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 1,700 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.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

More beers to catch up.

Still catching up on some of the beers from the last few weeks, I am very easily distracted from what I am doing and I think that is why I have got so far behind. Hopefully I am getting better at this, we will have to just see how it goes.

St. James’s Gate (Diageo), Hop House 13 Lager from Ireland

St. James’s Gate (Diageo), Hop House 13 Lager, Ireland. St. James’s Gate (Diageo), Hop House 13 Lager, Ireland.

5.0% gold colour with a thin head, hop aroma and the taste was not at all like lager, this one is from the makers of Guinness.

Titanic, Mid Atlantic from England

Titanic, Mid Atlantic, England Titanic, Mid Atlantic, England

4.5% amber colour with a thin head, some citrus in the aroma and also in the taste.

Banks's, Amber Bitter from England

Banks's, Amber Bitter, England Banks's, Amber Bitter, England

3.8% amber colour with a nice head, a really average beer and not much different from the Banks’s Bitter, I said average but it was still better than those very hoppy beers.

Baytown, Press Gang's Arrival from England

Baytown, Press Gang's Arrival, England Baytown, Press Gang's Arrival, England

3.8% pale amber in colour with a thin head, an average pale ale but not too bad.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Last from our second trip to France 2016

Here we go with the last beers from the last trip to France this year, well the ones I have drunk anyway.

Lepers, Pastor Ale from France

Lepers, Pastor Ale, France Lepers, Pastor Ale, France

5.0% deep gold in colour with a thin head, not a bad beer in an attractive bottle.

Brasserie des Sources, Abbatiale Grand Biere De Garde from France

Brasserie des Sources, Abbatiale Grand Biere De Garde, France Brasserie des Sources, Abbatiale Grand Biere De Garde, France

7.0% amber colour with a thin head, malty aroma, strong fruity caramel aroma.

St Feuillien, St Feuillien Triple from Belgium

St Feuillien, St Feuillien Triple, Belgium St Feuillien, St Feuillien Triple, Belgium

8.5% gold in colour with a nice head, it had a sweet aroma with a nice strong slightly bitter taste.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Last from our first trip to France 2016

I think that these may be the last of the beers I got while on the first holiday in France this year, there may be one or two more but we will have to see later. Some of these where drunk back home but some where drunk in France, anyway they were all bought over there.

Gayant, La Goudale Ambree from France

Gayant, La Goudale Ambree, France Gayant, La Goudale Ambree, France

7.2% amber in colour with a thin head, some caramel in the aroma and not a bad taste at all.

Saint Germain, Page 24 IPA from France

Saint Germain, Page 24 IPA, France Saint Germain, Page 24 IPA, France

4.9% amber colour with a thin head, it was quite nice and not really an IPA at all.

Saint Germain, Page 24 Irish Stout from France

Saint Germain, Page 24 Irish Stout, France Saint Germain, Page 24 Irish Stout, France

3.9% black in colour with a thin head. light roasted aroma, taste is light roast but with a watery finish.

St-Feuillien, Saint Graal from Belgium

St-Feuillien, Saint Graal, Belgium St-Feuillien, Saint Graal, Belgium

8.0% hazy gold colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a strong fizzy taste, very strong.

Brasseries de Bourbon, Bourbon from Réunion Island (France)

Brasseries de Bourbon, Bourbon,  Réunion Island (France) Brasseries de Bourbon, Bourbon,  Réunion Island (France)

5.0% gold in colour with a thin head, there was some grass in the aroma and the taste was quite nice.

A set from our French holidays 2016

During our first trip to France in 2016, I had a set of beers from the Coreff brewery. I thought I would cover these together but separate from the others.

Coreff, Ambrée (Goularz) from France

Coreff, Ambrée (Goularz), France Coreff, Ambrée (Goularz), France

5.0% amber in colour with a nice head, malt aroma and taste, it is a bit fizzy but not bad.

Coreff, Blonde (Melen) from France

Coreff, Blonde (Melen), France Coreff, Blonde (Melen), France

4.2% gold colour with a thin head, at first it was like Leffe but it was a bit thin, it was weaker after all.

Coreff, Blanche (Gwenn) from France

Coreff, Blanche (Gwenn), France Coreff, Blanche (Gwenn), France

4.5% hazy yellow in colour with a nice head, a typical French Blanche, slightly bitter.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

More from our French holidays 2016

Here are some of the bottled beers we had in France this year, I have already covered the cans earlier, these are some of the others.  The rest will follow later.

Lancelot, Duchesse Anne Triple from France

Lancelot, Duchesse Anne Triple, France Lancelot, Duchesse Anne Triple, France

7.5% deep gold colour with a good head, fruity malt aroma, slightly sweet strong fruity taste, very good beer.

Karlsbräu (Karlsberg), Finkbräu De Luxe from France

Karlsbräu (Karlsberg), Finkbräu De Luxe, France Karlsbräu (Karlsberg), Finkbräu De Luxe, France

4.5% cold colour with a thin head, another hot weather drinking beer.

Kronenbourg, Tigre Bock la Brune from France

Kronenbourg, Tigre Bock, France Kronenbourg, Tigre Bock, France

6.5% amber in colour with thin head, malt aroma and a sweet caramel malt taste.

Leffe, Des Vignes from Belgium

Leffe, Des Vignes, BelgiumLeffe, Des Vignes, Belgium

5.0% gold colour with a thin head, sweet fruity aroma and a sweet fruity taste, not a favourite, in fact it very wasn't nice at all.

Cans from our trips to France in 2016

These are the cans I had on this years trips to France. Although it was on two different trips over there this year, one in June and one in September. Of course the beers are not all from France, it was just that is were they were bought.

Starberg (Saint-Omer), Premium from France

Starberg (Saint-Omer), Premium, France

5.0% deep gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma and a malt and hop taste.

Belle France, Baltus from France

Belle France, Baltus, France

4.5% gold in colour with no thin head, sight malt aroma, hot weather beer taste, as with the others like this, drinkable with friends on a nice hot day.

Saint-Omer, Blonde De Luxe from France

Saint-Omer, Blonde De Luxe, France

5.0% gold in colour with a very thin head, same as most other French lagers.

Karlsquell, Biere Blond from Germany

Karlsquell, Biere Blond, Germany

4.7% gold colour with a thin head, another nice hot weather beer.

Dagsbier cans from Germany

Some German cans I have had over the years, all from the same brewery.

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Biere Blonde from Germany

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Biere Blonde, Germany

4.0% gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma and malt taste.

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Blonde Pur Malt from Germany

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Blonde Pur Malt, Germany

4.2% gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma and taste, about the the same as above.

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Bière Forte from Germany

Karlsberg, Dagsbier Bière Forte, Germany

8.0% gold colour with a thin head, tastes like all the other 8.0% Bière Forte's, strong.