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28-02-2011, 12:48

trainman: Acorn Old Moor Porter (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28885#post28885)
gillhalfpint: Ringwood Old Thumper (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28890#post28890)
oldboots: Durham Black Velvet (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28914#post28914)
Millay: Fyne Ales Jarl (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28920#post28920)
runningdog: Jaipur (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28922#post28922)
Thuck Phat: Oakham Tera (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28940#post28940)
Pubsignman: Fyne Ales Jarl (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28942#post28942)
Bucking Fastard: Bath Ales Barnstormer (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28943#post28943)
hondo: Toad Brewery Blonde on Blonde (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28945#post28945)
Grailhunter: Black Horse Porter (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28947#post28947)
ROBCamra: Grafton Fairground Attraction (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28951#post28951)
aleandhearty: Blakemere Summit Special (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28955#post28955)
Oggwyn Trench: Hobsons Town Crier (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28975#post28975)
Wittenden: Loddon Penny Pond Porter (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=28977#post28977)
RogerB: St Austell Dartmoor (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?5979-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-March-2011%29&p=29055#post29055)

Oggwyn Trench
06-03-2011, 09:29
Last night saw Ironbridge Citra , Titanic Choclate, Vanilla Stout , York Guzzler , Goff Tournament , Hobsons Town Crier and Hook Norton Double Stout .
The Titanic Choclate , Vaniila is wonderfull but Hobsons Town Crier is just shading it at the moment .

06-03-2011, 09:55
Not a bad week for me with Willam IV, LOSC, and managed to get to the Traf yesterday to catch that stunning performance (ahem!) at CoMS.

A mix of beer styles with the likes of Hop Ripper IPA (at Traf - Sheffield's "Brew Company" is new to me) and Brodie's Amarilla & Kiwi in the golden corner, whilst the dark side was represented by Hook Norton Double Stout (Wibbas Down Inn) and my botw Acorn Old Moor Porter (LOSC)

06-03-2011, 10:26
Due too work comitments Ive not had one drink all week not even a bottle or can. :(

06-03-2011, 10:41
I just have to put Ringwood Old Thumper here as BOTW. It went down so well I could have drunk pints of it - well ok maybe not, but it is rare for me to want to stay in a pub and settle on one beer. This was perfection in a glass.

06-03-2011, 18:54
BOTW:- a choice drop of Durham Black Velvet; no-one quite knew if it was stout, porter or dark MILD, all we do know is it's dark and lovely.

Honourable mention to Adnams Gunhill another darkish beer.

06-03-2011, 19:38
Enjoyed a good Oscar Wilde Mild today but my BoTW goes to Fyne Ales Jarl

06-03-2011, 19:50
Not the best beer week I've ever had, too many sub-standard beers.
BotW goes to Jaipur and even that wern't top class..........::(drinkup::drinkup:

Thuck Phat
07-03-2011, 09:40
Another quiet week unfortunately. Worth a mention was Burton Bridge US Airmail, a light and drinkable pint at 4.5% and from a brewery that I've heard of but never drunk any of their beers. BOTW though goes to Oakham Tera, a special edition, amber in colour, full of flavour, well balanced but with that distinctive fresh citrussy background that seems to be an Oakham trait. Very easy to quaff, another Oakham trait.

07-03-2011, 10:03
Enjoyed a good Oscar Wilde Mild today but my BoTW goes to Fyne Ales Jarl

My BOTW is also Fyne Ales Jarl - a lovely crisp, citrusy golden ale - perfect for a summer's day, but equally quaffable on a cold March evening.

Also enjoyed Milk Street Beer! and Kissingate Old Tale Porter.

Bucking Fastard
07-03-2011, 10:15
A modest week ,with the highlight Bath's Barnstormer a most drinkable dark beer from a brewery rarely seen in my neck of the woods.A worthy BOTW from The Moletrap in Theydon Mount.

I did pop into a Lloyds no. 1 to escape the drizzle and while away half an hour before a parent/teacher meeting.Not wanting smell of drink (unlike the pupils ;) ) I opted for a half of diet coke (£1.65 :eek:) before noticing an array of handpumps with guests including Oakham's Bishops Farewell and Tera,and Exmoor Beast and Gold with not a single "available soon" clip anywhere:moremad:

07-03-2011, 10:50
toad brewery blonde on blonde

07-03-2011, 11:53
White Horse brewery Black Horse Porter (5%). Lovely !

07-03-2011, 13:10
An honourary mention for Joseph Holts new beer IPA tried at the Manchester Food & Drink Festival (another free ticket successfully blagged :p)

And also Toad brewery Dark Side Of The Toad.

BOTW is going to be Grafton Fairground Attraction tried at The Baum. :cheers:

07-03-2011, 13:45
Bit of a mixed bag this week, but my top five were the ever reliable Fernandes 'Malt Shovel MILD', Dr Morton's 'Cat-A-Tonic', Blakemere 'Summit Special', Crown 'Samuel Berry's', Acorn 'Old Moor Porter'. Pretty close, but the Summit Special shades it.

Oggwyn Trench
07-03-2011, 19:01
Another couple of pints of Titanic Choclate Vanilla Stout on Sunday afternoon along with Brown Cow Polar Star , Slaters Haka , Hook Norton Jewel in the Crown and Red Squirel Extra RSX , all pretty good but will stick with Saturday nights Hobsons Town Crier

07-03-2011, 21:44
A good Sunday lunchtime session at the Surrey Oaks, Newdigate:
Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale
Salopian Beatnick
Loddon Penny Pond Porter-a lovely pitch black luscious beer, initially roasty, with hints of pine apple and that sourness that seems to be a hallmark of great porters.My BOTW, and in the running for BOTY.

09-03-2011, 12:49
Almost forgot this weeks BotW. Would have been Old Dairy Gold Top but I've done that one before so I will opt for the excellent St Austell Dartmoor at the Old Mill in Plumstead and at £3.50, just as well it was good.