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
I already brewed a Belgian brown ale & called it The Witch of Agnesi after a mathematical description of a particular curve. This is a similar brown ale brewed with Belgian ale yeast, so I called it The Wizard of Agnesi. This is a partigyle beer where two beers were made from one batch of wort.
Mash - 1 hour 20 mins starting at 69ºC and allowed to fall to 62ºC.
3.5 Kg pale malt
400g crystal 150 malt
100g chocolate malt
1 teaspoon MgSO4
This beer was formed by making two beers from one batch of beer - a parti-gyle. I bought some Belgian ale yeast for my last brew - 'Ey You Belgian Blonde Ale - & wanted to use it again as I had such good results with it. I called it Magic Mountain after a field of hydrothermic vents near Vancouver Island - as this should be a black smokey stout.