What you drinking? The beer and booze thread

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Chocolate-Milk » Fri May 29, 2020 1:54 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I've asked Mrs Choc for a 10L box of Sea Cider for our anniversary. I first tried a pint last year when I went for a meal with a mate, and it was bloody lovely. It tasted exactly like a Rhubarb & Custard sweet. :wub:

Problem is, I can't remember which flavour I had! It's odds-on that it was the Rhubarb one, obviously. But I don't remember it being labelled as such, and I'm fairly sure it was stronger than 4%. Buying in 10L boxes isn't exactly conducive to narrowing it down, and £40 is a lot to spend on getting it wrong! :slol:

Update:

The Rhubarb one arrived. Not quite the taste I remember, but it's strawberry floating delicious. Goes down like cordial, to the point that it's far too easy to neck it. 10L won't go very far at this rate.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 6:49 am

Mafro wrote:Are the even allowed to sell that in pints? :lol:


Yeah, I dont there there is actually a limit on "this only in 3rds etc." its down to the pub to decide I think. The rules are what measures you can use (pint, half, third) not what strength for which. Until only a few years back it was only Pint and Half until a campaign got the Scooner (3rd) allowed, its why Beer fest glasses used to be pint and half marked but are not 3rd as well

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7688195.stm (considered in 2008 brought in in 2011).

10.7 isn't "that" strong, highest I've had in a pub was Prarie Pirate Bomb at 15% and one of the best beers in the world, was 16 quid for a 330ml bottl, I ended up taking 3 bottle (the stock the pub had) home with me.

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by 7256930752 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:28 am

I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.

I've been dieting recently do only been drinking Coors Light* and the odd tipple from the side board. Craving a mango beer, I really wish I could remember the name of one I had in California a couple of years ago, it was perfect.

*I know you guys don't like it but I still think it's nice and refreshing.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 10:43 am

Hime wrote:I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.


It massively depends on the beer.

If it is strong because the brewer wanted to make a strong talking point beer it will be gooseberry fool. But made right you won’t notice the strength, higher alcohol means it can carry much more flavour and character.

In a stout high strength should mean a thicker richer mouth feel and deeper chocolate and coffee notes that will then carry things like whisky ageing, chilli etc. better.

In a pale beer it means much more hopping to get bigger punchier bitter or more tropical flavours from hops without is seeming soapy.

A good strong beer is strong because it is is balanaced with flavour etc. A bad strong beer will taste alcohol harsh because it has been brewed strong “just because” rather than because it is to balance.

There is still a level of acquiredness to the taste as the flavour or so big if you are used to more simple beers it can overwhelm.

I would recommend trying BrewDog Tokyo or BrewDog ChocoPsyco they are great examples of a strong beer that is strong to balance the flavour and experience. Tokyo is especially good, is around 16% and is make with Jasmine and a Cranberries, I like to have one on Christmas Day.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 10:47 am

Hime wrote:
I've been dieting recently do only been drinking Coors Light* and the odd tipple from the side board. Craving a mango beer, I really wish I could remember the name of one I had in California a couple of years ago, it was perfect.

*I know you guys don't like it but I still think it's nice and refreshing.


Same on the dieting front, but I refuse to compromise on my beer so just have less. I have a beer calorie calculator that gives me a rough idea of calories based on ABV and amount I’m having. It doesn’t factor “extras” like lactose and that but it’s a good guide.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Red » Fri May 29, 2020 11:14 am

Brewdog's Cocoa Psycho is one of my favourite beers, haven't seen it on anywhere recently though. That's maybe for the best considering its strength and tastiness though.

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by 7256930752 » Fri May 29, 2020 11:20 am

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.


It massively depends on the beer.

If it is strong because the brewer wanted to make a strong talking point beer it will be gooseberry fool. But made right you won’t notice the strength, higher alcohol means it can carry much more flavour and character.

In a stout high strength should mean a thicker richer mouth feel and deeper chocolate and coffee notes that will then carry things like whisky ageing, chilli etc. better.

In a pale beer it means much more hopping to get bigger punchier bitter or more tropical flavours from hops without is seeming soapy.

A good strong beer is strong because it is is balanaced with flavour etc. A bad strong beer will taste alcohol harsh because it has been brewed strong “just because” rather than because it is to balance.

There is still a level of acquiredness to the taste as the flavour or so big if you are used to more simple beers it can overwhelm.

I would recommend trying BrewDog Tokyo or BrewDog ChocoPsyco they are great examples of a strong beer that is strong to balance the flavour and experience. Tokyo is especially good, is around 16% and is make with Jasmine and a Cranberries, I like to have one on Christmas Day.

Yeah this one was nice tasting but was harsh going down your throat*. For me it's kind of the fun of it just trying different ones to see what I like and it's ok to have something that you might just have a taste of and try something else.

I have found that the fruity beers, white lagers and student stouts are my favourite. I like IPA but have to be in the mood.

*Going for the no context hat trick.

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by 7256930752 » Fri May 29, 2020 11:21 am

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
I've been dieting recently do only been drinking Coors Light* and the odd tipple from the side board. Craving a mango beer, I really wish I could remember the name of one I had in California a couple of years ago, it was perfect.

*I know you guys don't like it but I still think it's nice and refreshing.


Same on the dieting front, but I refuse to compromise on my beer so just have less. I have a beer calorie calculator that gives me a rough idea of calories based on ABV and amount I’m having. It doesn’t factor “extras” like lactose and that but it’s a good guide.

Do you really hate mainstream beer that much? For me it's a totally different thing as they taste so different that I don't mind having both.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 11:23 am

Hime wrote:
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Hime wrote:
I've been dieting recently do only been drinking Coors Light* and the odd tipple from the side board. Craving a mango beer, I really wish I could remember the name of one I had in California a couple of years ago, it was perfect.

*I know you guys don't like it but I still think it's nice and refreshing.


Same on the dieting front, but I refuse to compromise on my beer so just have less. I have a beer calorie calculator that gives me a rough idea of calories based on ABV and amount I’m having. It doesn’t factor “extras” like lactose and that but it’s a good guide.

Do you really hate mainstream beer that much? For me it's a totally different thing as they taste so different that I don't mind having both.


I don’t hate it is such, it’s just boring.

I drink craft beers etc. for the experience they bring. I love the flavours and how they develop as they warm or as you drink them. I don’t drink them for the sake of it. Mainstream beer has none of that and so I find it pointless.

I’m not against macros IF they provided beer that was fun and exciting, but generally they don’t so I don’t tend to drink their stuff as it’s a waste of money when you are buying beer for the experience and the fun.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 11:27 am

Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.


It massively depends on the beer.

If it is strong because the brewer wanted to make a strong talking point beer it will be gooseberry fool. But made right you won’t notice the strength, higher alcohol means it can carry much more flavour and character.

In a stout high strength should mean a thicker richer mouth feel and deeper chocolate and coffee notes that will then carry things like whisky ageing, chilli etc. better.

In a pale beer it means much more hopping to get bigger punchier bitter or more tropical flavours from hops without is seeming soapy.

A good strong beer is strong because it is is balanaced with flavour etc. A bad strong beer will taste alcohol harsh because it has been brewed strong “just because” rather than because it is to balance.

There is still a level of acquiredness to the taste as the flavour or so big if you are used to more simple beers it can overwhelm.

I would recommend trying BrewDog Tokyo or BrewDog ChocoPsyco they are great examples of a strong beer that is strong to balance the flavour and experience. Tokyo is especially good, is around 16% and is make with Jasmine and a Cranberries, I like to have one on Christmas Day.

Yeah this one was nice tasting but was harsh going down your throat*.


That harsh is the unbalanced bit, if it were a thicker feel that doesn’t happen. A harsh aftertaste means the beer was pushed to a higher ABV that I should have been with what flavours are in there. It’s the skill of a good brewer to find the week spot.

Too little alcohol and it will feel lacklustre and almost watery, too much and it has a horrid after tone.

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by Jezo » Fri May 29, 2020 11:35 am

Red wrote:Brewdog's Cocoa Psycho is one of my favourite beers, haven't seen it on anywhere recently though. That's maybe for the best considering its strength and tastiness though.

Can't fathom how people like Cocoa Psycho. Doesn't taste like chocolate and it's so so bitter. Though it seems most people like bitterness in general. But hey, it got me strawberry floating destroyed so it did the job lmao

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by <]:^D » Fri May 29, 2020 11:37 am

maybe you just dont like beer

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by 7256930752 » Fri May 29, 2020 11:42 am

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
I've been dieting recently do only been drinking Coors Light* and the odd tipple from the side board. Craving a mango beer, I really wish I could remember the name of one I had in California a couple of years ago, it was perfect.

*I know you guys don't like it but I still think it's nice and refreshing.


Same on the dieting front, but I refuse to compromise on my beer so just have less. I have a beer calorie calculator that gives me a rough idea of calories based on ABV and amount I’m having. It doesn’t factor “extras” like lactose and that but it’s a good guide.

Do you really hate mainstream beer that much? For me it's a totally different thing as they taste so different that I don't mind having both.


I don’t hate it is such, it’s just boring.

I drink craft beers etc. for the experience they bring. I love the flavours and how they develop as they warm or as you drink them. I don’t drink them for the sake of it. Mainstream beer has none of that and so I find it pointless.

I’m not against macros IF they provided beer that was fun and exciting, but generally they don’t so I don’t tend to drink their stuff as it’s a waste of money when you are buying beer for the experience and the fun.

I get that it's not overly exciting but it is nice and refreshing, I would rather drink a Coors or whatever than a sugary soft drink.

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 11:42 am

Jezo wrote:
Red wrote:Brewdog's Cocoa Psycho is one of my favourite beers, haven't seen it on anywhere recently though. That's maybe for the best considering its strength and tastiness though.

Can't fathom how people like Cocoa Psycho. Doesn't taste like chocolate and it's so so bitter. Though it seems most people like bitterness in general. But hey, it got me strawberry floating destroyed so it did the job lmao


Dark chocolate is bitter.

With high strength special type beers you need to be careful what you eat with the.pm, if you eat sweet things the bitterness will be harsh and you won’t get the proper flavour.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by 7256930752 » Fri May 29, 2020 11:43 am

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.


It massively depends on the beer.

If it is strong because the brewer wanted to make a strong talking point beer it will be gooseberry fool. But made right you won’t notice the strength, higher alcohol means it can carry much more flavour and character.

In a stout high strength should mean a thicker richer mouth feel and deeper chocolate and coffee notes that will then carry things like whisky ageing, chilli etc. better.

In a pale beer it means much more hopping to get bigger punchier bitter or more tropical flavours from hops without is seeming soapy.

A good strong beer is strong because it is is balanaced with flavour etc. A bad strong beer will taste alcohol harsh because it has been brewed strong “just because” rather than because it is to balance.

There is still a level of acquiredness to the taste as the flavour or so big if you are used to more simple beers it can overwhelm.

I would recommend trying BrewDog Tokyo or BrewDog ChocoPsyco they are great examples of a strong beer that is strong to balance the flavour and experience. Tokyo is especially good, is around 16% and is make with Jasmine and a Cranberries, I like to have one on Christmas Day.

Yeah this one was nice tasting but was harsh going down your throat*.


That harsh is the unbalanced bit, if it were a thicker feel that doesn’t happen. A harsh aftertaste means the beer was pushed to a higher ABV that I should have been with what flavours are in there. It’s the skill of a good brewer to find the week spot.

Too little alcohol and it will feel lacklustre and almost watery, too much and it has a horrid after tone.

Yeah I guess having the high ABV gets a few people to try it out of curiosity.

Should have put this in the other part but do you like the more mainstream craft beers like Beavertown?

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by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 11:56 am

Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:I tried a 12% beer and while back and too be honest I didn't enjoy it, it's just too harsh.


It massively depends on the beer.

If it is strong because the brewer wanted to make a strong talking point beer it will be gooseberry fool. But made right you won’t notice the strength, higher alcohol means it can carry much more flavour and character.

In a stout high strength should mean a thicker richer mouth feel and deeper chocolate and coffee notes that will then carry things like whisky ageing, chilli etc. better.

In a pale beer it means much more hopping to get bigger punchier bitter or more tropical flavours from hops without is seeming soapy.

A good strong beer is strong because it is is balanaced with flavour etc. A bad strong beer will taste alcohol harsh because it has been brewed strong “just because” rather than because it is to balance.

There is still a level of acquiredness to the taste as the flavour or so big if you are used to more simple beers it can overwhelm.

I would recommend trying BrewDog Tokyo or BrewDog ChocoPsyco they are great examples of a strong beer that is strong to balance the flavour and experience. Tokyo is especially good, is around 16% and is make with Jasmine and a Cranberries, I like to have one on Christmas Day.

Yeah this one was nice tasting but was harsh going down your throat*.


That harsh is the unbalanced bit, if it were a thicker feel that doesn’t happen. A harsh aftertaste means the beer was pushed to a higher ABV that I should have been with what flavours are in there. It’s the skill of a good brewer to find the week spot.

Too little alcohol and it will feel lacklustre and almost watery, too much and it has a horrid after tone.

Yeah I guess having the high ABV gets a few people to try it out of curiosity.

Should have put this in the other part but do you like the more mainstream craft beers like Beavertown?


Hey aren’t bad, a couple of club type places in town do them so makes a good option.

They are in the category of I wouldn’t go out of my way to find their beers, however,I’m more than happy to drink it if it’s on tap where I am.

They are owned by a Heineken now and since the take over the quality has definitely started to drift I assume in the name of cost saving.

Same happened to Meantime, Camden, Dark Star and many many others.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Jenuall » Fri May 29, 2020 8:48 pm

Ugh, even Brewdog's delivery packaging is a self congratulatory wankfest :dread:

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Errkal » Fri May 29, 2020 8:49 pm

Haha yeah the boxes are proper wank.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Dual » Fri May 29, 2020 8:53 pm

Just poured a London Beer Factory Sour Solstice down the drain because it was horrible.

Was in Tesco 3 for 5 deal

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 29, 2020 8:53 pm

Sour beer is an abomination.

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