Desert Island...which beer to take???

Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Old Elver » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:40 pm

One of the questions the Old Elver tasting panel often grapples with is -

"If you were going to spend the rest of your life on a desert island...what beer would you take?"

You have to assume perfect beer storage conditions etc

I'll start -

Fullers ESB from the cask

....mmm but then again......


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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Nigel » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:55 pm

Ah, I've worried about this dilemma many times.
Harveys Old Ale is one of my all time favourites, but if I'm going to have to drink it every day , I think it would have to be Harveys Best Bitter.
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby grmski » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:58 pm

Harveys Old is a fine beer. I'll be in the Swan in Lewes this evening for a few of those.

Tribute could be the one for me though.
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Morrisoff » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Timothy Taylor Landlord cask
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bloodsmith » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:05 pm

Does this desert island even get cold. I have a dilema being from africa on what beers to drink when?

So in short can I list two?
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Old Elver » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:06 pm


No! :D

One only....cruel eh? ;)

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bobmcstuff » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Oh... Erm... Um.......

Gonna say Bath Ales Gem probably on balance, because I've liked it for a long time and know it won't fall out of favour...

But right now, Goose Island IPA and Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA are close contenders!!!
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bloodsmith » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:16 pm

Oh OE you drive a hard bargan. :o

I am going to go out on a limb here.

Assuming its a pretty hot dessert island.....

HB Munich Lager.
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Mark81 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Proper Job cask or Oakham Citra, erm erm erm erm erm.

Oakham Citra as its not as strong and I can drink more of them than Proper Job (also see Jaipur) without meeting the ground.
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bloodsmith » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:27 pm

Ok since everyone is posting two, or.......

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby PhilB » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:06 pm

Hi OE

I think I'd rather take my chances against the sharks and the currents ... and SWIM for it ;) ... I don't think I could manage with only one beer to drink for the rest of my life ... even if it was something off my Top 10 list (link) ... unless you were to allow me the "regularly changing, guest beer, on the pump at the end of the bar" option ;) ... but that's not going to happen is it :?

I'd rather have the occasional dull (or even downright naff) beer than the monotony of the same thing ALL THE TIME :shock:

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Old Elver » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:26 pm

Oh PhilB...you spoil sport! ;)
I enjoyed your Top 10 link.
Just thought we should make it a little bit harder.

PhilB wrote:I'd rather have the occasional dull (or even downright naff) beer than the monotony of the same thing ALL THE TIME


I don't believe that for one minute.

Now come on...be a good brewer and nail your flag to the mast! :cheers:

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bobmcstuff » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:27 pm

bloodsmith wrote:Assuming its a pretty hot dessert


Apple pie, straight from the oven?
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby PhilB » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:07 pm

Old Elver wrote:
PhilB wrote:I'd rather have the occasional dull (or even downright naff) beer than the monotony of the same thing ALL THE TIME


I don't believe that for one minute.

Let me assure you ... I've had my share of naff beers ... and I know I'll drink plenty more before I'm done ... apart from the obviously poorly kept (or even downright off) ones I wouldn't change a thing ... I think you have to work your way through the dull/mediocre/just downright bad beers to appreciate the good stuff :cheers:

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Old Elver » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:24 pm

PhilB wrote:
Old Elver wrote:
PhilB wrote:I'd rather have the occasional dull (or even downright naff) beer than the monotony of the same thing ALL THE TIME


I don't believe that for one minute.

Let me assure you ... I've had my share of naff beers ... and I know I'll drink plenty more before I'm done ... apart from the obviously poorly kept (or even downright off) ones I wouldn't change a thing ... I think you have to work your way through the dull/mediocre/just downright bad beers to appreciate the good stuff :cheers:

Cheers, PhilB


I'm not going to be able to persuade you am I? :D

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby MattB » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:32 pm

I'm with Phil here I'm afraid - I appreciate the occasional "russian roulette" moment as I sample some guest ale I've never heard of before. Usually they're just...average, but occasionally you get a taste of genius.

If pushed, I think I'd have to choose something like Old Speckled Hen (pre-Greene King)
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby banksy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Hmmm, very difficult, I think it would have to be a thirst quenching IPA... So I'll go for the Meantime IPA and at 7.5% I may as well be 'wasted' on that island as well ;)
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby geoffd69 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Pigs ear for me :mrgreen:
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby wilko 47 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:47 pm

Dark star revaluation or Jaipur iPa for me
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Hopadoodledoo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:56 pm

It's got to be Jaipur for me, in fact, if I had a never-ending supply and I could keep it cold, just show me the island... :D
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Gipsy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:54 pm

London pride, cask :cheers:

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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby Old Elver » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Having just sampled my Citroneela. ...I'm beginning to waiver!
How arrogant does that sound? Sorry guys.
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby johnwill666 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:52 pm

I want to take the 3 kegs that are full and ready to go NOW ,pick me up in a month,i,ll be ready for a refill ;-0
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby TheDoctor » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:23 pm

Timothy Taylor Landlord all the way for me :cheers:
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Re: Desert Island...which beer to take???

Postby bloodsmith » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Doc, this could be a face palm moment, seen it on your sig twice tonight.

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