The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 124778Post Kwiep
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:38 am

If by ale you mean "top-fermenting" there's a shitload of ales being made in mainland europe, altough we don't make the distincion. All (seven) "Trappist" beers are top fermented. "La Trappe" is the only one from the Netherlands. Also Palm (belgian, not a "trappist") is top-fermented. Also some very good "weissbier"s from germany (made from wheat, tastes ferking good actually) are top-fermenting. Weihenstephaner for example (oldest brewery in the WORLD, founded in 1040, yeah that's a year) and Paulaner.


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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 125047Post cgkanchi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:29 am

Got a few Fursty Ferrets at the Sainsbury's this weekend and they were good :mad: . Keep 'em coming...
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 125094Post imnogeek
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:58 am

Jennings Redbreast it does go down very well :)
Redbreast 4.5% ABV
A full flavoured beer with a rich chestnut colour which is crafted using traditional brewing methods involving the use of English Fuggles and Goldings to obtain a balanced hop flavour.

In addition, a blend of traditional coloured malt and malt made from Maris Otter barley are used to give the beer it’s distinctive chestnut red hue.

Redbreast drinks with a full flavour and with a warming glow.

Jennings is a bit of a success story, a Lake District brewery that got bought out by Marstons, but instead of the usual keep the name then move the brewing elsewhere, Marstons developed Jennings as a brewery, leaving it in Cockermouth and still doing its own beers, then Marstons market the product.
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 125104Post Elsparrow
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:07 pm

cgkanchi wrote:Got a few Fursty Ferrets at the Sainsbury's this weekend and they were good :mad: . Keep 'em coming...
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 126570Post Aspman
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm

Local Tesco Metro has just got some Fursty Ferret in stock along with some other local stuff.

Is Tesco doing a real ale promo?
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 126581Post Leaf
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:17 am

From the Old continent:
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From the New world:
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Both of them exquisite beers, if not necessarily ales.

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Post: # 126603Post Elsparrow
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:50 pm

Ferret is a standard for tesco's I think.
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 126604Post Panama Red
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:20 pm

Leaf wrote:From the Old continent:
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From the New world:
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Both of them exquisite beers, if not necessarily ales.

Tsk tsk (this is going to sound odd...but...) too much head, person who poured that needs to go back to the back of the class..... :breakfast:
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 126605Post Aspman
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:47 pm

European beers are often poured with a really big head like that.

We don't like that so much here because it takes up room that could be filled with more beer.
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Re: The Official Real Ale Recommendation Thread

Post: # 126608Post Panama Red
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:20 pm

Aspman wrote:European beers are often poured with a really big head like that.

We don't like that so much here because it takes up room that could be filled with more beer.
Yeah, plus it slows down the drinking process....slowly tapping foot waiting for stupid head to go away after they pour it....especially the ones that are from the taps, a perfect draw is maybe a 1/4 inch from lip..well it's the way I like it anyhoo... :pleasantry:
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