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A Double Diamond for me

All this showy offy talk of DB having found happiness in a bottle of Marston`s Pedigree reminded me of something I haven`t had the pleasure of enjoying with my cheese and pickle sandwich for years and that is a pint of Light and Bitter. Is there an enlightened one out there that knows a secret of where one can buy pale ale to make the ultimate cocktail?

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Re: A Double Diamond for me

Beers of the world in Zürich HB?
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Beers of the world in Zürich HB?
even such a long way away, it may be worth the trip!
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

Well I looked down their list, no watneys no Double Diamond
Youngs London Ale??
Otherwise its aussie and usa pale ale; doesn`t work with a cheddar and Branston pub special.
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no watneys no Double Diamond
Youngs London Ale??
I'll keep an eye out for you next time I'm in the big city. Any others that would be acceptable?
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

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Two criteria DB, 1) Pale Ale 2) British

Success will be rewarded with an invitation to consume same with some of Grumpys cheese at his counter.
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Two criteria DB, 1) Pale Ale 2) British

Success will be rewarded with an invitation to consume same with some of Grumpys cheese at his counter.
Would an India Pale Ale cut the mustard? Greene King, for example?
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Its gotta be worth a try with Greene King bitter
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

The Coop sells St Peter's IPA... difficult to think of that and Double Diamond as being in the same category though.
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

Just drink Boddington or Tetleys. It is as near to Watneys as you will find

I feel thankful that Watneys and Double Diamond have been consigned to history
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Just drink Boddington or Tetleys. It is as near to Watneys as you will find

I feel thankful that Watneys and Double Diamond have been consigned to history
But but those two are bitters and the watneys i was referring to was pale ale!
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

myexpatshop sells Fuller's London Pride (and Marston's / Bishop's Finger / Spitfire), maybe that will do?
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myexpatshop sells Fuller's London Pride (and Marston's / Bishop's Finger / Spitfire), maybe that will do?
Thanks but i think once again they are all bitters, the old light and bitter was a pub favourite for decades mixing the two (pale ale and bitter)
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Thanks but i think once again they are all bitters, the old light and bitter was a pub favourite for decades mixing the two (pale ale and bitter)
So what names of beers should we look out for? Or do you need two to mix? I don't geddit
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

maybe I'm mistaken but I thought London Pride was a pale ale (but what do I know about proper Ales, I'm Dutch ).

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Re: A Double Diamond for me

Another thought, maybe Badger's Golden Champion will do? It seems to have the characteristics you are looking for? It is available at Drinks of the World (surely there is on in Geneva?)
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maybe I'm mistaken but I thought London Pride was a pale ale (but what do I know about proper Ales, I'm Dutch ).
Light and bitter is bitter (boddingtons/london pride/ipa etc) mixed with pale ale 50:50
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Light and bitter is bitter (boddingtons/london pride/ipa etc) mixed with pale ale 50:50
So which of these don't you have?
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Re: A Double Diamond for me

The Pale Ale, its much more difficult to find these days . There used to be Double Diamond, Watneys Pale Ale and even White Shield which was left with the sediment in the bottle and one had to be very careful how one poured it out.
You would very often see pubs pouring half a pint of bitter into a pint glass and serving with a bottle of pale ale that the customer poured in himself/herself.
Hence a Light and Bitter- am I showing my age here????
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Another thought, maybe Badger's Golden Champion will do? It seems to have the characteristics you are looking for? It is available at Drinks of the World (surely there is on in Geneva?)
i`m not aware of a Drinks of the World in Geneva
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