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    A few beers for me during the week:
    Rudgate Ruby Mild
    Acorn Euro IPA
    Pilgrim's Progress
    Twickenham Autumn Blaze
    Cottage Battle of Britain
    Cottage Somerset & Dorset Ale

    Followed by a weekend in St Albans, with some excellent pubs and a beer festival I had somehow failed to spot in advance:
    Buntingford Royston Red
    Titanic Anchor
    XT American Amber
    Gales HSB
    Caledonian Autumn Red
    Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
    Red Squirrel Mr. Squirrel
    Tring Boadicea
    Derwent Carlisle State Bitter
    RCH Double Header
    Oakham Green Devil
    Oakham Black Baron
    Oakham Untouchable
    O'Hanlons Goldblade
    Caledonian Flying Scotsman
    Salopian Hop Twister

    Quite a few of these could have been BOTW in any other week, especially the Double Header, Hop Twister and any of the Oakhams, and I was mulling over a tough decision until we stopped for lunch on the way back and I had a pint of Whole Hop Brewery (McMullen's) Wild Brambler, a deliciously fruity golden little number in the Stag, a gastropub in Heronsgate, which we only went to because the Land of Liberty wasn't serving food.
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    I was in the Evening Star, Brighton, on Saturday and having heard it discussed on these forums recently, I decided to try the Dark Star Green Hopped IPA. It may well have been a BOTW contender but misses out as it was served in a flimsy plastic cup due to it being match day in Brighton.

    Plenty of other good beer to pick from though, including Dark Star Espresso, RCH East Street Cream and Triple fff Moondance, but BOTW goes to another IPA, Dorking Red India Ale, enjoyed in the Claret, Addiscombe, where the beer is very much back on top form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    I was in the Evening Star, Brighton, on Saturday and having heard it discussed on these forums recently, I decided to try the Dark Star Green Hopped IPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    I was in the Evening Star, Brighton, on Saturday and having heard it discussed on these forums recently, I decided to try the Dark Star Green Hopped IPA. It may well have been a BOTW contender but misses out as it was served in a flimsy plastic cup due to it being match day in Brighton.
    I will be drinking Darkstar Greenhopped IPA this Saturday out of glass and predict it will be my BOTW barring any mishaps.
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    A very quiet week for me with only 2 pubs visited, although I did visit them more than once each.

    Elland Eden was a good pint in The Regal Moon. The best of a fairly poor selection this week in there.

    BOTW though is Hornbeam Francesca, tried in The Baum of course.

    I think that Hornbeam are a bit hit & miss with their beers, but this one was definitely a 3 pinter hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    BOTW though is Hornbeam Francesca.....I think that Hornbeam are a bit hit & miss with their beers, but this one was definitely a 3 pinter hit.
    I'm almost certain I've not had an Hornbeam beer before, but I thought the Citrus Temptation was pretty good. However, it was the first one of the day, on a fresh palate, so I'm sure that helped. Maybe they've upped their game? Two nominations in one week.
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