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07-02-2013, 12:29
Real Ale Ray: George Wright Marks Mild
Bucking Fastard: Fuller's Bengal Lancer
Wittenden: Goacher's Mild
Mobyduck: Darkstar Hophead
london calling: Tryst Brockville Dark
Oggwyn Trench: White Rose Geck up and Go
Aqualung: Long Man Old Man
oldboots: Ridgeside Old Yorkie
hondo: Williams Bros Brewing Co Nollaig
Thuck Phat: Fullers Bengal Lancer
aleandhearty: Ashover Liquorice Alesort
Pubsignman: By the Horns Stiff Upper Lip
ROBCamra: Saltaire South Island Pale

Real Ale Ray
10-02-2013, 15:05
George Wright Marks Mild

Bucking Fastard
10-02-2013, 16:12
Tring's Bessemer Ale and Newby Wyke HMS Warrior were in the running until being pipped for BOTW by Fuller's Bengal Lancer in great shape in The Robin Hood,Tring.Good pint,good boozer.

10-02-2013, 17:06
Good week for beer,taken in York and Kent, with ale from here and there and in between:
Great Heck-Golden Mane.Good stuff, peppery and fine leaf tea.Really impressive.
Copper Dragon-IPA. reassuring lightweight IPA
Old Mill-Traditional Bitter. Decent trad bitter.
Ossett-Yorkshire Blonde.Very pale and thin, a disappointing offering from this brewery.
Red Squirrel-West Coast Stout. Roasty, toffeeish dryish stout. Excellent.
Leeds-Yorkshire Gold. Fine , marmaladey citrus.
XT Brewing-6 Rich Ruby. sweetish malt led, berries.
York-Vikings' Revenge.A salloon bar pillager.
Goody Ales Bleangate Brewery:Good Heavens.A beery beer, getting to the end of the cask.
Adnam's-Old Ale. No condition, been sitting around too long.
Goacher's-Real MILD Ale.Out of this world.
Goacher's-Gold Star.A strong gold 'un.
Goacher's-Imperial Crown Stout. Dark, roast, liquorice.
Marston's-Pedigree. In good condition, but I don't warm to this beer.
Shepherd Neame-Late Red.A bit sweet, a bit pallid.
I was torn between the Golden Mane, the West Coast Stout and the Goacher's MILD, and any will be in the running for beer of the year, but my BOTW is Goacher's MILD, taken at The Red Lion, Snargate (Doris's.)

10-02-2013, 17:58
West Berks Mr Chubbs Lunchtime Ale
Darkstar Partridge Best
Darkstar American Pale Ale
BOTW Darkstar Hophead ,in excellent shape.

london calling
10-02-2013, 19:37
Bit disappionted with the range of beer on at the Battersea beer fest on wed but the
tryst -brockville dark stood out.

Oggwyn Trench
10-02-2013, 19:53
Quietish week on variety if not quantity :whistle::nishelypished:

Salamander - Laughing Gnome
White Rose - In The Gecko
Ossett - A Snow Drop
Two Roses - Cascade
White Rose - Geck up and Go
Ringwood - Boondoggle

BOTW White Rose - Geck up and Go , passed the 3 pint test with ease and scored highly in "Where the f##k have you been till this time" test :evilgrin:

10-02-2013, 20:12
Not a bad week at all this time

Long Man Old Man 4.3%
Box Steam Brewery Piston Broke 4.5%
O'Hanlon's Original Port Stout 4.8%
Hammerpot Madgwick Gold 5.0%
Grainstore Ten Fifty 5.0%
Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.3%
Welton's Wassail 6.1%
Brodie's Dalston Black 7.0%
Brodie's Simcoe For Breakfast (keykeg) 10.1%
Brodie's Imperial IPA (keykeg) 11.0%

An honourable mention must go to the Piston Broke, a classic Golden Ale with a great name and the Grainstore 1050 for apparently being an authentic copy of Ruddles County as I remember it from the 1970s.

The winner is Long Man's Old Man, a classic low ABV old served in the George in Hailsham for £1.99. This is my second nomination for this new brewer. They really seem to know what they're doing.

BOTW Long Man Old Man

11-02-2013, 08:18
Roosters Wild Mule (3.9)
Marble Draft (3.9)
Knaresborough Test Brew 1 (5.2)
Leeds New Moon (4.3)
Salamander Axe Grinder Stout (4.5)
Ridgeside Old Yorkie (4.3)
Wharfebank Camfell (4.4)
Kirkstall Three Swords (4.5)
Leeds Midnight Bell (4.8)
Moorhouses Pride of Pendle (4.1)
Sam Smiths OBB (4.0)
Wharfebank Tether Blonde (4.1)
Marstons Tetley Bitter (3.8)
Black Sheep Bitter (3.8)

Oh decisions, decisions, very difficult to choose, the Test Brew, New Moon (a Black IPA), Old Yorkie and of course the Three Swords were all excellent but to pick just one it's Ridgeside Old Yorkie because it's so moreish.

11-02-2013, 08:40
Williams Bros Brewing Co - Nollaig

Thuck Phat
11-02-2013, 10:59
Sharps Doom Bar
Brentwood Boston Brown Ale
Tring Bessemer
Fullers Bengal Lancer
Oakham/RCH Light Porter
Oakham Bishops Farewell

The Light Porter was a not as successful a collaboration as may have been expected from these two fine breweries. The Bessemer was good but outright winner, excepting Bishops Farewell, for BOTW was Fullers Bengal Lancer. Large brewery brews good beer shock!

11-02-2013, 13:03
Just the four, again, this week:

Roosters - Yankee.
Ashover - Liquorice Alesort.
Fernandes - Irish Stout.
Elland - Cascade Three Ways.

The dark beers have it this week.Very little to choose from between the two stouts, but the Alesort just shades it.

14-02-2013, 23:36
I enjoyed Hackney American Pale Ale, Westerham Puddledock Porter and Tripel Karmeliet this week but the stand out beer was By the Horns Stiff Upper Lip. I've enjoyed a few good bottles from this brewery but this was my first on cask - a citrusy session ale. I'll keep my eye out for more from them.

16-02-2013, 12:15
Saltaire South Island Pale tried several times in The Baum last week.

Only 3.5% but with a very tasty, light hoppy finish.

I had a pint of it again in The Regal Moon last night which reminded me how good it was. :cheers: