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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Years ago when I was briefly in the Northeast, Cameron's produced a "Malt Ale"-it wasn't particularily sucessful, but I liked it. Malty (naturally), with bags more flavour than anything produced by Scottish and Newcastle (with the honourable exception of , I think, Youngers'No 3, which was almost unobtainable). ABV couldn't have been more than 3.2 on a good day with the wind behind it.I had alot of time for Cameron's in those days, and enjoyed a visit to the brewery in probably 1976.Never see them on my ventures North nowdays.
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    Brewdog Nanny State (1.1%) anyone?

    "Nanny State is an extraordinary little beer. It contains more hops than any other beer we have ever brewed. There is over 60 kilos used in our tiny 20HL batch. It contains more hops than any other beer ever brewed in the UK. It has a theoretical IBU of 225. It is jam packed with our favourite hops and already tastes amazing. Nanny State picks up where How to Disappear Completely left off and takes the low ABV hop-bomb concept to the next level and cranks the BrewDog craziness up a few notches."
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
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    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    A fair amount of crossover in my choices. The four that immediately sprang to mind were Hobson's Mild, BrewDog Edge, Dark Star Hophead and Marble Three Point Nine. I'm sure there are plenty of others though.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Nanny State didn't do anything for us at all. Must admit I have found some lower ABV beers around the 3.8 mark full of flavour, and I don't mean by using fruit and ginger additives which I am not struck on. Been a few pleasant suprises this last 12 months or so.

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    A couple of low strength beer with good flavour that I have enjoyed are Triple fff Alton Pride and Castle Rock Harvest Pale ,both 3.8% and worthy of a session.Paul of Horsham's and aleandhearty's call of Dark Star Hophead is also a great suggestion,another 3.8% quality ale.

    I have to agree that in recent years the quality of some lower strength beers has greatly improved ,not sure what the brewers are doing differently but no complaints from me.Always useful to have these logged in the back of the mind ,in case you find yourself on a crawl with some "professional drinkers" ,mentioning no names
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 07-02-2011 at 10:06.

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