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Jim O'Conner
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Username: Roguejim

Post Number: 437
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I believe this is the name. My local market is now carrying it. Is it worth the $4.29 price tag?
Jim
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 623
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's a very, very nice beer, bottle conditioned so it wont have that horrible cooked flavour, brown bottle so it won't be skunked. It's strong so plenty of flavour - nice use of amber malt. $4.29 is a lot, that works out at over 2.30 for me and I would not pay that for it in this country, but I can get it easily here.But I can't often get US beers here so I pay that little extra for them. I'd go for it, you only need to buy one, if you like it, clone it.

I had a similar thing with rogue beers and Alaskan smoked porter. They were/are expensive, far more than I would usually pay for a bottle of beer, but hey, I make my own, I don't buy beer very often so why not splash out on something once in a while. It was worth it for me, I loved Shakespeare Stout so got a recipe together with the help of this board and cloned it, it was one of the best beers I've made.
 

Jim O'Conner
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Username: Roguejim

Post Number: 439
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fime Mat. I've got lots of marris otter and amber malt. So if I like it, I'll pick your brain for ideas on cloning it.
Jim
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 2781
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

$4.29 isn't a terrible price for a big bottle. Now the $5.99 that my local fine beer store charges for those dinky little bottles of Traquir House, that's highway robbery. :-)

1845 is a great beer, one of the best British ales there is. I still prefer Fuller's ESB, my all-time favorite British beer, though.
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 628
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Traquair house is a rip off in this country too - And it's not all that!!! 1845 is a much better beer IMO
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 4270
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim, you know I'm not a British beer kinda guy, but I LOVE 1845! That's about as high a compliment as I can pay it.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Jeffery Swearengin
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Username: Beertracker

Post Number: 660
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I really enjoy the Fuller's 1845, but I've found that it doesn't age all that well even though its bottle conditioned. So, there's no reason not to drink it up when you buy it! Same goes for the individual numbered bottles of Vintage Ale. I recently got my hands on a couple of bottles of Golden Pride, so that's next on my list of beers to enjoy.
CHEERS! Beertracker

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