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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2600 on: March 15, 2021, 10:40:12 pm »
As far as I can tell, Goose Island have two strands to their brewing: - blandified versions of their original beers for mass production, and interesting specialty beers that they brew for their own edification, which InBev let them brew for the halo effect. When left to their own devices, they're bloody good brewers - the Sofie and Matilda saisons are as good as anything out of Belgium, the Bourbon County Stout is a classic, and Obadiah Poundage is an off-the-walls recreation of a trad porter, hornbeam-smoked malts, Bretted secondary fermentation and all...

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2601 on: March 17, 2021, 09:01:10 pm »
Just polishing off the last glass of a very nice 2016 Trimbach Gewurtztraminer

Discovered Gewurtz when on family holiday in Turckheim in 2018 (along with very beautiful and inexpensive local Riesling)

The 2016 Trimbach is very much less sweet than I recall others and all the better for it. 

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2602 on: March 18, 2021, 12:33:02 am »
Gewurztraminer d'Alsace is the tipple of choice to accompany Xmas dinner at Fort Larrington, though not one I have been able to sample since 2013 chiz.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2603 on: March 19, 2021, 09:44:15 pm »
I can tell you what I'm not drinking.

Back there <<< I was complimentary about my local microbrewery. Having need of fresh supplies last evening I went onto their website only to discover most of their beer was sold out. Still, thre were two IPA that were "in". Hit buy. Delivered. What could go wrong?

Milkshake IPA:  this IPA is packed with Passionfruit, Pineapple, and fruity hops, with extra lactose and oats for a hazy, creamy finish. They mean it. Not hop flavour. Fruit. Verging on the undrinkable for me

New England IPA: NEIPA showcases the power of Eclipse - one of the world’s newest hops. Expect Mandarin, Citrus peel and just a touch of pine. We backed this up with our biggest dry hop load ever - Mosaic and Simcoe adding the aroma here. A fruity, juicy celebration. Drinkable, but only just

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2604 on: March 19, 2021, 10:17:36 pm »
Just not your thing.

I had a can of Brewdog Light Speed the other night, not expecting very much but it was surprisingly flavoursome.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2605 on: March 20, 2021, 08:52:40 am »
I don't mind the fruit smoothie IPAs as an occasional thing (and with their typical ABVs, they are occasional) ; what puts me off is paying a fiver+ a can (or a fiver a half-pint in a bar; remember those?) for something that can be very hit and miss.

Relatedly, I've found dodgy NEIPAs and the like (unpleasant onion/garlic notes etc.) can sometimes be made more palatable with a slug of crème de pêche (presumably other fruit liqueurs will work as well).

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2606 on: March 20, 2021, 12:02:28 pm »
Yikes! I would instinctively steer well clear of anything calling itself 'milkshake IPA'. Sounds revolting.

Not a huge fan of Mosaic hops, tbh, and it's infuriating that they seem to find their way into so many half-baked trendy 'craft' beers.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2607 on: March 20, 2021, 04:44:06 pm »
Yes, I'm not a fan of anything that has flavours from things that aren't hops. It's veering into Starbucks territory

citoyen

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What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2608 on: March 20, 2021, 06:37:27 pm »
I was in Tesco earlier and they had Magic Rock Dark Arts stout reduced to clear - 99p a can. So that's what I'm drinking right now.

Best thing about it? It tastes of stout. It doesn't taste of cake or fruit or milkshake or anything else.

Very nice indeed. Nothing special but all the better for that.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2609 on: March 20, 2021, 06:53:23 pm »
Enjoying a few bottles from my Stewarts mixed case of Hollyrood Pale, Golden Ale and their 80 shilling.

No nonsense, all are around 4.5% abv and not a gimmick in sight. 

500ml bottles too.    :thumbsup:

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2610 on: March 20, 2021, 07:41:28 pm »
Just not your thing.

I had a can of Brewdog Light Speed the other night, not expecting very much but it was surprisingly flavoursome.

Actually, the New England drunk on its own, not as a fruitloop chaser is OK, a modern IPA with a healthy bitterness.

I'll give the Milkshake another try when I'm in the mood. Mebbe.

Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2611 on: March 20, 2021, 07:44:50 pm »
Latte Stout. It does contain both coffee and milk (or at least milk sugars). I can't tell that it contains coffee, but it's rather good (even if four and a half pints last night meant a bit of a slow start this morning).
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2612 on: March 20, 2021, 09:04:13 pm »
I don't mind the milkshake IPAs, done right they can be tasty. I wouldn't drink them all night.

Hyper-hopping IPAs, of course, especially the NEIPAs is a risky business, you're amplifying any flavour mistake.

I'll always vote for a plain stout – and Dark Arts is a good one.
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