Below is a list of the top bottled India Pale Ales that I have tasted;
Here is a list of bottled English-style bitter that I like (I've not included anything with less than 6.5/10) - blonde, pale & golden ales are also not included;
Below are the top (beers scoring <6/10 not included) bottled Scottish ales I have tasted;
I discovered a homebrew shop in St Helens today whilst at work & had to pop in to check it out.
Below are some of the bottled Belgian beers I've tasted. I've not included the specialist gueuzes or lambics.
My ranking of bottled Czech lagers;
Below are some bottled German lagers that I have tasted - not included are wheat beers, Altbiers & Kolsch;
Below is a list of the bottled stouts & porters I have tasted. Many are given poor marks for being oxidised or infected, which is not necessarily the beers fault - I just had a bad
Having successfully made 2 Berliner Wiesses, I discovered that drinking exclusively 2.1% beers doesn't give you a sense of satisfaction like a viscous, chewy stout - so I made one. A beer to be taken seriously - hence the name.
Mash: 1 hour at 63ºC
4 Kg Pale malt
100g crystal malt
300g chocolate malt
100g roast barley
I ran out of beer to drink. I discovered that my Saisons taste way better with acid malt in. I remembered how good Tooti Fruiti (a sour, lemon & lime zest beer) tasted. I also found loads of dried strawberries (containing no sulphites) massively discounted in a shop. I put all these things together & a Berliner wiesse was formulated with half the brew being made with Strawberries & half with lemon.