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11-05-2014, 12:02
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Before I go further, I will declare an interest. I like Camden Town Brewery. I would like them even more if they'd continued to brew excellent cask beers such as Inner City Green, but there you are. You can't have everything. But I still like them a lot. I drink their beers in London when I see them.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3B5p5Jj7cQ/U29exvgnzaI/AAAAAAAAFqI/B0YAQKOQz1o/s1600/elk1.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3B5p5Jj7cQ/U29exvgnzaI/AAAAAAAAFqI/B0YAQKOQz1o/s1600/elk1.jpg)

Yesterday they announced a new beer on Twitter and proudly showed a photo of it. Given a couple of less than complimentary comments from me and @Robsterowski, they said that it was the photo looked bad, not the beer and replaced it with a better photo. They seemed further surprised by another couple of tweets saying, again, that the beer still didn't look good. Or in fact, that it looked awful. They then went off for a beer, no doubt shaking their heads with disbelief at such heretics.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g2a9_V4-7KQ/U29ex2LoaBI/AAAAAAAAFqE/0JZl3gsE1ao/s1600/elk2.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g2a9_V4-7KQ/U29ex2LoaBI/AAAAAAAAFqE/0JZl3gsE1ao/s1600/elk2.jpg)Now I'm not the biggest fan of cloudy, soupy, beer as many of my readers will no doubt know*. A bit of haze is fine and no, I don't include hefe weizen in this, the clue being in the name. Now some will just say "Fuck off Tandleman, you have form here". And I do. It's a fair cop Guv. But I still reckon this colloidal beer doesn't look in the least appealing, no matter how it subsequently tasted.**

If you want a bit of haziness, fine, but frankly, I don't even understand how they get finished (fully fermented and conditioned) beer this cloudy. Or more importantly, why you'd want to.
The beer is a Swedish Pale Ale called God Help Save the Elk.
* Curmudgeon also talks about soupy beer here (http://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/soup-action.html).
** I fully accept that your mileage may of course vary.

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