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13-05-2010, 21:40
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Train journeys have certainly improved since the arrival of the Sheffield Tap (http://boakandbailey.com/2010/02/06/i-should-be-on-that-train/) and other takeaway beer places (http://boakandbailey.com/2010/01/13/bottled-beer-at-st-pancras/) at some of Britain’s train stations.

A recent trip was enlivened by bottles of Sierra Nevada Torpedo, a delicious American IPA which is a favourite of Rake manager Glyn’s (http://rabidbarfly.blogspot.com/2010/01/sierra-nevada-torpedo-extra-ipa.html), and Goose Island Matilda.

The latter is the Chicago brewery’s attempt at a Belgian-style ale. They’d apparently like us to drink it from a “wide mouthed goblet” but, on a train, you have to make do with a little plastic glass.

On this showing, we’d say that it tastes really, really similar to Leffe Blonde, if perhaps a touch more bitter. Would Goose Island be flattered by that comparison? Probably not, though we don’t mean it as a criticism. (We’re quite partial to the odd glass of Leffe, despite its ubiquity and Big Industrial Brewing pedigree.)

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