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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    yup, an unofficial size but very common, especially in the west of scotland. 5oz glass
    5 oz glass good to know, not sure if they would still pour one these in the locals pubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    5 oz glass good to know, not sure if they would still pour one these in the locals pubs.
    My pal's dad drank a whisky and chaser, which was a pony glass. it lasted near the whole session, and he would have a few whiskies. (an old Glaswegian who drank Bells)
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    My pal's dad drank a whisky and chaser, which was a pony glass. it lasted near the whole session, and he would have a few whiskies. (an old Glaswegian who drank Bells)
    Yeah my dad could make a pony last several hours and several whiskies
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    I always liked the old boys (regulars) who had their own tankard for their beer - that was cool

    And when it comes to real ales. I always insist on it being served in a glass (pot) with a handle

    Like this, but not filled with lager:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I always liked the old boys (regulars) who had their own tankard for their beer - that was cool

    And when it comes to real ales. I always insist on it being served in a glass (pot) with a handle

    Like this, but not filled with lager:



    I like having something to grab onto...

    Marco.
    'Love handles'?
    Barry

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    Lol... Fortunately Del doesn't have any of those! I was thinking of something else

    Btw, did you call me last night? I noticed your number on the phone, so must've missed you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    (and almost a third of the content is taken up by a lovely frothy head):
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    What? No - disgraceful! That’s space that could be taken up by more beer!
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    Only if you're an uncouth southerner!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

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    Damn right! Next you’ll be telling me you always use a narrow glass so your cocktail umbrella doesn’t fall in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Fortunately Del doesn't have any of those! I was thinking of something else

    Btw, did you call me last night? I noticed your number on the phone, so must've missed you.

    Marco.
    Yes I did, but I didn't let the phone ring for long. Will try again around 7:30 tonight. It's nothing urgent.
    Barry

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