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Conrad
14-06-2010, 15:41
Finally start this thread after the prodigious amount of contributions that needed approving form yesterday.

ETA: Carn Brae Celtic Blonde (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=14961#post14961)
an_ecumenical_matter: Andwell "Ruddy Darter" (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=14972#post14972)
Alesonly: Green King Back of the net (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15023#post15023)
ROBCamra: Saltaire Hazelnut Coffee Porter (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15024#post15024)
Hopwas: Highgate's Mild (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15025#post15025)
Dave M: Greenroom Icon (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15077#post15077)
Pubsignman: Westerham British Bulldog Gold (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15081#post15081)
aleandhearty: Naylor's 'Drink it's all over' (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15086#post15086)
oldboots: Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15093#post15093)
HTM69: Batemans Miss Russia (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15108#post15108)
Millay: Leeds Midnight Bell (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15190#post15190)
RogerB: Deeside Lulach (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2757-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-20-June-2010%29&p=15355#post15355)

aleandhearty
17-06-2010, 13:09
Can't believe it's now Thursday and nobody else has commented. Had a decent session yesterday, trying eght beers:

Loddon 'Ferryman's Gold'.
Nethergate 'Mary's Ruby Mild'
Fernandes 'Chinook'
Fernandes 'Great Northern'
Milestone 'Somers Wheat'
Titanic Stout
Kelham Island 'Riders of the Storm'
Bradfield 'Farmer's Blonde'

Some good beers in there, but no 'angels singing on my tongue', as yet. The Great Northern is probably in the lead at the moment.

ETA
18-06-2010, 07:18
I have finally had a strong contender which I don't think will be beaten this week - Carn Brae Celtic Blonde (so that's my nomination).

an_ecumenical_matter
18-06-2010, 17:56
Andwell "Ruddy Darter" at (where else) the Nags Head Reading. Ruby ale with reasonable malt and bitterness. A vast improvement on the xmas snowstorm of Plain Innocence served in the Crown Pewsey today.

Alesonly
20-06-2010, 10:51
I Only managed too get into the Pub/Spoons once this week as I was on Late shifts. I Tried the Five Ales that were on but most weren't nothing outstanding the only one that was best of a bad bunch was Green King Back of the Net which proves that G/K can brew a good Ale if they try.


So My Beer of the week this week form a very limited choice was Green King Back of the net.

ROBCamra
20-06-2010, 11:16
Well after quite a few decent pints this week my BOTW is going to go to the very last one I had last night.

Saltaire Hazelnut Coffee Porter. A thick dark porter, perfect for these lovely summer days, or pehaps not.

It was good though. :cheers:

hopwas
20-06-2010, 11:44
Saltaire Hazelnut Coffee Porter. A thick dark porter, perfect for these lovely summer days, or pehaps not.

It was good though. :cheers:

It is on my list for drinks I must try before I die.. I hope Silk Kite do provide them in near future.

Anyway my BOTW goes to Highgate's MILD as mark of respect for fallen brewery. I had 6 pints of these at hree Tuns, Tamworth during Italy Vs Paraguay. Very delightful finish and quite chocolately.

Dave M
21-06-2010, 12:41
Managed to try out a pretty decent selection of local ales whilst in Cornwall.

Just going through the notes I made..

Sharps
Doom Bar x 4
Special
Atlantic IPA
Eden
Cornish Coaster

St Austell
Tribute x 2
Proper Job x 2
Tinners x 2
HSD
Admiral

Skinners
Betty Stogs
Cornish Knocker

Greenroom
IPA
Icon

Wizard Ales
Druids Fluid

I was thoroughly impressed with both of the Greenroom Ales (http://www.greenroomales.co.uk) and have brought home a couple of bottles of their other beer (Rogue) for myself and Conrad to sample. I think the Icon just edged the IPA as my BotW.

Pubsignman
21-06-2010, 13:17
I've had a pretty good week after a poor showing (and no BOTW nomination) last week. I went to the Summer Ales Festival at the Hope (Carshalton) on Thursday, which provided some strong contenders including Dorking Black Mild (possibly my favourite mild of the year so far), Titanic Captain Smith, Pilgrim Silver Sovereign and Ascot Gold Cup.

But BOTW goes to my first pint of the week, which was Westerham British Bulldog Gold, as tried in the unlikely setting of the Croydon Warehouse Theatre's Cafe Bar. This is the second time I've picked a Westerham beer in recent weeks. They really do make some consistently excellent ales.

aleandhearty
21-06-2010, 13:49
Had a decent session yesterday, trying eght beers:

Loddon 'Ferryman's Gold'.
Nethergate 'Mary's Ruby Mild'
Fernandes 'Chinook'
Fernandes 'Great Northern'
Milestone 'Somers Wheat'
Titanic Stout
Kelham Island 'Riders of the Storm'
Bradfield 'Farmer's Blonde'


Also tried Conwy 'Mulberry Dark', Harviestoun 'Flying Dutchman' and Naylor's 'Drink it's all over' (rebadged 'Pale Ale' or 'Blonde'?) this week. The theme that's emerged the last few days is of a lot of good beers not quite at their best. The Naylor's 'Drink it's all over' may not have been the winner under normal circumstances, but it was in tip-top condition when I tried it, therefore BOTW.

oldboots
21-06-2010, 14:25
Plenty of choice for me this week but it will have to be a MILD from the Midlands, even Banks's is good on its home patch but I'll go with a prize winner, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild

aleandhearty
21-06-2010, 14:29
I'll go with a prize winner, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild

You lucky, lucky man. :)

oldboots
21-06-2010, 14:48
You lucky, lucky man. :)

yes I know and I drank it at the Beacon in Sedgeley :p

Come to think of it that might be my pub of the month

HTM69
21-06-2010, 15:30
Another disappointing showing for HTM69 on the ale front, with just the 10-and-a-half pints over a two-day period.

Marston's Merry Monk x 1
Spitfire x 5
Masterbrew x 1
Batemans Miss Russia x 3 1/2

BOTW: Batemans Miss Russia: a tasty pint, though nothing spectacular, sadly.

Millay
24-06-2010, 05:48
Just realised I havenít nominated yet. It was a choice between two dark beers enjoyed on Saturday and the Elgoods Black Dog just lost out to Leeds Midnight Bell.

RogerB
28-06-2010, 12:17
A bit late but I haven't had any access to a PC. Beer of the week from my first week of travels was Deeside Lulach at the Douglas Arms in Banchory