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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd July 2012)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd July 2012)

    hondo: Abbeydale Doctor Morton's Essence Fumour
    Millay: Coach House Brewing Toffee
    Wittenden: Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Mobyduck: Hopback Summer Lightning
    Real Ale Ray: Bathams Best Bitter
    Al 10000: Blue Bee Bees Knees
    Oggwyn Trench: Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose
    Bucking Fastard: George Wright Lubelski 41
    aleandhearty: Fernandes Simcoe
    oldboots: RAW Anubis Porter
    ROBCamra: Kelham Island King Of The Rocket Men
    Pubsignman: Bateman's Summer Swallow
    Alesonly: Sharps Doom Bar
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 28-07-2012 at 11:34.
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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Doctor Morton's Essence Fumour
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    In Search of Ebriety Millay's Avatar
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    My palate seems to be confused these days and I find I enjoy sweet beers more and more. So the excellent pint of Coach House Brewing Co. Toffee that I'm drinking right now is my BotW. (In Crown & Kettle Manchester )
    I've just joined Alcoholics Anonymous - I still drink, just under a different name.

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    One damp visit to the pub on Wednesday:the Summer Lightning went off as I ordered it, so compared and contrasted two stalwarts-Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and Timothy Taylor's Landlord (without the sparkler as we were in Kent.).Surprisingly, as both were on good form, I favoured the Landlord: keener hops and well defined malt. 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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    Down but not out Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Beers this week
    Otter Brewery-Otter Amber
    Branscombe Vale-Branoc
    Branscombe Vale-Draymans Bitter
    Hopback- Summer Lightning
    Courage- Best
    Alliance Brewery-Alliance Best Bitter
    Sharps-Doom Bar
    Gales H.S.B.
    Weston's Traditional Scrumpy

    BOTW because of its superior conditioning is Summer Lightning
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 22-07-2012 at 20:46.
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    Good selection this week:

    Bathams - Best Bitter
    Rock & Roll Brewhouse - Bee Hop Deluxe
    Thornbridge - Brother Rabbit
    Wye Vally - Flower Power
    Kinver - Light Railway
    Holdens - Golden Glow
    Holdens - MILD
    Cottage - Blaze of Glory
    Salopian - Conundrum
    Salopian - Shropshire Gold

    Plus many more tried at the Black Eagle Beer Fest in Birmingham, but the favourite this week is Bathams Best Bitter

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    Lots of beers tried yesterday

    Blue Bee - Bees Knees bitter
    Thwaites - Original bitter
    Shepherd Neame - Spitfire
    Taylor - Landlord
    Bradfield - Farmers Blonde
    Gk - IPA
    Sheffield - Crucible bitter
    John Smiths - Magnet Keg
    Gk - Old Golden Hen
    Tetley - Bitter
    Black Sheep - Bitter
    Marstons - Pedigree
    Abbeydale - Moonshine

    Most beers were quite nice and my beer of the week goes to Blue Bee Bees Knees bitter

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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    Another quiet week for me

    Wentworth - WPA
    Allgates - South Seas Pale Ale
    Mallinsons - The Beach is Back
    Shires - Best Bitter
    Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose
    and a pint of Devils Device Scrumpy 8.4% to finish off the night

    BOTW Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose
    Last edited by Oggwyn Trench; 22-07-2012 at 18:43.
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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Needed to get the old tub to a boatyard for some repairs,so a journey through south Lancashire ended up with a very good BOTW in the shape of George Wrights Lubelski 41,a single hop seasonal special with a well balanced bitterness and smooth,an easy drinking quaffers ale.Served in The Ship,Lathom.

    Layed up for a while now,will have to find other avenues for ale consumption

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    A decent week for choice, but nothing that blew my socks off. One or two of the big hitters were, disappointingly, a little below par e.g. Inferno. Tried this week:

    Fernandes - Straw Dog.
    Fernandes - Simcoe.
    Ridgeside - Innuendo.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.
    Elland - Day Tripper.
    Rat - Golden Rat.
    Salamander - Stardust.
    Fernandes - Ale to the Tsar.
    Fernandes - Celeia's Gold.
    Ossett - Patriot Pale.
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord.
    Dark Star - Hophead.
    Oakham - Inferno.
    Titanic - Last Porter Call.
    Cottage - Cactus Jack.
    Oldereshaw - Chariots 2012.

    With honorable mentions for the Last Porter Call and Hophead, BOTW goes to the Simcoe, a lovely pale, hoppy brew that was just right to welcome the sun coming out on Wednesday teatime.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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