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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    Not where I live in the North!

    Been on Beers of Europe, I also have a beer from each of these countries coming! Will take my tally to 41 countries I've tried beer from!

    Austria
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Canada
    Estonia
    Ethopia
    Finland
    Greece
    Guatemala
    Jamaica
    Kenya
    Laos
    Latvia
    Mauritus
    Namibia
    Romania
    Slovenia
    South korea
    Thailand
    Vietnam
    You sound like a good pub buddy, chatting and trying out / drinking beers! Whay :P
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    Beers of Europe is a place that sells beer and has an online shop. So decided to order some beer from 'odd' countries.
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    If you can ever get there in person I recommend it, it's so good, literally just a warehouse of beer, beer glasses, spirits, wines, everything. It's just amazing, my mates dad used to own it (or still does, I can't remember)
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    Went to Cambridge beer festival yesterday (twice). Tried about 10 beers, some great stuff - we agreed that the German beers were the best, although I tried not to say it too loud in case I got my Camra membership revoked for treason. I'll be back at the weekend to see what's left!
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Went to Cambridge beer festival yesterday (twice). Tried about 10 beers, some great stuff - we agreed that the German beers were the best, although I tried not to say it too loud in case I got my Camra membership revoked for treason. I'll be back at the weekend to see what's left!
    Any particular faves I should check out? :tong:
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Went to Cambridge beer festival yesterday (twice). Tried about 10 beers, some great stuff - we agreed that the German beers were the best, although I tried not to say it too loud in case I got my Camra membership revoked for treason. I'll be back at the weekend to see what's left!
    I'm glad I'm trying more foreign ales as well as real ale, purely as some of the places I like to visit only have 2-3 hand pulls on.
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    (Original post by CJ)
    Any particular faves I should check out? :tong:
    The blackbar stuff was good, I had a couple of theirs. I also had Ape Ale - which was a bit like Brewdog Punk. Had a couple of nice milds.

    The foreign beers were on rotation so it depends whats on. I tried a vollbier, a kolsch a hefeweizen and a dunkel lager. The dunkel was the best, one of the nicest I've tried. I'm looking out for a Marzen next time.

    Didn't have a single bad beer. I'll probably be back at least 2 or 3 more times this week, I've got at least 10 more I want to try, its only a 15 minute walk from my flat and I get free entry so why not?
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    I'm glad I'm trying more foreign ales as well as real ale, purely as some of the places I like to visit only have 2-3 hand pulls on.
    Yeah, sometimes I'm in the mood for real ale, sometimes I want something cold, and its nice to have something that is both cold and tasty, which is where bog standard lagers don't really cut it.
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    Have a brilliant local near me with 5 real ales on tap, 3-4 change pretty much every day! Currently loving Doom Bar though, dark, fruity, bitter. Common as it may be, it's quite a favourite at the moment!

    Still have a gallon of beer waiting for me there after winning their pub quiz
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Yeah, sometimes I'm in the mood for real ale, sometimes I want something cold, and its nice to have something that is both cold and tasty, which is where bog standard lagers don't really cut it.
    I feel like this in the Summer sometimes - I'll want a break from the dark ales and stouts and have something lighter, but I don't often go for blonde or amber ales. These are the times I revert to a European pale lager, although I'm normally longing for the barely-existent Spanish homebrew lagers you get in the middle of nowhere at some dodgy tapas bar.
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    Some of the hoppier, summer ales I've had recently have been foul. They easily turn bad and the last two I had were either off or just foul tasting. I think for the next few weeks I'll stick to Pilsners, Weizens, Belgian Whites and darker ales.

    Its Mild May and I'm hoping to find plenty of milds today/Friday.
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    Some of the hoppier, summer ales I've had recently have been foul. They easily turn bad and the last two I had were either off or just foul tasting. I think for the next few weeks I'll stick to Pilsners, Weizens, Belgian Whites and darker ales.

    Its Mild May and I'm hoping to find plenty of milds today/Friday.
    I love Mild, its one of the only two English beer styles I really love, a nice light nutty mild and a big strong hoppy IPA. Stouts/Porters I find a bit too bitter, and golden ales I find a bit insipid and vegetably.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Went to Cambridge beer festival yesterday (twice). Tried about 10 beers, some great stuff - we agreed that the German beers were the best, although I tried not to say it too loud in case I got my Camra membership revoked for treason. I'll be back at the weekend to see what's left!
    It's very irritating that they hold a beer festival during exam term!
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    (Original post by tommm)
    It's very irritating that they hold a beer festival during exam term!
    I finished my exams about a week ago, so it couldn't be better timing thanks
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    Thought I'd join this thread as i'm mad on real ale! Seen someone on here talk about Doombar and from previous experience, I'm not to mad on that ale, however it is okay I suppose. Can't knock any Fuller's Beers really, everyone of them fantastic along with Jennings and Theakston's beers. Moving into Sheffield Hallam Uni in September near Central Quay so not far off the famous Kelham Island. What a treat!
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    Got myself a large bottle of Hoegaarden, brilliant.
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    Did a session that included:

    Brooklyn Lager
    Anchor Porter, Steam
    Delirium Blonde
    Erdinger Kristal
    Segres
    Thornbridge Halcyon
    Red Willow Endless

    Plus about 7 real ales before that
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    Sounds like a good session Tom. I think I've had a couple of those. Which was the best?

    I am now off to the beer festival for a large cheese platter and about 10 halves of different beers. Enjoy your Thursday evenings, I will certainly enjoy mine.
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    Beer mixed with Jager...

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    It'll get you drunk pretty quickly.
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    (Original post by CJ)
    Any particular faves I should check out? :tong:

    What did you try/what did you think?

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