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Bishops Finger

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  • #27837

    RSB
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    @bdthree

    I have had my eye on it for a while but avoided it as it is a bit strong @ 5.7. However I am just trying one as type and it dangerously tasty ?

     

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  • #27838

    PlaneMan
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    I know what you mean.

    I really like it but it’s very easy to get a bit pissed on them.

    I have one or 2 about every other week.

    #27839

    Dave Rice
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    It’s good stuff.

    #27840

    D-Dan
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    It IS a good drink.

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    blacklion1725
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    Yes my lads generally get me some at Christmas – too strong for chugging but a very nice “one or two” beer.

    #27913

    RSB
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    @bdthree
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    Having a spitfire by the same brewery as the bishops finger while listening to the football. Not as strong but just as nice. Going to try a fursty ferret soon and maybe a ghostship 🙂

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    #27914

    PlaneMan
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    They are all nice

    #27915

    Dave Rice
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    My Belgian beer turned up yesterday, tried a Vedett IPA (you can get this in Tesco now). Very nice if you like Belgian Blondes, like a cross between Duvel and Leffe and at 5.5% not as strong as either. I will be getting more of this.

    #27916

    blacklion1725
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    Probably not my cup of tea Dave as I don’t like Leffe and the like. I do remember having some pleasant dark Belgian beers at the harbour in Ostend a good few years ago – washed some mussels down very nicely. They were small glasses but very strong so just as well.

    Off topic I notice all the “craft beers” in tescos (loads now) are all in 330ml cans with very different branding/labels to to the more traditional beer or lager. Probably deliberate…..not liking the whole affair to be honest.

    [Edited – Ostend not Bruges]

    #27922

    Dave Rice
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    330ml is the European standard measure and I’ve got to like it now I can’t do the whole session thing. The days of loads of volume are gone for me.

    Belgian beers cover a multitude of styles. Blonde (as in Duvel) are probably what we think of but they do Bruin versions as well which are more like ales and Dubbel and Tripel which are often brown as well. Trappist beers can be all 3 styles.

    Then there’s Saison which is a sort of sour version of Blonde but not sour as in lemons, more not sweet. Wheat beers I think we know all about, but Belgian ones are usually white and have some sort of subtle orange peel background going on. Fruit beers are a class of themselves and the Lambic Kirk (cherry) are actually very good and not some sort of girly summer job.

    The clue is often in the glass they’re served in – there really is a reason for the shapes. Blondes are served in “tulip” glasses as they are meant to have a deep head and the tulip shape holds the head in. “Chalice” glasses are for beers where the aroma is part of the experience and lots of the dubbels and Trappists are served in them too. Wheat and fruit beers are usually in straight up and down glasses.

    All sounds terribly geeky but there are so many Belgian beers it’s a misnomer to think they are all the same. They are very different and the Belgians do take it seriously, but in that tongue in cheek way they have. They all love their local breweries and they all try to be a bit different, a culture we are getting used to but we have to call it “Craft”.

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