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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 28th October 2012)

    hondo: Adnams Topaz Gold
    london calling: Dark Star Hop Harvest American Pale Ale
    Aqualung: Steenbrugge Blonde
    Mobyduck: East London Quadrant Stout
    Realalerules1983: Burscough Black Canon Stout
    Wittenden: Canterbury Loco IPA
    Thuck Phat: Frog Island Fire Bellied Toad
    Oggwyn Trench: Salopian Oracle
    Bucking Fastard: Mighty Oak Venom
    Real Ale Ale: George Wright Cheeky Pheasant
    Alesonly: Lees Moonraker
    aleandhearty: Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop
    Pubsignman: Saltaire Triple Chocoholic
    oldboot: Saltaire Triple Chocoholic
    ROBCamra: Boggart Meme
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    Adnams - Topaz Gold
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    difficult choice again this week. had 3 really good beers in the Cock brewpub (hackney)
    howling hops -pale ale
    howling hops -5 hop ipa
    howling hops -green bullet ipa
    gadds - rye pale ale
    kernal -table beer
    but the winner was
    dark star -hop harvest american pale ale 4.7
    is there a better brewery in Britain. i think not.

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    With the Spoons festival starting I extracted some extra beer tokens from the hole in the wall so I could get out more. Here is my list :-

    Cairngorm Black Gold 4.4%
    Everard's Terra Firma 4.5%
    Conwy Rampart 4.5%
    Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver 5.0%
    Dark Star Winter Meltdown 5.0%
    Brodie's Citra Pale 5.0%
    Steenbrugge Blonde 6.0%
    Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin 6.0%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5%

    From this there are four contenders, Black Gold, Steenbrugge Blonde and the two Brodie's beers. The Black Gold is everyhing the over-priced, over-promoted and over-rated rubbish called Guinness should be and isn't. The Blonde is a Belgian beer that can be knocked back in pints rather than dinky little bottles. The Citra Pale is one of about half a dozen single hop pale ales. They are all very pale and very bitter, they drink like a cooking strength beer rather than a premium strength and this one was truly oustanding.

    However, the Blonde was also outstanding and as a result just swings it, as much because it's a one-off as anything.


    BOTW Steenbrugge Blonde

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    Didn't need a Spoons festival to have some good beers this week,
    Salopian Oracle
    Tring Sapper
    Thornbridge Kippling
    Moor Beer Nor'Hop
    Brodie's Kiwi
    Brodie's London Fields Pale Ale
    Bowmans Eldarado
    Great Heck Porter
    Purity Mad Goose
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA
    Brains Jack Black
    By The Horns Lambeth Walk Porter
    White Horse Village Idiot
    Oxfordshire Brewery Trick or Treat
    Shotover Prospect
    Gadd's No 5
    Skinner's Betty Stogs
    E.L.B. Quadrant Stout

    And they're just the ones I can remember,
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA just awsome as was the Thornbridge Kippling and Moor Beer Nor'Hop But BOTW week is
    EAST LONDON BREWERY QUADRANT STOUT ,a fantastic quality beer drunk at The Gunmakers.
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    Hi
    I went to the SIBA festival at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester last night. Sampled some cracking stouts.

    My overall favourite has to be one brewed by Burscough.

    It was called BLACK CANON STOUT 4.5%

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    The Canterbury Brewers-Loco IPA: a wonderfully characterful mid brown session beer, a great deal of flavour for 3.9ABV.Deep hop pockets and some toffee.
    The Canterbury Brewers: Street Light Porter-dark copper,coffee beans and a long herbaceous hop finish.Serious stuff. Unfortunately the Foundry Torpedo, which I've enjoyed as a bottle condtioned ale, and the Haka were unavailable.
    Canterbury Brewers-Loco IPA-my BOTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    but the winner was
    dark star -hop harvest american pale ale 4.7
    is there a better brewery in Britain. i think not.
    Cant think of any that are better, certainly my favorite brewery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Cant think of any that are better, certainly my favorite brewery.
    MARBLE

    Only two choices this week:
    Oakham Bishops Farewell - excellent as ever and BOTW Frog Island Fire Bellied Toad. Light and drinkable but punchy at 5%.

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    Nothing really outstanding this week

    Ringwood - Lovely Warne
    Banks - Howling Wolf Dark Mild
    Robinsons - Green Bullet
    Caladonian - Flyong Scotsman
    Ringwood - Old Thumper
    Salopian - Oracle
    Darkstar - Hop Harvest American Pale Ale
    Bobs - Autumn Glory
    WST - Honeylocust
    Abbeydale - L`age`d`or
    Growler - Hound Dog
    Bass

    BOTW Salopian Oracle
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