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Offline Nooks

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What can I get you, Sir?
« on: Sunday 08 January 2012, 2139 »
That doesn't mean I'm buying a round! (try Porty instead).

I thought it might be good to start a discussion on the finer points of the consumption of the various forms of alcoholic beverages. Whilst it may initially seem that this sort of thing shouldn't normally rest under the 'Recipe' banner, I'm sure we will eventually cover the productions of cocktails (Mix, for instance).

However, my interest in this subject has been raised by a Christmas present which started to 'chink' as I placed it under the tree. It turned out to be a Cider selection. I don't tend to drink as some of you may know, and one lager tastes very much like another to me. However, I now had the opportunity to sample these ciders of different style and manufacture for purely comparative reasons.

I resisted the temptation to sample the bottles consecutively, as I'm sure you can tell as I'm still managing to spell (more or less) correctly. Anyway my choices were Strongbow, Magner's and 2 from Gaymer's, one being an apple and the other a pear cider.

I had the Magners first. I would describe it as a medium sweetness but full taste. - At this point I should mention that I have a very sweet tooth so my descriptions of sweetness may not match others. The Gaymer's Apple I tested a couple of evenings later, and was very similar but a bit lighter.

As I type this I've just opened the pear. Very different, it's more like Babycham than cider. Apparently it's becoming popular with young ladies and this is possibly why. It's quite sweet and probably because of this may not suit the true cider drinker, who on average  seem to prefer a dryer tipple.

One of the famous dry ciders is of course, Strongbow. I've not opened this yet, but I've had it before and it's not really for my palette. I'll give it a go sometime over the next few days and report back when I recover.

If anybody else wishes to comment on any of the wines, spirits etc. that they've been presented with over the Christmas period feel free to do so.
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 January 2012, 2244 »
I like a nice Bombay sapphire and tonic me yeah.
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 January 2012, 1431 »
Aye, good choice.

You can't beat a good pint of beer.

Enjoy the rest of your cider, Nooks.

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 February 2012, 2108 »
A nice glass of Aus white depends on what meal your having.

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 February 2012, 1020 »
Wine is for girls.
Blokes drink pints aye.
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 February 2012, 1218 »
Pints of wine.

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 February 2012, 0823 »
Wine is for girls.
Blokes drink pints aye.

Just now and then or a posh meal yea.

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 February 2012, 1039 »
Tref has a fine wine cellar in his big house in that south east of England.  He has coded messages that he tinkles out on a small hand bell to direct the butler towards selection of the most suitable vintage to accompany his meals.  His generosity is such that the butler is allowed to suck the corks.

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 18 February 2012, 1715 »
I've had the pear Magners that Nooks mentioned, very nice it is too :) I very rarely drink alcohol, and the problem with the pear flavoured drink is you don't realise you are drinking  ::) I was bloody comatised...I've never had it since!!

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 February 2012, 1435 »
I like all sorts of drinks.  I don't actually drink a lot but I do like to vary my alcoholic beverages.  Last night I was down the pub and Magners was my choice for the evening.  I also had a few shots of Yaegermeister type things. There are probably more things I do like than don't like :-[

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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 February 2012, 1636 »
Tref has a fine wine cellar in his big house in that south east of England.  He has coded messages that he tinkles out on a small hand bell to direct the butler towards selection of the most suitable vintage to accompany his meals.  His generosity is such that the butler is allowed to suck the corks.


Bluddi hell Mab I had to read that twice.

The Robin Hood and Little John is promising to put on two different mild ales in May. Wooopeeee!
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 February 2012, 2016 »
Any good draught beer will do sir  :D
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 1350 »
Very nice Tref.
There's no pub round here that sells mild, however, a previous Wants To Be Mrs Llaingoch's mother lived by a pub that brewed it's own ales..... and they did their own mild.
I was in heaven as I had pint after pint of 'mix' whilst sitting in the sunny beer garden.
However, my joy & delight turned somewhat sour as later that night I apparantly not only wee'd in the bedroom corner but also in her 'Ali Baba' laundry thing.
I dunno what she was so mad at really.... the clothes in there where for the wash anyway aye.
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 1352 »
Perhaps you left the top up!  :D
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 1401 »
Allegedly Nooks, I actually took the top off of the Ali Baba thing prior to weeing in it.

I'm not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing.
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Re: What can I get you, Sir?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 1625 »
Perhaps you left some drips on the floor?
Not waiting for the others.