Since I never get round to doing a blog, Ive started looking after 4 blogs, which is doing me wonders as I always work better with multiple things.
When i friend was down we by pure chance found a ale shop in newcastle in a market area, believe its called Glug, and ive keep going back there as they have two solid walls of ales.
From the left is a powerhouse 10% russian stout. it was bloodly heavy as well so it took me ages to drink it. though from experience of many stronger and weaker beers, for me personally anything over 8% loses too many flavours, this was certainly the case with the one too. next was a milk chocolate stout….. milk choc rather than dark choc? it was just okay. the founders porter was also a nice drink but with nothing to make me want another. the mocha milk stout was my mates so i only got a taste, not as good as batemans mocha beer. Now old engine oil (also not mine) i fell for a week before this when i found it in a pub. Really dark, really heavy and ill be able to write more tomorrow night as i have another bottle in my posession. I really cant remember this one as i only got a taste and i was at the end of the 10% beast. Unfortunately glug didnt have any when I was there a few days ago, will keep an eye out though.
The golden pippin was quite bitter and beyond average. While the Ruby ale was plesant, if quite like a newcastle brown. Cant see it very well but the bottle is oval shape rather than like a cylinder.
Also from the left, Thornbridge Raven black ipa at 6.6% was really bitter and became even more so while drinking, would like to try some of the other breweries beers though. Next is Rivet catcher from jarrow brewery at 4% was the one I was drinking while sorting this post. Did have a nice taste, but quite forgettable, yet it felt like i had it for a long while so it doesnt glide down that well either. Mordue brewery bring us Workie ticket at 4.5%, I nearly didnt put this one up due to it being so average…. and yet I find myself keep on picking it up, its quite morish and leaves you wanting more, malty without a strong aftertaste. Finally we have Otley brewing company standing at 4.8% with simply Blonde. Even though I knew it was a bottle conditioned drink, that didnt stop me poaring to much into my glass…. a cloudy drink awaited me. But I dont mind. The first thing my brain did upon first sip was think ‘not as good as bitter and twisted’ hmmm good start. It was very unoffensive and didnt linger. I would say If your into blonde ales then give this a whirl but there are better ones out there.