Clibit
I definitely subscribe to the view in this article that sometimes you get a pint of cask ale that is just amazing. The author believes it must be magic. A good read, and the comments...

http://edsbeer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/magical-drinking.html?m=1

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Robert
It's definitely right, I've experienced it myself. It's like sometimes some combination of conditions come together and make something exceptional happen. I agree, it never occurs with brewery conditioned ales.
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Halfacrem
I had an almost religious experience with a truly glorious pint of London Pride, about 18 Months ago. I thought it was just me. I'm glad it might be a 'thing'!
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Clibit
Halfacrem wrote:
I had an almost religious experience with a truly glorious pint of London Pride, about 18 Months ago. I thought it was just me. I'm glad it might be a 'thing'!


I've had it with London Pride too, back in the 80s when I lived in London.

I always thought the magical cask pint was down to the fermentation of that batch, rather than something happening in the cask.
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GHW
I worked in a British legion bar in Abergavenny for a few years on and off in between terms at university.

It allegedly kept the best worthingtons (proper, not creamflow) in aber, and at times it was bloody amazing. Just worthingtons, but I do recall it being something rather transcendent.
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Pinto

Clibit wrote:
I've had it with London Pride too, back in the 80s when I lived in London. I always thought the magical cask pint was down to the fermentation of that batch, rather than something happening in the cask.


Amen to that, clib - we're talking the Stanford Arms in Preston Circus, Brighton, circa 1997.  The pride happened to be the landlord's favourite pint too, and because of this he kept it to perfection.  It was the moment, to be precise, when I could never go back to evenings on Fosters or other Pale pizz lager beers - flavour was found.

We drank long, and hard, and walked from the bar with the first rays of the morning sun peeking over the buildings [rofl]

 

Shortly after this, I discovered Sussex Best from Harvey's - but thats another story [wink]

Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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