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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 18th November 2012)

    Real Ale Ray: Fullers London Pride
    Aqualung: Brewster's Andromeda
    Wittenden: Larkins Traditional
    Mobyduck: Plain Ales Innocence
    aleandhearty: Rat King Rat
    PaulOfHorsham: Magic Rock / Dark Star Rock Star
    oldboots: Ridgeside Long Way From Home
    rpadam: Long Man Old Man
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Oggwyn Trench: Abbeydale Winter
    hondo: Highland Brewing Company Scapa Special
    Pubsignman: Magic Rock / Dark Star Rock Star
    Spinko: Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop
    ROBCamra: Ilkley Dinner Ale
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    Some of you might think this is quite a boring beer, but I think it's got better over the last 12 months.
    BOTW Fullers London Pride

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    Just two JDW festival beers overstaying their welcome and the rest are Brodie's this week.

    Brodie's Amarillo 4.0%
    Tring Squadron Scramble 4.0%
    Brewster's Andromeda 4.8%
    Brodie's Simcoe Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Citra For Breakfast 10.1%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5%
    Brodie's Imperial IPA 11.0%

    The three "double figure" brews were keykeg.


    There are two contenders the Andromeda and as usual the Big Mofo Stout.

    I don't like repeats so it's the Andromeda in the Leytonstone Walnut Tree, a Golden Ale with a good punch of hops. It's described in the tasting notes as a Strong Ale. Really?

    BOTW Brewster's Andromeda.

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    Only the one beer this week-Larkins Traditional. Only 3.4ABV, but packed with flavour. A bit hoppier this time, the toffee malts not so much to the fore. In any week, this is likely to be BOTW, except when its big brother, Larkins Porter is available.
    "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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    Plain Ales Sheep Dip
    Plain Ales Innocence
    Plain Ales Innspiration
    Hopback Summer Lightning

    BOTW Plain Ales Innocence
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Quietish week for me, with only a couple that really floated my boat. Tried this week:

    Milestone - Uncle Sam's Triple Hop.
    Nook - Oatmeal Stout.
    Empire - Strikes Back.
    Nook - Blonde.
    Dark Star - Festival.
    Great Heck - Citra.
    Acorn - Blonde.
    Elland - Tash.
    Rat - King Rat.
    Rat - Rat out of Hell.

    The Citra had great flavour, but was just a little harsh in the finish. The Nelson Sauvin flavour in the King Rat was much more rounded and therefore a worthy winner.
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    Think I'll play this week, having enjoyed the Magic Rock / Dark Star Rock Star collaboration brew. 6%, malty and big of hops, tastes "American" and is highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Only the one beer this week-Larkins Traditional. Only 3.4ABV, but packed with flavour.
    A lovely session beer. Must be a couple of years since I last had some (at the Rose & Crown, Halstead. Kent) Definitely punches above its weight flavour wise.
    '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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    Ridgeside Long way from home tasted this time at Otley beer festival. Honourable mention to Redwillow Faultless

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    A few good dark beers this week, but nothing to beat the Long Man Brewery's Old Man - a traditional old ale - sampled at what is "still the most druid-friendly pub in Sussex" (and for any nay-sayers, they have the certificate to prove it!).

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