ALES? recommend any good ones, there are so many.?!

Question: ALES!? recommend any good ones, there are so many!.!?
Old Peculiar
Bishops Finger
Double Drop
Fox's Nob,
Waggle Dance,

Real Ale should be served fresh direct from the cask!. Local Real Ale is always better as when the cask is transported through many depots the beer suffers from the constant
movement!. Filtered and bottled is not the same thing at all,
and although the supermarkets have made these popular,
and indeed the sales have saved many microbreweries from closure, to experience Real Ale it should come from the cask, ie at a pub or at a Beer Festival!. If you would like to
sample a good selection I suggest you go to a Beer Festival!.
Wetherspoons also has a huge variety of Ales!. The CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE has festivals all over the country where the casks are mounted on the bar and are
poured directly into your glass with no pumps or tubes to mess up the beer!. I suggest you visit their website(Google CAMRA) and sign up for membership!. This gets you a monthly newspaper with all the details of your local branch meetings, pub visits and festivals!.
At The Russian Tavern we always have three or four casks
up on the bar to savour Real Ales direct from the cask!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Go to a large beer store, and try a few different kinds!. If the place has the mix-your-own 6pack option, by all means, try as many as you can!.

I personally am a fan of all the beers made by New Belgium (Fat Tire, 1554, Abbey Ale, Belgium Trippel, etc)!. They are usually easy to get ahold of, and also have a nice kick to them!. Anything by Rogue brewery is usually really good as well, but a bit pricey at times!. There are so many good micro brews out there, it is hard to list them all, but you usually can't go wrong if you find anything by O'Dells, Bells, Dogfish Head!.!.!.and many many others!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

one of my favorite beers is red hook ESB (extra special bitter), and of course fullers ESB too!. The best way to find your own fave is to locate a store that lets you mix six packs!. if you look there is sure to be one around!. this way, you can get six different beers (usually these stores have a lot of microbrews) and aren't committed to a six pack of something you don't like!. another great way to pick a favorite is to go to a bar that does samplers!. usually these are bars that have a lot of different beers on tap and they give you six 3oz samples!. only commitment to this quest will help you discover your own - i'm sure that will be rough ;-)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Mm mm mm!.!.!. Ales!. Now you are talking my language!

Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine!.!.!. tastes od dried fruits and slight chocolate flavors!.

Bell's Two Hearted Ale well balanced between the hops and malt!.!.!. but still a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the tastebuds!.

Founder's Red's Rye!.!.!. how can you be so smooth and bitter at the same time!?

Reunion 08!.!.!. One of if not the best Rye ales I've had the pleasure of!.

Trappistes Rochefort 10!.!. 8 and 6!.!.!. so glorious!.!.!. so perfect!.

Lindemans Kriek!.!.!. technically not an ale, but usually clased as one!. Wonderous tart cherry and a low ABV makes it a great session beer!.

Ommegang Three Philosophers!.!.!. I recommend picking one ups and aging it for a year!. The fruit flavors really come out after about 12 months in the cellar!.

New Holland's Dragons Milk!.!.!. A strong ale that could pass for an Imperial Stout!.!.!. go figure!. Cocoa, hops, oak and vanilla!.

Hoppin' Frog's BORIS The Crusher Imperial Stout!.!.!. black as night and thick as engine oil!.!.!. the complexity of flavor is orgasmic!.

Hoppin' Frog's Gulden Fraug!.!.!. Had this for the first time on Thursday!. Good god I was amazed! caremal!.!.!. fruit!.!.!. malt!.!.!. Fred out did himself on this one!.

Aventinus apple and other fruits with some chocolate malt and a nice wheat backing!. A treat!.

O'hara's Dry Irish Stout!.!.!. Blows Guinness out of the water with a double barrel salvo! Clean, crisp with flavors of roasted malt and coffee!.

Have fun!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Ah-ha !.!.!. now we're talking!

I like most Theakston's (O!.P!. is like a pint of heaven but u have to get it up North) or Black Sheep, of the 'bigger' brewers!.

Lighter ales are good when it's hot, so look for an IPA or a Pale Ale!. There are likely to be some summer ales around now - so they mention 'summer' or 'spring' in the name usually!.

Oldershaw Brewery are always great - Newton's Drop is smashing!. St Austells!. Wherever you are there will be local breweries and they are usually a good choice!. also better for the environment ;-)

Shy away from most of the mass-marketed crap - so Johns Smiths over your dead body!.

For bottled stuff, go for Shepard Neame stuff - Spitfire or Bishops Finger!. Wychwood ales also fine bottled!. Yes - too many options!.

But, just take your time and experiment (sounds like sex, doesn't it!?)

A good barman will know what to recommend, so find a nice free house with a decent landlord!.

Mmmmmmmmm !.!.!. beer !.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Here's some suggestions that I always find myself going back to:

Stouts - Rogue's Chocolate Stout, Left Hand Milk Stout, Victory Storm King Stout!.

IPAs/Double IPAs - Stone IPA, Dogfish Head 60/90 Minute IPAs, Victory Hop Devil & Hop Wallop!.

Belgians - Anything from Ommegang, St!. Bernardus, Chimay!.

Witbiers - Ommegang Witte, Allagash White, Hoegaarden, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly!.

Rye Beers - Founders Red's Rye, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye!.

There really is a ridiculous amount of great ales, check out http://beeradvocate!.com/beer/style for information about different ale & lager styles and examples of each!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i work in a popular chain of pubs that pride themselves on ales!.

favourites from regulars are:

old speckled hen - a rich golden amber with warm red tones with a median rich and fruit texture

bishops finger - intense satisfyingly clean, dry, orange overtones

old peculiar - rich strong full-bodied tasteWww@FoodAQ@Com

Get something local!. Get something on tap, if possible!. Nothing better than a fresh poured pint in a pub!. Check out if you have any microbreweries in your area!. You may find a pleasant suprise!. Good luck!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Drake's Ale comes to mindWww@FoodAQ@Com

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