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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 9th December 2012)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 9th December 2012)

    Oggwyn Trench: Conquest Black Death
    Spinko: Phoenix Wobbly Bob
    Mobyduck: Titanic Stout
    oldboots: Geeves No1
    Bucking Fastard: Magic Rock/Dark Star Rock Star
    london calling: Roosters Buckeye
    Real Ale Ray: Northumberland Sheep Dog
    Aqualung: Magic Rock Dark Arts
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Wittenden: Abbeydale Black Lurcher
    Pubsignman: JW Lees Manchester Star
    ROBCamra: Kelham Island One Step Beyond
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 16-12-2012 at 18:08.
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    A few good ones this week with several new breweries for me

    Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite
    Partners - Porter
    Partners - Tabatha
    Axholme - I.P.A. (isle pale ale)
    Conquest - Black Death
    Hartshorns - Highgate
    Elland - Tash

    BOTW Conquest - Black Death

    The Partners Tabatha was intresting , brewed similar to a Belgium Triple , easy to drink at a dangerous 6%
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Phoenix - Wobbly Bob in the Berkeley in Wigan, only £2.50 for a 6% beer

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Some better beer this week,
    Cottage Tornado
    Cottage Somerset and Dorset
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar Belgian IPA (bottled)
    Marstons Single Hop Saaz
    Thornbridge Wild Swan
    Milton Sparta
    Loddon Ferrymans Gold
    Hopback Cropcircle
    Hopback Entire Stout
    Wadsworth Bishops Tipple
    Kenny Cramps Double Vision Impaired Vision Perry
    Youngs Winter Warmer
    Titanic Stout
    BOTW is Titanic Stout, packed with flavour ,a strong contender for Beer Of The Year.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    A beer light week due to work, only a cheeky quart on Friday and a Leeds crawl on Saturday

    Rudgate Viking
    Kirkstall Pale Ale
    White Rose White Lightening
    Geeves No 1
    Nethergate Petersfield Porter (for Nicholsons)
    Okells St Nick
    Goose Eye Chinook Blonde
    Kirkstall Black Band Porter
    Acorn 10th Noel

    The Petersfield Porter was pretty good but the Geeves No1 was outstanding. Allegedly a brown bitter but certainly not boring.

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    Not a great week on the beer front,biding my time for the Christmas onslaught.

    Without wanting to sound boring, for the second week in a row Magic Rock/Dark Star Rock Star wins BOTW ,inevitably in The George,Croydon.

    Does Wolverton have any decent ale ? Does Wolverton have any decent pubs ? That's the mission for next week
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    had a lot of good dark beers at the pig,s ear fest this week but last night 3 stood out
    twickenham -winter cheer
    west berks -dr hextors healer
    and the winner was
    roosters -buckeye in Ales and Tales. twickenham.

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    Northumberland - Sheep Dog

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    A fair list this week mostly in the King William IV in Leyton :-

    Magic Rock Curious 3.8%
    London Field's Love Not War 4.2%
    Burton Bridge Santi Freeze 4.5%
    JW Lees Plum Pudding 4.8%
    Growler Essex Border 4.8%
    Exmoor Exmas 5.0%
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.3%
    Magic Rock Great Alphonso 5.6%
    Freeminer Deep Shaft 6.0%
    Magic Rock Dark Arts 6.0%
    Brodie's Mentol Brown 6.5%
    Magic Rock Human Cannonball 9.2% (keykeg)
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5% (keykeg)
    Magic Rock Bearded Lady 10.5% (keykeg)
    Brodie's Romanov Stout 12.1% (keykeg)

    As instructed by AleandHearty I did try the Magic Rock Curious and agree that it's an excellent well hopped pale cooking beer, very similar to a few of the Brodie's regulars. The Great Alphonso was the biggest disappointment as I couldn't detect any Mango flavour at all, and I have brewed my own Mango wine in the past.

    Despite the appearance of three of my previous BOTW winners, this week has a very clear winner, due mainly to the high price of the keykeg Magic Rock offerings which gave me the chance to apply the three pint test to Magic Rock Dark Arts. This is a very well hopped black beer, possibly best described as a strong stout. It was in cracking form at the Magic Rock takeover. I have tried it before but don't recall it being as impressive as this.

    BOTW Magic Rock Dark Arts

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    Very quiet week with just Wood Farm Rucking Santa, a brewery whose beers I normally like and Oakham Bishops Farewell.
    The Rucking Santa was a touch malty for my taste and managed the 1 pint test but not the 3 and had to be followed immediately by BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell.

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