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    After reading TiredMartins blog for a while I thought I should try a few beers that I would not normally drink to see if they were as bad as I thought.He raves about Bass a beer that I ignore as I never could find anything special about it.
    I tried to drink them first pint of the night and only in pubs that sell lots of it

    these were good and I would drink again
    youngs -special
    st austell-tribute
    fullers -esb

    these were okay
    sharps -doombar
    harveys -sussex (this could have ended up in top or bottom category as it has a strange taste to me
    tt -landlord (too sweet)

    not for me
    ruddles -bitter
    mcmullens -county
    palmers -copper ale
    badger -best bitter
    fullers -pride (very malty with little hop presence)

    worst beer
    sheps -spitfire

    And the beer that got me started
    Bass (surprisingly good and I could have swore it had American hops in it but very variable as I have had good then great pints of it on different nights.

    any BBB drinkers out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    After reading TiredMartins blog for a while I thought I should try a few beers that I would not normally drink to see if they were as bad as I thought.He raves about Bass a beer that I ignore as I never could find anything special about it.
    I tried to drink them first pint of the night and only in pubs that sell lots of it

    these were good and I would drink again
    youngs -special
    st austell-tribute
    fullers -esb

    these were okay
    sharps -doombar
    harveys -sussex (this could have ended up in top or bottom category as it has a strange taste to me
    tt -landlord (too sweet)

    not for me
    ruddles -bitter
    mcmullens -county
    palmers -copper ale
    badger -best bitter
    fullers -pride (very malty with little hop presence)

    worst beer
    sheps -spitfire

    And the beer that got me started
    Bass (surprisingly good and I could have swore it had American hops in it but very variable as I have had good then great pints of it on different nights.

    any BBB drinkers out there?
    I tend to go for more of a pale ale or something from Hammerton, Purity, XT, Five Points or Thornbridge (not their Curse of the Cucumber stuff); I also quite like Ghost Ship.

    I'm quite partial to Landlord and don't mind Special if on good form, likewise Tribute and Spitfire in limited quantities, Sussex too; Ruddles or Badger I'd avoid as both remind me of the 1980s.

    Worst beer? Doom Bar, which doesn't seem to have seen a hop, tasting a bit astringent. I was told by a quite reliable source that it's stocked so liberally (in London at least) because of its low wholesale price. I've also really gone off Pride which for me is just Doom Bar in a red satin basque with suspenders and black fishnets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I tend to go for more of a pale ale or something from Hammerton, Purity, XT, Five Points or Thornbridge (not their Curse of the Cucumber stuff); I also quite like Ghost Ship.

    I'm quite partial to Landlord and don't mind Special if on good form, likewise Tribute and Spitfire in limited quantities, Sussex too; Ruddles or Badger I'd avoid as both remind me of the 1980s.

    Worst beer? Doom Bar, which doesn't seem to have seen a hop, tasting a bit astringent. I was told by a quite reliable source that it's stocked so liberally (in London at least) because of its low wholesale price. I've also really gone off Pride which for me is just Doom Bar in a red satin basque with suspenders and black fishnets.
    None of the first six beers meet the bbb rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    None of the first six beers meet the bbb rules.
    Not even when 'brown' is substituted with 'bland'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Not even when 'brown' is substituted with 'bland'?
    That's a given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    None of the first six beers meet the bbb rules.
    Why? I am yet to divine what the rules are.

    Would I be right in thinking that Pride joined the BBB list the other week by virtue of its change of ownership from a family concern to a multinational? I'm sure there are people who reckon it isn't the same already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Why? I am yet to divine what the rules are.

    Would I be right in thinking that Pride joined the BBB list the other week by virtue of its change of ownership from a family concern to a multinational? I'm sure there are people who reckon it isn't the same already.
    Pride was boring long before the other week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Pride was boring long before the other week.
    You're right there, I had loads of it when doing the Fullers 200 Passport over 25 years ago and it's put me off it for life. The trouble is that ESB gets a bit heavy handed when trying to chase round a long list of pubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Why? I am yet to divine what the rules are.
    very simple, they are beers that trendy (mainly young) drinkers who suffer from neo-phillia dislike because they

    1. are drunk mainly by old men
    2. are usually clear
    3. do not contain New World hops (or very many hops in some brews)
    4. are mainly long established from usually long established breweries (see neo-phillia)

    easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    very simple, they are beers that trendy (mainly young) drinkers who suffer from neo-phillia dislike because they

    1. are drunk mainly by old men
    2. are usually clear
    3. do not contain New World hops (or very many hops in some brews)
    4. are mainly long established from usually long established breweries (see neo-phillia)

    easy
    Haven't been called trendy or young for a while.
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