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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    It’s BrewYork so is it likely to be terrible?
    I haven't drunk many of their beers so I have no preconceptions. I don't normally go for beers that are stuffed full of fruit, but I thought I'd step out of my comfort zone for once. Wish me luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    It’s BrewYork so is it likely to be terrible?
    Rather like Brewyork personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Rather like Brewyork personally.
    Yes me too, one of the four Yorkshire breweries I rate as excellent , 11/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Tell you what, if I get anything else with peanuts and lactose in what is supposed to be 'beer', then I'll try to remember to bring the can with me on the next Pubs Galore crawl (assuming that there are any pubs left open by then...) and I'll swap it for a pint of the real stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    forest fruit and star anise quadrupel
    Ye Gods..!
    or, ahem, Good Grief..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Ye Gods..!
    or, ahem, Good Grief..!
    By Christ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
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    or, ahem, Good Grief..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Yes me too, one of the four Yorkshire breweries I rate as excellent , 11/10.
    Out of interest, what are the other three...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I bought a can of Brew York Quaddy Modo 11.0% forest fruit and star anise quadrupel recently. (Thankfully without any lactose.) Ingredients include (as well as barley, hops and yeast) turbinado sugar, molasses, blackberries, blueberries, cherries and the aforementioned star anise. There are four malts listed and the hops are Mount Hood. I'm almost nervous about drinking it - what if it's absolutely terrible?
    Well, as oldboots said, it's Brew York so is it likely to be terrible? It wasn't any preconceptions about the brewery that were bothering me, just the thought of all that fruit. What on earth does star anise taste like anyway?

    I made the mistake of keeping this beer in my fridge for two or three days, so it was too cold to start with. What wasn't my fault, though, was that it was very gassy, pouring a huge head that took a while to subside. This is where being an 11% quadruple helps, because I wasn't going to be drinking this any quicker than the occasional sip, so the beer had time to warm up and to lose some of that carbon dioxide. At which point it became quite an enjoyable drink, with a lingering dryness that made up for some of the Ribenarish-ness of the initial flavour, and perhaps a hint of Belgian yeast that just may have been my imagination working overtime. The mouth feel, once the gas had subsided, was a bit thin, with not much maltiness to suggest that it's actually a beer.

    I found myself feeling a little guilty, as though I really had bought a Trappist quadrupel and poured blackcurrent cordial into it, plus maybe a couple of ice cubes. As if! And anyway, even if I had, no one would ever know.

    Overall impression: having recovered from the unfortunate cold, gassy start, this turned out to be a beer that I was eventually sorry to see the back of. Perhaps not to the extent of forking out £6.50 for another 440ml can, but probably scoring 6.75/10, if I can borrow london calling's metrics for a minute. (I still have no idea what star anise tastes like.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    (I still have no idea what star anise tastes like.)
    In cooking it's liquorice and aniseed.

    It may well be different in brewing.

    I have some in the kitchen cupboard that I use in curries.
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