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28-04-2010, 22:36
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I once had a lovely stemmed tulip shaped glass, branded with the name of this brewery and its beer, an elegant and temperate half pint size, and picked up for a song in Dulverton’s Thirft Shop (http://www.dulvertontownhall.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=58) (if you fancy paying very much under the odds for beer glasses, especially those with a pedigree, then these establishments can often reveal some great treasures). But then I dropped it when I’d had — perhaps — too many Rocheforts (http://www.whitebeertravels.co.uk/rochefort.html) (or was it the three pints of Salvator (http://www.paulaner.de/home.html) conjoined with after the pub?). Anyway, Sam Smith’s Pure Brewed Lager (http://www.merchantduvin.com/pages/5_breweries/samsmith_pure_brewed_lager.html) is not complaining about the fact it isn’t in its own glass.
The brewery used to produce Ayinger’s (http://www.ayinger.de/?pid=1) lagers under license, but they stopped doing it, but who’s to know what influence this spot of contract brewing had on Pure Brewed.
<div style="font: 14.0px Arial; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"> So here we go: pale yellow, Saxon blond hair the colour in the glass, flaxen even; nose a pleasing mixture of restrained lemon curd on gently toasted white bread, very breakfast-like — spend too many breakfasts supping on these and my only link with journalism will be selling the Big Issue (http://www.bigissue.co.uk/). Palate is watery bitter lemon (no bad thing), a full, pleasing voluptuous mouthfeel and a dry and bittersweet finish. Halfway between a Bavarian Helles and a Sv

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