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 2,000 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, 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.