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Might be opening myself up to abuse here, but personally I am not a fan of beers at 7%+. Don’t mind it if I’m only having one or two, but feel the 5-6% mark is the sweet spot for flavour and drinkability if you’re having a few. Any less tends to be a bit watery and flavourless, but once it’s into the 7+ it’s not for me.

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7 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Might be opening myself up to abuse here, but personally I am not a fan of beers at 7%+. Don’t mind it if I’m only having one or two, but feel the 5-6% mark is the sweet spot for flavour and drinkability if you’re having a few. Any less tends to be a bit watery and flavourless, but once it’s into the 7+ it’s not for me.

I’d agree. 7% + I find to be a bit “meh” usually. The sharpness of the flavour gets lost in the booziness. Fine for a first pint, two max before moving into something else. Sticking to that strength of beer or lager for more than a couple of pints is a sure-fire sign of someone out to get pished and end up a useless mess that’s falling asleep at the table/bar/in a corner.

I’d say between 4-6% is just about right though as there are some very nice 4%ers on the market too. West 4 being a particular favourite of mine.

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First dabble with Camden and a nice cold Hells lager.
No bad. Wid drink again.
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They did an advert during the CL semi finals where you could win anything from 4 cans to 24 cans by scanning a QR Code on their advert.

I won a 12 pack, received it a week later.
The next day they sent a 24 pack by what I presume was an accident.

Was absolutely delicious.

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50 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Might be opening myself up to abuse here, but personally I am not a fan of beers at 7%+. Don’t mind it if I’m only having one or two, but feel the 5-6% mark is the sweet spot for flavour and drinkability if you’re having a few. Any less tends to be a bit watery and flavourless, but once it’s into the 7+ it’s not for me.

You are right I think. Plenty of high alcohol beers like a lot of the Belgians etc are fantastic but are big and heavy and can only really be enjoyed one or two at a time, even leaving aside the fact that they will leave you in a puddle of your own piss if you have too many.

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38 minutes ago, 8MileBU said:

I’d agree. 7% + I find to be a bit “meh” usually. The sharpness of the flavour gets lost in the booziness. Fine for a first pint, two max before moving into something else. Sticking to that strength of beer or lager for more than a couple of pints is a sure-fire sign of someone out to get pished and end up a useless mess that’s falling asleep at the table/bar/in a corner.

I’d say between 4-6% is just about right though as there are some very nice 4%ers on the market too. West 4 being a particular favourite of mine.

It’s actually a typo from me there, meant to put 4-6%. Agree there’s plenty of 4-5% beers I think are great, especially if I’m planning to have a good few of them.

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Generally agree but I do like 1 or 2 like an Old Jock or McEwan's Champion to finish the evening.

Anyway, tonight's offerings:

Wasn't particularly taken with the Erdinger but the others are regular favourites. Washed down with some delicious Bunnahbhain 12yo and a lovely Glenrothes 10 before that.20210228_010619.jpg

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JJ Whitley Potato Vodka

JJ Whitley Potato Vodka

It's lovely stuff with some tonic.

But no this lovely.. "An almost dairy-like creaminess, highlighted by subtle, yet distinctive notes of white grape and the lingering crunch of green apple "

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Had a pilsner, then a cali common, and not onto a Dubbel. After 4 nightshifts, this is really putting me on the magic carpet.

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For some reason decided not to buy any take home beer in February although did have some elsewhere, 3 in total. It’s now March and first purchase of the month is Swell Lager. Described as a new world lager at 4.5%. It’s slightly cloudy, doesn’t taste like a typical Aussie lager, in that it does have a swell taste. Would drink again, in fact I will as still have 3 to go. Swell Brewery is one of several breweries in or near McLaren Vale wine region south of Adelaide. Web photo.

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Oof! Brought this back from Belgium, the Westmalle Trappist monastery/brewery is right by the in-laws. 

Mad b*****ds, those boys. Definitely one to consume in small sips.

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Oof! Brought this back from Belgium, the Westmalle Trappist monastery/brewery is right by the in-laws. 
Mad b*****ds, those boys. Definitely one to consume in small sips.
Westmalle are the boys. Their Dubbel is excellent

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Don't know if anyone saw it, but goose Island are doing a creme egg stout in collaboration with Cadburys to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creme egg. Hmmm...

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18 hours ago, philpy said:

Don't know if anyone saw it, but goose Island are doing a creme egg stout in collaboration with Cadburys to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creme egg. Hmmm...

These sold out in 20 seconds this morning. I didn't get any unfortunately.

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1 hour ago, Marshmallo said:

These sold out in 20 seconds this morning. I didn't get any unfortunately.

Completely forgot about it 😂. Although to be fair, might have dodged a bullet. Sounded intriguing, might have been too sweet though I think.

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