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    I have a rule at home. Never pay more than 75p for a can of beer for home consumption (due to quantity consumed). This limits me to the popular lagers like Carling, Fosters, Carlsberg and the like. When I go out at the weekend I like a good golden craft ale like "Cambrian Gold".
    What's your favourite tipple?............

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    What's your favourite tipple?.....
    Gin and tonic - well you did ask .

    Seriously though; when it was still being made, Newquay steam lager was my favourite.
    Nowadays though, my favourites are bottled i.e. Asahi from Japan. Polish Tyskie and Zywiec. Cobra and Singha from Asia and Tsingtao from China.
    I'd happily imbibe any of the above if they're nice and cold.

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    Gotta be cold Old Man, it's the law!!!!!
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    PS - a gin and tonic goes down very well here also.

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    a gin and tonic goes down very well here also
    Diversifying a little here, but I tried a small taster of this yesterday
    http://www.31dover.com/warner-edward...w.ds#agegate=1

    Not cheap, but very nice
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    Hi Markpfc, a little bit darker than I usually like. Here's one of my favourites.

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    Hey OldMan, I'd definitely give that rhubarb gin a crack, sounds flippin' gorgeous but at 34 for a bottle I'll skip it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meirion View Post
    Hey OldMan, I'd definitely give that rhubarb gin a crack, sounds flippin' gorgeous but at 34 for a bottle I'll skip it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You don't have to drink the whole bottle .
    I'm thinking that I may have a crack at making my own. There's a recipe on the BBC that doesn't look too difficult.
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    I'm quite partial to a pint of "Twisted Hop" from the local Hilden Brewery.
    They also make a beer called Belfast Blonde, but I'm married to one of those so I'll pass on that one.

    If they aren't available my default beer is good old Guinness.
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    If you're prepared to increase your budget, I highly recommend the following from Lidl:

    1. Hatherwood Golden Goose for 89p
    2. Hatherwood Green Gecko IPA but that'll set you back 1.19.
    3. Hatherwood Ruby Rooster is worth a try at 89p as well depending on your taste.



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    Summer Lightning
    Hogsback TEA
    Landlord
    Coniston Bluebird
    Exmoor Gold

    Especially when drinking in the local area.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    I feel that this may be the hardest question in the world. My list is very similar to Mal's. Summer Lightning used to be the greatest, but now there are so many good golden beers from so many breweries.

    Thornbridge beers are difficult to miss out from such a list, Jaipur probably being my favourite, but then I think about Abbeydale brewery, particularly Absolution. These beers are all best served in a pub from a barrel, without gas, but what about bottled beer?

    What's the word limit for this question? Is it a PhD, or just an undergraduate dissertation?

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    I do like a dizzy blonde. If I'm going expensive then blue moon is a nice beer. Living in Cumbria I've got so many choices of nice ales though 😀

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    I do like Pale/Golden Ales these days: Wainwrights, Old Golden Hen, Spitfire Gold etc etc.
    Other beers; Ruddles County Innis and Gunn and if I wanted to destroy myself from the head down Owd Rodger or Newcastle Brown....
    Although these days I don't seem to be able to take the volume, so its a nice cool glass of Chardonnay for me, or indeed a fine malt (a smokey/peaty Islay)
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    'Lighthouse' from Forge Brewery in Hartland, heaven in a glass.. served at natural cellar temperature, and not a degree less
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    Worthington white shield. In bottles. I get it from tesco. It is very very good

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    you don't know what you have started... does anyone remember the whisky thread we had once, and that went on for something like 3 years or so?

    i'm pretty open minded when it comes to beer. i'll give anything a try as long as it's not of the light coloured mass produced type of lagers and pils which remind me too much of horse pee.

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    I am quite a fan of Meantime Chocolate Porter - but that is admittedly more of a winter ale. Good after a long day out in the cold though.

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    I don't know what I did in a previous life to deserve it but my wife owns and runs an award winning brewery. The beer cupboard is always very well stocked

    Keep your eyes open for Dancing Duck

    I'm not sure i could pick my favourite, it's a bit like chosing a favourite child but i could narrow it down to a beer for each of the seasons:

    Spring - Nice weather 4 ducks
    Sumer - DCUK
    Autumn - 22
    Winter - Dark Drake
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowlander View Post
    i'm pretty open minded when it comes to beer. i'll give anything a try as long as it's not of the light coloured mass produced type of lagers and pils which remind me too much of horse pee.
    I've never tried Horse Pee - what brewery is that? :P

    PS. I completely agree; Lager is just not for me anymore. Was fine growing up, but now that I'm older (wiser?) I prefer something with a little more flavour.

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    there's a joke someone in the US told me once:
    couple of guys, after a big hangover from drinking budweiser, decide to find out what's really in their favourite brew. they send a small bottle of the stuff to a lab to get it analysed. three weeks later they get an envelope with the report: your horses has diabetes

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    Punk I.P.A by brew dog, lovely beer, and I'm not a big fan of beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowlander View Post
    couple of guys, after a big hangover from drinking budweiser, decide to find out what's really in their favourite brew. they send a small bottle of the stuff to a lab to get it analysed. three weeks later they get an envelope with the report: your horses has diabetes

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    Eldridge Pope's "Royal Oak"

    Sadly missed.


    "Bitter and Twisted" - is pretty good.
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    Tennents lager the noo,summertime allegedly
    Guinness during the colder months��
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    This is rather nice ...

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    This thread is starting to look like a CAMRA meet....

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    Forget beer
    This is what all the fashionable paddlers are drinking


    pure class in a glass
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    What's your favourite Malibu mixer Bren?

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    i had to try this today. had no choice, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by meirion View Post
    What's your favourite Malibu mixer Bren?
    I like to make something that has the working title of "Green Thunder"...........2 shots of Malibu, one shot of lime cordial and half a pint of milk
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    I like to make something that has the working title of "Green Thunder"...........2 shots of Malibu, one shot of lime cordial and half a pint of milk
    Sorry, was that Green Chunder you meant !!??
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    For me it has to be iron maidens trooper ale . Or greenking ipa

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    Colonsay Brewery pigs paradise blonde

    https://colonsaybrewery.co.uk/


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    Waddies '6x' - general slurping beer and Waddies 'Old Timer' in the colder months.....bliss

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    Am I the only homebrewer here?

    Summer - my own "summer ale" (light ale with amarillo hops to give a citrusy flavour)
    Winter - my own porter (lots of brown, crystal and chocolate malt)
    Dark mild and best bitter throughout he year.
    Wine and mead frequently.

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    I love that most people seem to be picking local breweries. My local favourite: Bradfield brewery's Farmer's Blonde. And my local pub makes a point of having three guest beers in most of the time - a pale/golden, a bitter, and either a ruby or a stout, often all locally brewed too.
    But I will always try the local beer when I'm away. If all else fails, Greene King IPA would go down nicely.

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    Kelham Island Pale Rider
    Coniston Bluebird
    Thwaites Wainwright
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD MAN View Post
    You don't have to drink the whole bottle .
    I'm thinking that I may have a crack at making my own. There's a recipe on the BBC that doesn't look too difficult.
    Excuse the diversification here again, but; I am having a go at making rhubarb gin as we speak (so to speak). So for the cost of a litre of Lidl gin, plus rhubarb and sugar, total = 18, the recipe says this should make 2 litres of rhubarb gin, and it ought to be ready in 4 weeks.
    I'll let you know how it goes(tastes).
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    Cider, it has to be cider. Thatchers' Katy for me :-)
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    I had a favourite from the Royal Hill during the Drummond Canoe Rally. Shropshire Gold a pleasant citrusy low alcohol beer enjoyed many at time on said rallies.

    But with so many real ales around it is rare I taste the same beer twice.

    Notable ones have been:

    "Bah Humbug" with a Christmas flavour and very drinkable.

    "Lemon Dream" obviously lemony.

    "Sneck Lifter" a full flavoured beer.

    But for travelling with (usually in cans) Old Speckled Hen, Tangle Foot, Fursty Ferret, Hobgoblin and of course Guinness. Chris B's sea kayak can hold an amazing amount of cans along with all that is required for 10 days in the wilds.

    So many beers to choose from, why have a favourite?

    Beer festivals are really upsetting so much choice a so little capacity, where do you start?


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    Pale Armadillo, if I am in a Pale Ale mood, Pilsner Urquell if a pilsner mood, and Leffe Blonde for kicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzle View Post
    Cider, it has to be cider. Thatchers' Katy for me :-)
    putting down my bottle of Katy to type this ... this stuff is pure heaven ...

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    Hobgoblin, and then, anything that is cold wet and fermented!
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    I'd recommend working your way through Boulevard's lineup. They offer outstanding beers of many different styles, and they're reasonably priced as well.

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    For me it's got to be Old speckled hen, it's good when the weather's hot or cold. Usually 4 tins for a fiver from co-op.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    For me it's got to be Old speckled hen, it's good when the weather's hot or cold. Usually 4 tins for a fiver from co-op.
    or Heckled Spen as its know AFTER you've had your 4 cans...
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    Haha it's a good thing they only come in fours have you ever tried old crafty hen? It's supposed to be oak aged, it's got the purple top and it's real good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD MAN View Post
    Excuse the diversification here again, but; I am having a go at making rhubarb gin as we speak (so to speak). So for the cost of a litre of Lidl gin, plus rhubarb and sugar, total = 18, the recipe says this should make 2 litres of rhubarb gin, and it ought to be ready in 4 weeks.
    I'll let you know how it goes(tastes).
    So how is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meirion View Post
    So how is it?
    It's not officially ready for another 3 days, but I did open the lid after about 2 weeks to see how it's going.
    It's tasting very good, and is very similar to the shop bought one I have, if a little sweeter. It's a nice subtle taste, nicer than sloe gin in my opinion.
    We're on holiday for 3 weeks shortly, so I'll leave it until we're back for the official opening and sipping.
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    Sounds lovely. Have a good holiday.

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    anything with these marks % abv but Hobgoblin Gold usually hits the mark.
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

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    Bit partial to a spot of: Innis & Gunn

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    Bavaria WIT beer 0%. Hard to find 'grown up' drinks that actually taste like the real thing, but this is really nice beer. Been 'on the wagon' now for 10 years and not a moment's regret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzle View Post
    Cider, it has to be cider. Thatchers' Katy for me :-)
    Yes indeed. It has to be cider. Proper cider, mind you made from APPLES - none of this ridiculous perry stuff pretending pears make cider, and no added teenage 'fruits of the forest' crap either.
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    Mine is Adnams Ghost Ship a new beer only been out a year or so.

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    Just spent the weekend drinking copious amounts of Wainwright. Nice...

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    Sam Smith's Old Peculiar
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    Oh boy... my favourite tipple..

    ...Well for hydration in summer when it's hot a Thatchers Dry + ice top up ...nice with a bowl of chips.

    Sometimes I like a hoppy ale like Blue Jay or Proper Job (hangover on 3 pints though also make me act a bit strange) or Yellowhammer.

    An Otter (original ) slides down nicely especially with a roast, not so keen on the lighter one.

    An American pale ale caught my attention the other day at Spoons ... 'Shipyard' ...nice.

    Doombar is frowned upon by some but a good one is nice.

    A pint of Leg-end hits the spot...did last night anyway.

    I'll go away and do more research and try and provide a definitive answer.

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