Tipple Tattle

For the first time in a long while I came across some ale from the Titanic Brewery. For reasons I am not 100% sure of, a lot of my local haunts have stopped stocking them, which is a damn shame as I am rather partial to the Iceberg and the Chocolate & Vanilla Stout.

The Plum Porter is the current guest Ale at the Mytton & Mermaid in Atcham and at 4.9% it is not exactly a driver friendly ale, so I would advise that being a passenger is the best approach.

It is quite a full bodied ale and the Plum taste is quite rich but not overly sickly as can happen with some ales. It is certainly a winter warmer and was a nice drink for a wet afternoon and hopefully it will be showing up in my haunts as we approach the end of the year and head into darkness.

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6 thoughts on “Tipple Tattle

  1. Yum.
    LOL at the difference in our environments. 4.9% IS a driving beer here… that’s extremely low alcohol for us. The average mass-produced pilsner runs 5.5%, By comparison, at the beer lab I can walk to, one night I had nothing but 13% & 15% stouts (they limit pours to 4oz each.. I had 4 or 5).

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      • oh, yeah…. at the porter vs stout class they talked about the alcohol tax.

        i’m now very careful about where I do my heavier drinking… home or walking distance only. but i remember being younger and stupid and power-drinking the night away in Hollywood only to face a 35 mile drive home. Thank gawd I never hurt anyone!!

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      • Well the legal limited is something like 35 milligrammes on the breath test which is about two pints of 5% beer. Most places will have Session beers which are between 3.5 and 4% which are good sellers.

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      • is your beer still mostly served at, or just below, room temp? that would definitely impact the drinkability of high-alcohol beers. With the exception of specialty “British” pubs, our beers are all served cold. The colder the better.

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      • Most ale is served and stored around 10 degrees, any cooler and it will affect the hops and yeast in a different way to too warm. Shelf life for an ale is about 5 days once in service.

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