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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive and Informative Guide to Real Ale
This is the fifth edition of Roger Protz's Real Ale Almanac. It's purpose is to detail every real ale brewed in the United Kingdom, from large international brewers to small local micros. In collating the considerable amount of information required for this book, Roger Protz has created a thumbnail picture of every UK brewery and the ale it produces.
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Interesting to read what went into various well known beers, though there are no actual recipes, only proportions of ingredient. You can of course work out the amounts of each if you know the starting gravities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive and Informative Guide to Real Ale, 25 Jun 2002
This review is from: The Real Ale Almanac (Paperback)
This is the fifth edition of Roger Protz's Real Ale Almanac. It's purpose is to detail every real ale brewed in the United Kingdom, from large international brewers to small local micros. In collating the considerable amount of information required for this book, Roger Protz has created a thumbnail picture of every UK brewery and the ale it produces.
Breweries are listed on a regional basis and all the details you might need are given. Apart from the obvious, like addresses and telephone numbers, there is information on things such as whether they do brewery tours. Alongside this, there are details of the beers they produce. And what details! We are given ABV details, lists of ingredients and wonderful tasting notes. All this wrapped up in a handy pocket sized bundle.
Now why would you want such a book? Well it's a treat for anyone who loves beer and wants to know more about it. It would also be a great beginning point for anyone who has not yet been converted to the joys of the world's greatest drink. I'd also recommend it as a present, as it is reasonably priced and fits snugly in your pocket.
Roger Protz is an accomplished beer writer who contributes regularly to the Guardian and the Observer. He is an expert in his field and his knowledge is on display here. Very impressive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Ale Almanac, 26 May 2014
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J. Parker "Shaw Hall Builder" (Manchester, UK.) - See all my reviews
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Great insight into the ingredients once used to brew many of our favourite real ales. Maybe now a little dated but still a gem.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful read, 21 Feb 2013
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David Smith (Merseyside UK) - See all my reviews
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Interesting to read what went into various well known beers, though there are no actual recipes, only proportions of ingredient. You can of course work out the amounts of each if you know the starting gravities.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date guide, 20 Dec 2012
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IAN WARD (Paisley, Renfrewshire) - See all my reviews
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I ordered a copy of this book thinking it was more or less up to date.
However, realising that there was quite a few ales missing from the guide, I had a look inside the front cover to check the date of publication. The last reprint of this book by NWP was in 1999, making the book 13 years old. Although the basic guide to what the hops, malts and barley does to the taste of ales is still useful, the rest of the guide is vastly out of date.

A number of brewers, that have started up since the books initial publication, do not appear in the book, leaving large gaps in the guide for ale drinkers.
There are other guides which are more up-to-date than this guide, which you would be better off buying.

This guide has gone flat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hail to the ale, 12 Jan 2010
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Mr. R. Farrow (lowestoft suffolk uk) - See all my reviews
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an absolutely super book.all the regions of britain have their own sections and all the brewery,s for that area.there are notes on taste and also abv.if,like me,you like to plan your holidays where there is plenty of real ale this is the book for you.
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