kyorke1 wrote:Welcome to the forums Jed52. I hope you have fun here.
Any Ales you can recommend? Im impressed with Copper Dragon particually the Scotts 1816, probably the best Ale Ive tried so far as I can remember.
Hello kyorke1. Yes, I could recommend a few. It depends on what style you like yourself. For instance, do you like stouts, or pale ale, or bitters, or are you willing, like myself, to try anything? What have you tried allready?
I've had Copper Dragon myself straight from the barrel, very nice beer.
Have you tried all the usual supermarket stuff. I know ranges vary from area to area, so forgive me if I mention something that is obvious.
Have you tried these bottled ales;
McEwans Champion. 7.3% Very heavy, but warming in winter.
J.W.Lees Harvest Ale. 11.5% Quite sweet. Can be layed down like a good wine. Good for about 15 or 20 years.
Brains. S.A.Gold. 4.7%. Citrusy aroma. Very smooth.
Felinfoel. Double Dragon. 4.2%? This is probably my favourite ale from Wales, but unfortunately I haven't found it in Yorkshire yet.
Theakstons Old Peculiar. 5.6%. You must have tried this beer. This is my personal favourite and is available just about everywhere.
Greene King. Strong Suffolk. 6.0%. Lovely smooth beer and easy to drink, considering the strength.
Have you tried some of the European brews, (we would probably call them largers, but it's all beer to me) such as Duvel, Westmalle, Chimay,Orval and Trappistes Rochefort? All Belgian brews. What about some lambic beers, some can be very fruity, but quite potent also.
Another favourite of mine is a German brew, Erdinger Weissbier, about 6.6% I think. Cloudy beer, but very refreshing when chilled.
Sorry, kyorke1, I've gone on long enough and you've probably had most of those anyway, I hope I havn't bored you with my recommendations.