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19 hours ago, Angrybk said:

Small Beer" as I understand it (and wiki sez at the above link) is a lot less boozy, often barely alcoholic at all -- up to like 2.8 percent, usually much lower.

thats what I thought of as session beer also,  but as you say some of these sessions go up to 4% which I thought was a bit much ..but hey such is life

Just got my beer 52 monthly box , will work my way through it,  am drinking Ad Astr American Pale Ale atm, nice fruity not too sour 4.7% could drink on a warm summers afternoon in the garden, not as refreshing as some due to its well developed aftertaste but would be good with a solid meat dish

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On 11/10/2022 at 5:15 AM, DB said:

When you say cider, do you mean cider, or do you mean cloudy apple juice?

That session beer description is unduly dismissive - yes the alcohol content is typically below 5%, but to claim that these beers lack much of anything else makes me suspect beardie hipster snobbery is involved.

Proper west country cider cloudy yes but not like supermarket stuff, nor  made of concentrate and glucose

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1 hour ago, DB said:

I was referring to the US habit of differentiating between "cider" and "hard cider". Just another reason to not trust a word they say!

Ah! I keep forgetting that deffinition  cos it just aint right........just not right ...and they wonder why the Puritans were kicked out

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2 hours ago, DB said:

I was referring to the US habit of differentiating between "cider" and "hard cider". Just another reason to not trust a word they say!

Real cider has actually become a thing here, since we are real good at growing apples (yes I know cider apples are different) and it’s easy to make. Lots of amazing cider houses in upstate NY. 

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  • 1 year later...

Resurrection time.  Mena Dhu from Cornwall (St Austell brewery) is a fine traditional Styout with a lighter touch.  Black Square in advertising squeak, Russian Imperial Stout.  Wow, one 330ml bottle is quite sufficent thanks and bloody marvelous.  To be savoured in the evening with a good film/book/music.  True majesty in a glass.

https://www.staustellbreweryshop.co.uk/p/black-square-2021-vintage/

 

Harviestoon brewery make sime cracking stout finished in Whisky barrels but they are a mite more expensive.

https://harviestoun.com/products/ola-dubh-12-year-old

They go up to a 21 year old cask but that gets hairier price wise.  Magic as a treat though.

Cheaper there would be Old Engine Oil.  Yum.

 

Brewdog do nice IPA and I still have some of their cake stout which is no longer available.  One small tine is sufficient for an evening, too sweet for more but frankly, a little of the good stuff over an evening is just right.

https://www.brewdog.com/uk

 

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