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01-06-2012, 13:27
hondo: Blanche de Bruxelles
Mobyduck: Dark Star Hophead
gillhalfpint: Rebel 80/- Scotch Ale
Oggwyn Trench: Rudgate Nordic Storm
Thuck Phat: Oakham Inferno
Quinno: Windsor & Eton Kohinoor
Bucking Fastard: Sharp's Doom Bar
Wittenden: Westerham Jubilation
Millay: St Peters Ruby Red Ale
Old Blue: Greensand IPA
Pubsignman: Dark Star Summer Solstice
aleandhearty: Roosters Buckeye
oldboots: Roosters Hoppy & Glorious
Spinko: Marble Draft
ROBCamra: Jennings Queen Bee

06-06-2012, 13:39
Blanche de Bruxelles

09-06-2012, 07:02
Unless there's a last minute challenger its going to be Dark star Victorian Ruby Mild.
Its better to be drunk and fall ,than never have drunk at all (mobyduck):bemerry:

09-06-2012, 23:43
As I suspected ,a last minute change of beer has stole the day. Dark Star Hophead, possibly my favorite beer of all time has won it for me this week.:)

10-06-2012, 07:14
Beers this week:

Sadlers Hop Bomb
Allgates Crooked Beak
Blue Anchor Diamond Jubilee
Coastal Mighty Mild - contender
Driftwood Blackheads Mild - contender
Hunters Royal Hunt
Penpont An Howl
Penpont Cornish Gold
RCH Steam Jubilee
Rebel 80/- Scotch Ale - contender
Rebel Cornish Sunset
Skinners Kernow King
Skinners Pasty Gold
St Austell Big Job Double IPA - down as 6.2% but a heavy 9%
St Austell Fishermans Ale
St Ives Knill by Mouth
Sharps Spring Atlantic IPA
Wentworth Camberwell Beauty
Wold Top Headless Red.

BOTW will be Rebel 80/- Scotch Ale 5%.

Oggwyn Trench
10-06-2012, 09:00
Quieter week after last weeks excess:D

Blue Bee - Nectar Pale
Empire - Fastnet
Rudgate - Nordic Storm
Wentworth - Chocolate Chilli Stout
Rowton - Starlight
Harbour - Amber
Three Tuns - Jubilation

BOTW Rudgate - Nordic Storm

The Wentworth Choc chilli stout was a very good stout but had way to much chilli which killed the flavour like having a way too hot curry

Thuck Phat
10-06-2012, 11:50
From these 4:
Oakham Bishops Farewell and Inferno
Marstons Old Empire IPA
Purity Mad Goose

All these were good but BOTW is Oakham Inferno.

10-06-2012, 13:31
The Nags Head (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/1691/) had Windsor & Eton Kohinoor on during the Jubilee music quiz (Gilbey played a song from each year of the 50 on the pub's piano - our team Aztec CAMRA came 2nd :) ) so that's this week's easy winner. At least four pints went down amongst others... :bemerry:

Bucking Fastard
10-06-2012, 17:38
A poor week on the beer front,with another short visit to Bateman's country where XB seems to crop up just about everywhere.As a result BOTW was Sharp's Doom Bar,I know that's a pretty ordinary choice,but it was the best I could find.Consumed in The Mall,Woodhall Spa.

10-06-2012, 23:07
Beer tents week:
Old Dairy-Copper Top.A dark chestnut best bitter:farmyard,roasted root vegetables.
Old Dairy-Sun Top.A very pale ale:citrus-great for a summer's day.
Westerham-Jubilation. A showcase for nine Kent grown (and bred) hops.Savoury spiciness.Epic. My BOTW.

10-06-2012, 23:49
St Peters Ruby Red Ale for me.

Old Blue
11-06-2012, 08:49
Several jubilee beers amongst my lineup this week:
Hop Back Odyssey and Hop & Glory
Sam Smiths Taddy Porter (bottled)
Hogs Back Majest.e.a.
Thwaites Fine Reign
West Coast Riptide IPA
Purity Ubu
Fullers Hope & Glory
Itchen Valley Calypso
Surrey Hills Shere Drop and Greensand IPA
but nothing measured up to the Greensand IPA

11-06-2012, 12:38
It's a straight fight this week between two beers enjoyed on an extended crawl of Brighton on Saturday - Dark Star Summer Solstice in the Victory Inn and Brodies Old Street Pale Ale in the Evening Star. Tough call, but I think the Dark Star just gets the nod.

11-06-2012, 16:24
A much better week, this week, after the last two dismal showings. Tried this week:

Brown Cow - Jubilee Bitter.
Thwaites - Torch Light.
Conwy - Mulberry Dark.
Loddon - Hllaballoo.
Acorn - Legend.
Marstons - Father Time.
Jennings - Tom Fool.
Roosters - Buckeye.
Pictish - Black Diamond.
Saltaire - Elderflower Blonde.
Salamander - Gun Jumper.
Rat - Bubonic Stout.
Highland - St Magnus.
Brew Co - Crystallised.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale.
Fernandes - Triple O.
Ossett - Citra.
Navigation - Stout.
Fernandes - Jackdaw MILD.
Raw - Hop Ale.

Honorable mentions for the Torch Light and Elderflower Blonde, but the Buckeye blew me away. Lots of American and New Zealand hops give it bags of flavour and aroma for a 3.5% beer. Lovely stuff.

It would appear Roosters are on a bit of a roll. 'oldboots' recently nominated Leghorn for BOTW and 'Pubsignman' chose Yankee as his last week. Any doubts I had about the Fozard brothers taking over from the Franklins, have now evaporated.

11-06-2012, 22:23
Several jubilee beers amongst my lineup this week:
Hop Back Odyssey and Hop & Glory
Sam Smiths Taddy Porter (bottled)
Hogs Back Majest.e.a.
Thwaites Fine Reign
West Coast Riptide IPA
Purity Ubu
Fullers Hope & Glory
Itchen Valley Calypso
Surrey Hills Shere Drop and Greensand IPA
but nothing measured up to the Greensand IPA
I was lucky enough to encounter Greensand IPA at the Farnham Beerex this year it was sensational.

12-06-2012, 10:10
Lots to choose from this week helped by two bank holidays and a trip to t'south but the best was Roosters Hoppy & Glorious
by a short head from the Abingdon Bridge.

Roosters Longshot
Roosters Hoppy & Glorious
Roosters Londinium
Adnams Diamond
Ilkley Mary Jane
York Diamond 52
Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter
Saltaire South Island PA
Taylors Landlord
Oakleaf May Bee Mild
Thwaites Fine Rain
Wold Top Anglers Reward
Salamander Gun Jumper
Hook Norton Old Hooky
Brakspears Oxford Gold
Greene King Morland Original
Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge
Theakstons Royal Salute
Allendale Golden Plover
Riverhead Elderflower Ale
Grafton Ferris Wheel
Batemans Hopbine Bitter
Durham White Gold
John Smith Cask
Black Country BFG
Buxton Buxton Bitter
Thornbridge Sequoia
Rudgate Ruby Mild
Hardknott Quoboid
Two Roses First Edition
York Terrier
Copper Dragon Natius Pride
Tetleys Mild

12-06-2012, 23:26
Absolute nothing except Tetleys Tea bags in hot water. Not even a shandy due too working all over the Jubilee period. :( I will make up for in this week though. :D Six day off now from today.

13-06-2012, 20:48
Marble - Draft in the Old Mill Inn in Chinley in the Peak District was totally on form but was also in battle with..
a. n. other beer in the Angel Inn in the Northern Quarter in Manchester..

so since I can't remember what on earth it was called the Draft is the winner :D

15-06-2012, 09:22
Well, after a week in Menorca, the choice for BOTW is limited.

WE were due to land at 14:30 in the afternoon, but a 5 hour dealy scuppered that idea.

This meant that the intended few beers in The Baum had to be very truncated, but at least we still got there for a couple.

BOTW will be Jennings Queen Bee. A very pleasant session ale at 3.6% despite the added honey, that I'm not normally a fan of. :cheers: