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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 1st April 2012)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st April 2012)

    Alesonly: Titanic Nine Tenths Below
    Wittenden: Goachers Gold Star
    Bucking Fastard: Acorn Old Moor Porter
    Oggwyn Trench: Salopian Shropshire Gold
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    oldboots: Adnams Southwold Mild
    Quinno: Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout
    Millay: Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout
    aleandhearty: Moorhouses APA
    ROBCamra: Ole Slewfoot Citraville APA
    Al 10000: Mr Grundys Golden Dawn
    Pubsignman: East London Nightwatchman
    Spinko: Conwy Lemon Ale
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 05-04-2012 at 19:15.
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    I'll stay on me own Alesonly's Avatar
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    Again another lean week on the Ale front due to working not much ale this week only one day out that was Monday at the Spoons nothing now till Next Tuesday so Ale of the week will be a choice between the best three Below.

    Springhead Willys wheat Beer
    Titanic Nine Tenths Below
    Logans Run.
    I will go for the Titanic Nine Tenths Below As Ale of the week Closely followed by Springhead Willlys.
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    Had a couple in The Baum last night to clear my palate after visiting my keg only bowling club to pay my subs for the year.

    Kelham Island 45 rpm was excellent as always and Old Slewfoot Citraville APA was outstanding.

    It's going to be hard to beat the Citraville this week, but I'll give it a try.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Goachers weekend:
    Special House Ale at the Dering Arms: a nostalgic, earthy English bitter. Spinko wouldn't approve, but I rather liked it.
    Fine Light Ale at the Halfway House:again, a bit earthier than I remember,but a good light brown to gold session beer.
    Gold Star, at the Halfway House: a new one for me, an excellent strong gold premium bitter:stone fruit,biscuit malt,undying embrace of Kent Goldings.My BOTW
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    I seem to be spending rather more time in the 'spoons empire than is healthy,but The George,Croydon has been at the top of it's game on the ale front.In any other week Kelham Island Wild Rider IPA would have got the nomination,only to be outgunned by Acorn Old Moor Porter a fine example of the style with just enough bitterness to tempt you into a session.Fantastic.

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    Poor week for me , only one contender so BOTW Salopian Shropshire Gold
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    Sadly in the same boat as Mr Trench with just the outstanding Oakham Bishops Farewell as sole contender but worthy BOTW.

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    A great week for beer for a change

    York Guzzler
    Marstons EPA
    Brakspears Oxford Gold
    Titanic 1912
    Martins Pale Ale
    Hook Norton Old Hooky
    Brains Bread of Heaven
    Zululand Zulu Blonde
    Wolf Whistle
    Hadrian & Border Tyneside Blonde
    Fox Fox Arctic
    Roosters Yankee
    Wentworth WPA
    Acorn Gorlovka
    Ilkley Mary Jane
    Copper Dragon Spring Gold
    Springhead Willy's Wheatbeer
    Wharfebank Slingers Gold
    Taylors Landord
    Adnams Southwold Mild
    Naylors Yard Ale
    Thwaites Wainwright
    Elgoods Snake Slayer
    Idle Idle Sod
    Magic Rock Curious
    Whim Cluster Bomb
    Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Magic Rock Dark Arts
    Saltaire Cream Stout
    Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout

    Some great beers but the Adnams Southwold MILD was outstanding, with H&B TYneside Blonde a very close second.

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    Not been a great week beer-wise at the Nags, too many mediocrities from cack-handed micros. Of course from these some gems will eventually emerge (I hope!)

    However my cheerio session at Wenlock Arms with Roger on Thursday turned up a very drinkable trio of St Peters Mild, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and Acorn Old Moor Porter. The Brewers Gold was fab. Also the ever-reliable Old Fountain had a Magic Rock beer that was very good (red?). Though it couldn't compete with their pork bap taste-wise.

    However this week's win is for Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout , sampled at The Monks Retreat (JD Wetherspoon) which was surprisingly drinkable and wins simply because I doubt I'll see it again!
    Last edited by Quinno; 01-04-2012 at 22:03.

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    In Search of Ebriety Millay's Avatar
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    I'm going for the Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout as well. It was one of the few memorable beers in a rather poor JDW festival.
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