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15-05-2013, 10:19
Real Ale Ray: Nelson Midshipman Mild
Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
Bucking Fastard: BrewDog 5AM Saint
Oggwyn Trench: Oakham Citra
Wittenden: Goachers Best Dark Ale
hondo: Gadds She Sells Seashells
Thuck Phat: Hambleton Nightmare
aleandhearty: Oakham Citra
Aqualung: Welton's Chanctonbury Ring
london calling: Nottingham Foundry Mild
ROBCamra: Ossett Maypole

Real Ale Ray
19-05-2013, 15:20
Nelson - Midshipman Mild

19-05-2013, 17:19
Three reasonable Milds this week,
Vale Black Swan
Nottingham Rock Mild
Aylesbury Brewhouse M.A.N. (Mild and Nutty)
Milk Street Gulp IPA
but BOTW goes to a regular winner for me,
Darkstar American Pale Ale, when its in good condition ,which it was this week ,it takes some beating.

Bucking Fastard
19-05-2013, 17:38
Awful week ,work got in the way.

BrewDog -Punk IPA (bottle)
BrewDog -5AM Saint (bottle)
Oakham - Bishops Farewell

Had the Bishop's been in good nick it would have won BOTW,but sadly The Boot,St Albans didn't oblige so BOTW goes to BrewDog 5AM Saint from Mr Sainsburys.:o

Boat in for repairs (windows this time) in Lichfield,so sander and paint brush to the ready for a much needed spruce up ,and of course a tour around the fine watering holes of that city.Any of our West Midland correspondents around there later in the week,please PM me if your up for a beer.:drinkup:

Oggwyn Trench
19-05-2013, 18:04
Reasonable choice this week

Prospect - Blinding Light
Elland - Elland Back
Blue Bee - Blue Ball
Long Man - Old Man
Mallinsons - Mosaic
Oakham - Citra
Ironbridge - Citra
Northumberland - Strawberry Blonde

BOTW Oakham - Citra

19-05-2013, 20:24
Goacher's Saturday

Real MILD Ale 3.4abv: perhaps near the end of the barrel.Very drinkable though.
Best Dark Ale (aka Original) 4.1abv. A dark, rich and earthy beer with underlying hops. My BOTW

20-05-2013, 08:39
gadds' -She Sells Seashells

Thuck Phat
20-05-2013, 09:06
Choices this week:
Saltaire Blonde
Oakham Bishops Farewell
Dukeries de Lovetot
Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout
Hambleton Nightmare

All very drinkable and the Chocolate and Vanilla Stout was, as ever, extraordinary. BOTW was Hambleton Nightmare, a thoroughly drinkable and smooth 5% stout from a brewery new to me. A revelation and I'll look out for their ales in the future.

20-05-2013, 12:11
Quietish week for me, with nine tried:

Wentworth - Choc & Chilli Stout.
Ossett - Northern Lights.
Fernandes - Ale to The Tsar.
Ossett - Treacle Stout.
Oakham - Citra.
Brew Co. - Crazy Horse IPA.
Salamander - Full of Iron Stout.
Great Heck - Dave.
Ilkley - Black MILD.

With honorable mentions for the Crazy Horse and Treacle Stout, the stand out beer was the Citra.

20-05-2013, 14:52
More of a normal week this time :-

Brentwood Burton Ale 4.8%
East London Brewing Co Jamboree 4.8%
Titanic Nautical Mild 4.8%
Milestone Olde English Ale 4.9%
Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
Portobello American Pale Ale 5.0%
Welton's Chanctonbury Ring 5.6%
Welton's Persian Princess 6.0%
Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout (Keykeg) 7.0%
Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (Keykeg) 10.5%

It's a contest between Keykeg Brodie and Welton but the Chanctonbury Ring at £2.60 in the Wanstead George gets the nod. This is a golden ale with a complex flavour, I thought there may be honey in it. It's named after the famous South Down ring of trees that received an untimely trim during the Great Storm of 1987.

Apparently Weltons have made an Oatmeal Stout in the past with a similar name but this is definitely not it!

BOTW Welton's Chanctonbury Ring

london calling
20-05-2013, 19:11
25 new beers this week and my 2 favs were Brodies -mild 3.6 but
Nottingham -foundry mild just shades it.

24-05-2013, 13:18
Ossett Maypole tried in the Jolly Nailer (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/26016/) in Atherton. :notworthy:

I'd already had a couple of pretty ropey beers in the town before I called in here.

It's an Allgates pub so I really should have tried one of theirs, but Allgates and I don't really get on.

The Ossett was just what I needed a 4% light hoppy session beer that allowed me to "gird my loins" before visiting the Mountain Dew (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/26088/)
which would serve me a half of barely drinkable shite. I didn't know this at the time, but suspected it may be so. ;)