Saturday, 27 October 2012

The discerning tramp

As promised here, I ran a poll on which strong “craft” beers people had drunk, the results of which are shown on the right. A good turnout of 103, and a surprisingly low proportion who had never tried any, although possibly some readers spotted a rather “beery” poll and moved on.

A narrow win for Duvel over Chimay, with Old Tom third and BrewDog, which has only been around for about three years, still recording over 50%. Of course all these are high-quality beers sipped in moderation by discerning consumers, and are never used as a fast lane to oblivion in the way of Special Brew. To be honest, apart perhaps from Duvel, it would be hard work to drink any of them rapidly.


  1. Hard work to drink any of them rapidly?

    what sort of wuss are you?

  2. I am a discerning drinker who knows how to savour his beer at a measured pace.

    You, in contrast, are a pisshead who just necks it as quickly as humanly possible.

  3. Obviously a gluten for punishment.

  4. A few years ago I came across a reference to "lawnmower beer" on an American site - this apparently being a type of beer that you knock back after doing the lawn, & consequently doesn't have to be much good.

    I invariably have a Duvel after I mow the lawn. I don't know if this says more about Duvel or about me.

  5. Way back in the mists of time I did a course in some dreary IT related subject at a course centre whose bar stocked Duvel, which we'd invariably had a glass or two off in the break. Good times, good times.

    Lawnmower beer: a good description of having a cold Heineken (bottle of course) after having done a long day of hard manual labour, sometime in summer.


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