Beery Advent Calendar #13

A few definitions for you.

Serendipity -finding a shop that sells a huge range of English bottled beers where you least expect it (White Dragon, Burton-upon-Trent).

Expectation - the thought of tasting a smoked maple porter matured in a Laphroaig cask.

Disappointment - what you feel when you end up drinking a zero-conditioned, TCP-in-a-wrong-way, lemony-sour mess of a beer. That was, it appears, to be three months its best-before date.

Tonight's beer was Smoked Maple Porter from North Cotswold. And it was clearly beer gone bad. Which is a crying shame, because it seemed a great idea.

Tonight's gift: Know your enemy

Tonight's picture: beers I'd rather be drinking tonight