If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 2,000 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Even More Cans

Continuing with the cans, here are some more that I had in the last few weeks.

Aldi (Redwell), Ghost Dance Chinook Pale Ale from England

Aldi (Redwell), Ghost Dance Chinook Pale Ale, England

5.3% gold in colour with a thin head, hop in the aroma and a dry taste.

Brewers & Union GMBH, Nue Black Lager from Germany

Brewers & Union GMBH, Nue Black Lager, Germany

5.0% deep brown in colour with a poor head, a mild fruity aroma and a nice sweet taste, this one was good.

Magic Rock, High Wire Grapefruit from England

Magic Rock, High Wire Grapefruit, England

5.5% gold colour with a poor head, the aroma and taste was too much grapefruit, this one wasn't nice at all.

First Chop, HOP from England

First Chop, HOP, England

4.1% gold in colour with a poor head and even though it is called HOP the hop was not that bad.

London Beer Factory, Beyond The Pale from England

London Beer Factory, Beyond The Pale, England

4.2% gold in colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma and taste but not too bad.

More Cans

Had a few cans lately (I did three of them in my last post), so I will carry on doing them, in fact this may take a few posts to do the lot.

Tennent's, Special from Scotland

Tennent's, Special, Scotland

3.6% pale amber in colour with a thin head, not much aroma and a weak bitter taste, had this one in Scotland on a recent trip and it did for then.

Shepherd Neame (Lidl Hatherwood), Twisted Knots American IPA from England

Shepherd Neame (Lidl Hatherwood), Twisted Knots American IPA, England

5.5% amber in colour with a thin head, some grapefruit in the aroma and toffey and malt in the taste.


Shepherd Neame (Lidl Hatherwood), Bitter Iron IPA from England

Shepherd Neame (Lidl Hatherwood), Bitter Iron IPA, England

5.4% dark gold in colour with a thin head, citrus aroma and a hop malt taste.

Brooklyn, Summer Ale from the USA

Brooklyn, Summer Ale, USA

5.0% gold in colour with a thin head, malty aroma and a slightly sweet hop taste.

I started with the Tennent's which was only ok but it was better than the others.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Tattoo Brew Co, Beers

In the Coop yesterday I got three new cans all from the same brewery and had them tonight while watching the second Blade Runner film. The beers were far better than the film.

Tattoo Brew Co, Lighthouse from England

Tattoo Brew Co, Lighthouse, England

3.8% gold in colour with a nice head, sweet lager aroma, bitter sweet taste.

Tattoo Brew Co, 5000 N.M from England

Tattoo Brew Co, 5000 N.M, England

4.8% gold in colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma but a hoppy bitter taste.

Tattoo Brew Co, Windrose from England

Tattoo Brew Co, Windrose, England

5.0% deep red in colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma and a taste of treacle toffee, the best of the three.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sam Smiths, just a list of the ones I have had

Sam Smiths are different from any other brewer that I know of, the brewery is in Tadcaster (nothing new there), their pubs only sell their own brews and there are no televisions or music in any of their bubs.

I love there beers especially the Old Brewery Bitter and when they were mentioned in a conversation on MotorhomeFun, I realised that I had not done them together in this blog.

These are the ones I have had, some are old photos and some may no longer be available but I have had them.

Samuel Smith's, Old Brewery Bitter from England

Week 7-52 Beers, Samuel Smith's, Old Brewery Bitter, England

4.0% dark brown colour with a good lasting head, fruity aroma, very nice smooth fruity but bitter taste, very good beer, now an all time favourite.

Samuel Smith's, Sovereign Bitter from England

Samuel Smith's, Sovereign Bitter, England

4.1% light amber colour with a good head, slight hop aroma, sweet bitter taste, not as good as the Old Brewery Bitter.

Samuel Smith's, Winter Welcome Ale 2016/2017 from England

Samuel Smith's, Winter Welcome Ale 2016/2017, England Samuel Smith's, Winter Welcome Ale 2016/2017, England

6.0% deep amber in colour with a nice head, fruity malt aroma, slightly bitter malt, caramel, fruit and hops taste. I have had the ones from previous years and they are good.

Samuel Smith's, Organic Chocolate Stout from England

Samuel Smith's, Organic Chocolate Stout, England Samuel Smiths, Organic Chocolate Stout, England

5.0% black in colour with a good head, some chocolate in the aroma and a nice sweet chocolate taste,

Samuel Smith's, Extra Stout from England

Week 20 - An52 Beers, Samuel Smith's, Extra Stout, England

4.5% very dark with a good head, roasted malt aroma, roasted malt with a slight bitterness in the taste, not fond of stouts but this was very drinkable.

Samuel Smith's, Imperial Stout from England

Samuel Smith's, Imperial Stout, England Samuel Smith's, Imperial Stout, England

7.0% almost black with a nice head, chocolate aroma, burnt malt and treacle toffee taste, rather bitter.

Samuel Smith's, Organic Lager from England

Samuel Smith's, Organic Lager, England Samuel Smith's, Organic Lager, England

5.0% gold colour with a thin head, much like the German beers I had tonight but smoother.

Samuel Smith's, Pure Brewed Lager from England

Samuel Smith's, Pure Brewed Lager, England Samuel Smith's, Pure Brewed Lager, England

5.0% thin head, slight malt aroma, larger taste but not bad. Lagers are not my favourite type of beer, I find them to be mostly tasteless and therefore any reviews I do,are not up to much.

Samuel Smith's, Taddy Lager from England

Samuel Smith's, Taddy Lager, England

4.5% thin head, the newest of the three lagers from Smith's, slightly sweeter than the other two.

Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager from England

Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager, England

4.5% thin head, the oldest of the three lagers from Smith's, it tastes like lager should.

But it was replaced with this much weaker one.

Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager, England

and at 2.8% not what is used to be.

Samuel Smith's, Taddy Porter from England

Samuel Smith's, Taddy Porter, England Samuel Smith's, Taddy Porter, England

5.0% black colour with a thin head, roast malt aroma, slightly sweet malt taste.

Samuel Smith's, Yorkshire Bitter from England

Samuel Smith's, Yorkshire Bitter, England

3.3%, deep amber with a good head, malt aroma, malty bitter taste, an average bitter but good for the strength.

Samuel Smith's, Nut Brown Ale from England

Samuel Smith's, Nut Brown Ale, England Samuel Smith's, Nut Brown Ale, England

5.0% dark brown colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, fruity taste a bit like a porter.

Samuel Smith's, Old Brewery Pale Ale from England

Samuel Smith's, Old Brewery Pale Ale, England Samuel Smiths, Old Brewery Pale Ale, England

5.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma, malty caramel taste.

Samuel Smith's, Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from England

Samuel Smith's, Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer, England Samuel Smith's, Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer, England

5.1% red colour with a nice head, aroma is of strawberries and the taste is much the same and sweet.

Samuel Smith's, Organic Wheat Beer from England

Samuel Smith's, Organic Wheat Beer, England

5.0% hazy gold colour with a thin head, smells like and tastes like a good German Hefeweizen, strange thing is, its English and it is very good.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Since the last post was done

I have had over 150 new beers since my last review post on here and the same with photos of them.

So the question is, do I start to post the beer photos again, or do I just keep it all to myself?

I really would like to hear from anyone interested in what I was doing.

Here is one of the last beer I had just as a sweetener.

Schneider, Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Meine Festweisse from Germany

Schneider, Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Meine Festweisse, Germany Schneider, Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Meine Festweisse, Germany

6.2% cloudy gold with a nice head, a nice wheaty banana aroma and a smooth nice good wheat beer taste.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Since the last post

I have had plenty of beers since the last post but as people are not looking at the blogs, what is the point of me writing about them, it was mainly the photos that I was collecting anyway.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Part Two, Fishermans Arms Beer Fest, Easter 2018

Here are the second half of the beers I tried at The Fishermans Arms Beer Festival on Easter Sunday. See the blog before this one for an explanation.

Consett Ale Works, Consett English Pale Ale from England

Consett Ale Works, Consett English Pale Ale, England

3.8% gold in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, dry and hoppy taste.

Taylor Illingworth, Blast Furnace, from England

Taylor Illingworth, Blast Furnace, England

4.1% deep amber in colour with a good head, a nice aroma and a good bitter taste.

Three Brothers, The Experimentals #7 Vanilla Latte from England

Three Brothers, The Experimentals #7 Vanilla Latte, England

4.8% amber in colour with a good head, supposed to be coffee in there but I didn't get any although it was a nice bitter.

Camerons, Sanctuary from England

Camerons, Sanctuary, England

3.8% gold in colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma and a dry hoppy taste.

Roundhill, Chocolate Orange Slug from England

Roundhill, Chocolate Orange Slug, England

4.8% dark brown in colour with a good head, a nice porter aroma and a slight orange porter taste.

Three Brothers, Under the Thumb from England

Three Brothers, Under the Thumb, England

3.9% gold in colour with a nice head, a citrus aroma and a bitter citrus flowery taste.