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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 16 May 2011
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This review is from: 1001 Beers: You Must Try Before You Die (Paperback)
Some may fret that their favourite isn't here but don't be put off. This book isn't "1001 of the world's best beers" it's just a collection of beers that you should try so that you can gain an appreciation of the many varied styles available, many only the die hard beer geek will know of. Yes there are a handful that are quite ordinary or downright bland but they are all representative of a style so deserve their space. Many of those here that I've tried are, however, beautiful and complex. Most are available bottled and can be had via internet traders but I would suggest that once you get near the 600 mark you're going to have to start collecting air-miles as well as beers! In fact a small few can only be sampled at the breweries in question; so you could say you've got a travel book here too. There is a leaning toward the US but that's not necessarily a bad thing; many European breweries have changed their traditional recipes to "fit" the late 20th century trend for easy drinking beers so some fantastic complex styles were in danger of extinction. Over in the US the craft beer movement has been so strong that they've been desperate to recreate original styles and it could be argued that some of the best examples of very old beers are brewed there and it most certainly can be argued that some of the world's best new beers are now brewed there. It's for that reason I'm particularly pleased to see the likes of Meantime and Brew Dog featured strongly here as these, dare I say, US style breweries are giving the UK a well needed shot in the arm. If I've put you off because you think "this reviewer is clearly mad" don't be because my all time fav' is here and it's as traditional as can be; good old Timothy Taylors Landlord. I was a little disappointed that the book didn't point out that Landlord in the bottle is a very different beast to the cask version; more so than is the case with most cask/bottled examples. But you can't expect perfection in a book that's about opinion and the encouragement of self discovery.
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