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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th January 2013)

    hondo: Tyne Bank Castle Gold
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Black Hole Porter
    Aqualung: Nethergate Essex Beast
    Mobyduck: Darkstar Original
    Wittenden: Whitstable Native
    Spinko: Highland Pale Ale
    oldboots: Rudgate Ruby Mild
    aleandhearty: Rat Circus Rat
    Thuck Phat: Brancaster Oystercatcher
    ROBCamra: Tiny Rebel Fubar
    Oggwyn Trench: Elland Iceic-Ale
    london calling: Gadds Dark Conspiracy
    Pubsignman: Blackedge American Pale Ale
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    Tyne Bank Brewery - Castle Gold
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    A clear winner for BOTW in the form of Oakham Black Hole Porter served up in The George,Croydon.

    One of the best porters I have tried,true to the style and dangerously quaffable for a 5.5% with that distinctive balancing Oakham bitter finish.A very fine pint indeed.
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    Not much tried this week :-

    Nethergate Augustinian 4.5%
    East London Brewing Company Jamboree 4.8%
    Brodie's Citra Pale 5.0%
    Nethergate Essex Beast 6.5%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (keykeg) 10.5%

    It's a choice between the two Brodies and the Essex Beast and I'll go for the Essex Beast as it was in fine condition in the George at Wanstead and a snip at £1.99 a pint, which compelled me to give it the three pint test.

    BOTW Nethergate (Growler Brewery) Essex Beast

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    Very little this week,
    Courage Best
    West Berks Maggs Mild
    Skinners Betty Stogs
    Skinners Cornish Knocker
    Darkstar Original

    Easy choice
    Darkstar Original is an easy winner.
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    Only the one pub visit this week, on New Years Day.
    Whitstable Brewing Company: Native 3.7%ABV. A decent earthy brown session bitter with a fair wack of hops. Notwithstanding that the beers are brewed (not in Whitsatble) but just up the road from us, I rarely come across 'em. What I've had, I've liked, with the exception of some Christmas ale of a few years ago.My BOTW.
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    Highland - Pale Ale

    Usually when in the Euston Tap I would have 5 or 6 different beers. This one was good enough to make me stick to the one.

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    Due to work commitments I was only able to drink Sunday lunchtime and the choice was a bit limited but Rudgate Ruby Mild was as good as usual.

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    Just the one session this week, with nothing that really leapt out at me:

    Rat - Circus Rat.
    Steaming Billy - Grand Prix MILD.
    Fernandes - Bradbury Belter.
    Fernandes - Cascade.
    Fernandes - Taverners Bitter.
    Fernandes - Jackdaw MILD.
    Otter - Ale.
    Acorn - Barnsley Bitter.

    With it being the fag end of Christmas there seemed to be a fair number of tired beers about. The Circus Rat was the best of the bunch.
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    Limited choice again sadly:
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Silverstone Pole Position
    Brancaster The Wreck SS Vina
    Brancaster Oystercatcher

    The Pole Position was vinegar which, I suspect, was due to its being past its sell by date. Both Brancaster beers were excellent with SS Vina being a moorish, 4.8% chocolate/coffee stout and Oystercatcher a 4.4% light bitter which has a bitter finish that ensures it passes the 3 pint test with flying colours. BOTW Brancaster Oystercatcher

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