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26-03-2013, 14:09
Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Six Hop Ale
Wittenden: Goody Ales Good Health
Real Ale Ray: Bowland Hen Harrier
Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
london calling: Fullers Brithop

Thuck Phat
31-03-2013, 14:45
A quiet week with the only beer drunk, BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell, a worthy winner.

Bucking Fastard
31-03-2013, 16:42
A solid session in a Fuller's pub had Black Cab Stout leading the field,but pipped at the post by Dark Star Six Hop Ale in The George ,Croydon ;a DS monthly special.At 6.5% not something you can just tip back,but a great hop sensation and the pint went down quicker than I initially expected.

Next week looks like a corker,boating back to Leicester and then some Blue Monkey action in Loughborough:drinkup::drinkup:

31-03-2013, 17:15
After two publess weeks, several visits,but varied quality:
Goody Ales-Bleangate Brewery: Good Health.Quite aggresively hopped, stone fruit.Good.
Shepherd Neame:Early Bird. A few hops in there somewhere.
Harveys: Sussex Best Bitter. Tired. Note to self-try not to drink this except in a Harveys tied house.
St Austell: Tribute. Workmanlike, but why fetch it all the way to Kent, when we could be drinking Incubus?
Black Country:Bradley's Finest Golden. Another piney/citrussy Golden Ale. Why fetch it all the way to Kent?
Rother Valley: Level Best.Biscuity, earthy, a bit hoppier than when I used to drink this back in the '90s. Good stuff.
A toss up between the Goody and the Rother, but on reflection my BOTW is Goody Ales Good Health, if only because it is a Kentish ale drunk in Kent, rather than a Sussex beer drunk in Kent.

Real Ale Ray
31-03-2013, 17:47
Bowland - Hen Harrier

31-03-2013, 20:30
Very quiet variety-wise this week
Darkstar Hophead
Darkstar American Pale Ale
Cottage Mallard
Itchen Valley 1644 Battle of Cheriton
West Berks Berkshire Beauty
Easy winner- Darkstar American Pale Ale

london calling
31-03-2013, 22:36
Some pretty boring brown beers on friday from
three castles
but Fullers -brithop 4.1 ticked all the boxes.

31-03-2013, 23:13
If you think I've spent the Easter weekend in the William IV for the Easter festival then you would be right!

I must say that the non-Brodie's offerings elsewhere did provide very strong opposition.

Brodie's Peanut Butter Mild 3.6%
Sambrook's Junction 4.5%
O'Hanlon's Port Stout 4.8%
Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
Brodie's Centennial Pale 5.0%
Brodie's Nelson Pale 5.0%
Brodie's Mosaic Pale 5.0%
Brodie's Simcoe Pale 5.0%
Brentwood's Jolly Decent Wallop 5.2%
Kent Brewery Enigma 5.5%
Brodie's Caramel Salt Beer 6.0%
O'Hanlon's Diablo 6.0%
Black Jack Four of a Kind 6.8%
Brodie's Dopple Dunkle Wheat 6.9%
Brodie's Dalston Black 7.0%
Brodie's Cranberry IPA 7.0%
Brodie's Superior London Porter 7.8%
Brodie's Mocha Stout 9.0%
Brodie's Mocha Stout (Rum Barrel) (keykeg) 9.0%
Brodie's Mocha Stout (Port Barrel) (keykeg) 9.0%
Brodie's Romanov Stout 12.1%
Brodie's Elizabethan 22.0%

The winner is a keykeg offering namely the Rum Barrel aged Mocha Stout. The Rum barrel ageing just gave this the edge over the rest including the Port barrel aged one. It was £3.30 at the King William IV in Leyton.

BOTW Brodie's Mocha Stout Rum Barrel Aged (keykeg)

01-04-2013, 07:45
Theakston - Lightfoot

01-04-2013, 10:10
Quite a long list to choose from

Roosters True Grit
Ridgeside Rushmore
Copper Dragon Black Gold
Abbeydale Absolution
Roosters Wild Mule
Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
Roosters Londinium
Thornbridge Kipling
Magic Rock Rapture
Belhaven Stout
Caledonian Drydock
Pheonix White Monk
Saltaire Triple chocoholic
Rudgate Chain Mail

Mostly good apart from the disappointing Rushmore from the usually reliable Ridgeside, but BOTW is Kirkstall Dissolution (again)

Oggwyn Trench
01-04-2013, 10:19
A decent few days with a mini crawl around Shrewsbury

Titanic - Molly Brown Ale
Salopian - Oracle
Goffs - White Knight
Titanic - Cappuccino
Hobsons - Stout
Hobsons - Up n Down(Offas taste frontier)
Pictish - El Dorado
Slaters - Black IPA(cascade)
Oakhams - Scarlet Macau
Kinver - Noble 600
Ironbridge - Gold
Ironbridge - Blond
Empire - Operation Torch
Pictish - Aurora

BOTW Titanic - Cappuccino

01-04-2013, 10:35
A decent few days with a mini crawl around Shrewsbury

We shall be there for a couple of nights next week. :cheers:

My first vist for 3 years since I finished working in Telford. :sick:

Oggwyn Trench
01-04-2013, 18:07
We shall be there for a couple of nights next week. :cheers:

My first vist for 3 years since I finished working in Telford. :sick:

Nothing really changed , still the usual suspects pub wise , the Bricklayers(Copthorne) has been refurbed by Joules and is well worth a visit .
Coach and Horses have an Happy Hour 5 - 7 Mon-Friday , Salopian Oracle £1.99 a pint:notworthy::drinkup::D

01-04-2013, 18:51
Good week for me, regarding both quality and diversity. Tried this week:

Shardlow - Cavendish Gold.
Hawkshead - Red.
Adnams - Lighthouse.
Clarks - Ring A Ding.
Old Bear - Estivator.
Thornbridge - Kipling.
Ossett - White Rabbit.
Copper Dragon - Siver Myst.
Milestone - Lions Pride.
Ossett - Excelsior.
Roosters - Astro.
DBC - Spring Equinox.
Downton - Quadhop.
XT - 6.
North Yorks - Hunny Bunny.
Orkney - Dragonhead Stout.
Great Newsome - Frothingham Best.
1648 - Laughing Frog.

Some very good beers in there, but it came down to Kipling vs Astro, with barely a cigarette paper between them. Kipling was one of those beers I'd always wondered what all the fuss was about, but obviously I'd never tasted at its best. However, this weeks tasting at The Cricketers Arms, Horbury came as a revelation. Lovely stuff.

11-04-2013, 23:13
A late submission from me, as I forgot to add my nomination before going on holiday.

I'll pick up where A&H left off and go with Roosters Astro - another cracking beer from a brewery who rarely disappoint.

18-04-2013, 08:33
Liverpool Organic 418 Special tried in The Dispensary Liverpool.