What you drinking? The beer and booze thread

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:20 pm

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rinks wrote:Have you tried the Tennents? It’s always had a pretty bad reputation but it sounds like it’s popular!

I’m just about to do my first keg return. I’m sure I read somewhere that you don’t need to put the QR code stickers on the kegs any more, but I can’t find where I read it.


Tennents have worked really hard on their keg beers and craft stuff over the last few years - I’m far from a massive fan of them but it does seem to have paid off!

I guess I’m stuck in an 80s mindset, when they used to be a byword for drunken tramps (as it was fine to call them at the time). I need to reassess and give them a try!


Ah, you must be acquainted with Tennents Super. :lol:

Haha, that’s the stuff. I only ever had it once. Weird to have a beer that’s so thick you have to chew it.


Utterly vile, but it does what it says on the tin - gets you super strawberry floated up, super quick.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Cumberdanes » Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:05 pm

I actually quite like regular Tennents, as generic lagers go it’s alright. That special brew shite can get in the strawberry floating sea though.

Tried a nice lager yesterday that I picked up at ASDA, Mahou Cinco Estrellas.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:32 pm

Down to my last keg now, so I’ve ordered another three - Hertog Jan, Spaten and the Oktoberfest Lowenbrau.

As much as I loved the Jupiler, I’m now positive that Lowenbrau is my favourite (so far). Keen to see how the new ones compare. Still slightly obsessed with this machine.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Ste » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:46 pm



Finding it increasing hard to resist getting some of these.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:46 pm

I'll be glad to get a free one if I do the offer (stock permitting), but the 1-litre capacity combined with the stronger Oktoberfest edition(s) is a recipe for silliness.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:14 pm

Found the email about QR codes on keg returns.

we’ve also just made returning your kegs even easier. We’re moving away from the cut-and-stick QR codes, and from September 11th you won’t receive these in your orders. No more cutting out the codes and individually stick them to your kegs - just box them up and let us do the rest!

How does this magic work, you ask? We’ll use the returns label produced from the Keg Return Hub on the outside of the box to identify your kegs - so it’s really important that the only courier sticker on the outside of the box is your Beer Hawk-arranged Yodel or Collect+ returns label! You will need to remove any stickers on the outside of the box used for returns.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:29 pm

Oktoberfest Spaten is back in stock today.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Errkal » Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:05 pm

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6.2% Abyss - Tropical Thunder

https://abyssbrewing.co.uk/products/tro ... ipa-6-pack

Not quite enough juiciness so it has a little bit of hop harshness but it's not bad.

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by Cyburn2 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:36 pm

had camden town's collab with Marmite: Love to Hate.

Some marmite aftertaste, but mostly smokey notes.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Ste » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:17 pm

Hoegaarden.

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Size of the pint glass!

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:41 pm

I’ve tried the Spaten and Hertog Jan kegs now. The Spaten was pretty similar to the Lowenbrau, but the taste of the beer disappeared the instant it was swallowed, so felt a bit hollow. The Hertog Jan was OK, but nowhere near as nice as the Lowenbrau or Jupiler. So the Hertog has been switched out mid-keg so I can try….

The Lowenbrau Oktoberfest. Goddamn. What a beer. I’ve got to order more while it’s still available. Even though it’s only slightly higher ABV, it feels much more potent. And the stronger flavour is fantastic. It kind of reminds me of a lighter Leffe Blond (though I’m sure if I had one of those right now, the differences would be obvious). I just hope that going back to regular Lowenbrau isn’t going to be a disappointment!

Stocked up on Jupiler and Shelby in last week’s multi-buy deal.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Ste » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:37 pm

Interesting to hear your thoughts on the Hertog, mightnt bother trying it now, it's not like there's a shortage of good lagers. Have you tried the Stella yet? (did you think it was so bad that it was not worth commenting on!?)

Next time I order I'm thinking I'm going to start the subscription after all. I'll then use the credit from the order itself and the keg returns to put towards other stuff I want when they appear in the weekly multi buy offer. Going to go for Lowenbrau, Jupiler and probably Stella.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:22 pm

The Hertog is still worth a try. It’s not bad, but I just prefer the others. I wouldn’t rule out buying it again, maybe when I want a change, or to make up the numbers for a multi-buy.

Forgot to post about the Stella. It’s a perfectly good pint, and despite its reputation I’d happily order it again for a bit of variety. The PD version is certainly the best tasting Stella I’ve had, and is miles apart from the tinned stuff.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:40 pm

Gone back to finish off the second half of the Hertog keg that I’d swapped out. It really is fine, but inevitably suffers by comparison with the just-finished Oktoberfestbier. Weirdly, the first taste I got was bubblegum! I googled it and thankfully I’m not the only one who detected it.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:19 pm

If anyone is thinking of getting a PerfectDraft, I’ve got a referral code (expires end of October) that gets you 15% off (worth about £40, depending on the bundle you go for), and bags me £35 credit. Takes the cost of the machine down to about £200.

If multiple people are interested, I will of course alternate with Ste’s code, if he has one.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Ste » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:40 am

rinks wrote:If anyone is thinking of getting a PerfectDraft, I’ve got a referral code (expires end of October) that gets you 15% off (worth about £40, depending on the bundle you go for), and bags me £35 credit. Takes the cost of the machine down to about £200.

If multiple people are interested, I will of course alternate with Ste’s code, if he has one.


I didn't get a referral code.

Have you seen they are doing a week of promotions and a new keg this week! Think it's going to be an expensive week.

I returned 6 kegs yesterday but probably won't be credited quick enough.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:53 pm

Ste wrote:
rinks wrote:If anyone is thinking of getting a PerfectDraft, I’ve got a referral code (expires end of October) that gets you 15% off (worth about £40, depending on the bundle you go for), and bags me £35 credit. Takes the cost of the machine down to about £200.

If multiple people are interested, I will of course alternate with Ste’s code, if he has one.


I didn't get a referral code.

Have you seen they are doing a week of promotions and a new keg this week! Think it's going to be an expensive week.

I returned 6 kegs yesterday but probably won't be credited quick enough.

I’ve done a bunch of customer surveys recently, so maybe that’s why I got the referral code.

I haven’t seen anything about the promotions, but I’ll be watching. Just spent most of my saved credit on three kegs. I thought I’d try the Tennent’s. Won’t be buying it again. Very bland. But I’ve also got a Leffe Blond to look forward to.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by Ste » Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:50 pm

rinks wrote:I’ve done a bunch of customer surveys recently, so maybe that’s why I got the referral code.

I haven’t seen anything about the promotions, but I’ll be watching. Just spent most of my saved credit on three kegs. I thought I’d try the Tennent’s. Won’t be buying it again. Very bland. But I’ve also got a Leffe Blond to look forward to.


The new keg is going to be:

https://www.schneiders-landbrauerei.de/en

Looks like it'll be right up your street!

They are doing a pack of 2 with two Schneider's glasses and an Oktoberfest candle(!)

There's also going to be 12 kegs in the multi buy section this week.

I got an email about it all. It asked you to sign up for notifications and in doing so I got £5 in beer vouchers. I don't know if it'll still work but if you want to PM your email address I'll forward it to you to see if you can get them too.

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:43 am

Oh yeah, that’s looks interesting. Definitely up for trying that.

I guess they’ve got a lot of candles left unsold!

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PostRe: What you drinking? The beer and booze thread
by rinks » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:31 am

Cheers for the email. Can’t see anywhere to sign up, so I guess it’s too late.

Moved onto the familiar territory of Leffe Blond now. Glorious stuff, in limited amounts.


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