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    Default Fairytale of Brew York 2020 has gone nuts!

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    Brew York do like a pun.Good brewer imo.
    I couldn't put this off any longer... Fairytale of Brew York 2020:
    "Big peanut flavour, buttery pecan, complex maple and creamy vanilla with just a hint of cinnamon spice combine in our annual Christmas stout."

    Verdict?
    a) yum! or
    b) you're kidding - I wanted a beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    I couldn't put this off any longer... Fairytale of Brew York 2020:
    "Big peanut flavour, buttery pecan, complex maple and creamy vanilla with just a hint of cinnamon spice combine in our annual Christmas stout."

    Verdict?
    a) yum! or
    b) you're kidding - I wanted a beer!
    Obviously yum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Obviously yum.
    Hang on a minute.That said cinnamon spice which to me is a no no. Now sitting on the fence . Fairytale of New York was one of the best records ever made so that was a def Yum for me,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    I couldn't put this off any longer... Fairytale of Brew York 2020:
    "Big peanut flavour, buttery pecan, complex maple and creamy vanilla with just a hint of cinnamon spice combine in our annual Christmas stout."

    Verdict?
    a) yum! or
    b) you're kidding - I wanted a beer!
    Cinnamon kills it.
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    "An invigorating brown ale full of twists and turns. A hearty grist of specialist barley, wheat and oats is embellished with our granola blend of toasted coconut, rich dark sugars, a touch of spicy amburana and moreish maple chips. The sweetness is dialled back by a roasty backbone, orange zest and fruity Mosaic bitterness."

    And they're not wrong. Reddish brown in colour there are loads of complex flavours going on in there but all perfectly balanced, definitely not a boring brown beer in my book, totally enlightening and as the blurb mentions invigorating.Experimental beer at it's finest. 9/10.
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    Tesco have a new range of craft beers tried a few tonight
    Brewdog -mallow lazer quest a marshmallow and pineapple hazy ipa. Surprisingly good considering the ingredients 7.75
    Northern monk -faith in futures ddh ipa superb 8.75
    buxton/omnipollo -original lemon meringue ice cream sorbet I don't like lemon or sour beers but this was a cracker 9.0
    Northern monk -northern star a choc caramel biscuit porter they don't seem to do many dark beers but this is good 8.75

    Tesco best of the supermarkets and on price they are bringing great craft beers to the masses.cheers

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    Default This week at the Sheffield Hatter's Inn

    Some beers drunk in the last week at home:


    Salt Hexagon Project #3 Barrel Aged Baltic Porter 12.3% 440ml can. The second of four cans in this series bought for £28.50 from Salt Brewery. Aged in Starward Whisky barrels, which have in their turn previously been used to store Australian red wine, giving the resulting beer a complexity of flavour and a vinous quality appropriate to its high level of alcohol. Helpfully, the can is labelled “intended for sharing”. Given the lockdown situation, I decided to share it with myself over a period of approximately two hours. I hope I treated the beer with the respect it deserves.

    Wilde Child Marching On Together Pale 6.0% 440ml can £4.95 Dram Shop. As a Leeds Rhinos fan, I couldn't resist giving this one a go, Made with nelson sauvin, citra and simcoe hops, this is not really how I like my beers to be, but it was comparatively restrained and quaffable. A well made beer.

    Black Isle Rolling Palace IPA 6.0% 440ml can £4.20 Dram Shop. In a can illustrating a caravan towed by a large car, so not necessarily environmentally friendly, though the beer itself is vegan. The blurb goes on about how it's not a West Coast IPA or a New England IPA, just an IPA, made with mosaic hops: “...bitter, but not too bitter...clean but not too clean...hoppy, but...actually, yeah, it's hoppy”. I've had some mosaic beers that I couldn't stand, but I actually surprised myself by enjoying this. So either my tastes are changing or they've done something different with this one.

    Duration Bet The Farm Pale 4.5% 440ml can £2.00 Roscoe Road Liquor Store. Reduced price because the best before date was in February, but this beer was still in very good condition. Described as a Continental Pale, without actually saying which continent: “crisp, dry and elegantly balanced”. The blurb then goes into some techno-babble about “refreshingly hop bitter finish”, “silky mouth feel”, “fruit esters from co-pitched yeast strains”, “rustic barrel aged version off foeder will evolve this into our farmhouse pale”. I'm not sure what version of the English language that was, but suffice to say the brewers at Duration (near Kings Lynn in Norfolk, England) are better at making beer than they are at writing. The hops were tettnang and mandarina bavaria, but it seemed quite similar to the Wilde Child pale which was made with nelson sauvin, citra and simcoe. I may be losing it.

    Wilde Child Uncontrollable Occurrence Pale 4.8% 440ml can £2.90 Dram Shop. A double dry hopped pale made with amarillo and vic's secret, but neither outrageously strong, nor outrageously expensive, this was another good beer from Leeds picked up on last Sunday's trip to my local bottle shop. I'm getting to like these Wilde Child beers.

    Kirkstall Raynville Chocolate Porter 5.5% 440ml can £3.70 Roscoe Road Liquor Store. Another one from Leeds, in a can made up to look like a bar of Bournville chocolate, it's made in collaboration with Raynville Superstore, an independent and family-run craft beer specialist based in Armley. I'm struggling to think of a Kirkstall beer that I have really enjoyed (maybe their barley wine); this one was a bit too one-dimensional for a porter, with chocolate the dominant flavour only flavour.

    Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde 6.5% 33cl bottle. Roscoe Road Liquor Store. A bit of a bargain this, selling for only £1.50 despite being still in date. I wasn't expecting a whole lot of flavour, but in fact it was nicely balanced, with a whiff of alcohol and vanilla from the whisky barrels not too overpowering for the not overly hoppy or malty beer. A pleasant drink: undemanding, but refreshing.

    Nogne O Imperial Stout 9.0% 50cl bottle £5.47 Beer Sniffers. I bought this online three months ago and I can remember having my doubts at the time about a half-litre bottle at this strength. I gave it the same respect I gave to the 440ml can of 12.3% Baltic porter. The blurb on the label is limited to a few key words: “Sweet. Full bodied. Black. Roasted. Warming.” (This appears to be a translation from the same words in Norwegian.) They go on to say how they enjoy it with dark chocolate, ice cream or other desserts, and I'm pretty sure they're still talking about the beer when they say they like to pour it over vanilla ice cream. That wasn't how I drank it. Respect.

    Triple Point New World Tripel 9.3% 440ml can £4.95 Dram Shop. This is the first beer I've had at home from the Sheffield brewery that took over what was Sentinel, a brewhouse and bar set up in a former carpet showroom, and apparently reliant on debt for their funding, if their prices and rapid demise are anything to go by. The successor company, having picked it up cheap, have done something about the rather unimaginative brews too, if this one is representative. A true to style tripel but made with Australian galaxy, and wakatau and wai-iti from New Zealand. Despite the usual blurb (how can a beer be both "beautifully balanced" and "exploding with fruit salad flavours"?), it was a very pleasant drink.

    Brew York Cereal Killa IPA 6.5% 440ml can £4.50 Dram Shop. Gluten free and described as a crossover, due to the use of “juicy and dank” amarillo, nelson sauvin and citra as well as “bitter and resinous” simcoe and CTZ. It seemed like a West Coast IPA to me, but what do I know? Anyway, a very well made beer that went down a treat, so let's not quibble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Tesco have a new range of craft beers tried a few tonight
    Brewdog -mallow lazer quest a marshmallow and pineapple hazy ipa. Surprisingly good considering the ingredients 7.75
    Northern monk -faith in futures ddh ipa superb 8.75
    buxton/omnipollo -original lemon meringue ice cream sorbet I don't like lemon or sour beers but this was a cracker 9.0
    Northern monk -northern star a choc caramel biscuit porter they don't seem to do many dark beers but this is good 8.75

    Tesco best of the supermarkets and on price they are bringing great craft beers to the masses.cheers
    I would argue with you about "best supermarket", as my local store doesn't have much beyond BrewDog and Sierra Nevada, but I'll try a little cycle ride to the larger one next week and see what I can find. I'll have a look for that Faith in Futures, but as for the others.... *Shudder*... "Surprisingly good considering the ingredients" indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Brew York Cereal Killa IPA 6.5% 440ml can £4.50 Dram Shop. Gluten free and described as a crossover, due to the use of “juicy and dank” amaraillo, nelson sauvin and citra as well as “bitter and resinous” simcoe and CTZ. It seemed like a West Coast IPA to me, but what do I know? Anyway, a very well made beer that went down a treat, so let's not quibble.
    Had this a couple of days ago, yes pretty good and it got a 4/5 rating from me on Untapped. It's not going to make BOTW though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Tesco have a new range of craft beers tried a few tonight
    Brewdog -mallow lazer quest a marshmallow and pineapple hazy ipa. Surprisingly good considering the ingredients 7.75
    Northern monk -faith in futures ddh ipa superb 8.75
    buxton/omnipollo -original lemon meringue ice cream sorbet I don't like lemon or sour beers but this was a cracker 9.0
    Northern monk -northern star a choc caramel biscuit porter they don't seem to do many dark beers but this is good 8.75

    Tesco best of the supermarkets and on price they are bringing great craft beers to the masses.cheers
    Thank you for this. My local Tesco doesn't stock these either, but a trip to a larger store a little further afield found all 4 of these in stock.
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