The Bar - Beer, Wine & Spirits Discussion Thread

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JDWCE

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Yeah Feral Shooter is bloody solid as fu**. Anyone has that new Balter yet? I haven't had a great deal of cryo hopped beers but the ones I have had I haven't really got around
 

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Had 4 last night and was pretty dusty. Those lactose beers aren't made for more than 3 IMO.
I'll echo this. I felt fine after 4 but definitely thought 3 of that type of beer was enough.

Switching to spirits, got a bottle of Harrogate Blueberry Gin from Liqourshed. Its so nice, my word.
 

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Ok, you’ve all stood in my way long enough, I’m going to clown college, I mean Liquor Barron’s to get some Shooters. I’m slightly sceptical though. The last lactose IPA I had was one of the cheeky monkey special release ones, might’ve been super tubes, can’t remember which one it was. I didn’t rate it, way too creamy. Are the Shooters like that, or a little more fruity?
 

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Ok, you’ve all stood in my way long enough, I’m going to clown college, I mean Liquor Barron’s to get some Shooters. I’m slightly sceptical though. The last lactose IPA I had was one of the cheeky monkey special release ones, might’ve been super tubes, can’t remember which one it was. I didn’t rate it, way too creamy. Are the Shooters like that, or a little more fruity?
Nah Fruity more than creamy.

Careful as its 2.1 standard drinks and doesn't taste strong.
 

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Ok, you’ve all stood in my way long enough, I’m going to clown college, I mean Liquor Barron’s to get some Shooters. I’m slightly sceptical though. The last lactose IPA I had was one of the cheeky monkey special release ones, might’ve been super tubes, can’t remember which one it was. I didn’t rate it, way too creamy. Are the Shooters like that, or a little more fruity?
Creaminess is driven from both the mouthfeel by using things like oats in the mash, and then separate to that the addition of non-fermentable sugars (lactose).

This example strikes a pretty nice balance, not as cloyingly sweet as some, but not really sessionable as the other guys mention - 2-3 is probably enough then time to freshen up the palate with something else.

Maybe it was the glass, maybe it was the freshness, or maybe it was that I haven't had many beers lately, but the aroma of this beer is off the chain. That alone should help balance it out. Just don't drink it from a can 🙃
 

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Yeah for sure, I’ve been on Bigs long enough to know that a glass is essential. I was on the Balters for a while, but the last few cubes I’ve gone back to Biggies. I’ll grab a 4 pack of Shooters and see how they go.
 

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Liquor Barron’s are usually good. My local at Hillarys has a huge range of crafties and always has the new release stuff as soon as they come out. I assume most LBs would be the same?
 

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List of every bottleshop that stocks it.
 

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