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, 31 December 2015

More beers from December

During December I had three beers that were bought for me for my birthday (last March), although I did not get them then. They are all from one brewery, a new one in Loughborough, England, lets see what I thought.

Charnwood, Fox Tale from England

Charnwood, Fox Tale, England Charnwood, Fox Tale, England

4.3% amber colour with a nice head, nice toffee aroma and taste, not a bad beer at all.

Charnwood, Salvation from England

Charnwood, Salvation, England Charnwood, Salvation, England

3.6% gold colour with a thin head, fruity hoppy aroma, slightly fizzy hoppy taste.

Charnwood, Vixen from England

Charnwood, Vixen, England Charnwood, Vixen, England

4.0% amber colour with a nice head, caramel malt aroma, taste is bitter and slightly sweet.

Christmas Beers 2015

Well did pretty poor over Christmas for trying beers this year but this is all I came across on a fairly quiet time for me. Anyway hope you all had a very good Christmas.

Hardys & Hansons, Rocking Rudolph from England

Hardys & Hansons, Rocking Rudolph, England

4.2% deep amber in colour with a good head, a nice malty aroma and a bit of a Christmas taste.

Sadler's, Reigndeer from England

Sadler's, Reigndeer, England Sadler's, Reigndeer, England

5.0% amber colour with a thin head, fruity Christmas aroma, slightly fizzy bitter taste,

Brass Castle, Christmas Kitty from England

Brass Castle, Christmas Kitty, England Brass Castle, Christmas Kitty, England

5.5% black in colour with a good head, Christmas pud / cake aroma with a mild bitter taste not quite as good as the aroma.

West Berkshire, Yule Fuel, England

West Berkshire, Yule Fuel, England West Berkshire, Yule Fuel, England

5.0% dark brown in colour with a nice head, malty aroma, slight Christmas taste but not bad. I had this one well after Christmas but it was ok.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The rest from the first week in December

Besides the IPA's from America, last week I also had three or four beers from England, well just three new ones that is.

Wharfe Bank, Tether Blond from England

Wharfe Bank, Tether Blond, England Wharfe Bank, Tether Blond, England

4.1% gold colour with a nice head, citrus aroma, with a malt taste not too bad.

Wychwood, Fire Catcher from England

Wychwood, Fire Catcher, England Wychwood, Fire Catcher, England

3.5% gold colour with a thin head, citrus aroma, the taste is citrus with malt and hops not too bad.

Two Fingers, Aurelio from England

Two Fingers, Aurelio, England Two Fingers, Aurelio, England

4.8% gold colour with a thin head, citrus aroma, the taste is also citrus. All profits from this beer go to prostrate cancer UK, so I can not moan about it too much.

Monday, 7 December 2015

A couple of American IPA's

Over the last couple of weeks I have had a couple of IPA's from the USA, I think that I will give IPA a miss for a few weeks.  By the way, it was not because these beers were from the USA, I am just sick of too much hops.

Anchor Brewing, Anchor IPA from the USA

Anchor Brewing, Anchor IPA, USA Anchor Brewing, Anchor IPA, USA

6.5% gold colour with a thin head, a strong beer but with slightly too much hop, shame that.

Shipyard Brewing Company, American IPA from the USA

Shipyard Brewing Company, American IPA, USA Shipyard Brewing Company, American IPA, USA

5.0% gold colour with a thin head, hop aroma and taste, time for a rest I think.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Beer from Lidl last week.

Last week I got a few cans of beer from Lidl, it was only weak but to me it was relatively normal bitter strength. Anyway I have had a few beers by the same makers, well with the same name that is and all from Lidl. So here goes, some of the older Lidl beers may not even be made nowerdays.

Hatherwood, Original Bitter from England

Hatherwood, Original Bitter, England

3.6% amber colour with a nice head, a nice ordinary bitter smell and taste. I say ordinary but it was very cheap and therefore not bad at all for what it is.

Hatherwood, Premium Bitter from England

Lidl, Hatherwood Premium Bitter, England?

4.0% deep amber colour with a good but diminishing head, sweet fruity aroma, good fruity bitter taste. There we go again not a bad beer, some say that this beer is from Germany but I am not sure.

Hatherwood, Ruby Rooster from England

Hatherwood (Lidl), Ruby Rooster, England Hatherwood (Lidl), Ruby Rooster, England

3.8% deep amber colour with a nice head, malt aroma, bitter toffee taste. Yet another one well worth the price.

Hatherwood, Golden Goose from England

Hatherwood (Lidl), Golden Goose, England Hatherwood (Lidl), Golden Goose, England

3.8% golden colour with a thin head, average bitter aroma and taste. Only average but then again it was very drinkable.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

And for the end of the week

Well it must have been a good week, because these beers are also from the same week as the last two blogs. I remember the beers, I remember the week but I do not remember it all together. So these blogs that I do, I can now see that I need them and that I must try and do them as quick as possible each week.

Zeunerts, Höga Kusten from Sweden

Zeunerts, Höga Kusten, Sweden Zeunerts, Höga Kusten, Sweden

5.3% gold colour with a poor head, malty aroma, not a bad taste.

Great Newsome, Jem's Stout from England


Great Newsome, Jem's Stout, England Great Newsome, Jem's Stout, England

4.3% black in colour but with a poor head, it smelt and tasted as a good stout should though.

Tirril, Red Barn from England

Tirril, Red Barn. England Tirril, Red Barn. England

4.4% amber colour with a thin head, slightly sweet malt aroma with a bitter sweet toffee taste, very nice.

Strange to get three nice beers in one go.

More beers from the same week.

As the title says, these are more beers from the same week, I have no idea why but it was less than a month ago, my memory is shot.

Founders, Pale Ale from USA

Founders, Pale Ale, USA Founders, Pale Ale, USA

5.4% hazy gold colour with a poor head, smells and tastes of hops, very poor.

Sadler’s, Worcester Sorcerer from England

Sadler’s, Worcester Sorcerer, England Sadler's, Worcester Sorcerer, England

4.3% gold colour with a poor head, some sort of toffee in the aroma, hoppy toffee taste.

Cottage Delight, Hairy Potter from England

Cottage Delight, Hairy Potter, England Cottage Delight, Hairy Potter, England

4.8% deep red in colour with a poor head, malty aroma and a nice tasty beer, it tastes like a Ruby Bitter should.

Two missing drinks

Well I am not getting any better at doing this and am way behind gain but I am determined to carry on. The date on these photos looks strange to me but I must have had them then.

Sadler's, Boris Citrov from England

Sadler's, Boris Citrov, England Sadler's, Boris Citrov, England

4.7% gold colour with a poor to no head, slight orange aroma, bitter citrus orange taste, not too good, I do not think that beer and orange go together well at all.

Wharfe Bank, Yorkshire IPA from England

Wharfe Bank, Yorkshire IPA, England Wharfe Bank, Yorkshire IPA, England

5.1% pale amber colour with a nice head, a citrus aroma and a very dry taste, not good at all, another one with too much hops for me.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Beers on Saturday the 7th Nov

These three beers are from the night of the 7th Nov, although the photos were taken a couple of days later, as I forgot my camera on the night. One of them was horrible and one was absolutely gorgeous, the other one was nice.

Alltech Lexington Brewing, Kentucky Kölsch (Kiihl) from the USA

Alltech Lexington Brewing, Kentucky Kölsch (Kiihl), USA Alltech Lexington Brewing, Kentucky Kölsch (Kiihl), USA

4.3% very pale yellow with no head, not much aroma and a not very good taste, in fact it was horrible. Although it was well out of date.

Wychwood, Dunkel Fester from England

Wychwood, Dunkel Fester, England Wychwood, Dunkel Fester, England

4.4% dark brown in colour with a thin head, toasted caramel aroma, toffee and malt taste, not too bad at all.

Samuel Smiths, Organic Chocolate Stout from England

Samuel Smiths, 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, this beer was absolutely gorgeous. Sam Smiths is a fantastic brewery.