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.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Kellegen Beers.

Just had some French beers by Kellegen while watching the football and even found some more that I had written about a while ago, so I just had to do this for them all.

Just realised that all of these beers were bought while on holiday in France over the years and all of them were bought from a Casino Supermarche.

Kellegen, Extra Forte from France

Kellegen Extra Forte, France

8.0% gold colour with a nice head, malt aroma, quite a nice lager taste, not too strong at all, well the taste isn't.

Kellegen, Prestige from France

Kellegen, Prestige, France

5.0% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma with a mild dry taste.

Kellegen, Blanche from France

Kellegen, Blanche, France Kellegen, Blanche, France

4,7% cloudy yellow with a nice but quickly disappearing head, malt aroma, slightly bitter but nice French wheat beer taste.

Kellegen, Pur Malt from France

52 beers 5 - 39, Karlsbrau (Casino and Spar), Kellegen Pur Malt, France


4.2% pail gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, bitter sweet malt taste, had this one on holliday in France in 2013.

Kellegen, Pur Malt Sans Alcool from France

Karlsbrau, Kellegen Pur Malt (Sans Alcool), France

1.0%, didn't buy it, just took the photo with my phone, in 2012 in a supermarket in France.

By the way we will be back in France next year.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Beers on Saturday the 10th Oct

Well here we go again, lets hope that these are better than last weeks beers.

Well there were only two new beers and well, one was okay, the other was the usual hoppy rubbish we get all the time these days.

Shepherd Neame, Double Stout from England

Shepherd Neame, Double Stout, England Shepherd Neame, Double Stout, England

5.2% black in colour with a nice head, roast malt and chocolate aroma, the taste isn't much different, not too bad but I am not keen on stout.

Kirkstall, Dissolution Extra IPA from England

Kirkstall, Dissolution Extra IPA, England Kirkstall, Dissolution Extra IPA, England

6.0% cloudy gold colour with no head, hop aroma, sweet hop taste with a very bitter after taste.

Well you never know, next week may be better.

Beers on Saturday the 3rd Oct

The new beers we had on Saturday, were not as good as we are used to be but we did have some new beers.

First we had two disgusting pop like beers, then the next two were far too hoppy, luckily we did have some very nice beers to drink afterwards.

SHS Drinks, Dead Crow Rum Flavoured Beer and Dead Crow Bourbon Flavoured Beer both from England

SHS Drinks, Dead Crow Rum Flavoured Beer, England SHS Drinks, Dead Crow Bourbon Flavoured Beer, England

The Rum Flavoured Beer, was 5.5% cold colour with no head, the aroma and taste was very very sweet more like pop than beer.

The Bourbon Flavoured Beer, was 5.5% cold colour with a very thin head, very very sweet with a bit of a Christmas taste. I should check better, as I have had this one before, they craftily changed the bottle.

Portobello, Madness Lovestruck from England

Portobello, Madness Lovestruck, EnglandPortobello, Madness Lovestruck, England

4.4% gold colour with a thin head and it was far too hoppy for me, so nothing else to say about it.

Inveralmond, Ossian from Scotland

Inveralmond, Ossian, ScotlandInveralmond, Ossian, Scotland

4.1% gold colour with a thin head, another one that tries hard but is far too hoppy.

Reading above it sounds like a bad night but remember, we did have other very nice beers on top of these poor beers.

Two Cans from Holland

Here are a couple of cans I had last week from Holland, nether were very good but that's the chance I take every week doing this. One I have had before but the design on the can has changed, I also found another bottle that although it looks the same as one of them, it is weaker.

Oranjeboom, Premium Strong Beer from Holland

Oranjeboom, Premium Strong Beer, Holland

8.5% deep gold with a poor head, malt aroma, very strong alcohol taste. This actually tasted as strong as it was and it was just drinkable.

Oranjeboom, Premium Lager Beer from Holland

Oranjeboom, Premium Lager Beer, Holland Oranjeboom, Premium Lager, Holland

5.0%, gold colour with a thin head, slight malt aroma, quite watery feel to it, sweet malt taste, I do not know if it is just the name playing tricks on my mind but I could taste oranges.

Oranjeboom, Original Dutch Recipe from Holland

Oranjeboom, Premium Lager, Holland Oranjeboom, Premium Lager, Holland

4.7% and not 5.0%, it was practically the same as the one above only the name and strength were different but I am sure it was the same.