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, 25 April 2017

Our trip to Lincolnshire

Went away for a couple of days to Lincolnshire followed by a couple of days in Peterborough, although I did not have any new beers in Peterborough and I left before the motorhome show started. Anyway although the beer and food at the Rose & Crown site was good, the site itself left a lot to be desired, see the link.

Patron Saints Ale from England

Patron Saints Ale, England

4.5% amber in colour with a good head, it had a nice malt/hop aroma and taste and was the best of the beers I had.

Tom Wood's, Hop Bunny Hop from England

Tom Wood's, Hop Bunny Hop, England

4.4% amber in colour with a nice head, malt aroma and a malt and hop taste, ordinary but not bad.

Tom Wood's, Imp Stout from England

Tom Wood's, Imp Stout, England

4.8% black in colour with a nice head, it had a nice stout aroma and taste and it was not too bad.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Some from Spoons in Thirsk

Just had a few days in Thirsk and a few beers in Wetherspoons there, usually when I am in a Spoons I have one new beer, then switch onto something I like, unless the new one is good.  All of these where not too bad at all.

Birrificio MC-77 (Hook Norton), Mild The Gap from Italy (England)

Birrificio MC-77 (Hook Norton), Mild The Gap, Italy (England)

4.5% dark brown in colour with a nice head, bit of a malty chocolate aroma, some bitterness in the taste but good.

Bodebrown (Banks’s), Brazillian Burton Pale Ale from Brazil (England)

Bodebrown (Banks’s), Brazillian Burton Pale Ale, Brazil (England)

5.0% amber in colour with a nice head, malty aroma and a malty taste, not bad.

Butcombe, Union from England

Butcombe, Union, England

4.8% slightly hazy gold colour with a good head, hop and malt in the aroma with a bitter hop taste.

Maxim, Hapi from England

Maxim, Hapi, England

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, slightly sweet fruity aroma, bitter taste, not bad

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Abbaye de Vauclair

All of these beers are from De Gayant, I have not covered them before, well not together so I thought it was about time. One of them was new to me as well and it just reminded me that these French beers are so good. I will leave the new one till last, a Wheat Beer I got from Lidl on our last trip in the van.

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blonde from France

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blonde, France De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blonde, France

6.5% gold colour with a thin head, another beer very much like Leffe blonde very nice.

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Triple from France

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Triple, France De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Triple, France

8.5% gold colour with a good head, sweet aroma, sweet strong alcohol, not as bad as it sounds. Looking at the photo it was taken in France.

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Rubis from France

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Rubis, France De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Rubis, France

5.0% red colour with a good head, fruity aroma, slightly bitter summer fruit taste, I am not the best person to review this type of beer as I do not like them.

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blanche from France

De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blanche, France De Gayant, Abbaye de Vauclair Blanche, France

4.5% cloudy gold in colour with a nice head, a really good aroma and taste, another great beer from these people.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Marston's, Pedigree?????

Marston's Pedigree, has always been a good beer but over the last ten years it has changed many times. Although it is still a good beer it is annoying that they can not just leave well alone. There are also other beers that have been named Marston's Pedigree but with a different styles, I will not go on moaning, just show them here.

Marston's, Pedigree Amber Ale from England

Marston's, Pedigree, England

4.5% dark amber with a good head, aroma is all malt with a malt and toffee taste, a good reliable beer. Now called Amber Ale, I do not know what they are doing.

Marston's, Pedigree Classic English Pale Ale from England

Marston's, Pedigree (5.0%), England

5.0% deep amber with a thin head, aroma is malt, taste is malt, liquorice and toffee with a sweet aftertaste of refreshers.

Marston's, Pedigree Exceptional Pale Ale from England

Marston's, Pedigree (4.5%), England

4.5% dark amber with a good head, aroma is all malt with a malt and toffee taste, a good reliable beer

And then there are the others,

Marston's, Pedigree Diamond from England

Marston's, Pedigree Diamond, England

5.0% deep gold colour with a nice head, citrus hop aroma, slightly sweet buttery malt taste.

Marston's, Pedigree Pale Ale from England

Marston's, Pedigree Pale Ale, England

5.0% amber colour with a thin head, malt aroma, caramel malt taste, nice.

Marston's, Pedigree V.S.O.P from England

Marston's, Pedigree V.S.O.P, England

6.7% gold in colour with a nice head, fruity aroma and a fruity malt taste, not bad at all.

There are more but this is all that I have had.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Last of my box of Hefe Weizen from Germany

Well it took some time to get through this box of wheat beer from Germany, not because it wasn't very nice, its just that it was in the fridge and I was drinking other beers.

Overall the whole box of these beers was excellent and I would drink them all again. It looks like I will have to arrange another trip to Germany, this time just to collect new beers.

The previous beers from this box were covered on here, see below for the write ups

My box of Hefe Weizen from Germany (one)

My box of Hefe Weizen from Germany (two)

My box of Hefe Weizen from Germany (three)

My box of Hefe Weizen from Germany (four)

Oettinger, Hefeweibbier from Germany

Oettinger, Hefeweibbier, Germany Oettinger, Hefeweibbier, Germany

4.9% cloudy gold with a thin head, all the usual aromas and tastes of a really nice wheatbeer.

König Ludwig, Weissbier Hell from Germany

König Ludwig, Weissbier Hell, Germany König Ludwig, Weissbier Hell, Germany

5.5% cloudy gold with a thin head, again all the usual aromas and tastes of a nice wheatbeer, banana, wheat, etc.

Hornecker, Hefe-Weizen Export Hell from Germany

Hornecker, Hefe-Weizen Export Hell, Germany Hornecker, Hefe-Weizen Export Hell, Germany

5.2% cloudy pale yellow in colour with a good but receding head, relay good aroma, a good tasty Hefe-Weizen.

Wolferstetter, Dunkles Weizen from Germany

Wolferstetter, Dunkles Weizen, Germany Wolferstetter, Dunkles Weizen, Germany

5.2% cloudy dark brown in colour with a thin head, relay good aroma and a good Dunkles Weizen taste

My box of Hefe Weizen from Germany (four)

These are beers that I missed from posting last year, they are some of the box of wheat beers from Germany that I got by post. They have all been wonderful and I do not know how I missed blogging about them on here (it must just be my brain not working as it should).

Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Dunkle from Germany

Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Dunkle, Germany Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Dunkle, Germany

5.2% nice dark colour with a good head, malt and banana aroma, banana and caramel taste.

Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Hell from Germany

Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Hell, Germany Weissbräu Schwendl, Schalchner Weisse Hell, Germany

5.2% hazy cold colour with a nice head, another yeast and banana aroma the taste is the same.

Arcobräu, Weissbier Dunkel from Germany

Arcobräu, Weissbier Dunkel, Germany Arcobräu, Weissbier Dunkel, Germany

5.3% dark cloudy brown with a nice head, the usual wheat beer flavour and a nice yeasty taste.

Aldersbacher, Kloster Weisse Hell from Germany

Aldersbacher, Kloster Weisse Hell, Germany Aldersbacher, Kloster Weisse Hell, Germany

5.5% cloudy gold colour with a thin head, wheat and yeast aroma, slightly bitter, yeasty wheat taste.

Maisel, Maisels Weisse Dunkel from Germany

Maisel, Maisels Weisse Dunkel, Germany Maisel, Maisels Weisse Dunkel, Germany

5.0% dark amber colour with a nice head, wheat and banana aroma, nice yeasty taste.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Still nothing new

Well it is getting toward the end of February and I have not had any new beers for over a month. I have had a few cans of beers that have changed from what they used to be though, so here goes.

Zywiec, Warka Podaje Piłkę from Poland

Zywiec, Warka Podaje Piłkę, Poland

5.5% gold colour with thin head, slight malt aroma and an ordinary lager taste. According to ratebeer this is the same beer as Zywiec, Warka from Poland, but that is 5.7%.

Marstons, Lancaster Bomber from England

Marstons, Lancaster Bomber, England

4.4%, deep amber colour and a good but thin head, fruity aroma, caramel malt taste, bitter aftertaste. Was made by Thwaites, now only says Marstons on the can but you have to look very hard to see it.

Wychwood, Hobgoblin from England

Wychwood, Hobgoblin, England

4.5% very dark amber with a thin head, fruity hop aroma, nice creamy malt taste, this beer was 5.2% not too long ago, I thought Wychwood were better than this.

24/2/17 just bought bottles of Hobgoblin and it is still 5.2%, so how come the cans are only 4.5%????