Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!

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Favourite Beer..... Real Ale or other!

Post by Bosscat » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:24 am

OK to counter the "Favourite Lager" thread how about Favourite Beer (as in real ale or whatever....)

I will start with my favourite.

Doom Bar mmmmmmm Doom Bar (cue me doing some Homer Simpson drooling :lol: :lol: :lol:)
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Post by Dawlishclaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 am

Another one for Doom Bar, plus Jail Ale.

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Post by gawthorpe_view » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:26 am

Bowland Hen Harrier or Pheasant Plucker.

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Post by Clarets4me » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 am

Bowland Hen Harrier for me, a little early perhaps ..... but hey !
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Post by The Enclosure » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:41 am

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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:58 am

Moorhouses - Pride of Pendle, Pendle Witches Brew
Timothy Taylor - Landlord, Boltmaker
Oakham - Green Devil, Citra,
Thornbridge - Jaipur
Kelham Island - Pale Rider
Sadlers - Mud City Stout, Hop Bomb
St Austell - Proper Job, Big Job
Dartmoor Brewery - Jail Ale


A few for starters.
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Post by Garnerssoap » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:04 pm

Bass in a barrel glass from the Rifles
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Post by Awayfromburnley » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:05 pm

Most pale ales, the more pale it is, the better.

That said Ionce had a creme brulee porter/stout. That was simply delicious.

For some reason Doom Bar doesn't agree with me, it's not my favourite.

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Post by Aclaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:10 pm

As a young lad it was a pint of Wilsons Bitter, pure nectar if looked after. What about Stones Bitter, anyone remember that ?
Many more on the market these days, don't mind 1 or 2 of the Hobgoblin beers, black sheep another that comes to mind ain't that bad.

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Post by Aclaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm

Havn't heard of Doom Bar, who brews it ?
Must try it when I see it.

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Post by Bosscat » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:17 pm

Aclaret wrote:Havn't heard of Doom Bar, who brews it ?
Must try it when I see it.
Its best drunk in Cornwall m8... but its available nationwide now cask or bottle....

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Post by lakedistrictclaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:18 pm

Aclaret wrote:Havn't heard of Doom Bar, who brews it ?
Must try it when I see it.
Doom Bar is brewed in Rock, in Cornwall. It's a bit sweet for my taste.

My favourite is my local beer, Jennings Bitter.

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Post by gandhisflipflop » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:23 pm

Aclaret wrote:As a young lad it was a pint of Wilsons Bitter, pure nectar if looked after. What about Stones Bitter, anyone remember that ?
Many more on the market these days, don't mind 1 or 2 of the Hobgoblin beers, black sheep another that comes to mind ain't that bad.

They still sell it at the shop on hargrove avenue down Pendle way (stones that is)

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Post by Fretters » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:27 pm

Love a Hobgoblin, especially the IPA.

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Post by brigante » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:34 pm

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Post by Squarepusher » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:41 pm

Most of my all-time favourites have been limited run beers, but one of my favourite core lines from any brewer is Rivington's 'Never Known Fog Like It'.

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:42 pm

If you are ever over here try a Rebel Red. Brewed by Franciscan Well in Cork.

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Post by The Vin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Not specific in a single drink, but I find pretty much anything by the following breweries well worth seeking out & trying (cask, keg, can, bottle) - Verdant, Cloudwater, Neonraptor, Polly's Brew Co, Pentrich, Wylam, North Riding, Tiny Rebel, North Brewing, Black Iris, Vocation, etc...
Favourites so far this year - perhaps Verdant "Fruit, Car, Sight, Exhibition" (can), Neonraptor "I Am Romulus" (keg), Pentric "Dead Earth" (cask) & North Riding "Fudge Brownie Stout" (cask).
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Post by Squarepusher » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 pm

The Vin wrote: Verdant "Fruit, Car, Sight, Exhibition" (can).
Fantastic beer. Verdant have pretty quickly become one of my favourite breweries.
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Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:48 pm

Not a Real ale drinker but I certainly enjoy Moorhouses white witch and Some like it Blonde from Worsthorn brewery.

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Post by KlyBfc » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:53 pm

Landlord

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Post by Vintage Claret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:54 pm

So many to choose from, can't beat a pint of real ale when it's kept and poured properly in a pub that knows how to look after their beer.

Titanic Plum Porter
Hobgoblin
Wainwright
Any Moorhouses
Marston's Pedigree
Timothy Taylor Landlord

The list goes on..
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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:57 pm

lakedistrictclaret wrote:Doom Bar is brewed in Rock, in Cornwall. It's a bit sweet for my taste.

My favourite is my local beer, Jennings Bitter.
Doom Bar cask is brewed in Rock, the bottled stuff is brewed in Burton on Trent by Marstons. It is the real ale equivalent of Carling and Fosters - mass produced and generally not very good. The kindest thing I can say is at least it is better than Greene King IPA, though the same could be said about the contents of the average septic tank.

Jennings is decent stuff, though another brewery taken over by Marstons. They have so far resisted the temptation to close the brewery and relocate to Burton and completely ruin it. Sneck Lifter is a particular favourite of mine.

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Post by Bosscat » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:28 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Doom Bar cask is brewed in Rock, the bottled stuff is brewed in Burton on Trent by Marstons. It is the real ale equivalent of Carling and Fosters - mass produced and generally not very good. The kindest thing I can say is at least it is better than Greene King IPA, though the same could be said about the contents of the average septic tank.
:lol: :lol: So you don't like Doom Bar then :lol: :lol:

Don't hold back and sit on the fence Herts Claret tell us what you think. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by ArmchairDetective » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Kona - Big Wave
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor - Landlord, Boltmaker
Shindigger - Mango Unchained
Brew Dog - Dead Pony Club, Quench Quake
Anchor Brewing Co - Anchor Steam
Moorhouses - White Witch
Thornbridge - Jaipur

All good, but Big Wave is top for me.
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Post by Darthlaw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:49 pm

Bowland - Boxer or Buster
Porterhouse - Plain Porter or Truffle Stout
Saltaire - Hazlenut Porter or Triple Chocaholic.

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Post by Awayfromburnley » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:51 pm

Actually if any of you get the chance to try Stay Puft, by Tiny Rebel then it's worth a taste.. Its a marshmallow porter.

That said, doe anyone know what a marshmellow porter is?

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Post by BurnleyFC » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:51 pm

Moorhouse's Blonde or White Witch.

Their Scaredy Cat IPA is also frigteningly easy to drink.

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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:52 pm

Bosscat wrote::lol: :lol: So you don't like Doom Bar then :lol: :lol:

Don't hold back and sit on the fence Herts Claret tell us what you think. :lol: :lol: :lol:
That comment was in relation to GK IPA which is truly the most bland, insipid, flavourless p!ss water you could have the misfortune to ever drink. Many pubs around me are GK and it is omnipresent. It's either the guest ale, Guinness or find another pub depending on the circumstances.

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Post by Darthlaw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:53 pm

Awayfromburnley wrote:Actually if any of you get the chance to try Stay Puft, by Tiny Rebel then it's worth a taste.. Its a marshmallow porter.

That said, doe anyone know what a marshmellow porter is?
Irwell Works do a Marshmallow stout.

It’s like drinking a Mars bar

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Post by aggi » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Sharp's, who brew Doom Bar, are owned by Molson Coors. Personally I find it too sweet for my tastes.

Although there is a lot of good stuff from the new microbreweries I find a lot of them can be a bit challenging to drink more than a pint or so of and not much is better than a decent pint of proper ale. Some of my long-term favourites are:

St Austell - Tribute
Timothy Taylor's - Landlord
St Peter's - Golden Ale and Mild
Fuller's - ESB
Redemption - HopSpur
Hogs Back - TEA
Tiny Rebel - Stay Puft

(Although anything by the above breweries is likely to be good.)

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 pm

Doom Bar used to be great but has been grim since the conglomerates got their hands on it

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Post by yTib » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:57 pm

saltaire blonde.

brewed a few hundred yards from where i live.

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Post by Jeremy_Bentham » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 pm

. thoroughly enjoyed Blinding Light from Prospect.

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Post by Jambounchained » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Beavertown - Gamma Ray

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Post by claret2018 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:29 pm

If we're talking ale, I do like a Moorhouses Premier (especially in the New Inn Clitheroe).

For some reason I can't stand anything made by Bowland. One of the worst pints I've ever had was in Holmes Mill. In fact I've never had a decent pint there.
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Post by Steve1956 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:48 pm

About 20 years ago you couldn't beat the "Cream of Manchester" a pint of boddies,it's shite nowadays,more recently I've been trying the local breweries of Fife which are just starting up and put quality before quantity.....most of the mass produced stuff is much of a muchness,you can't even get a decent pint of Guinness in most pubs these days.

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Post by Squarepusher » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Awayfromburnley wrote:Actually if any of you get the chance to try Stay Puft, by Tiny Rebel then it's worth a taste.. Its a marshmallow porter.

That said, doe anyone know what a marshmellow porter is?
They also do a salted caramel version that I really enjoyed. Might be a bit sickly to have more than one or two of, though. :mrgreen:

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Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:07 pm

Hard to choose a favourite.

But I will mention Copper Dragon's Golden Pippin.

In fact any of their brews are good.
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Post by FCBurnley » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:08 pm

Kentucky bourbon barrel ale by Crooked Can Brewery In Winter Garden Florida

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Post by Claretforever » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 pm

Hobgoblin is good. I’m really into my Brewdog at the moment, particularly Elvis Juice and Punk IPA.

They had a nice one on down in the fan zone last season, Claret something or other. Really nice I thought.

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Post by jdrobbo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:24 pm

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Post by Masham Ale » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:26 pm

Old Peculier & Masham Ale on draught of course, not too cold!

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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Jambounchained wrote:Beavertown - Gamma Ray
This.

As for doom bar. Pig swill at its best.
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Post by Safron » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:33 pm

Give me a pint of stones oh yes bliss

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Post by bfcjg » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Cairngorm black gold is a delicious stout.
Lighter beers has to be blonde witch

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Post by Masham Ale » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 pm

Safron wrote:Give me a pint of stones oh yes bliss
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Caballo » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:56 pm

Curious session IPA & little creatures pale ale

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Post by ClaretAL » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:04 pm

Which thread does Killkenny and Murphys come under?

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Post by AfloatinClaret » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:04 pm

In the real world It's a toss up between Black Sheep or Copper Dragon, but too warm at the moment for either; that said Pacific Brewing Co's Maui and more especially their Tiki brew are the best we've found in the last 5-6000 miles.

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