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08-05-2012, 13:34
Spinko: Kelham Island Pale Rider
Oggwyn Trench: Isle of Arran Dark
Old Blue: Ringwood Old Thumper
Real Ale Ray: Steamin Billy Billy Bitter
Bucking Fastard: Mighty Oak Dove T'ale
oldboots: Kirkstall Dissolution
PaulOfHorsham: Brodies London Fields Pale Ale
Millay: Harveys Sussex Bitter
Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
Pubsignman: Magic Rock Carnival
aleandhearty: Bank Top Dark Mild
ROBCamra: Marble Spring
Quinno: White Horse Black Horse Porter

13-05-2012, 10:01
Just a couple of memorable ones for me this weekend.

Leeds - Jubilee IPA
Kelham Island - Pale Rider

Oggwyn Trench
13-05-2012, 11:20
Had a crawl around Shrewsbury last night starting in some of the less traveled pubs , beer got more interesting as the night went on :D

Banks - Mild
Jennings - Slap and Tickle
Black Sheep - Bitter
Isle of Arran - Dark
Salopian - Lemon Dream
Salopian - Oracle
Hobsons - Old Prickly
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Babboons
Banks - Sunbeam
Salamander - Gun Jumper

BOTW Isle of Arran - Dark

Old Blue
13-05-2012, 15:21
Most of mine this week were from a bank holday crawl round the Surrey/Sussex countryside:

Red Squirrel - Hopfest
Hall & Woodhouse - Firkin Fox, Hopping Hare, and Tanglefoot
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold
Ringwood - Old Thumper
Marstons - Me Duck

Old Thumper gets it from me, an excellent pint drink in the Parrot in Forest Green

Real Ale Ray
13-05-2012, 16:37
Got to sample Steamin Billy beers in Leicester this week at last !

Steamin Billy - Billy Bitter and Tipsy Fisherman
Newby Wyke - Kingston Topaz
Slaters - Magic Monkey
Spitting Feathers - Thirstquencher

BOTW Billy Bitter 4.2

Bucking Fastard
13-05-2012, 18:00
A beer famine after a feast the previous week,so BOTW an easy choice in Dove T'ale another winner from Mighty Oak.Full of flavour for a 3.9% and in top condition in The old Cross Tavern,Hertford.

Midweek visit to Brum might yield a few decent contenders:pray:

13-05-2012, 19:58
Hard choice this week, not because of the quantity of different beers but because the quality hasn't been outstanding even in usually reliable places

it will be Kirkstall Dissolution from this list although the Leeds Acension came very close and the Mary Hoppins was a great disappointment considering the good things heard about it.

Roosters Buckeye
Salamander Mind Meld mIld
Rudgate Jorvik Blonde
Wensleydale Gherman
Leeds Acension
Roosters Maypole
Salamander Thebe
Naylors Pinnacle Stout
Moorhouses Black Cat
Moorhouses Blond Witch
Moorhouses Pride of Pendle
Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew
Greene King No Tick Bitter
Black Sheep Bitter
Greene King Libertine
Ilkley Mary Hoppins
Mahou lager
Leeds Pale
Ilkley MJ Pale
Fosters lager
Sam Smiths Sovereign
Kirkstall 3 Swords
Revolution Clash London Porter
Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
Rudgate Lokis Mischief
Elland Beyond the Pale
Castle Rock Screech Owl

13-05-2012, 20:41
This week, Brodies gets the nod. Saturday's Brighton mini-crawl started with London Fields Pale Ale - hoppy & sessionable, and compared very favourably with the Hophead that followed. Last beer of the night was a half of the 6.1% Hackney Red IPA - very hoppy indeed.

So: Brodies London Fields Pale Ale it is.

14-05-2012, 05:07
It's not been a particularly prolific week and I've even been drinking lager. Had a couple of nice pints of KI Pale Rider but my BotW is going to be Harveys Sussex Bitter, enjoyed at the Brewers Arms down here in Lewes. You can't beat drinking beer on the doorstep of the brewery.

Thuck Phat
14-05-2012, 09:12
A quiet week with only two ales tried:
Oakham Bishops Farewell
Art Brew Liz's Lemon

I usually like Art Brew's beers but the Liz's Lemon was a touch bitter even for me so BOTW goes to the ever excellent Oakham Bishops Farewell.

14-05-2012, 13:01
I failed to better my first pint of the week, which was Magic Rock Carnival in the Euston Tap on the Bank Holiday Monday.

The only other contenders were Mauldons Black Adder and Westerham Jubilation Ale.

15-05-2012, 12:09
A quite exceptional week for beer, bolstered by a long weekend in London. Tried this week:

Ossett - King Offa.
Oakham - Inferno.
Hopback - Summer Lightning.
Dr Mortons - Moose Abuse Juice.
Batemans - Spring Goddess.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild. *
Bridgehouse - Porter.
Saltaire - Dark Matter.
Manns - St George & Dragon.
St Austell - Tribute.
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold.
Thornbridge - Kipling.
Cottage - Mallard IPA.
Downton - Forest Dark.
Acorn - Lightness.
Marlow - Rebellion Mild.
Wolf - Wolf in Sheeps Clothing.
Bank Top - Dark Mild.
Prospect - Nutty Slack.
Twickenham - Honey Dark.
Windsor & Eton - Kohinoor.
Fullers - ESB.
Otter - Ale.
Brains - Milkwood.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter.
Kirkstall - Pale Ale.
Red Squirrel - Hopfest.
Youngs - Special.
Itchen Valley - Hampshire Rose.
Cottage Tornado.
Gales - Spring Sprinter.
Fullers - London Pride.
Becks - Vier.**
Greene King IPA**
Twickenham - Gothick Dark.
Whitstable - Eastern IPA.
Beowulf - Finn's Hall Porter.
Dark Star - Golden Gate.

A lot of these beers were very disappointing in their conditioning, so the only real contenders were the Inferno, Kohinoor and Bank Top. As it's May, I'll go with the MILD.

* Tried twice, at the The Brewers Pride, Ossett and The Duchess of Cambridge, W6. Like drinking two completely different beers. You probably don't have to guess too hard which one I preferred!

** Yes, yes, I know. I was held to ransom inside Twickenham stadium at the time.

17-05-2012, 11:06
Very rarely is a new beer from Marble a bad thing and my BOTW is no exception.

Marble Spring, light, but powerful. Hoppy, but not too intense. Strong (4.6%), but not a silly ABV.

I had several of these at The Baum on Friday/Saturday until the cask went off. :cheers:

17-05-2012, 11:50
A few decent beers at the Banbury beer fest last Saturday, a toss-up between White Horse Black Horse Porter and London Fields Hackney Hopster. I'll go with the White Horse Black Horse Porter.