Your Favourite Ales/bitters

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    has anyone tried or heard of this west country brewed bitter called "OTTER"?
     
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    named after maris otter malt no doubt
     
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    Here is my local brewer, the pub it is affliaited to has just launched an independant cinema upstairs with a 5m screen! I reckon a visit is on the cards:)

    http://ironbridgebrewery.co.uk/blog/

    BTW, I recomend anyone to visit ironbridge, its a national heritage site with loads of excellent museums and great pubs, go for lunch at the golden ball inn (my fave pub in the world)
     
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    the oldest pub in my local area " HAMMERSMITH" IT IS A FULLERS PUB, CALLED THE DOVE, it is in the waterfront of the thames.
     
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    That used to be an old haunt of mine when I was living in Fulham. Of course being a foreignor, I always looked for the most quaint establishments.

    Just avoid it Boat Race day.
     
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    i get well away from there in boat race day or lock my self in the smallest drinking bar in the world, :)
     
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    i have just tried honey dew, it is horrible, aghhh,
     
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    Yes, I have to agree. I Hold no truck with 'unnatural' flavours in beer. Beer is beer. If you want a 'fruit based cocktail' then buy something else. Added honey is something that many brewers have experimented with. It has had limited success.

    The only beer that has additional flavours that work, are Belgian Lambics (Framboise). These have had hundreds of years to perfect. Still, not to my taste. But hey ho !!
     
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    now the dove have a limited brewers special reserve oak aged ale on old brandy casks by fullers, yummie. :)
     
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    Hmmmm. Sounds good.
    I have just cracked a bottle of my olde style IPA made using a Fullers yeast. It has all the hallmarks of a stronger, more bitter ESB. Perfect for the roasted pork shoulder just out of the oven.
     
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    nice one, cheers this special reserve fullers ale is 8.2 % but it does not taste to power it is awesome WARNING: TO BE DRUNK WITH RESPECT. :)
     
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    I have a serious 'soft spot' for Fuller's ales. Their beers were always produced exceptionally. I have made a few Pride 'clones' with varying success.
    I also worked for them as a Pub Manager, years ago and was treated very well.
     
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    wich pub if may ask?
     
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    The White Horse in Richmond, in about 91-92.
     
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    i used to drink there during that circa :)
     
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    I may well have thrown you out :D

    It's been modernised since we were there. It now has all the atmosphere of a 'Vodka Bar'. Shame, because it was one of Richmond's hidden treasures.
     
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    quote

    you probably did after closing time:)


    that's shame to change traditional pubs in to theme " drinking pops.:(
     
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    any chance of a bottle to try? :)
     
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    guest what, they are selling directors by the bottle at sainsbury's :)
     
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