My Fav Ales of 2015

How do I list my favourite ales of 2015,  task that I was not looking forward to as on Untppd I have tried 452 different ales this year, thats quite a few.

So a bit of history .. I have always been a lager drinker, eek bad times, and then one day I decided to start drinking ales, I thought why not, I started with pale ales and then moved onto stouts and porter which are my favourites, then got involved with various fruity flavours and the more bizzare the more I wanted to try it.

The rest is as they say .. is history, then through my love of ales this website started.

So … how do I pick my favourite ales, well best thing is to see what Untppd says is my favourites I have drunk the most of this year, we shall do it by styles and I shall add the strength and what I rated the ales.

  1. Pale Ale – English= 56
  2. Stout – other = 55
  3. English Bitter = 45
  4. Porter – other = 37
  5. Golden Ale = 40
  6. Pale Ale – American = 17
  7. Porter – English = 15

Pale Ale – English

Not often drink pale ales when stouts and porters are available, but below does state true to what I would have.

  1. Landlord – Timothy Taylor – 4.3%, rated 4.5
  2. Moonshine – Abbeydale Brewery – 4.3% rated 4.5
  3. Atlantic – Sharp – 4.2% – rated 4.75
  4. Ghost Ship – Adnams – 4.5% rated 5.00
  5. New World – Marstons – 4.1% rated 5.00

Strongest tried :

  • Orange Cream Soda – Hand Dawn Monkey – 6%
  • Farmers Sixer – Bradfield Brewery – 6%
  • Millenial Pale Ale – Black Country Ales – 6%

 

Stout – Other

  1. Baize – Thornbridge – 5.5% rated 5.00
  2. Stout – Exit 33 – 5% rated 5.00
  3. Tempest Stout – Blue Bee – 4.8% rated 4.5
  4. Stout – Titanic – 4.5% rated 5.00
  5. Black Mass – Abbeydale Brewery – 6.66% rated 5.00

strongest tried:

  • Marshmellow Meltdown Stout – Abbeydale Brewery – 7%
  • Black Mass – Abbeydale Brewery – 6.66%
  • Manifesto – Revolutions – 6%
  • Chocolate Orange – The Great Yorkshire Brewery – 6%
  • Red Velvet Stout – Stancil – 6%

 

English Bitter

  1. Well Bombardier – Charles Wells Brewery – 4.1% – rated 4.75
  2. Daily Bread – Abbeydale Brewery – 3.8% – rated 5.00
  3. Five Rivers – Sheffield Brewery Company – 3.8% – rated 5.00
  4. Pure UBU – Purity Brewing Co – 4.5% – rated 4.5
  5. Lancaster Bomber – Thwaites – 4.4% – rated 5.00

strongest tried:

  • Tawny Mild – Naylors Brewery – 5.1%
  • Flying Scotsman – Little Ale Cart Brewery – 5%
  • Townend Twist – Ossett Brewery – 5%
  • Forgemasters – Sheffield Brewery Company – 4.8%

 

Porter – other

  1. Plum Porter – Titanic – 4.9% rated 5.00
  2. Anubus Porter – Raw Brewing Company – 5.2% rated 5.00
  3. Old Moor Porter – Acorn Brewery – 4.4% rated 4.5
  4. Cocoa Wonderland – Thornbridge – 6.8% rated 5.00
  5. 1872 Porter – Elland Brewery – 6.5% rated 5.00

strongest tried :

  • Cocoa Wonderland – Thornbridge – 6.8%
  • 1872 Porter – Elland Brewery
  • Gunsmoke – Dukeries Brewery – 5.5%
  • Londinium – Roosters – 5.5%

 

Golden Ale

  1. Deception – Abbeydale Brewery – 4.1% rated 5.00
  2. Wainwright – Thwaites – 4.1% rated 5.00
  3. Unicorn – Robinsons Brewery – 4.2% rated 5.00
  4. Brother Rabbit – Thornbridge – 4% rated 4.5
  5. Henrietta – Welbeck Brewery – 3.6% rated 4.75

strongest tried:

  • UK IPA – Sentinel Brewing co – 6.5%
  • Summer Lightening – Hop Back Brewery – 5%
  • Wells Bombardier Burning Gold – Charles Wells Brewery – 4.7%
  • The Ratnificent 7 – Rat Brewery – 4.7%

 

The strongest I have had this year:

  1. Bourbon Country Brand Stout – Goose Island Beer Co – 14.2%
  2. Chai-spiced Imperial Russian Stout – Stone Brewing Co – 10.6%
  3. Bracia – Thornbridge – 10%
  4. Jaipur X – Thornbridge – 10%
  5. Cocoa Psycho – Brwedog – 10%
  6. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale – Boulevard Brewing Co – 8.5%
  7. Annexation – Brass Castle Brewery – 8.3%

 

So which one do I rave about the most and love:

 

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