Currently drinking.....

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby JHarley » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:42 am

philthehill wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:54 am
Not all in the same glass and at the same time !!!!! :D
Good God No!, 😂 all separate! :D
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby JHarley » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:48 am

myoldjalopy wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:49 am
Well....possibly Phil, though you can't be sure it isn't some kind of weird cocktail :D
Some people have 'unusual' tastes - why only the other day I heard of a friend of a friend who likes to eat their pasty with a spoon..........in a bowl of milk :o
I kid you not!
At risk of losing my dignity, I once tried putting yogurt in a tortilla when there was nothing in the fridge, it was surprisingly nice... but I wouldn't try it again :oops:
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:25 pm

Try making your own yoghurt-it's really nice if you get it right.

Now I can't remember if I've posted this before, but this stuff is rather drinkable.
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Now-do I get the home brew gear out and give it another go?
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby Blaketon » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Thinking of monks, I'm sure it was a bottle of Abbot Ale I took home the other night.

On the subject of whiskey (I am not a spirit drinker), I was recently reminded of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIctcgsDWNs (Go to 25.45), which discusses how rocks affect the flavour of whiskey. I am sure it must apply to beer. I know that Shepherd & Neame's bottles refer to their own well in Kent.

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby philthehill » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Old Speckled Hen used to be my favorite ale when it was made by the Morland Brewery, Abington. When the production of Speckled Hen moved to the Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds the taste changed considerably (which I understand was down to the change of well water) and was not to my liking so I gave up drinking Speckled Hen Ale. Now I tend to drink Tribute from the St Austell Brewery.


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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:33 am

You are probably aware of the motoring connection to "Old Specked Hen" are you Phil?
I remember its introduction.

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby Myrtles Man » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 am

ManyMinors wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:33 am
You are probably aware of the motoring connection to "Old Specked Hen" are you Phil?
Driving bans and licence points? :o

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby philthehill » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:38 pm

Oh yes - Old works MG works runabout, black and covered in gold speckles so aptly named 'Speckled Hen'.

https://www.mgcc.co.uk/articles/the-sto ... -the-brew/

The octagon bottle label is a good clue :D


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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby TDV102 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:36 pm

Old Speckled Hen also do a decent gluten-free beer, which is a rare thing indeed! Just been told I have Coeliacs - so cruel for a real ale fan, especially one with a taste for stouts and porters. Home brew may be a good solution. For now I'll just risk the odd cheeky normal beer.
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby irmscher » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:40 am

PG tips :oops:

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby Propshaft » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 am

Yorkshire tea (decaf). Had friends over from Hungary so was on parlinker yesterday ,home brew 50 percent volume

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 pm

philthehill wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Oh yes - Old works MG works runabout, black and covered in gold speckles so aptly named 'Speckled Hen'.

https://www.mgcc.co.uk/articles/the-sto ... -the-brew/

The octagon bottle label is a good clue :D
Really? Well I never knew that!
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 pm

TDV102 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Old Speckled Hen also do a decent gluten-free beer, which is a rare thing indeed! Just been told I have Coeliacs - so cruel for a real ale fan, especially one with a taste for stouts and porters. Home brew may be a good solution. For now I'll just risk the odd cheeky normal beer.
Why would home brew be the solution?
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:15 pm

Tonight's brew, from Box Steam Brewery, in Trowbridge. They do about 6 ales, all with a railway theme. Derail Ale is next in line.
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby twincamman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am

I can strongly recommend Derail Ale.

I'm a big fan of St Austell's Proper Job, one of the best IPAs out there.

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 am

I'm not a massive IPA fan, but Derail was nice. I've had Proper Job, but I prefer dark, sweet beers really.
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby StillGotMy1stCar » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:01 pm

twincamman wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am
I can strongly recommend Derail Ale.

I'm a big fan of St Austell's Proper Job, one of the best IPAs out there.
ndevans wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 am
I'm not a massive IPA fan, but Derail was nice. I've had Proper Job, but I prefer dark, sweet beers really.
I sometimes use IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) for cleaning things. 99.9% pure Alcohol, wouldn’t drink it though :lol:

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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:18 pm

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Life's good when you find a stash of beer you'd forgotten you had!
I picked up a box of assorted ales from a shop in Lynmouth in 2017. Was going to give them as Xmas presents, but forgot about them, and they've been hidden in the back of the wardrobe for 2 years! They're out of date now, so I'm going to drink them myself 🍻
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:53 pm

Bogof update today. First up is this beauty:-
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Surfer Rosa, from Madrigal Brewery, Lynmouth. A lively little number, despite being 18 months out of date! Tasty and aromatic too, though a little too like an IPA for my liking.

Next up is tonight's beverage:-
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Hunter's Full Bore, from Ipplepen, Devon. Contains Boudicea hops, which I've never heard of. Nice, full bodied, rounded, warming, reminiscent of a winter warmer. Right up my street!
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Re: Currently drinking.....

Postby ndevans » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:41 pm

Another lively little number from Madrigal. This was needed two glasses to contain all the froth. It's a fruity, treacly stout, just how I like them!
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