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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

I went to a retirement party last night at an Irish Pub called Peggy Kinane's.  I wasn't sure what to drink so I asked for a Boddies.  I seem to remember this beer being better than this.  No draft anything at this place so it was probably a nitro-charged/pushed can with a widget.  Big cascading head that eventually died down a little bit.  Pretty tasteless and what I did taste had a good amount of diacetyl in it.  I don't know if I'm particularly sensitive to diacetyl but this was really not an enjoyable beer at all.  I seem to remember seeing that it only clocked in at 3.8% but I just read some reviews on RateBeer and people were stating it's ABV all over from 3.7% to 4.7%.  Someone also mentioned that the beer went downhill after InBev bought them... apparently it's brewed in a different facility now.  I should have looked at the menu a little closer.



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

Not sure how up to date the menu on the website is but I see many things I would have gone with first.  I will add that i liked Boddington back in the day but have not had it in several years.


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#3 ER Pemberton

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:58 AM

I saw that they had Caffrey's, Guinness, etc. and the server sort of ambushed me so I just blurted out Boddington's.  I guess I just wonder about the state of commercial beer and whether this constant brewery takeover trend is making beers worse.  Boddington's has [apparently] been around since 1778 so for a beer that's been made for 240 years to be worse now because of an acquisition really makes me wonder.  Do you think homebrewers end up being spoiled by their own creations and the freshness of our beers that some commercial beers just seem like absolute shit?  I mentioned that some of this Pilsner Urquell is loaded with diacetyl too and that just doesn't seem right to me.  I had it in Europe and it was not like that.   



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

I wasn't very impressed with the last one I had either.       I am getting pickier about looking at the production date on beers I buy.   I won't buy anything over a month old.    


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:55 AM

To add to what pkrone said, I think the beer industry is really changing.  People want ultra local ultra fresh beer.  I see beers from outside the area sitting on the shelf with dust and these are good beers.  Toppling Goliath came into this market a few months back and there was the initial rush and then, at least to me, they just sit.  I fear the same will happen with Bells.  I just do no think beer was meant to travel long distances.  With almost 7000 breweries in the US alone there is a good chance that good, relatively speaking, local beer is accessible to many.  I am used to having IPAs that are less than 4 days old. 


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

To add to what pkrone said, I think the beer industry is really changing.  People want ultra local ultra fresh beer.  I see beers from outside the area sitting on the shelf with dust and these are good beers.  Toppling Goliath came into this market a few months back and there was the initial rush and then, at least to me, they just sit.  I fear the same will happen with Bells.  I just do no think beer was meant to travel long distances.  With almost 7000 breweries in the US alone there is a good chance that good, relatively speaking, local beer is accessible to many.  I am used to having IPAs that are less than 4 days old. 

Yeah, I hear you and maybe people do just want their local product and so well-established breweries that have been around for hundreds of years maybe fall out of favor... your Heineken, Bass, Boddington's, maybe Newcastle or Swithwicks, Becks or any other beer that is known worldwide but also shipped worldwide.  I don't know.  I just got back from the local supply house and the woman that runs it is a BJCP judge and we were talking beer and got to the point that homebrewers who make good beer are spoiled by fresh beer that has been made with their own tastebuds in mind.  It's hard to compete with that.  



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:36 PM

I wasn't impressed with the one and only Boddies I had, a widget can. I had a similar experience with Fullers London Pride which was extremely astringent.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

I wasn't impressed with the one and only Boddies I had, a widget can. I had a similar experience with Fullers London Pride which was extremely astringent.

 

both of these are beers that I've enjoyed quite a bit on draft when served correctly at my favorite (but now closed) british pub.  the cans of boddingtons aren't as good.  maybe they've gone downhill though.


I probably would have been rocking the spaten on draft in a 20oz.  boom!


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