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Conrad
25-10-2010, 12:51
:cheers:

rpadam: Rothaus Hefeweizen (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22535#post22535) (2nd choice: Shepherd Neame Master Brew (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22947#post22947))
Oggwyn Trench: Burton Bridge, Sovereign Gold (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22831#post22831)
Trainman: Summer Wine Tiberius (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22839#post22839)
Bucking Fastard: Columbo American IPA
(http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22903#post22903)RogerB: Brodies Citra (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22904#post22904)
Thuck Phat: Uley's Pigs Ear (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22907#post22907)
ROBCamra: Thornbridge Lumford (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22919#post22919)
Pubsignman: Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22921#post22921)
oldboots: Marble Testbrew (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22930#post22930)
Alesonly: Wychwood King Goblin (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22943#post22943)
aleandhearty: Brewdog Punk IPA (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=22953#post22953)
Wittenden: Bradfield Farmer's Blonde (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=23028#post23028)
HTM69: Flying Dutchman Junibier (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=23032#post23032)
Millay: Batemans Wheat Dreams (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?4398-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-31-October-2010%29&p=23233#post23233)

rpadam
25-10-2010, 20:39
I'll start the week off with what will be to some a controversial choice because: a) it is not a cask ale; b) even though it is a wheat beer, it doesn't come from Bavaria; c) a pint costs £4.05; and d) it was bought on draught in (of all places) an All Bar One...

Rothaus Hefeweizen - first class!

Quinno
26-10-2010, 09:40
If I have a better pint than the Brodies Citra (3.1%!) I had in the Nags Head last night, I'll be a very happy chappy.

RogerB
26-10-2010, 09:44
Let us not forget that the 'Spoons fest starts tomorrow so there should be a few good nominations coming up over the next couple of weeks.

Millay
26-10-2010, 10:54
A couple of front runners from a little walkabout yesterday. Firstly Brodies Sunshine at the Wenlock then Dark Star Hylder Blonde at the Old Fountain. I'm not a great fan of flower infused beers (this one has elderflower) but this was very drinkable :drinkup:

Oggwyn Trench
26-10-2010, 22:32
Well as i have got the week off , its a rare midweek outing for me ,

Harviestoun - Hoptober Fest(4%)
Exmoor - Wildcat(4.4%)
Sadlers - Pumpkin Eater (4.4%)
Green Mill - Pumpkin Ale (4.5%)
Kinver - Ghost Train (4.7%)
Doctor Mortons - Horrable Skellington(Stout)(4.9%)

Kinver Ghost Train in the lead at moment

gillhalfpint
27-10-2010, 09:14
Working at Birmingham beer festival in the setting up for this weekend, so surrounded by 200 casks I cannot drink! Consolation prize on breaks has been Pictish Mount Hood 4.0% yesterday, and Jarrow Bitter 3.8% today at the Lamp Tavern, but I will wait to see what I have at the festival before declaring BOTW.

Oggwyn Trench
30-10-2010, 21:59
Well the week has finished for me
Oakhams - Oblivion
Titanic - White Star
Purple Moose - Cwrw Eryri
Burton Bridge - Sovereign Gold
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman
Northumberland - Draculas Soup
Lymestone - Stone Dead

Hard choice this week BOTW Burton Bridge - Sovereign Gold

trainman
31-10-2010, 09:09
Summer Wine Tiberius, at the sublime Crown (Stockport, Heaton La.)

Bucking Fastard
01-11-2010, 09:45
Managed to sup some 'spoons beer festival ales on Thursday but my BOTW was Columbo American IPA from the Red Squirrel Brewery served in the ever reliable Old Fountain.Sadly this ale was in such demand that the barrel ran out soon after buying a round,such is the way of life.

RogerB
01-11-2010, 09:52
Managed to sup some 'spoons beer festival ales on Thursday but my BOTW was Colorado American IPA from the Red Squirrel Brewery served in the ever reliable Old Fountain.Sadly this ale was in such demand that the barrel ran out soon after buying a round,such is the way of life.

You should have followed me down to the Wenlock - they had it in there as well!

My BotW was also from the Old Fountain and echoes Quinno - Brodies Citra.

Bucking Fastard
01-11-2010, 10:17
You should have followed me down to the Wenlock - they had it in there as well!



At 5.4% it was probably a good job it ran out given the way it slipped down.Following you to The Wenlock would have been an even bigger mistake:nishelypished:

Thuck Phat
01-11-2010, 10:19
Despite sampling a stunning array from the 100+ on offer at The Merchants in Rugby, my BOTW goes to Uley's Pigs Ear as recommended, and drunk, by its brewer.

Bucking Fastard
01-11-2010, 10:29
my BOTW goes to Uley's Pigs Ear as recommended, and drunk, by its brewer.

Good to see you on here Mr Phat,glad to hear that there's some fine ale from Gloucestershire.

trainman
01-11-2010, 10:32
Despite sampling a stunning array from the 100+ on offer at The Merchants in Rugby, my BOTW goes to Uley's Pigs Ear as recommended, and drunk, by its brewer.

Not aware I've ever had Uley beers so looked up their website and was amused at the appendage to payment terms - 'We regret we do not accept Credit/Debit cards, Luncheon Vouchers, promises of a good time or offers of tree surgery etc etc.'

Not visited Rugby either, but last year's list of possibles didn't get past The Merchants, Victoria, & maybe Alexandra.

Thuck Phat
01-11-2010, 11:04
All 3 are well worth a visit but if you go to The Merchants first then it's always a struggle to get out as they have the widest ale selection (and prettiest barmaids!).

Thuck Phat
01-11-2010, 11:36
Not aware I've ever had Uley beers so looked up their website and was amused at the appendage to payment terms - 'We regret we do not accept Credit/Debit cards, Luncheon Vouchers, promises of a good time or offers of tree surgery etc etc.'

Not visited Rugby either, but last year's list of possibles didn't get past The Merchants, Victoria, & maybe Alexandra.

Apologies for initial sketchy reply, unwelcome distractions. Rugby's actually a decent town for a pint in my experience. In addition to The Merchants, Alex and Vic which you mentioned, there are also 2 Spoons, The Rupert Brooke and The Lawrence Sheriff as well as The Squirrel - an institution and GBG listed, The Raglan which regularly wins local awards and various other boozers less well known for their ale quality. Everards are also in the process of refurbing a pub in the town centre which I think is due to be opened by December and the whole lot is within a compact town centre which is walking distance to the station.

ROBCamra
01-11-2010, 11:37
After a couple of days in York, two more in Sheffield and a couple more around the Dale this weeks choice has been pretty difficult.

With honourable mentions to TSA Double Expresso Stout and Wychwood King Goblin (like Hobgoblin used to be before they reduced the ABV).

This weeks winner is going to be Thornbridge Lumford tried at both the Sheffield Tap & Trippets in Sheffield. :cheers:

Pubsignman
01-11-2010, 12:23
Adnams Ghost Ship, Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Ha'penny Gog Magog and Palmer's Tally Ho would all have been worthy winners most weeks, but BOTW came down to a choice between BrewDog Edge and Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold.

I'm going to give it to the Brewer's Gold which I enjoyed in both the Harp and Edgar Wallace - the BrewDog will probably have to settle for being beer of the festival (JDW), although there's still a lot more to be drunk before that decision is made.

oldboots
01-11-2010, 16:36
Spoiled for choice this week after just a couple of sessions around Harrogate and Knaresborough, Yorkshire Dales Oktoberfest, Salamander Spadefoot and Fernandes Lucifer all came close but it's got to be Marble Testbrew this time.

Alesonly
01-11-2010, 19:30
Ive had a lot of the Wetherspoons Festival Ales this week 20 Pints by Sunday Night Plus a few others so plenty too take my Pick from but the best one I liked so far for my Beer of the week was Wychwood King Goblin closely followed by the Wadworth Pixley Blackcurrant Stout So my Beer of the week will be. Wychwood King Goblin

rpadam
01-11-2010, 21:14
I'm going to cheat a bit and nominate a second 'beer of the week' and choose something that: a) isn't part of the 'spoons festival; and b) isn't normally one of my favourite beers...

So full marks to the recently reopened William Caxton in Tenterden which offered one of the best pints of Shepherd Neame Master Brew I've had in years.

aleandhearty
01-11-2010, 22:51
Honourable mentions for Ascot 'Alley Cat', Woodforde's 'Once Bittern', Fernandes 'Lucifer' & 'Wakefield Pride' but BOTW has to go to BrewDog Punk IPA.

Wittenden
02-11-2010, 18:31
Grand week for beer for me this week. Of the five top scoring beers, all but two were new to me.
Copper Dragon Freddie Trueman
Copper Dragon Scotts 1816-had this once a couple of years back
Slater's Tipsy Tiger- a completly new brewery to me, as was
Bradfield Farmer's Blonde
Theakston Old Peculier-a long term favourite

Honours go to [B][U]Bradfield Farmer's Blonde,which I found to be a stunningly citrus and malt combination, which coped excellently with the epic ham 'n' eggs at the Cover Bridge Inn in Wensleydale.

oldboots
02-11-2010, 19:01
, which coped excellently with the epic ham 'n' eggs at the Cover Bridge Inn in Wensleydale.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you lucky, lucky man, best pub in Wensleydale:notworthy:

did you work out the door handle?

408

HTM69
02-11-2010, 20:17
A reasonable week beer-wise, with 19 pints consumed over a 4-day period.

Spitfire x 5
Green King Bretwalda x 1
Flying Dutchman Junibier x 1
London Pride x 4
Guinness x 4
Kronenbourg x 1
Budweiser Budvar [bottle] x 1
Red Stripe [can] x 3
Cottage Brewery Hound Dog Whippet Ale x 1
Wychwood Hobgoblin x 1
Sharp's Doom Bar x 1

BOTW: Flying Dutchman Junibier

Millay
07-11-2010, 07:57
Even after leaving myself a reminder earlier in the thread I seem to have forgotten to nominate. It's going to be a JDW beer, Batemans Wheat Dreams.