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    Quote Originally Posted by stupinder View Post
    Currently reverted to being a lager lout -kronenbourg -
    MMmmmm.... nice stuff. I nearly pickled myself with it when I lived in France for a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lurcher View Post
    I guess you have never looked at a properly kept and presented pint of real ale then?
    Mate, I only live a few miles from Wandsworth, so all the pubs are swimming in the stuff round here. Not for me though, I'd be more tempted by the drip tray contents.

    So go on, this is a forum, say it; "Young's is a terrible brewery" - say it just to prove that I can have possibly only tasted stuff by a terrible brewery and that I am completely wrong.

    Oh, and I grew up in Norfolk and used to go to The Fur and Feather pub which adjoins the Woodford's brewery. But surely not, surely that's not a terrrible brewery too?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Is that a subtle euphemism?

    I enjoy a chilled Rosé in the summer, and there are some decent ones available these days....
    I must try some more out, thing is I have to be careful with some reds / rosé as it can bring on REALLY bad heartburn, usually lasting for a week and rearing its ugly head at 2am every night.

    I must admit to being rather particular to Port, but oddly I only like Port once it's very chilled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Mate, I only live a few miles from Wandsworth, so all the pubs are swimming in the stuff round here. Not for me though, I'd be more tempted by the drip tray contents.

    So go on, this is a forum, say it; "Young's is a terrible brewery" - say it just to prove that I can have possibly only tasted stuff by a terrible brewery and that I am completely wrong.

    Oh, and I grew up in Norfolk and used to go to The Fur and Feather pub which adjoins the Woodford's brewery. But surely not, surely that's not a terrrible brewery too?!
    No, not at all, I am rather fond of some of the products of Youngs. My point was that the dishwater reference makes me think you mean a cloudy liquid, and if beer is cloudy, then its probably far from its best. It should be a nice shiny liquid, with a strong pure colour.

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    I used to enjoy a pint or 5 of Youngs Special when I visited London quite a lot during the nineties. My favourite all time ale also comes from the Smoke - Fullers ESB, followed closely by London Pride from the same brewery in Chiswick.

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    I can thoroughly recommend Ch. Tour St Bonnet, Médoc, currently on special offer at Berry Bros at £10.75 a bottle for a case of 12. You could buy ten cases for the price of a Nordost cable!

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    I love any beers by Wychwood, try a Goliath or Hob Goblin, perfect when served cold on a warm summers evening. Lots of teh supermarkets keep it now including Morrisons and sainsburys. The Hogs Back Brewery between Farnham and Guildford do some excellent brews as well. Don't know how well distributed they are but well wortha try if you enjoy a good pint and live in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain Sinclair View Post
    I can thoroughly recommend Ch. Tour St Bonnet, Médoc, currently on special offer at Berry Bros at £10.75 a bottle for a case of 12. You could buy ten cases for the price of a Nordost cable!
    Hi Alex,

    I wholeheartedly agree and have enjoyed this wine on a few occasions. It's excellent and great value.

    Today we enjoyed a rather fine 2006 Dolcetto d' Alba from the producer Renato Fenocchio, which we obtained from Tanners for £8.49.

    It was beautifully rich and full-bodied with a very intense black berry colour and subtly spicy overtones that linger on the palate. Thoroughly recommended!

    It went very well indeed with a roast rack of Welsh spring lamb, cooked pink in its jus, and served with Dauphinoise potatoes, mange-tout, baby carrots and asparagus

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    Love some of those strong bottled ales from Belgium Leffe is a good place to start but the Abbey beers like red Chimay and Wastemalle tripple are great.
    Wines well tend to like whites rather than reds Hamilton Russel make some good wines ; if you get the chance visit where they make them just stunning
    Of course Cloudy bay always goes down well
    But for night of seduction has to be either some realy good Champangne but thats another story
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    Nice recommendations. I'm with you on Belgian beers. I get my fix (and German stuff) from here:

    http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/acatalog/

    They're an excellent company with a mind boggling level of choice!

    For some reason Olde roger turns me into Marvin the parnoid robert
    You've lost me there, John!



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