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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 23rd December 2012)

    hondo: Hawkshead Lakeland Lager
    Aqualung: Sunny Republic St Wite's Ale
    Mobyduck: Binghams Doodle Stout
    MJ71: Batemans GHA
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Copper Top
    Thuck Phat: Blue Monkey King Kong Merrily on High
    aleandhearty: Rat Rat Attack
    Oggwyn Trench: Salamander Off Your Tree
    Bucking Fastard: Mighty Oak Old Nick's Nog
    Spinko: Boggart Meme
    london calling: Roosters Franklin
    Pubsignman: Nethergate Red Santa
    rpadam: Nethergate Red Santa
    ROBCamra: Kelham Island Captain Crimbo
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    Hawkshead Brewery - Lakeland Lager
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    After a few disastrous encounters with "Xmas Ales" I came across a proper Xmas beer brewed in Blandford Forum (and you won't be able to Badger me into revealing it at this point!).

    Hers is the list

    Brains Festive Cheer 4.0%
    Adnam's Topaz Gold 4.0%
    Brentwood Berry Christmas 4.4%
    Brodie's Stepney Green Steam 4.5%
    Stonehenge Rudolph 5.0%
    Sunny Republic's St Wite's Ale 5.0%
    Brodie's Mentol Brown 6.5%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5% (keykeg)


    The winner (ignoring the obvious Big Mofo) is Sunny Republic's Wite's Ale. This is a PROPER Xmas ale apparently brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. It's sweet for me but it is full bodied and I quite enjoyed the pint I tried in the William IV. It was miles better than the rubbish that Spoons are hawking as Xmas ales.


    BOTW Sunny Republic's St Wite's Ale

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    Milk Street The Usual
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Skinners Christmas Fairy
    Ringwood Porter
    Red Squirrel Hopfest
    Vale Old Frost Moon
    Binghams Doodle Stout
    The Doodle Stout is this weeks winner,new to me, dark and complex with plenty of flavour.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Batemans GHA for me. Very moorish.

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    Only the one pub visit this week:
    Old Dairy-Copper Top. A good copper coloured "premium ale"-luscious malt and farmyard hops.
    "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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    Another fairly quiet week with 3 to choose from:
    Hopping Mad Topnotch - not bad but didn't quite live up to its name
    Oakham Bishops Farwell - excellent
    BOTW Blue Monkey - King Kong Merrily on High. Another winner from the wizards at Blue Monkey, this one is dark and has all the things you'd expect form a festive ale but with a refreshing bitterness which begs you to have another. So I did. My Christmas beer of the year by a long stretch.

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    A fairly quiet week for me, but at least I managed some beer this week. This week's offerings:

    Elland - Summit.
    Rat - Black Death.
    Rat - Rat Attack.
    Fernandes - Chocolate Stout.
    Leeds - Yorkshire Gold.
    Leeds - Midnight Bell.

    Both the Rat Attack and Chocolate Stout were excellent, but the Rat just shades it. A lovely APA.
    '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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    Better week this week ,

    Coastal - , Margawr
    Green Duck - Bah! Humduck
    Greenfield - Brandy Blonde
    Salamander - Off Your Tree
    Wharfbank - Cranberry Blond
    Six Bells - Christmas Crack
    Highgate - Dark Mild

    BOTW Salamander - Off Your Tree
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    One of the best weeks for a long time.

    The Old Fountain served up a treat Blue Monkey BG Sips,Fyne Hurricane Jack,Magic Rock Great Alphonso and The Big Top all superb and worthy BOTW contenders.Then the rehabilitated Green Dragon ,Croydon dished up a great Dorking Brewery Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.

    However BOTW goes to the ever dependable Mighty Oak Brewery and their Old Nick's Nog,a classic dark porter in The Old Cross Tavern ,Hertford.What a great start to Christmas.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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