Real Ale / Lager / Cider or Spirits?

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jet sounds posted this 19 June 2015 - Last edited 20 July 2015

So what's everyones tipple of choice?.......on the whole I'll drink Stella or San Miguel, but I'm also partial to a nice real ale occassionally.....a pint of Dirty Tackle is absolute heaven.                                                                                Spiced rum all the way for me if I fancy a short......preferably Sailor Jerry or Lambs with coke, ice and a couple of slices of lime.

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pap posted this 19 June 2015

I don't really drink cider these days, although I think it was the alcopop of our age.

I drink lager more than anything else; San Miguel, Red Stripe or Heineken.  Don't mind Becks.

Real ale is something I've been drinking a lot more of lately. I don't mind the bottled stuff you get in supermarkets, but after having spent some time drinking the produce of microbreweries in the US, I'm with the Americans on warm or cold.   Sacrilege, I know.

Rum would be my spirit.  Goslings or The Kraken, depending on whether I go spiced.  Ginger ale, bitter lemon or coke all go well.

Also partial to the odd white Russian, but got to be stacked with ice and cream.  

Coxford_lou posted this 19 June 2015

General rule is:

Ale shandy midweek (can't handle being hungover at work), though sometimes I have an ale top when I'm feeling particularly wild.

If out with friends who know their ale - I'm having whatever you're having.

If out with friends who aren't ale drinkers, I'll order whatever I recognise and probably not notice the difference.

Hard day at work/ man trouble / debrief with female friends - red wine.

On a date, attempting to appear feminine, but not wanting to get drunk - white wine spritzer

Saturday night, know it's gonna be a late one and too lame to stay awake - JD and coke

Out with girlfriends, glammed up in dress and heels - cocktails.

That's the rules.

Halo Stickman posted this 19 June 2015 - Last edited 19 June 2015

Real Ale but I tend to stick to the lower ABV stuff.

Rum on its own. I don't mind spiced but I prefer it to be non spiced i.e. Lamb's Navy.

SuperMikey posted this 19 June 2015

I'm a cider drinker myself, although I will occasionally have a beer. Maverick, I know.

For a short i'll have a vodka + lemonade or vodka + cranberry. Or a Jagerbomb if that counts! laughing

CB Saint posted this 19 June 2015

Beers - ales / IPAs 

cider- on your bike

spirits- usually give me killer hangovers even if if i only drink a small amount, however macellen, remy XO, mount Gay 1703 usually does the trick

wine- my passion, particular favourite regions Ribero del duero, margeret river, Bordeaux, Galicia. Also a big fan of sherry (not the Bristol cream variety)

Twiggy posted this 19 June 2015

What ever is on offer.

 

Student life!

jet sounds posted this 19 June 2015

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen for years the other Saturday. We started at 1 in the afternoon in the Grapes and finished at about 1.30am in the London Hotel. I started on the Doombar but after 6 pints started to feel quite sick.......after a food break at Pizza Express it was lager and spiced rum for the rest of the night...........it took me two days to recover, but it was well worth it!

Goatboy posted this 19 June 2015

I can't drink Thai whisky/rum. That story involves one flip flop, a Japanese tv commercial and a pool playing ladyboy. 

Otherwise it's all good

saintbletch posted this 19 June 2015 - Last edited 19 June 2015

Good thread Brian.

I don't actually drink that frequently, but when I do I tend to go for the effect.

I love a pint of Aspall Suffolk Cyder if I can find it, but if I'm feeling wreckless I'll start with Strongbow and move to Staropramen.

Will normally end the evening with a nice drop of scotch. 

Mostly drink a cheeky glass of red wine to take the edge off the day, or whilst I'm burning meat outside.

On the ale front, I do enjoy an Old Thumper - although a number of the Cocks for Lou club gave me the opportunity to develop a taste for Dublin Porter when I was stood up at the....

jet sounds posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by CB Saint

Beers - ales / IPAs 

cider- on your bike

spirits- usually give me killer hangovers even if if i only drink a small amount, however macellen, remy XO, mount Gay 1703 usually does the trick

wine- my passion, particular favourite regions Ribero del duero, margeret river, Bordeaux, Galicia. Also a big fan of sherry (not the Bristol cream variety)

I never got the hang of wine, no matter how much I wanted to like it, my taste buds just weren't thinking along the same lines. I thought maybe it was an age thing and I'd grow to like it, but now I'm nearly 50 I've come to the conclusion that it ain't ever gonna happen.

 

Halo Stickman posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by jet sounds

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen for years the other Saturday. We started at 1 in the afternoon in the Grapes and finished at about 1.30am in the London Hotel. I started on the Doombar but after 6 pints started to feel quite sick.......after a food break at Pizza Express it was lager and spiced rum for the rest of the night...........it took me two days to recover, but it was well worth it!

Have they still got Knob on tap at the London?

It always makes me smile when I ask for a Knob in there.

Coxford_lou posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

On the ale front, I do enjoy an Old Thumper - although a number of the Cocks for Lou club gave me the opportunity to develop a taste for Dublin Porter when I was stood up at the....

:( sorry Bletch. Again.

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saintbletch posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by Coxford_lou

Originally posted by saintbletch

On the ale front, I do enjoy an Old Thumper - although a number of the Cocks for Lou club gave me the opportunity to develop a taste for Dublin Porter when I was stood up at the....

:( sorry Bletch. Again.

No problem, Lou.

I'm over it, or at least my therapist says I soon will be.

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Goatboy posted this 19 June 2015

Maybe we should all turn up un-announced at the butler's gaff to make up for it?

Dubai_Phil posted this 19 June 2015

God I miss proper Real Ale. When I'm home it's 6X or Doombar. Over here in the last 3 or 4 years we can now get London Pride, Pedigree or Hobgoblin on "only slightly pressurised" tap. We have a place out in the desert that had a range of about 20 bottled Ales but had run out on my last visit.

Beer at home is OSH canned or Tsing Tao, a nice light clean lager (and the cheapest we can get here in cans)

God I miss wine with a meal in a restaurant. We can get wine from 5 quid a bottle up to 500 quid in the desert or +30% tax and +30% profit in a licence holder only shop in town. BUT when you go out for dinner they charge you 50 quid for a 5 quid bottle of skank so sod that. We eat at home!

Evening drink is Bacardi & Coke Vodka Orange or Red Bull haven't had a Bullfrog for at least 6 months - price went up to about 10 quid sod that.

One drink I have learnt to love is Polish Vodka. I'll post a review on that and how to drink it properly tomorrow when the golf isn't on telly.

jet sounds posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by jet sounds

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen for years the other Saturday. We started at 1 in the afternoon in the Grapes and finished at about 1.30am in the London Hotel. I started on the Doombar but after 6 pints started to feel quite sick.......after a food break at Pizza Express it was lager and spiced rum for the rest of the night...........it took me two days to recover, but it was well worth it!

Have they still got Knob on tap at the London?

It always makes me smile when I ask for a Knob in there.

Sorry, I never noticed......I was too p****d foot-in-mouth

 

Halo Stickman posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by jet sounds

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by jet sounds

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen for years the other Saturday. We started at 1 in the afternoon in the Grapes and finished at about 1.30am in the London Hotel. I started on the Doombar but after 6 pints started to feel quite sick.......after a food break at Pizza Express it was lager and spiced rum for the rest of the night...........it took me two days to recover, but it was well worth it!

Have they still got Knob on tap at the London?

It always makes me smile when I ask for a Knob in there.

Sorry, I never noticed......I was too p****d foot-in-mouth

 

It may have been a promotional guest ale but they had it in there the last time I went. I can't remember what match it was but me and Mrs S popped in after the game and were watching the England v France rugby match. I was stood at the bar with an empty glass when the barman asked what I wanted. I was very involved in the rugby and said without thinking, "I'd like another knob, please" to which he replied, "we've run out of knob", to which I replied, "okay, I'll have a hobgoblin". Mrs S pissed herself laughing 

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Sfcsim posted this 19 June 2015

Start with Ale (less gassy than larger), then move on to spirits. Dark Rum or gin and tonic! 

jet sounds posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by jet sounds

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by jet sounds

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen for years the other Saturday. We started at 1 in the afternoon in the Grapes and finished at about 1.30am in the London Hotel. I started on the Doombar but after 6 pints started to feel quite sick.......after a food break at Pizza Express it was lager and spiced rum for the rest of the night...........it took me two days to recover, but it was well worth it!

Have they still got Knob on tap at the London?

It always makes me smile when I ask for a Knob in there.

Sorry, I never noticed......I was too p****d foot-in-mouth

 

It may have been a promotional guest ale but they had it in there the last time I went. I can't remember what match it was but me and Mrs S popped in after the game and were watching the England v France rugby match. I was stood at the bar with an empty glass when the barman asked what I wanted. I was very involved in the rugby and said without thinking, "I'd like another knob, please" to which he replied, "we've run out of knob", to which I replied, "okay, I'll have a hobgoblin". Mrs S pissed herself laughing 

Ha!, dodgy thing to say in the London............I wonder if any pub has sold Dirty Tackle and Knob at the same time?

 

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Fowllyd posted this 19 June 2015

Don't drink beer too often these days, but when I do I prefer a good ale to a lager (though a decent lager can go down very nicely on a hot sunny day). Red wine's what I drink most of, and my spirit of choice is gin - has to be a decent gin, and mixed with a proper tonic such as Fever Tree. I'm quite partial to whisky but I rarely actually drink it; I think I actually prefer a really good Bourbon to a Scotch malt. I love short coktails such as a Sidecar, Manhattan or Martini, but can't be arsed with those things that are mostly juice.

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