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.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Black Beers/Stout Two

Even more missed Black Beers/Stout's how did miss this many.

Krombacher, Krombacher Dark, from Gemany

Krombacher, Krombacher Dark, Gemany

4.3% black colour with a thin head, roast malt aroma, raisin and malt taste, not a bad beer.

Kaiserdom, Dark, from Germany

Kaiserdom, Dark, Germany

4.7% black colour with a thin head, very low in aroma and taste, very poor beer.

Orkney, Dark Island, from Scotland

Orkney, Dark Island, Scotland

4.6% black colour with a thin head, malt aroma, fruity malt taste, ok.

Black Beers/Stout

After the Negra Modelo, from Mexico, I am catching up on some Black Beer's/Stout's that I missed writing about in the last few weeks. First you should know, I am not keen on stout's, I do drink them but I prefer beer (well what the British call beer).

Hook Norton, Double Stout, from England

Hook Norton, Double Stout, England

4.8% black with a thin head, roast malt aroma, mildly bitter burnt malt taste, not bad.

Williams Bros, March of the Penguins, from Scotland

52 beers 4 - 06, Williams Bros, March of the Penguins, Scotland

4.9% black with a thin head, roast malt aroma and taste, a bit fizzy for a stout and I am not sure about anything from this brewer.

Wall's, Mild & Easy, from England

Wall's, Mild & Easy, England

3.8% dark brown colour with a good head, fruity malt aroma, watery bitter roast malt taste, not very good.

Traditional Scottish Ales, Glencoe Wild Oat Stout, from Scotland

Traditional Scottish Ales, Glencoe Wild Oat Stout, Scotland

4.5% black with a thin head, roast malt aroma, mild roast malt taste with hints of toffee and chocolate, nice beer.

Back to Beer

The only new beer I have had in over a week and it was not even really new, I have had it before but not since I started to photograph them.

Corona, Negra Modelo, from Mexico

Corona, Negra Modelo, Mexico

5.3% very dark brown colour with a thin head, sweet roasted malt aroma, nice caramel taste but slightly lacking in body, although I would choose this over any other Mexican beer I have had up to now.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Yeast Extract

You may not think that yeast extract has anything to do with beer, well you would be wrong. Yeast extract is made from a by-product of beer production, have you guessed yet, yes it's yeast. Many people love yeast extract, just as many do not, I am with those that do.

Marmite is the big name in yeast extract, but there are many others and for years now I have favoured Tesco's own brand yeast extract over Marmite (although they are all probably made by the same people). During our weekend away though, I discovered Sainsbury's reduced salt yeast extract and like it just as much as Tesco's, so I will probably be changing my allegiance to Sainsbury's.

Yeast Extract

For those of you thinking, why hasn't he mentioned Vegemite, well the answerer to that is simple, I do not like it.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Alpine Lager Warning

Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager, from England

This beer has changed strength, it is no longer 4.5%, it is now 2.8%, so beware if you are a lager drinker and you end up in a Samuel Smith's pub. Last night I watched some poor lad realise he had just bought a 2.8% beer, he was gutted.

So this one has gone
Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager, England

Replaced be this one
Samuel Smith's, Alpine Lager, England

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

York and Sam Smith's

We have been in York for three days now and for the last two evenings we have been drinking Old Brewery Bitter in the Kings Arms (well I have), so tonight we will not be breaking with tradition. We could do something different but why should we, its so friendly and very cheap.

The Kings Arms