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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011 edited
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    Just thought I'd put this up because, well, we all drink such nice beers. And I'll not hijack it and turn it in to a home brewing journal this time. Promise. As a side question, should this be a monthly thread? Or a general one? Hmm...I'll ask in the CHANGES thread.

    Anyways!

    I have been getting constant cravings for this beer lately:


    by the wonderful Spearhead Brewery based here in Toronto (yay local!). five different malts, three different hops and Pineapple juice which leaves a really refreshing, nicely bitter brew that is perfect for summer. Sadly, it's only available in pubs and not stores. But damn, I'm heading to a pub after work today just to have a single glass. It really hits the spot.

    So what beer is the rest of Whitechapel drinking?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
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    Had a beer Arnold Palmer (well, sort of) the other day. Blue Moon mixed with Lemonade about three parts to one. Very very tasty and refreshing.
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    This is my standard fare in my standard watering hole: Leffe Blond.

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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
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    Oh, LEFFE. I am...intimately familiar with that brand. I usually go with the brune, mind. But all of them are amazing.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
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    I had Dogfish Head's Raison d'Etre last night. It was...interesting, but I couldn't make a night of it.
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    Yeah, the Brune is definitely good too. How I usually go out for a beer is to go to my close by nice quiet adult bar to play adventure games and read books, and drink fancy beers.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
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    Recent trips to Newark (Nottinghamshire) led me to The Real Ale Store - where I picked up a bottle of Milestone Raspberry Wheat Beer,



    a really nice continental-style wheat beer with a crisp raspberry flavour. Will be there again on Saturday so will doubtless grab another.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
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    Recently had two Imperial stouts that I was really pleased with.

    Drake's Brewing Drakonic Imperial Stout was nice and smooth with more of a coffee nose and chocolatey finish than I was used to (I'm used to them having a chocolate nose and coffee finish).

    The other was Brew Dog's Paradox Glen Grant Imperial Stout. This was, by far, the best Imperial Stout I've everhad. Thick, dark like molasses, it smelled like you were sniffing dark chocolate. Incredibly smooth, it had a very nice flavor with the usual hints of coffee and chocolate but neither was overwhelming. It's also pretty strong. I'm very sad that I can't get it from my local BevMo.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011 edited
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    Yum yum yum...
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    I had one of these the other night, and it was pretty awesome



    I always picked up a bottle of this, but am saving it for oldhat's google+ beer hangout.
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    @sneak, oh snap. I had no idea that Newark had a real ale store. This excites me.

    I haven't had much chance to experiment recently, so I've stuck to beers I'm familiar with. Hobgoblin, Marston's Pedigree and Marston's Old Empire are very much my staple beers these days.

    I've had a serious craving for Marston's Oyster Stout and Brakspear's Oxford Gold, however. Oxford Gold made a serious impression on me when I first tried it and I'm dying to have another go.
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    this past month's been newcastle, newcastle, and occasionally PBR, because poverty has pretty much forced me down to what I get for free from my favorite bartender or costs me less than $2 at the place that I go to that isn't automagically free.
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    My evening is planned

    beer
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    THERE IS A DARK LORD BEER AND I WASN'T AWARE OF IT?
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    Oh my God--want the Dark Lord
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    I'll try that one first and let you know what it's like. Label says;
    "Brewed to commemorate 'Black Tom' who fought in the English civil war at The Battle of Winceby, Lincolnshire. It is rich and spicy and goes well with cheese and red meat."
    5% abv and has wheat malt in it.
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    Had a quick google and found this which is getting my mouth watering;

    This porter-style beer has a striking label showing a medieval knight entering battle on horseback. It is named after Black Tom, a knight who fought in the Battle of Winceby near the famous Bolingbroke Castle in 1643.
    Bateman's Dark Lord (England)
    (RP) The beer has a rich, barley-white head that tops a dark ruby-brown body. It is brewed with Maris Otter pale malt (85%), 10.5% crystal malt – this is an extremely high proportion of crystal – 3% wheat and 1.5% roasted barley. The hops are Goldings with 40% of the hop grist made up of Challenger, which are used as a late hop in the copper boil for additional aroma and flavour. The colour rating is 106, bitterness units 48. Dark Lord has a superb aroma of creamy malt, dark burnt fruit, espresso coffee and hop resins. Spicy and peppery hops burst across the tongue, balanced by roasted grain, tart fruit and powerful notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The long finish has a big punch of bitter and resinous hops, but the bitterness is balanced by roasted grain and tangy fruit. Full-bodied, complex and quenching.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    Had a bottle of this local beer the other night, quite a kick with it - a bit strong for my tastes, but drinkable.

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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    i had a gorgeous hoppy red ale the other night but i was too hammered to remember the name! nooooooo
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    finally tried Pliny THe Elder...not that big of a deal. yeah, its good. no, theres really no flaws to it. but i was expecting something that, i dont know, stood out a little bit? maybe the hype of OH GOD BEST BEER IN AMERICA just overshadowed thats its not amazing, just very, very solid.

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