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.

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.

Friday, 7 October 2016

A few more from Eastern Europe

Here are the results from the nice little shop in Ripon, North Yorkshire, the rest of the Eastern European beers I got in there, the first ones I reviewed in May earlier this year.  I am just that far behind but catching up slowly. The earlier ones are here A few from Eastern Europe or Russia

Kalnapilis, Royal Select from Lithuania

Kalnapilis, Royal Select, Lithuania

5.6% gold in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but a nice toffee taste, not bad at all.

Vilniaus Tauras, Tauras Tradicinis from Lithuania

Vilniaus Tauras, Tauras Tradicinis, Lithuania

6.0% gold in colour with a nice head, malty aroma and a slightly sweet toffee taste, not bad at all.

SIA Cido Grupa, Lāčplēsis Dzintara from Latvia

SIA Cido Grupa, Lāčplēsis Dzintara, Latvia

4.8% light amber in colour with a thin head, lager aroma and not a bad taste, little bit fizzy though.

Browar Braniewski, Braniewo Jasne Pełne from Poland

Browar Braniewski, Braniewo Jasne Pełne, Poland

5.8% light amber in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but the taste is very nice with some caramel.

Many bottled beers I have missed

Since May I have let all of this slide and not done many reviews at all. Well I suppose I better get on with the reviews or should I just pack it all in.

Well I have decided to carry on and just see how it goes. These are all beers from May, that's only five months ago so not that far behind (laugh its funny).

Thwaites, Crafty Dan Lil’ Bewdy from England

Thwaites, Crafty Dan Lil’ Bewdy, England Thwaites, Crafty Dan Lil’ Bewdy, England

4.2% gold colour with a thin head, citrus aroma and a bitter hop taste, say no more.

Robinsons, Brew House Steam Lager from England

Robinsons, Brew House Steam Lager, England Robinsons, Brew House Steam Lager, England

5.5% gold colour with a thin head, slightly sweet aroma and sweet bitter taste.

Minhas, Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale from the USA

Minhas, Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale, USA Minhas, Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale, USA

5.0% hazy amber colour with a thin head, it has a sweet aroma and a very sweet taste, not good.

Tower Salt's, Burton Ale from England

Tower Salt's, Burton Ale, England Tower Salt's, Burton Ale, England

3.5% amber in colour with a thin head, malt aroma and taste, a refreshing change from all those hops.

Liefmans, Fruitess from Belgium

Liefmans, Fruitess, Belgium Liefmans, Fruitess, Belgium

4.2% red in colour with a thin head, the aroma and taste was very fruity, in fact more like a fruit drink.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A few more draught beers.

Not done any of these for a short wile but I have still been drinking, so here are a few of the draught beers I have had lately. All of these are from Wetherspoons but not the same one.

Allendale, Wolf from England

Allendale, Wolf, England

5.5% deep red to brown in colour with a thin head, dark chocolate aroma (it is supposed to be blackcurrant but I get chocolate), taste is fruity, dark chocolate and bitter.

Shipyard Brewing Company, American Pale Ale from USA

Shipyard Brewing Company, American Pale Ale, USA

4.5% gold colour with a thin head, malty hop aroma and a hoppy taste.

Big Lamp, Sunny Daze from England

Big Lamp, Sunny Daze, England

3.6% gold colour with a thin head, slightly zesty hop aroma, honey and hop taste.

Arcadia (Caledonian), Thunder Trail from the USA (Scotland)

Arcadia (Caledonian), Thunder Trail, USA (Scotland)

5.2% light amber in colour with a nice head, malt aroma, the taste has some caramel, not a bed beer at all, although not actually brewed in the USA.

Eagle (Adnams), Ah Reet Summer Blonde from New Zealand (England)

Eagle (Adnams), Ah Reet Summer Blonde. New Zealand (England)

4.4% gold colour with a nice head, citrus hop aroma and a bitter taste, another one brewed in the UK.

Naylor's, Origaninal Liquorice Libation from England

Naylor's, Origaninal Liquorice Libation, England

4.4% black in colour with a nice head, the aroma is blackcurrant and something strange, the taste is a stout with Iiquorice and blackcurrant not that good at all.