Polly's Brew Co - The Feels Milkshake IPA.
X-Post just because I didn't know this existed...
It's almost as if someone has been doing their market research on LFGSS.
Off to the afternoon session at the CAMRA Winter Ales Festival in Brum; the plan is to take it very steady and stick to thirds of interesting-looking stuff...
There's a suggestion of flavour somewhere in this...
Making up for last night, or more hype?
Edit: it is very thick, good flavours. Reminds me of one of the nicer cough syrups I had as a kid.
With all that talk about blonde Belgian beers in the audax thread...
In the news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51397915
Marston's Horninglow range will have 6 beers in total:
No1 - Bottle conditioned IPA (generally dislike IPAs so haven't tried)
No2 - Bottle conditioned Imperial stout (i thought it a little watery, have been told it will improve with age)
No3 - Double Dry Hopped IPA
No4 - Extra Special Bitter
No5 - Breakfast Stout
No6 - Barley Wine
I'm keen to try the Breakfast Stout and the Barley Wine, but will probably try them all eventually.
I think they are only be available from Waitrose or Marston factory shops.
(Also, Marston's are bastards)
Living in Belgium has its advantages
Just finished a very pinky-purple third Hammerton Chicha. Looks like a fruited sour, tastes quite like a fruited sour, no fruit in it whatsoever. Crazy.
Purple maize, all in my brain.
I'm in Belgium for my birthday (with the car).
My plan was to hit Westvleteren and De Struise tomorrow, a friendly person told me about this place http://www.bierhalledeconinck.be/en/over_ons so I'm going to head there too, I'll be eating beans for the rest of the month but it will be worth it.
Deconinck is ace, just don't go over lunch as they are closed.
If you miss west Vleteren/can’t get any, get some st Bernardus in any supermarket
Westvleteren was a mahoosive disappointment once I finally had some, as mentioned St Bernardus Abt 12 is the shiz, Rochefort 10 and UK’s Tynt Meadow also super noice
I've been before, I'm not a big fan of 8 but loved 12 so picking up a few while we are in the area. Already got a load of bottles of Rochefort in the car!
I've had both and not sure I agree with the thought they are the same/similar, but I'll hopefully be bringing back both and will try them side by side!
Anyone know if St Bernardus Abt 12 ages well? Found a couple bottles hidden behind some cooking ale in my rack from about 2 years ago
It is high enough abv that it should be ok I reckon.
Would have thought they'll be fine; high gravity stuff will keep ok for a good few years. As a rule, as it ages you'll lose some hop character, but will gain complexity in the body. Open them and see!
Orval or death
Stuck in Belgium for another night as all the ferries are cancelled, I wasn't really ready to come home yet anyway, so every cloud!
Went to Westvleteren earlier, they only had 8 for sale in the shop so had a 12 in the Cafe.
The trip to Bierhalle Deconinck yesterday paid off such a massive selection, and fairly priced too would definitely recommend a visit.
Back in Ypres now enjoying a De Ranke Guldenberg.
MTBeer emptying here
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