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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 11th November 2012)

    Aqualung: Freeminer Deep Shaft
    Bucking Fastard: Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
    Spinko: Marble Pint
    Mobyduck: Darkstar Hophead
    Wittenden: Chapel Down Vineyards Curious IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Adnams Lighthouse
    hondo: Stewart Brewing Zymic
    Thuck Phat: Sadlers Red IPA
    aleandhearty: Thornbridge Jaipur
    london calling: Triple fff Jabberwocky
    Oggwyn Trench: White Rose Voluptuous Blonde
    rpadam: Shepherd Neame Spooks
    Pubsignman: Gales HSB
    ROBCamra: Byatt's Phoenix Gold
    Brewguru: Plain Ales Sheep Dip
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    Only a small slection this week

    Cambridge Brewing Heather Ale 4.0%
    White Horse War Horse 4.9%
    Brodie's Simcoe Pale 5.0%
    Brodies's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin 6.0%
    Freeminer Deep Shaft 6.2%
    Brodie's Dalston Black IPA 7.0%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5%

    I would also like to give the Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon cider an honourable mention!

    There is a clear winner, Freeminer Deep Shaft in top notch condition at the King's Ford in Chingford, I think it was a fresh barrel.

    I would describe it as a strong stout, black with a massive burst of roasted malt flavour. I'm sure I drank this in a Spoons back in the 1990s but I don't recall it being exceptional as this most definitely was.


    BOTW Freeminer Deep Shaft

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    Reasonable week with some decent ale in Atherstone,nice change,but BOTW was Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer .I got the marmalade hints,some sweetness balanced by citrus bitterness which demanded a second.Served in great condition in The Town Wall Tavern,Coventry a pub now in the running for POTM,along with the ever reliable Greyhound at Hawkesbury Junction.
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    Some good ones yesterday.

    Greenfield - Vanilla Stout
    Marble - Pint
    Bobs - White Lion

    The Greenfield beers have been spotted consistently at the Deansgate Wetherspoons in Manchester, with sometimes 2 or 3 on. No need to go to the Stalybridge buffet for them when I can just walk around the corner

    The Marble was a funny one. I got it from the Thomas St pub in the Northern Quarter, and was told it was cloudy and asked whether I wanted a sample to check it. It was spot on.. was just about warm enough to sit outside too..maybe the last opportunity of the year.

    Bob's White Lion is a permanent fixture in the Angel. However the last time I was in there, there were friendly barstaff, a really bustling pub, 7 or 8 handpumps on, and a live pianist. This time it was only around a third as busy, perhaps only 3 beers on, and a huge scorched bit of grass outside where they'd had a bonfire. I am amazed how quickly a pub can change.

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    West Berks Once Bittern
    West Berks Dr Hexsters Wedding Ale
    Butcombe Bitter
    Darkstar Hophead
    Courage Best
    Easy choice BOTW Darkstar Hophead
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    I cannot believe what I'm about to write, but it is true.
    Otter- Bitter: a pleasant malt led session beer.Inoffensive.
    Dorset Piddle-Silent Slasher: unassuming pale gold lager-alike. Nettley,OK. silly names.
    Timothy Taylor-Landlord-distinctly average last night.
    Chapel Down Vineyards-Curious IPA. Brewed at Hepworth's, tweaked at Chapel Down. A very drinkable 5.6ABV KEG. No unpleasant gassiness,plenty of flavour from the Kent and US hops and plenty of soul. My re- application for CAMRA membership will probably fail, but I actually enjoyed a pint of keg. There, I've said it. My BOTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I cannot believe what I'm about to write, but it is true.
    Otter- Bitter: a pleasant malt led session beer.Inoffensive.
    Dorset Piddle-Silent Slasher: unassuming pale gold lager-alike. Nettley,OK. silly names.
    Timothy Taylor-Landlord-distinctly average last night.
    Chapel Down Vineyards-Curious IPA. Brewed at Hepworth's, tweaked at Chapel Down. A very drinkable 5.6ABV KEG. No unpleasant gassiness,plenty of flavour from the Kent and US hops and plenty of soul. My re- application for CAMRA membership will probably fail, but I actually enjoyed a pint of keg. There, I've said it. My BOTW.
    KEG !!!!
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    BOTW - Adnams Lighthouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post

    Chapel Down Vineyards-Curious IPA. Brewed at Hepworth's, tweaked at Chapel Down. A very drinkable 5.6ABV KEG. No unpleasant gassiness,plenty of flavour from the Kent and US hops and plenty of soul. My re- application for CAMRA membership will probably fail, but I actually enjoyed a pint of keg. There, I've said it. My BOTW.
    Do you know if this was keykeg or the full on CO2 gas cylinder keg? Keykeg as I understand things is a CAMRA approved method of dispense and is in no way gassy, but may be colder than some would like.

    I have voted Brodie's keykeg beers as BOTW and will probably do so again.

    I've recently had a few bottles of Tesco Finest American IPA aka Brewdog Hardcore IPA. It's a fantastic bottled beer but I can't help thinking how superior it would be from a carefully nurtured dry hopped cask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Do you know if this was keykeg or the full on CO2 gas cylinder keg? Keykeg as I understand things is a CAMRA approved method of dispense and is in no way gassy, but may be colder than some would like.
    Not sure! It came from a rather snazzy looking font on the bar, but as it was in a sort of restaurant situation I didn't get a good look. I've had the beer in bottle-in the past I think it was bottle conditioned but no more. Stil a good drink. I think some from of barrel ageing takes place, it being a winery.
    "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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