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Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19451 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

What is your favourite real ale and why?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

The Marble Brewery in Manchester has some awesome real ales. All three of their most popular ones, Manchester Bitter, Lagonda and Ginger Marble are fantastic.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Not sure what you mean by "real," but here's mine:



User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Although its a bitter, whenever I'm in the UK I love a pint of John Smith's Extra Smooth. Found it once in the Hard Rock Bar at the Malta airport and I was in heaven.

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4554 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2284 times:



Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Norrlands Guld.



User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Ah ! the beers of my youth!
A favourite of mine



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User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2269 times:



[Edited 2006-02-05 08:42:59]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19451 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 2):
Not sure what you mean by "real,"

That's what it's called - real ale.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

A local Hampshire Brewey did a beer for the England cricket tests a few years ago. It was called Test Ickle Ease

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19451 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 9):
It was called Test Ickle Ease

LOL!

Which is the best beer festival in the UK?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Quoting Trident3 (Reply 6):

Oh yes Batemans is a nice drop. I recall the Summer of 1992 and Class 20's on Derby-Skegness trains, getting off at Sleaford and drinking Batemans at the pub outside the station until the 'choppers' returned. Never did make it to Skegness! Hic!


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Being in wales yesterday to watch the rugby, i felt it was only right to sample a local ale, so i had a pint of Brains SA, and in all fairness it wernt bad!

now being in a packed welsh pub, to watch them get absolutely stuffed by the English........that was the real highlight of the day!  Wink


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

There's an ale called Harvest Ale being made by John Willie Lees in Manchester, England at the moment.

Quote from the MEN:
"It is a sweet, almost port-like brew, 11.5 per cent strong, creamy and complex. It is a pure marvel and was even flagged up in the New York Times this January as one of the great strong beers. And there's nothing retro about it at all."

Now that sounds like a great ale if people are even talking about it over the pond!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13551 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

My favorites are the Yorkshire 'real ales'. When I travel in the UK I only try to drink 'real ales' drawn by a hand pump, one of the ways God intended beer to be made (the others include German and Czech beers in their countries). Among my favorite and reasonably available ones in England is 'Old Pecular'.

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3703 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2217 times:



It says Ale, that's real enough for me!



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