Anchor Porter

Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company | www.anchorbrewing.com
Country of Origin: USA
First Brewed:
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Date drunk:
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location:
Purchased: Beers of Europe

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Sagres Preta

Brewery: Sagres | www.sagres.pt
Country of Origin: Portugal
First Brewed:
Alcohol Content: 4.1% ABV
Date drunk:
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location:
Purchased: Beers of Europe

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Super Bock Stout

Brewery: Super Bock | www.superbock.pt
Country of Origin: Portugal
First Brewed:
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
Date drunk:
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe

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Stone Smoked Porter

Brewery: The Stone Brewing Company | www.stonebrew.com
Country of Origin: USA
First Brewed:
Alcohol Content: 5.9% ABV
Date drunk:
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe

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Arrogant Bastard Ale

Brewery: The Stone Brewing Company | www.stonebrew.com
Country of Origin: USA
First Brewed: 1997
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Date drunk: 08 December 2012
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe

Arrogant Bastard Ale – Time to cross a few more off the list, this is actually my 2nd of the day following on from Adnams Southwold Bitter that I had at lunchtime in The Kings Head in Holt.

This one is a challenge to the mass produced American lagers. This is what it says on the bottle.

“This is an aggressive ale. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory-maybe something with a multimillion dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multimillion dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.

Www.arrogantbastard.com

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Arrogant Bastard Ale

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Adnams Southwold Bitter

Brewery: Adnams | www.adnams.co.uk
Country of Origin: England
First Brewed: 1967
Alcohol Content: 3.7% ABV
Date drunk: 08 December 2012
Bottle/Cask: Cask
Location: Holt, Norfolk
Purchased: The Kings Head

A nice pint of bitter to wash down a meaty lunch at the steak house in the Kings Head in Holt

Adnams Southwold Bitter

Adnams Southwold Bitter

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Deuchars IPA

Second one of the evening, another IPA, this time from a little closer to home, as this ones from Scotland, Deuchars IPA to be precise from the Caledonian Brewing Company – www.caledonian-brewery.co.uk. Described as A tasty, clear crisp and light beer, dark gold in colour. It’s dry palate is tempered by a soft and silky maltiness and balanced with quenching citrus fruit. Long, deep, bitter, hop finish. Definitely more ‘hoppy’ than the last one.

Deuchars IPA

Deuchars IPA

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Shipyard IPA

Back in America again to start off this evenings session of crossing off some of the beers on the list. Starting off with Shipyard IPA, a 5.8% Amber beer. Tasting notes in the book say “The hops impart grassy, herbal aromas to a primarily malty sweet nose. With a creamy effervescent mouthfeel, the bitter flavours stand out prominently and the finish is very dry and tart.” It’s another nice beer and another good example of an IPA that provides a refreshing alternative to the well known lagers.

Shipyard IPA

Shipyard IPA

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Second one of the evening from the Sierra Nevada brewery, this one’s called Torpedo and as you may have guessed is a bit more power file at 7.2%. This one’s a bit darker and classed as an Amber Beer. Definitely has a stronger taste that the pale ale. The books tasting notes say: Very bright nose, green aromas of grass and hay with lemony overtones. A soft caramel malt up front, then hops. Bitterness dominates, but its refined not tarry. A clean bitter finish. You’d definitely know about it when you’d had a few of these.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Saturday night beer tour of the world resumes this evening, starting tonight with the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Described in the book 1001 beers you must try before you die as: Fresh grassy, resiny hop nose with orangey undercurrents; also fruity with maybe just a hint of peachiness. Crisp and dry up front with a slightly toasty malt character that blends into a clean, assertive hop bitterness and a long, perfumed bitter finish. A nice beer and a good start to the evening I feel.

Sierras Nevada Pale Ale

Sierras Nevada Pale Ale

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