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Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:37 am

What is your favourite real ale and why?
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:50 am

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.
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:51 am

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

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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:56 am

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.
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:01 am



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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:09 am

Norrlands Guld.

 
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:11 pm

Ah ! the beers of my youth!
A favourite of mine
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:40 pm



[Edited 2006-02-05 08:42:59]
 
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:52 pm

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

That's what it's called - real ale.
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:54 pm

A local Hampshire Brewey did a beer for the England cricket tests a few years ago. It was called Test Ickle Ease
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:56 pm

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

LOL!

Which is the best beer festival in the UK?
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:19 pm

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!
 
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:24 pm

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
 
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:28 pm

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!
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:53 pm

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'.
 
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RE: Real Ale: What's Your Favourite?

Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:01 am



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