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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    In my experience it's too cold, as you say, but I've never had an OBB that was actually off. Uninspired, yes. Tired, occasionally. Brilliant, not really.
    That aligns with my experience too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    The problems with cask is warm beer and beer on sale for too long.
    Indeed. The end of lunchtime drinking (outside the JDW bubble) hasn't helped. I've just about given up drinking cask in some pubs round here before early evening because the chances are it will have been sitting in the pipes for 18 hours. The lengthy and energetic pumping of mainly bubbles and air required to get something like a full pint is a giveway. And what you get will taste like it's been sitting in a slop bucket since last night.

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    I was in Small Beer in Crouch End recently and one of the beers had a strange taste but was drinkable.The guy behind the bar told me that the four cask beers ,two had been on for 2 days,the Burning sky beer had been on 5 days and the strange tasting beer from Track was on its 6th day but he was taking it off that night. Its lack of beer knowledge that will kill cask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    It's lack of beer knowledge that will kill cask.
    At pub near me which ought to know better, it's got a microbrewery out the back, the girl serving had an awful stuggle producing a pint of Purity Mad Goose. "It should be fine, fresh in this morning"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    At pub near me which ought to know better, it's got a microbrewery out the back, the girl serving had an awful stuggle producing a pint of Purity Mad Goose. "It should be fine, fresh in this morning"

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    Bright beer? Rather than secondary fermented cask beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Bright beer? Rather than secondary fermented cask beer.
    I was told by the bloke behind the bar in a Whitby pub that Marston's Wainwright is exactly that. The brewery has become something of a joke in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Bright beer? Rather than secondary fermented cask beer.
    Not when the eventual drink produced is cloudy with a strong yeasty flavour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Not when the eventual drink produced is cloudy with a strong yeasty flavour.
    Isnt cask beer meant to look cloudy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    In my experience it's too cold, as you say, but I've never had an OBB that was actually off. Uninspired, yes. Tired, occasionally. Brilliant, not really.
    I've had a couple in London. Cold and vinegar - quite the combo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I've had a couple in London. Cold and vinegar - quite the combo!
    Yup. Three Goats Heads in Oxford - a fairly sour pint of OBB and typically too cold. Bit rundown also.

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