Monthly Archives: April 2013

Play Up Pompey

You are only 50 once. And it is clearly reasonable to expect special treatment from your nearest and dearest. So this weekend we found ourselves in……………….Portsmouth. Not an obvious destination. Ever. To my mind it is the South Coast equivalent … Continue reading

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Growler Brewery Umbel Ale (3.8%)

Would you believe that even though this beer has been around for quite a long time I’ve never tried it before? And what’s more, I rather like it. Umbel Ale pours a very nice bright orange with only a simple … Continue reading

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Magic Hat Brewing Co. #9 Not Quite Pale Ale (5.1%)

This beer really smells of peaches. You can almost feel the fuzz on their skins. Not Quite Pale Ale is a warm honey amber with a fizzing head of foam, and as you take a drink the peaches in the … Continue reading

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XT Brewing Co. 4 (4.2%)

This reminds me a lot of Bath Ales’ Gem. It has that same big round raisin toffee fruitiness and the same dark amber colour. There’s not a great deal to smell in this beer save for a slight woody toffee … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale (9.6%)

This is the 2013 version of Sierra Nevada’s Barley Wine. It’s the first time I’ve tried Bigfoot, and I don’t like it. It certainly looks good, sitting in my glass a rich conker red with a fluffy white head, but … Continue reading

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