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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 25th March 2012)

    Thuck Phat: Elland Karma Citra
    Spinko: York Guzzler
    Oggwyn Trench: White Rose Hop Singer
    aleandhearty: Revolutions Clash London Porter
    Al 10000: Bakewell Best
    Old Blue: Otley Thai-Bo
    PaulOfHorsham: Oakham Green Devil IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Zululand Zulu Blonde
    Quinno: Flowerpots Hopton Pale
    Pubsignman: Brain's Clock Tower
    Alesonly: Wychwood King Goblin
    ROBCamra: Salopian Icon
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    Few days off work so had a wander round Shrewsbury yesterday via the two JDWs for a couple of festival ales

    Woods - Twistgrip
    Stonehouse - Station Bitter
    Salopian - Shropshire Gold
    Banks - Bitter
    Bass
    Joules - Blonde
    North Cotswold - Shagweaver
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    A very quiet week which has drawn to a close on the ale front.
    Two contenders: the ever reliable Oakham Bishops Farewell and BOTW Elland Karma Citra. 4.5% of very well balanced hoppiness and everyone who tried one immediately developed an urgent desire to wrap themselves around several more. A great pint.

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    Had a few Friday night, good ones were Punk IPA and 5a.m. Saint in Foley's. Can't remember about what else was on there but it was a good selection as usual.

    Out in York today and the Three Legged Mare servd up two wonderful Guzzlers at 3.6%. Usually well below my radar but bang on. York Tap then provided a High Wire by Magic Rock at 5.5%. Kipling at Pivni went down well with a chocolate brownie, and a Sam Smiths Extra Stout in the Hansom Cab was also good.

    York - Guzzler wins it I think
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    Another decent session on Saturday

    Marston - Single Hop
    Salamander - Honky Tonk
    White Rose - Hop Singer
    Pictish - Newport
    Pictish - Columbus
    Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter
    Ironbridge - IPA

    BOTW White Rose - Hop Singer just right for a sunny afternoons drinking
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    A fairly quiet week for me, but did have a decent session last night. Tried this week:

    Abbeydale - Genesis.
    Revolutions - Clash London Porter.
    Magic Rock - High Wire.
    Acorn - Yorkshire Pride.
    Timothy Taylor - Ram Tam.
    Williams Bros - Harvest Sun.
    Beartown - Kodiak Gold.
    Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde.

    Enjoyed a cracking pint of Ram Tam, but the clear winner was the porter, in The Cricketers Arms, Horbury. One slight note of concern was the consistency of the High Wire. The last couple of times I've tried it, it's tasted slightly different, with a somewhat murkier hop character. Hope it's not going to become a victim of its own success like Rudgate Ruby Mild did for a while.
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    It makes a change to have a good weeks drinking beers tried were

    Purity - UBU
    Castle Rock - Harvest Pale
    Brewdog - 5am Saint
    Peak Ales - Bakewell best
    Spire - Dark Side of the Moon
    Spire - Whiter Shade of Pale
    Oakwell - Barnsley bitter
    Bradfield - Farmers Blonde
    Ashover - Over the Rainbow
    Kelham - Easy Rider
    Camerons - Strongarm
    Black Sheep - bitter
    Adnams - Bitter
    Thornbridge - Lord Marples

    My beer of the week goes to Bakewell best tried in the Sheffield Tap

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    I failed to nominate a BOTW last week, having only drunk my regular tipples plus some guests from Oakham between which I couldn't decide. Normally I really like these, but was beginning to feel a bit, well, Oakhamed-out, having had so many recently and finding myself beginning to meld them into one another mentally. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing after all.

    More variety this week:
    Red Squirrel Hopfest
    Otley Thai-Bo
    Oakham JHB
    Sam Smiths OBB
    Surrey Hills Shere Drop
    Gales Spring Sprinter
    Dark Star Black Coffee Pilsner
    and I finally managed to get a pint of Dark Star Revelation, having persuaded one of my locals to get it in - certainly a good, strong, hoppy pint, but to be honest a tad disappointing because it didn't seem to have the complexity I expected. I was amazed however at how well the rather experimental Otley's Thai-Bo from Pontypridd went down in the Falcon near Clapham Junction, and that has to be my BOTW by quite a distance.
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    For 20 minutes or so, Salopian Icon had the nod - nice hoppy pale ale. But then I went up to the bar and got a half of Oakham Green Devil IPA - pretty much a perfect example of an American style IPA - dangerously drinkable and wearing its 6% very lightly indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Blue View Post
    I was amazed however at how well the rather experimental Otley's Thai-Bo from Pontypridd went down in the Falcon near Clapham Junction, and that has to be my BOTW by quite a distance.
    It went off part-way through having my pint poured in the Falcon on Saturday - how annoying is that!

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