Ads not shown when logged in
Page 69 of 94 FirstFirst ... 1959676869707179 ... LastLast
Results 681 to 690 of 931

Thread: pubs galore bar

  1. #681
    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the Low Weald
    Posts
    3,978

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    In better times he was an interesting contributor on this Forum, but I think Richard was right to call him out for what he was writing about the proposed Bass Day. Behaving in a civilised manner is usually better for all of us, I reckon.
    Not wishing to dwell on the past, I would welcome Aqualung back here again because the world would be a very dull place if we agreed with each other all the time... but I think the wisest advice is "play the ball, not the player" when discussing contentious issues, that's all.

  2. #682
    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Locked Down in Hampshire
    Posts
    4,674

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not wishing to dwell on the past, I would welcome Aqualung back here again because the world would be a very dull place if we agreed with each other all the time... but I think the wisest advice is "play the ball, not the player" when discussing contentious issues, that's all.
    Well said.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
    -W.C.Fields

  3. #683
    I'll stay on me own
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    567

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not wishing to dwell on the past, I would welcome Aqualung back here again because the world would be a very dull place if we agreed with each other all the time... but I think the wisest advice is "play the ball, not the player" when discussing contentious issues, that's all.
    Fair comment, although occasionally clogging the player is entirely justified! It is a less interesting place without the irascible old b******.
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

  4. #684
    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Oxford Canal
    Posts
    2,683

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Not wishing to dwell on the past, I would welcome Aqualung back here again because the world would be a very dull place if we agreed with each other all the time... but I think the wisest advice is "play the ball, not the player" when discussing contentious issues, that's all.
    I agree with these sentiments and advice.Aqualung was a prolific poster who did have a serious depth of knowledge on pubs and beer.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

  5. #685
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Well said.
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    I agree with these sentiments and advice.Aqualung was a prolific poster who did have a serious depth of knowledge on pubs and beer.
    Ditto.

  6. #686
    Between pubs sheffield hatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    3,563

    Default Last night at Sheffield Hatters Inn

    As well as working through a minikeg of Black Sheep Bitter, I'm dipping into the bottles and cans I picked up at the Dram Shop last week. Last night I went for the Abbeydale Lost Souls 10.5% imperial Russian honeycake stout. I usually swerve beers that identify honey in the ingredients (or the illustrations on the can or pump clip, for that matter), as they can be a bit on the sweet side for my taste. However, there should be a bit of sweetness about an imperial stout, so I went for it.

    The beer poured with a big fluffy head which didn't last long, leaving just a black, treacly liquid. Unlike the Thornbridge imperial stout last week, this one is not over-carbonated and it would have been very easy to drink if I hadn't been aware that this 440ml can packs 4.6 units of alcohol. This is a beer that promises a lot on the can, and I've read a couple of enthusiastic reviews, but it came over as fairly understated to my senses of taste and smell - and I'm pretty sure they're working ok, as the Black Sheep was hitting the usual notes for me prior to tackling this can from Abbeydale. This is the blurb on the can:

    "A deep and luxurious beer, complex and carefully crafted. Chocolate and biscuit malts, oats and rich molasses and sticky sumptuous honey, all layered up just like the Medovik cake which inspires it, with just enough hop character to provide a balanced bitterness in the backbone."

    As always, most of this is tosh, and apparently Medovik is supposed to have either soured cream or condensed milk, but in fact only the honey prevents this beer being vegan. The honey and the hops were subtle to the point of being almost entirely absent, so I was left with a nice malty imperial stout. (On the can it says this beer will age well, which implies that there's some yeast lingering there.) Not a bad drink at all, but to me it was rather one dimensional. Not bad value at £5.40 for about the same alcohol as two mid-range bitters, but as it seems to have sold out I won't be going back for more! Abbeydale do just one brew of this each year in August, varying the recipe a little each time, so when it's gone, it's gone. Maybe they should brew it a little earlier in the year, to give those flavours a chance to develop some more.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Come On You Hatters!

  7. #687
    Between pubs sheffield hatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    3,563

    Default Tonight at Sheffield Hatters Inn

    Another 440ml can from the Dram Shop expedition of last week: Abbeydale Funk Dungeon Hop Bretta Tradition 4.9%, a bretted pale ale with a single hop, Hallertau Tradition. This is a product of Abbeydale's "burgeoning Funk Dungeon project". The nature of Abbeydale's Funk Dungeon is that all the beers are experimental - I had one during the first lockdown which was called Heavy Nettle.

    This one is an unusual brew with quite a strong herbal flavour and a bitter finish. It is pale yellow and slightly hazy, whether because of the way the hops are used or the inclusion of wheat in the malt bill is not clear to me. It is moderately carbonated and pours with a wispy, soon to disappear head. I quite enjoyed this as a one-off experience, but in the unlikely event of the same beer being produced I'm not sure I would buy it again.
    Come On You Hatters!

  8. #688
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,508

    Default

    Tonight ni had
    marstons -old empire 8/10 lovely beer that has not changed much in all the years I have drank it
    salt -alpaca 8.5 superb neipa
    salt -alpaca 8.5 had to have another one
    London beer factory -zia 7.75 seemed less sweet tonight maybe its maturing since I last drank one

  9. #689
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,508

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Another 440ml can from the Dram Shop expedition of last week: Abbeydale Funk Dungeon Hop Bretta Tradition 4.9%, a bretted pale ale with a single hop, Hallertau Tradition. This is a product of Abbeydale's "burgeoning Funk Dungeon project". The nature of Abbeydale's Funk Dungeon is that all the beers are experimental - I had one during the first lockdown which was called Heavy Nettle.

    This one is an unusual brew with quite a strong herbal flavour and a bitter finish. It is pale yellow and slightly hazy, whether because of the way the hops are used or the inclusion of wheat in the malt bill is not clear to me. It is moderately carbonated and pours with a wispy, soon to disappear head. I quite enjoyed this as a one-off experience, but in the unlikely event of the same beer being produced I'm not sure I would buy it again.
    Bretted pale ale ?Not one I would pick off the shelf.

  10. #690
    Between pubs sheffield hatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    3,563

    Default Last night at Sheffield Hatter's Inn

    Here's another one that John wouldn't have picked off the shelf. To be honest I wouldn't normally pick this one off the shelf either, and I can't quite remember why I did. The beers in Abbeydale's Doctor Morton's series are uniformly very pale and hoppy, with pump clips (in that time before this) or cans decorated to look like Edwardian pseudo-medicinal tinctures. This one is called Suspiciously Seasonal Rude Elf 4.1%, made with Chinook and Columbus hops.

    It pours with a big frothy head - at least, it did the way I poured it. It is lightly carbonated and easy to drink, with the hops not too in-your-face. Despite being slightly prejudiced against this beer - again, why did I buy it? - I found myself enjoying it. Not in a "this is good, where can I get another" kind of way; it was more like, in my mind, comparing this experience to the times I've tried a Doctor Morton's in the pub and wondering why it's ok now when it wasn't then. I think the answer is that this sort of beer, both looking and tasting a lot like lemonade, is better with a bit of gas in it. The smooth mouth feel of a cask beer just doesn't suit this very pale, lagerish beer that doesn't taste very much like beer at all. Even getting towards the bottom of the glass, with the beer approaching quite a high room temperature, there was still a bit of fizz in the drink, and it was still quite pleasant.
    Come On You Hatters!

Similar Threads

  1. What Pub v Pubs Galore
    By gillhalfpint in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 17-01-2015, 08:22
  2. Pubs Galore App
    By Alesonly in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-01-2013, 12:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •