if I've posted this before, but a friend brought me this back from Poland the other day because they know how much I love it:
 

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Heavenly - got through the whole bottle in about 3 minutes :lol:

 

You can get other ones, like Łomża and Perła, but they don't come close to this!

 

How does it compare with Zywiec? Not a huge fan of Polish beer so far - they tend to be a bit too strong and also a wee bit sweetish for my tastes - but Zywiec is the one I've enjoyed most.

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tian447
1 minute ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

How does it compare with Zywiec? Not a huge fan of Polish beer so far - they tend to be a bit too strong and also a wee bit sweetish for my tastes - but Zywiec is the one I've enjoyed most.

 

It's a 6% honey beer, so probably not in your taste then!  I would say that the Ciechan Miodowe (miód means honey) one is probably the sweetest, most authentic taste of honey in it, the other 2 I mentioned seem to be a little bit less sweet and taste a bit more artificial.

 

Polish beers in general tend to be a bit stronger than the average "Council Beer" that you'd get in the supermarket, between 5 and 6% usually.  You could give Warka, Lech, Żubr, or Tyskie a go as well, if you're wanting something standard to try versus Żywiec.  I usually go for one of those if I'm getting a 4 pack in for the football :thumbsup: 

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Jambo-Jimbo
32 minutes ago, tian447 said:

 

It's a 6% honey beer, so probably not in your taste then!  I would say that the Ciechan Miodowe (miód means honey) one is probably the sweetest, most authentic taste of honey in it, the other 2 I mentioned seem to be a little bit less sweet and taste a bit more artificial.

 

Polish beers in general tend to be a bit stronger than the average "Council Beer" that you'd get in the supermarket, between 5 and 6% usually.  You could give Warka, Lech, Żubr, or Tyskie a go as well, if you're wanting something standard to try versus Żywiec.  I usually go for one of those if I'm getting a 4 pack in for the football :thumbsup: 

 

Have you tried 'Johannes', I quite liked that, never seen it in a supermarket though, you'd have to order it online.

 

All of the ones you list, except for the honey beer are ok, not a lover of honey beers tbh.

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Jambo-Jimbo

Seeing as Zywiec has been mentioned.

 

Has anybody tried Zywiec Porter?  Utterly fantastic, stunning, well I thought so.

 

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tian447
4 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Have you tried 'Johannes', I quite liked that, never seen it in a supermarket though, you'd have to order it online.

 

All of the ones you list, except for the honey beer are ok, not a lover of honey beers tbh.

 

Never tried it, but had a quick look for it online and I vaguely recall seeing it when I was in Poland a few times.  Might give it a shot if I can find it :)

 

I think the honey beer is definitely a Marmite type thing.  I only know people who think it's either amazing or rubbish, with nothing in between.  The great thing is that there's always an alcoholic drink that suits everyone, regardless of taste :lol: 

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Auld Reekin'
1 hour ago, tian447 said:

 

It's a 6% honey beer, so probably not in your taste then!  I would say that the Ciechan Miodowe (miód means honey) one is probably the sweetest, most authentic taste of honey in it, the other 2 I mentioned seem to be a little bit less sweet and taste a bit more artificial.

 

Polish beers in general tend to be a bit stronger than the average "Council Beer" that you'd get in the supermarket, between 5 and 6% usually.  You could give Warka, Lech, Żubr, or Tyskie a go as well, if you're wanting something standard to try versus Żywiec.  I usually go for one of those if I'm getting a 4 pack in for the football :thumbsup: 

 

Thanks for the info - interesting. "Miod" being from the same linguistic root as "Mead", no doubt?

 

I don't actually mind a strong-ish / sweet-ish beer from time-to-time - some of the Trappist Dubbel or Trippel beers being an example -  but I'd only ever have one, usually at the end of an evening. What I'm not so keen on is having to drink a beer like that when I'm planning to have a few pints and am looking for something refreshing that isn't going to get me hammered any earlier than normal. Not keen on the likes of Superbock for that reason.

 

I've tried Tyskie, which is alright, and have seen some of the others you mention, but definitely prefer Czech & Slovak beers to Polish ones in general: not usually quite as strong, more refreshing, and a "cleaner" (less cloying) taste. However, as you went on to say, there's a beer / style-of-beer out there for everyone, thankfully! (Unless you just don't like beer...  :ohmy: :blink:  :conf11: :freak: )

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