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What's your favourite brew?

Mythos
59 (72%)
Amstel
18 (22%)
Alpha
2 (2.4%)
Heineken
3 (3.7%)

Total Members Voted: 84

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Offline Mike G

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« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2005, 01:34:12 PM »
Hello Tom (Toma2).

When in York there are two Wetherspoon pubs. You can search their website for the exact locations. Click here. There you will find their new selection of bottled beers of the world plus (I'm guessing, from other Wetherspoon pubs) 6-8 real ales, many local to York. Wetherspoons are one of the cheapest chains of pubs in the UK and their beer is usually in excellent condition and served at the right temperature (12-14C?).

There is even a small (real ale) brewery in York. They do guided tours and a tasting. Click here.

Mike

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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2005, 03:41:55 PM »
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Don't mistake quality for strength Chris. I just prefer it that way, but I find they are more reliable at higher strength. A microbiologiest could explain why.

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I am getting to like stonger beers these days, i think it odd that the major british breweries can't make strong beer without losing all the flavour and making it taste so disgusting sweet

Mike I've had strong homebrews that actually still retained their 'ale' flavour, i assume that's the effect you go for

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2005, 10:53:43 AM »
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Mike I've had strong homebrews that actually still retained their 'ale' flavour, i assume that's the effect you go for
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Hello Chris,

You are correct. When I first started well over 30 years ago I bought the loose ingredients (malted barley, hops, etc). However, as time pressures became more significant I went over to kits, which are much less labour intensive.

These days I buy a 5 gallon bitter kit and make it up to 3 gallons only (thus concentrating the flavour) and add sufficient sugar to obtain the required alcoholic strength. Beer yeast will ferment to 10-11% without too much trouble so there is no residual sweetness.

Re. the "black" beer in the Souvlakia House in Plakias, by all means try it as a novelty. However, I suspect that, like me, you will think Mythos suits the ambience of Plakias much better and is cheaper. In fact, I personally nearly always drink the local house carafe wine in Greek tavernas.

Mike

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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2005, 12:23:12 PM »
Having just come back from Plakias and tried them all, I voted for Alpha although most of the time I was drinking Mythos as it's more widely available. Not on the list but worth a mention is Zorbas. The draught Mythos was very good but we noticed a few bars serving draught in 400ml measures rather than 500ml and not always indicating the size on the menu (the taverna by Damnoni beach).

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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2005, 10:57:52 PM »
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Re. the "black" beer in the Souvlakia House in Plakias, by all means try it as a novelty. However, I suspect that, like me, you will think Mythos suits the ambience of Plakias much better and is cheaper. In fact, I personally nearly always drink the local house carafe wine in Greek tavernas.

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i will certainly have a taste of the black beer, but when we stumble into the souvalaki house late on that first night, i'll most likely order a mythos first  

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serving draught in 400ml measures rather than 500ml

WHAT!!   questions will be asked in the house!  actually i should have added another couple of alternatives....bottled or draught,

i prefer my mythos in bottles  

i assume you two had a good time...i look forward to hearing about it

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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2005, 12:20:30 AM »
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There is even a small (real ale) brewery in York. They do guided tours and a tasting. Click here.

Mike

Had a look at York Brewery and found out that they sell their products at 3 pubs at the university. This means that I can try out the ales without bothering my logistics department too much.


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These days I buy a 5 gallon bitter kit and make it up to 3 gallons only (thus concentrating the flavour) and add sufficient sugar to obtain the required alcoholic strength. Beer yeast will ferment to 10-11% without too much trouble so there is no residual sweetness.

I think 10-11 % is to much for me, as I like the taste better than the buzz.  Looking back, I have not tasted extra strength beer since those days when (and this very long ago) making girls loose some of their inhibitions was the main objective of the evening.  

In Plakias I also prefer the open house wine with my evening meal. It usually goes really well with the food.

Tom

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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2005, 01:38:16 AM »
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  Looking back, I have not tasted extra strength beer since those days when (and this very long ago) making girls loose some of their inhibitions was the main objective of the evening.  

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   trying to keep her awake is more of a challenge these days
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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2005, 11:34:09 PM »
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  Looking back, I have not tasted extra strength beer since those days when (and this very long ago) making girls loose some of their inhibitions was the main objective of the evening.  

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Good one Chris

I see Amstel is catching up a bit in the poll. It is time for all Amstel drinkers to come out from where ever you are hiding and bring the prosentage to where it belongs.

Tom

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« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2005, 09:36:37 PM »
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I see Amstel is catching up a bit in the poll. It is time for all Amstel drinkers to come out from where ever you are hiding and bring the prosentage to where it belongs.

Tom
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No Tom, Mythos is in an unassailable lead now I reckon.........

( Unless a representative of Amstel wants to bribe me   )

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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2005, 05:53:20 PM »
A mini-quiz for all you beer bores  

The other night I enjoyed a bottle of the only Trappist beer brewed in the Netherlands.

What was I drinking?

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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2005, 07:12:07 PM »
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A mini-quiz for all you beer bores   

The other night I enjoyed a bottle of the only Trappist beer brewed in the Netherlands.

What was I drinking?
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La Trappe  

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« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2005, 07:57:09 PM »
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La Trappe 
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Correct!  Not many folk outside Holland (or even Brabant) know this...

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« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2005, 09:53:33 PM »
Guess this one then.

Its in a black and white tin with a lions head on it, its 4.1% and you get eight for a fiver at my local shop and i only have one left!

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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2005, 10:58:19 PM »
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Beer.  AAH- a most satisfying drink.  

The pic in this tread is great, it makes me thirsty, and makes me dream . . . But it features a level horizon that only can be achieved by supporting the camera on the bar   (my experience)

In Greece I drink Amstel. Since it's brewed in Greece I consider it a local beer. Am I wrong? When I travel I always try out the local stuff, and normally I find something I like.

[attachment=168:attachment]  The trick: avoid horizons

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Nothing to do with beer but where are these apartments that the photo was taken? Myrthios? Nice view (apart from the clothes pegs!)

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« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2005, 11:06:31 AM »
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Guess this one then.

Its in a black and white tin with a lions head on it, its 4.1% and you get eight for a fiver at my local shop and i only have one left!

                                  Barny.
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You got me there Barny, but it's interesting how many beers are associated with lions and other wild beasts: Lowenbrau, Singha, Everards Tiger, Tiger beer from Malaysia (?) as immortalised by Anthony Burgess, and so on.