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WezV

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Killing some Bass
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2007, 08:45:32 PM »
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I was drinking Bass Pale Ale.

Ahhhh, the good old days of sneaking into bars!


I thought it might be - i am not sure they even sold that one in the UK at the time, not sure if they do now to be honest.  I spent most of that summer adding little messages to the boxes because we knew they were all for export.  It was quite an anoying thing to pack because all the crates had come from the top of the warehouse and had got very warm - the thing i remember most about the pale ale is that the bottles would shatter if you looked at them funny, especially with the heat so i quite often went home stinking of the stuff mixed with the sweat of working in a tin can warehouse during the warmest days of summer.


Luckily a fork lift truck decided to place a whole pallet of carling on my foot at the end of the second week so that got me out of having to work over summer...  it was only a job to get extra cash for uni anyway and i was glad to spend the summer drinking beer rather than packing beer. . .  and nothing really broke in my foot it was just swollen for a few weeks and sore for a few months - a pretty lucky escape all round.

Should really mention speckled hen as one of my top beers but it really has to be on draft rather than in a bottle . . .  and god forbid - never in a can!!.

I do like old peculiar as well, but thats my mums drink of choice

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2007, 12:33:44 PM »
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Wes, interesting stuff. Bass is the only British beer that I can buy in supermarkets here (Quite a shame as I am quite the real ale fiend)
and the one thing I really notice is that it seems sweetened compared to Bass back at home, the same goes for when I find it on tap.


i actually changed to smithwicks because i thought bass had gotten too sweet!  thought it was just me, but maybe it has changed.  they are all rotten out of cans though, and just about bearable in a bottle, if you've already had a few!  and never ever ever buy a pint of ANYTHING in a nightclub or flashy disco bar.  even water.
cry HAVOC!! and let slip the pigs of war!!!

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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2007, 02:32:40 PM »
they might have changed the bass recipe slightly when coors brought it out a few years back.

 My town used to be covered in the bass red triangles, we had a bass museum and everything.  Now the coors logo is everywhere, the museum is called the coors museum of brewing - kinda like a bit of out local heritage has been destroyed!!  I have no problem with the fact coors own bass - just the fact they decided to remove all traces of the bass heritage from our town.  They are still producing the stuff and own the logo so didnt have to remove all of them.  

Rant over

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2007, 03:13:27 PM »
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My ultimate quest is to find a reliable source of some of those darker Frence and Beglian beers in the UK though


You can get Leffe blonde and brown in Tescos and Co-Op :P Didnt like the blonde one, but brown was really nice.