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.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Beers from last night

These are the beers I had last night around Dave and Claire's, Dave now likes the really strongly hopped beers, I can drink them but they are not a favorite. Even though I had these last night some of the photos are older. One of the beers though was very good see if you can work out which one it was.

Williams Brothers, Rubus Grapefruit IPA from Scotland

Williams Brothers, Rubus Grapefruit IPA, Scotland

5.5% gold in colour with a nice head, the aroma was of fruit and the taste was definitely grapefruit, not good.

Aldi, The Hop Foundry Triple Hopped Pale Ale from England

Aldi, The Hop Foundry Triple Hopped Pale Ale, England

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, some hops in the aroma and plenty of hops in the taste.

BrewDog, Punk IPA from Scotland

BrewDog, Punk IPA, Scotland

5.6% (the original photo of the bottle is 6.0%) gold in colour with next to no head, all I got was hops, in the aroma and taste, as before I do not like this.

BrewDog, Dead Pony Club from Scotland

BrewDog, Dead Pony Club, Scotland

3.8% pale red in colour with a poor head, hops and far to much hops, it says californian pale ale, it should stay there. It is not as bad as the first tasting in 2014, the hops have come down quite q bit.

Affligem, Blond from Belgium

Affligem, Blond, Belgium Affligem, Blond, Belgium

6.8% abbey blond, gold in colour with a good head, hop aroma, although the commercial description says "low on bitterness" I found it to be bitter with a hoppy taste  but still very good.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Ninkasi, the French one.

I have had other beers with the same makers name Ninkasi but this is for the French one.

Ninkasi, Blonde Pilsner from France

Ninkasi, Blonde Pilsner, France Ninkasi, Blonde Pilsner, France

4.0% hazy gold in colour with a nice head, hoppy aroma and taste.

Ninkasi, Ambree from France

Ninkasi, Ambree, France Ninkasi, Ambree, France

4.5% amber in colour with a nice head, a citrus aroma and a hoppy fruity taste.

Ninkasi, French IPA from France

Ninkasi, French IPA, France Ninkasi, French IPA, France

5.4% amber in colour with a nice head, malt, caramel and hop in the aroma, nice taste with not too much hop. The one that frightened me the most, was actually the best.

Friday, 29 March 2019

January's Beers continued

Continuing with the beers I had in January, these were just as bad as the last lot I had.

Timmermans, Lambicus Blanche from Belgium

Timmermans, Lambicus Blanche, Belgium Timmermans, Lambicus Blanche, Belgium

4.5% hazy pale gold in colour with a thin head, a sour aroma and taste, not good at all.

Box Steam, Pony Truck from England

Box Steam, Pony Truck, England Box Steam, Pony Truck, England

3.8% pale amber in colour with a thin head, slightly fruity aroma and you can taste the hopps.

Van Vollenhoven & Co, Falcon Ale from Holland

Van Vollenhoven & Co, Falcon Ale, Holland Van Vollenhoven & Co, Falcon Ale, Holland

6.2% gold in colour with a thin head, grapefruit and hop aroma, and a bitter hop taste.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Bottles from early January

Here are three of the bottles I had back in January, I have not written much about them as that is what I thought at the time, even though they are all German.

Braukunst Keller, Bavarian from Germany

Braukunst Keller, Bavarian, Germany Braukunst Keller, Bavarian, Germany

5.3% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, zesty aroma and taste with some hops.

Hopfmeister, Franz Josef from Germany

Hopfmeister, Franz Josef, Germany Hopfmeister, Franz Josef, Germany

4.9% gold in colour with a thin head, citrus aroma and a hoppy taste.

Hanscraft Co, Bayerisch Nizza Wheat Pale Ale from Germany

Hanscraft  Co, Bayerisch Nizza Wheat Pale Ale, Germany Hanscraft  Co, Bayerisch Nizza Wheat Pale Ale, Germany

5.0% cloudy gold in colour with a thin head, a bitter sweet aroma and a tangy citrus taste.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Pumps over the last couple of weeks.

It was our birthdays over the last couple of weeks and although most things went wrong over this time, we did manage to have a few new beers.

Fyne Ales, Vital Spark from Scotland

Fyne Ales, Vital Spark, Scotland

4.4% deep brown in colour with a nice head, fruit and malt aroma, the taste is a slightly watery malt.

Electric Bear, Howdy Ho from England

Electric Bear, Howdy Ho, England

5.1% brown in colour with a nice head, not mutch aroma, the taste was interesting but ok.

Durham, Black Bishop from England

Durham, Black Bishop, England

4.1% almost black in colour with a good head, nicee stout aroma and a slightly fizzy but nice stout taste.

Great Heck, Mercy from England

Great Heck, Mercy, England

4.0% gold colour with a nice head, it was one of those hoppy beers, too hoppy for me.

Sonnet 43, The Raven Bourbon Milk Stout from England

Sonnet 43, The Raven Bourbon Milk Stout, England

4.3% black in colour with nice head, nice sweet aroma and a good sweet but stout taste.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Old photos of beer packs

I have been looking back at my older photos and found these photos that I took of packs of beers, they are all Belgian and all very good. I would think that they were all bought in Belgium as well.

Grimbergen, Blond from Belgium

Grimbergen, Blond, Belgium

6.7%, gold in colour with a thin head, sweet aroma and fruity malty taste, a really nice abbey beer, one of my favourites, plus two free beers in this pack.

Chimay, Chimay Red or Première from Belgium

Chimay, Chimay Red or Première, Belgium

7.0% deep red colour with a good head, fruity malt aroma, smooth fruity malt taste. It says Brune on the bottle but is known as Chimay Red

Van Honsebrouck, Kasteel Triple from Belgium

Van Honsebrouck, Kasteel Triple, Belgium

11% gold in colour with a good head, the aroma is sweet alcohol and fruitcake, taste is sweet fruits, I like this beer very much but only drink it occasionally, a bit too strong for everyday use.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Ayinger Beers

Had a couple of German beers from the same company recently.

Ayinger, Lager Hell from Germany

Ayinger, Lager Hell, Germany Ayinger, Lager Hell, Germany

4.9% gold in colour with a thin head, a pretty normal aroma and taste for a lager but it wasn't full of hops like many new beers.

Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel from Germany

Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel, Germany Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel, Germany


5.0% deep amber in colour with a nice head, malty aroma and the taste was a thin malt but nice.