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24-05-2012, 09:19
Real Ale Ray: George Wright Pure Blonde
Spinko: Thornbridge Jaipur
Oggwyn Trench: Hobsons Twisted Spire
Thuck Phat: TT Landlord
Redwillow: Smokeless
oldboots: Houston Challenger
Old Blue: Ringwood 49er
Wittenden: Mighty Oak Captain Bob
aleandhearty: Fernandes Great Northern
Alesonly: Redemption Pail Ale
ROBCamra: Buxton Bank Top
PubSignMan: Summer Wine Resistance

Real Ale Ray
27-05-2012, 11:44
Some nice beers this week:

George Wright - Pure Blonde
George Wright - Blue Moon
George Wright - Roman Black
George Wright - Marks Mild

George Wright Pure Blonde 4.6 - BOTW

27-05-2012, 17:31
Elland - Tangy Zizzle
Kirkstall - Pale
Kirkstall - Three Swords
Thornbridge - Jaipur - seems to be back to its best, and only £1.99 in the Stick Or Twist JDW in Leeds.

Oggwyn Trench
27-05-2012, 18:36
Quiet week this week , not helped by four of the Stations guest beers running out just as i walk in :(

Hobsons - Twisted Spire
Salopian - Darwins Origin
Purple Moose - Revelation Ale
Purple Moose - Glaslyn
Theakstons - Double Cross IPA
Blakemere - Gold
Ironbridge - Citra

BOTW Hobsons - Twisted Spire , only 3.6% but full of flavour , just right for these warm evenings:D

Thuck Phat
28-05-2012, 09:06
A varied week but not of the highest quality.
Brentwood Porter
Copthorne Finest Hour
Batemans XXXB
Butcombe Mendip Spring
Deuchars IPA
Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Everards Tiger
TT Landlord
Oakham Bishops Farewell

A fair number of regionals and nationals there, Lincolnshire doesn't appear to offer a wide range of choice. Nonethless, the Tiger and TT Landlord were both good and, as ever, the Bishops was exceptional. BOTW TT Landlord.

Bucking Fastard
28-05-2012, 10:22
I had the good fortune to be on the PuG crawl around Carshalton and there were some excellent beers on at The Hope festival.BOTW was Redwillow Smokeless,a very fine strong stout.

28-05-2012, 10:43
Some good names on the list but quite a few were in poor condition, BOTW is the Houston Challenger

Deuchars IPA
Cobra Lager
An Tealach Ale
An Tealach Crofters Pale Ale
Isle of Skye Red Cullin
Isle of Skye Black Cullin
Plockton Plockton Bay
Houston Challenger
Houston Peters Well
Houston Slainte
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
Dent Golden Fleece
Abbeydale Deception
Hopback Summer Lightning

28-05-2012, 12:38
The Nags has been on form this week and there are a number of beers that would walk BOTW on a quieter week.

Highlights - Dark Star APA, Titanic Mild and Windsor & Eton Kohinoor.

Winner is Windsor & Eton Kohinoor. Absolutely stunning beer and you should all drink as much of it as possible. It's a Jubilee beer so may not around for long.

Old Blue
28-05-2012, 16:58
Hopback Crop Circle, Spring Zing and GFB
Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay
Nichloson's (St. Austell) Pale Ale
GK London Glory and St. Edmunds
St. Austell Tribute
Sharps Doombar
Ringwood Best and 49er
Wadworth 6X
Dorset Brewing Co Jurassic
Palmers Dorset Gold and Copper Ale
Badger Hopping Hare and Tanglefoot

Don't think I've ever had such a long list of largely mediocre ales, though I guess that's what a few days in Dorset can do for you. The Ringwood 49er best floated my boat, in the Sailors Return in Chaldon Herring, although the Otter and Jurassic have seemed to be on quite good form as well

28-05-2012, 22:00
Not bad by my standards:two visits-one planned, one impromptu.

Mighty Oak: Captain Bob-Very flavoursome mid brown session bitter:great East Anglian malt,tempered by esoteric hops:seaweed and gooseberries.Grand stuff.
Old Dairy: Red Top-a great example of a proper earthy English Bitter.
Harveys:Knots of May light MILD. Alas not at its best, getting towards the end of the barrel.
Larkins:Traditional.A light mild, a boy's bitter,who knows? So much flavour for such a modest ABV. My favourite session beer.
My BOTW-Mighty Oak-Captain Bob

29-05-2012, 13:19
Very quiet week for me, ironically drinking more wine than beer in the hottest week of the year, so far. Only tried two:

Navigation - Golden.
Fernandes - Great Northern.

Much preferred the Great Northern.

30-05-2012, 11:12
Only had a few Pints of Ale last week That was
Leeds Jubilee IPA
Nethergate Old Growler
Redemption Pail Ale
Redemption Trinity
And a few other non descript Pints of special brewed ales for the Jubilee were nothing special.
For Beer of the week I will go for the Redemption Pail Ale.

30-05-2012, 13:07
Not that great a week for beer really. Even some of the beer in the Baum wasn't to my taste.

Titanic Cappucinno was interesting in The City Arms in Manchester tasting of coffee and chocolate as you might expect.

Ilkley Mary Hoppins was pretty good in The Baum.

But BOTW is going to be Buxton Bank Top tried in The Waterhouse in Manchester. Only 3.6%, but light and hoppy and very thirst quenching.

Just right for the hot, sticky evening that was Saturday.

30-05-2012, 14:19
I didn't get out much last week, except for the Carshalton get together, so my BOTW is the stand out pint from that crawl - Summer Wine Resistance.