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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #25 on: 30/11/2008 20:49:48 »
I do wish you Americans would learn what English words mean.
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #26 on: 30/11/2008 22:55:53 »
Do you think that'll be before or after they learn to use cutlery?
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #27 on: 01/12/2008 07:48:16 »
I do wish you Americans would learn what English words mean.

Or construction!
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #28 on: 01/12/2008 12:30:19 »
It is a fine pint of ale.
Enjoy it on its own, not too cold (just below room temperature - say 10 mins in the fridge).
It will be the equivalent of about 2.5 units of alcohol - in other words you would be well advised to wait at least a couple of hours before driving (after 1 bottle that is).
It won't get you drunk (unless you have a remarkably low tolerance) but it should put a smile on your face  ;)


Thank ewe Bikerman.

At the moment the Tangle Foot is on a shelf in my study....I am planning to get to know it better before I indulge in my alcy adventure.

 Ten minutes in the fridge eh ?..I'll try...I'll have to clear the shelves out to squeeze myself in there but I will give it a go !
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #29 on: 01/12/2008 12:32:58 »
I enjoy the odd pint of tangle foot - My recent beverage of choice has been another Badger beer - Golden Glory.  Actually, I think I'll drink anything brewed by Badger Brewerys...

Thanks BenV,


I have Golden Glory too...it's when I wake up in the morning and am bathed in sunlight ! ;)
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #30 on: 01/12/2008 12:35:25 »
If you've enjoyed Tangle Foot then you might like to try Fursty Ferret, also from Hall & Woodhouse - it's not so strong (4.4%) but just as good.

I send a bottle to my sister-in-law's German husband in Munich when anyone goes over - he's totally bewildered by the names of some of our beers. I've avoided sending him any Spitfire!

Thanks blakestyger

If I enjoy Tangle Foot I will seek out Fursty Ferret. At 4.4% it sounds still quite strong then. Does the alcohol really effect the taste ?...what does alcohol bring to the taste ?
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #31 on: 01/12/2008 12:36:15 »
The Bishops Finger has put a smile on my face!!!!

Sheepy, can I come around for vegie tempura. It is one of my favorite things to eat.....ever.

Ewe betcha !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #32 on: 01/12/2008 12:52:11 »
If you've enjoyed Tangle Foot then you might like to try Fursty Ferret, also from Hall & Woodhouse - it's not so strong (4.4%) but just as good.

I send a bottle to my sister-in-law's German husband in Munich when anyone goes over - he's totally bewildered by the names of some of our beers. I've avoided sending him any Spitfire!

Thanks blakestyger

If I enjoy Tangle Foot I will seek out Fursty Ferret. At 4.4% it sounds still quite strong then. Does the alcohol really effect the taste ?...what does alcohol bring to the taste ?

Too much alcohol can give it a chemical quality - Carlsberg Special is an example, and at 8% it really does do what it says on the tin!

When beer is brewed, too high an alcohol content kills off the yeasts - you control this by limiting the amount of fermentable carbohydrates (sugars) in the wort. To get to contents like 8% they must be adding ethyl alcohol to the beer afterwards - downright anti-social if you ask me; brewed solely to get ratted with.
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #33 on: 01/12/2008 14:42:23 »
I don't know what a bottle would do for people's motor function, but it seems to have upset their arithmetic.
"Thanks RD...well, it says on the bottle that it's 5%..I take it that means it's a lot then !!..gosh !!...and it's 500ml...just over a pint then.....so...how many units is that ?"

A pint is 568 ml.
LOL...well I quoted 2.5 units based on the real data (500ml) not the supposed data (a pint), so I can excuse myself :-)
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #34 on: 01/12/2008 16:38:45 »
Male Brits! - talking about the "taste" and "quality" of ale when they just end up drunk on the floor, anyway. It is somewhat similar to taking a girl out on a date and telling her your intentions are COMPLETELY honourable. It is horsht!!! (The last "word" is to be said VERY fast.)

Now if you are serious about drinking and dating (and "a snog plus" at the end of this sequence, a common results of such a combination) OR simply drinking for its own rewards, there is a magnificent American product that should be introduced to the "mutha" island. This American product is Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort is "a fruit, spice, and whiskey flavored liqueur produced since 1874. It is made from a blend of whiskey, peach, orange, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon flavors." (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Comfort) Its alcoholic content is most commonly 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume) but it also comes in packaging that has alcoholic content set at 21%, 35%, 36%, & 40%. In some foreign countries it is only available in a 30% mix.

The SoCo (Southern Comfort) product has led to more teen pregnancies than almost any other cause. Thus, it follows that it is also the leading cause of "shotgun" weddings.

So if you are marooned on an island (G.B.) with a witch, a pesky squirrel you are unable to get out of the attic and a snarling rat terrier cross-breed, try a little Southern Comfort. The squirrel will become a very friendly nut cracker, the pseudo-rat terrier will become the mastiff in front of the castle fire place and the witch will become your loving companion.

A good time will be had by all.

Enjoy!

« Last Edit: 01/12/2008 17:29:36 by JimBob »
 

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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #35 on: 01/12/2008 16:45:53 »
Err...I think you may be labouring under a couple of misapprehensions.

1) Most real-ale lovers are not piss-heads. You are thinking of the lager-swilling yobs that frequent large city centres and who don't know ale from arse. Real ale is a serious business - not something you swill down with a packet of Pringles in a poxy night-club, trying to look cool and attract the attention of some 16 year old girl pretending to be her mum.

2) Southern Comfort has been around here for at least as long as I have been drinking (30 plus years). I used to drink Southern Comfort as a student, and I developed a worrying tolerance for the stuff (as you do when you are a student). Here on the 'UK island' we generally get the 40% stuff, though you can get the more 'specialist' types by mail order, or through a good stockist.
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Re: Bikerman...whajfink of this Ale ?
« Reply #36 on: 01/12/2008 17:30:15 »
I get it! The British become ale connoisseurs since they haven't been able to grow grapes since Roman rule. I know, this is now changing, somewhat but I just cannot comprehend and Englishman droning on and on about wine as this thread has about ale.

(By the way, the post about Southern Comfort was a joke. It was not to be taken seriously.)
 

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« Reply #37 on: 01/12/2008 17:40:00 »
I get it! The British become ale connoisseurs since they haven't been able to grow grapes since Roman rule. I know, this is now changing, somewhat but I just cannot comprehend and Englishman droning on and on about wine as this thread has about ale.
Well, if you remember that we are pretty close to some very fine wine producers then perhaps it is not surprising that many English people (including myself) are quite keen on fine wines. France is pretty close ;)
(You may as well say that the average Nevadan shouldn't have a clue about wine because their climate is too hot - ignoring the fact that they are next to a fantastic wine producing region (California)...)
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« Reply #38 on: 01/12/2008 18:14:47 »
I like full bodied Red wines. I'm quite keen on Shiraz if you want a good all rounder to be drunk with most meals. I really like Albarino, a Spanish white that should not be chilled. It is delicious.

See, I'm just as at home droning on about wine as I am about ale. Ale became popular in Britain long, long ago because the water supply in lots of areas could not be trusted. Ale was made in areas with natural springs and so the water in it was good. Even children drank it.
 

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« Reply #39 on: 01/12/2008 18:19:46 »
I have a Badger brewery hat that I use when sailing. Badger used to be good, and still is pretty good when kept well, but there are so many excellent micro-breweries around now. Shepherd Neame are not as good as they used to be either. Bishops Finger is made by the tanker load and it shows I think. One of the best brews they made was called 1696 to celebrate the anniversary of their founding. It was very strong I remember, though not too well ;-), but had a superb taste. Supposedly an old recipe.

A beer I tried recently was from a very small brewery (Purity Brewing Company) called Purity Gold. Not very strong but lovely flavour. Won loads of awards.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 01/12/2008 21:49:07 »
I trust I will be seeing you at Beer festivals then?  The big one at Earls Court this year was great fun, and the Cambridge one is well worth a visit.  Being a CAMRA member I get to skip the queues too!
 

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« Reply #41 on: 02/12/2008 06:00:14 »
Carlsberg Special is an example, and at 8% it really does do what it says on the tin!

Carlsberg Special Brew is 9% alcohol, not 8%.

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At 9% alcohol Special Brew is one of the strongest lagers freely available in the United Kingdom, without going to a specialist shop*.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlsberg

* e.g. a hardware shop to buy paint thinner. :)

IIRC it was the comedian Sean Lock who said of Carlsberg special brew, "not many cans drunk indoors".
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« Reply #42 on: 02/12/2008 17:47:05 »
I did a tour of the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark when I lived there. It tastes much better in Denmark. I think they must export all the stuff that tastes terrible. I was with the mother-in-law at the time and I was heavily pregnant. We managed to smuggle out quite a bit from the tasting room. We looked the least likely punters to pinch any. A group of 20 year old lads got stopped and asked to put their extra bottles back but we sneaked out easily.   
 

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« Reply #43 on: 02/12/2008 20:55:51 »
The Sheffield Beer festival this year was great- they held it in a tent in a field (in the city centre- Sheffield's like that). The band were great and so was the atmosphere.
BTW, I don't drink beer.

The campaign for real cider hangs out with CAMRA.

If the English are conniseurs of ale I guess it might be because we have no problems pinching other people's good ideas.
Larger is fine if you have the right weather for brewing it. Ale's a good drink too. We don't make as good a wine as some of our neighbours (we just don't have the weather) and I know that there are people who think that Dutch Gin is better than London gin. We have a good climate for apples and so we make excellent cider. We also took to drinkoing tea, coffee, and chocolate without any concern that it wasn't our heritage.
The point is that we don't alwasy care who makes it or invented it; we just drink it.
As it happens, we also make good beer.

Remember there are only 2 sorts of drink in the world- the stuff you like, and the stuff you don't.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 04/12/2008 03:38:43 »
Three types, the stuff you like, the stuf you don't and the stuff that causes allergic reactions: reactions that are breakouts - doors, windows, mirrors, - anything that is in the way.

I am VERY allergic to alcohol.  Can't drink. Period.

Le sigh!
 

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« Reply #45 on: 04/12/2008 16:49:39 »
I'm not a lover of Californian wines. Some of the whites are OK-ish but the reds taste a bit "thin". South African, Australian and Chilean wines are, as far as my taste is concerned, far superior.

As for JammyBlob's comment about British wines - you arse! Britain has always produced very good wines but in small quantity (I realise that may seem strange to Americans as quality rather than quantity is an alien concept to them). However, we didn't want to waste them on Johnny Foreigners who wouldn't appreciate them so we kept them for ourselves. And don't forget who invented Champagne (Well, not Champagne obviously as it doesn't come from that region of France, but the method).
 

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« Reply #46 on: 04/12/2008 16:54:57 »
BC - A beer festival isn't a beer festival unless it's held in a tent (I make an exception for Oktoberfest). In a village where I used to live the local pub had a beer festival every year. There was a function hall there but the festival was always held in a marquee in the garden while the bands played inside the pub. This allowed the beardie types to discuss the merits of the various beers without having their ears assailed by cacophanous renderings of tuneless pop songs.
 

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« Reply #47 on: 04/12/2008 17:02:27 »
Doc,
you should try some of the Californian Zinfandel (especially the 'good' stuff). Nobody could call that 'thin'.
I'm a lover of Aussie wines myself - I've been lucky enough to visit the major wineries in Ozz on a couple of occasions and, for Shiraz and Merlot, there is no finer tipple.
 

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« Reply #48 on: 04/12/2008 17:10:24 »
... for Shiraz and Merlot, there is no finer tipple.

...except Retsina. ;)
 

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« Reply #49 on: 04/12/2008 17:25:24 »
Doc,
you should try some of the Californian Zinfandel (especially the 'good' stuff). Nobody could call that 'thin'.
I'm a lover of Aussie wines myself - I've been lucky enough to visit the major wineries in Ozz on a couple of occasions and, for Shiraz and Merlot, there is no finer tipple.

I've tried Californian Zinfandel. South African Zinfandel is superior in every way and is 1 of my favourites. 2 others of which I am particularly fond are South Australian Shiraz and Chilean Merlot.
 

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