When I started this blog I really didn't know where it would lead to. That was a few months and almost 100 beers ago.
100 beers! That seems a bit surreal. If someone had told me 6 months ago that I would go to Brussels and come back a beer addict I wouldn't have believed them. I think that's what it is with me, an addiction. I seem to look in every supermarket and off licence for something new to try. I guess I have become a Beer Ticker.
Having said that I don't rate the beers on a scale. I just give my impression and personal experience of them.
I don't have a list of beers that I want. (Except for one or two mention by those that comment on the site)
I don't look like an Anorak, Oh wait, I actually do. I have the 3 Bs, Beard, Balding and Beer Belly. Is that 4 Bs?
But the thing is, I don't really care what others think! As I have mentioned before, this blog is for me.
I like people to comment and I like to see where people visit from but it's not like I comment on the Beer Rating sites.
Or, for that matter, judge those who do. Maybe by saying this I am judging?!
It's like going out for a pint. I would prefer to go out with like minded people for a natter and a beer and I'd like my blog to be the same, with like minded people sharing opinions and information.
So call be a Beer Bore, Anorak, Beer Nerd whatever. Just keep reading and commenting.
I'm off to Düsseldorf on Saturday but will hopefully get in another post or two beforehand. Can't wait to try the Alt!
To be honest, I wasn't overly hopeful that I'd like this one. My previous exploits with SN have bean only so-so so I expected more of the same. Oh well, here we go.....
Hey, this isn't to bad. It's not to bitter, which is good, with just a nice sour orangey tang. A bit like good marmalade. Also there seemed to be more to it than the others, perhaps a bit more depth and character. It also has a nice mellow aftertaste, no tartness.
So at last I have found an offering from SN that I like! I'm not sure that there was anything wrong with the others to be honest. Perhaps they got me on a bad day!
A nice beer with plenty of character. I'd have it again.
Shepherd Neame Spitfire - 50cl - 4.5% alcohol - England