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    Avoiding the pub today because I was with my daughter and her boyfriend - she reckons she is getting enough exposure to possible pathogens (she's a school teacher) without going to pubs too - so we picked up a few bottles and cans from near her place. I quite liked the look of a can of Dry & Bitter Vague Vessel 6.2% from Denmark, but when I opened it there was a smell of lemony sweetness. I was misled by the name of the brewery, because this was easily the sweetest NE IPA I have had so far, with no redeeming features whatsoever - ok, so it didn't taste like grapefruit juice. Here's what the blurb on the can said: New England IPA 6.2% Abv 440ml A half-remembered dream of sipping tropical haze on a faraway extraterrestrial craft. Dry-hopped with a concoction of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Vague Vessel will transport your consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens.

    Like I said, you can't knock it if you don't try it. So I tried it, and now I'm here to knock it. This is a poor excuse for a beer. If I want to "transport my consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens" I think I'd rather go for magic mushrooms. If I want a beer, I think magic mushrooms are still a better option than this bollocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Avoiding the pub today because I was with my daughter and her boyfriend - she reckons she is getting enough exposure to possible pathogens (she's a school teacher) without going to pubs too - so we picked up a few bottles and cans from near her place. I quite liked the look of a can of Dry & Bitter Vague Vessel 6.2% from Denmark, but when I opened it there was a smell of lemony sweetness. I was misled by the name of the brewery, because this was easily the sweetest NE IPA I have had so far, with no redeeming features whatsoever - ok, so it didn't taste like grapefruit juice. Here's what the blurb on the can said: New England IPA 6.2% Abv 440ml A half-remembered dream of sipping tropical haze on a faraway extraterrestrial craft. Dry-hopped with a concoction of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Vague Vessel will transport your consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens.

    Like I said, you can't knock it if you don't try it. So I tried it, and now I'm here to knock it. This is a poor excuse for a beer. If I want to "transport my consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens" I think I'd rather go for magic mushrooms. If I want a beer, I think magic mushrooms are still a better option than this bollocks.
    Should have gone down the pub and had a pint of Black Sheep Bitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Should have gone down the pub and had a pint of Black Sheep Bitter.
    You're not wrong. (Still not sure it would have transported my consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens, but I can live with that.)
    Come On You Hatters!

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    Back in lockdown.Mrs not happy about me going out to pubs.Only been out twice .Drinking indoors has lost its appeal for me.
    tonight
    yeastie boys -gunnammatta 7./10
    curious -cuvee ipa 7/10
    northern monk -faith 8/10
    wiper and true -milk stout 8/10
    had a w+t milk stout explode on me tonight.What a mess.
    all beers from Majestic wine .Good prices for beer

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    Default Last night at Sheffield Hatter's Inn

    Temporarily relocated to a campsite outside Skipton. Beers of the day were La Goudale 7% and Westmalle Triple 9.5%. Both from nearby Morrison's supermarket. The first one went down well with my meal, then I walked into town along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The Albion Bar has a very good Butcombe Bitter as a regular, and I managed to get back along the canal towpath in the gathering gloom to drink the second beer that was awaiting me at my tent. This one in celebration of the Hatters escaping relegation. Unfortunately the long grass caused the 33cl bottle to tip over before it had all arrived safely in my mug, but I took this as being representative of most of our season, and didn't cry too much.
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    We have been busy with cans and bottles throughout lockdown, trying Beer52 selection which are ok as starters in our garden, but getting beers from Amundsen Desert in a can range which at 10.5% are delicious and even the Barrel Aged versions at 11.5%% from a decent off licence nearby. Also Tiny Rebel Stay Puft range of Imperial Marshmallow Porters at 9%.

    Been out to Birmingham pubs a couple of times to do a few, but range not too decent yet but cask ale is cask ale and all beers have been welcome.

    Considering we never bothered drinking much at home we have had a beer shelf full for a few weeks, will be hard to give up a pale starter and a divine finisher once we get used to going out again.

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