Category Archives: Amber Beers

Described in the book, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die as:

The majority of top-fermenting ales (as opposed to bottom-fermenting lagers), the copper-coloured, the bronzed, the ambers, the bitters and ales, the IPAs, the pale ales.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Lager

Sticking with lagers from the USA, we move from Boston to Brooklyn. This is another beer I have had the pleasure of drinking before, previously on draught at mozzerella’s Italian restaurant in Marsden, west yorks. 5.2%, and described as Amber … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Next up this evening is Samuel Adams Boston Lager, this is a brew from the USA , first brewed in 1985, at only 4.8%, this one would be much more suited to a session. More complex than your average mass … Continue reading

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Carlsberg Elephant Beer

Now this is a beer I had drunk before, mainly in retiros on retiro st in Oldham many ears ago, a strong lager at 7.2% originally created as a special strong pilsner for export to the Gold Coast (what is … Continue reading

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Trappist Achel Bier Brunne

Back to Europe, Belgium to be precise for this amber beer brewed by Trappist monks at the remote achel brewery on the Flemish Dutch border. At 8% it’s a relatively strong beer but it has quite a mellow flavour to … Continue reading

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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

I’d not had any of the beers on the list for a while before deciding to cross some more off the list. So I decided to start with Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale form Australia’s Coopers Brewery – www.coopers.com.au. It’s … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Finger

Brewery: Shepherd Neame | www.shepherd-neame.co.uk Country of Origin: England First Brewed: 1958 Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV Date drunk: 05 February 2011 Bottle/Cask: Bottle Location: Home Purchased: Gift Notes: Really didn’t like this one, and it’s not a beer I’d be … Continue reading

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Wells Bombardier

Brewery: Wells and Youngs | www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk Country of Origin: England First Brewed: 1980 Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV Date drunk: 05 February 2011 Bottle/Cask: Bottle Location: Home Purchased: Gift Notes: Beer no 2 of 1001. Nice bitter, definitely added to the … Continue reading

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Marston’s Pedigree

Beer: Pedigree Brewery: Marston’s | www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk Country of Origin: England First Brewed: 1952 Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV Date drunk: 05 February 2011 Bottle/Cask: Bottle Location: Home Purchased: Gift Notes: This is the first of the 1001 Beers that I drank … Continue reading

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