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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 31st March 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 31st March 2013)

    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Six Hop Ale
    Wittenden: Goody Ales Good Health
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Hen Harrier
    Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    london calling: Fullers Brithop
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 06-04-2013 at 11:38.
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    A quiet week with the only beer drunk, BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell, a worthy winner.

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    A solid session in a Fuller's pub had Black Cab Stout leading the field,but pipped at the post by Dark Star Six Hop Ale in The George ,Croydon ;a DS monthly special.At 6.5% not something you can just tip back,but a great hop sensation and the pint went down quicker than I initially expected.

    Next week looks like a corker,boating back to Leicester and then some Blue Monkey action in Loughborough
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    After two publess weeks, several visits,but varied quality:
    Goody Ales-Bleangate Brewery: Good Health.Quite aggresively hopped, stone fruit.Good.
    Shepherd Neame:Early Bird. A few hops in there somewhere.
    Harveys: Sussex Best Bitter. Tired. Note to self-try not to drink this except in a Harveys tied house.
    St Austell: Tribute. Workmanlike, but why fetch it all the way to Kent, when we could be drinking Incubus?
    Black Country:Bradley's Finest Golden. Another piney/citrussy Golden Ale. Why fetch it all the way to Kent?
    Rother Valley: Level Best.Biscuity, earthy, a bit hoppier than when I used to drink this back in the '90s. Good stuff.
    A toss up between the Goody and the Rother, but on reflection my BOTW is Goody Ales Good Health, if only because it is a Kentish ale drunk in Kent, rather than a Sussex beer drunk in Kent.
    "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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    Bowland - Hen Harrier

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Very quiet variety-wise this week
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Cottage Mallard
    Itchen Valley 1644 Battle of Cheriton
    West Berks Berkshire Beauty
    Easy winner- Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 01-04-2013 at 09:07. Reason: forgot to add the last beer, to much APA
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    Some pretty boring brown beers on friday from
    three castles
    but Fullers -brithop 4.1 ticked all the boxes.

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    If you think I've spent the Easter weekend in the William IV for the Easter festival then you would be right!

    I must say that the non-Brodie's offerings elsewhere did provide very strong opposition.

    Brodie's Peanut Butter Mild 3.6%
    Sambrook's Junction 4.5%
    O'Hanlon's Port Stout 4.8%
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Centennial Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Nelson Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Mosaic Pale 5.0%
    Brodie's Simcoe Pale 5.0%
    Brentwood's Jolly Decent Wallop 5.2%
    Kent Brewery Enigma 5.5%
    Brodie's Caramel Salt Beer 6.0%
    O'Hanlon's Diablo 6.0%
    Black Jack Four of a Kind 6.8%
    Brodie's Dopple Dunkle Wheat 6.9%
    Brodie's Dalston Black 7.0%
    Brodie's Cranberry IPA 7.0%
    Brodie's Superior London Porter 7.8%
    Brodie's Mocha Stout 9.0%
    Brodie's Mocha Stout (Rum Barrel) (keykeg) 9.0%
    Brodie's Mocha Stout (Port Barrel) (keykeg) 9.0%
    Brodie's Romanov Stout 12.1%
    Brodie's Elizabethan 22.0%

    The winner is a keykeg offering namely the Rum Barrel aged Mocha Stout. The Rum barrel ageing just gave this the edge over the rest including the Port barrel aged one. It was £3.30 at the King William IV in Leyton.

    BOTW Brodie's Mocha Stout Rum Barrel Aged (keykeg)

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    Quite a long list to choose from

    Roosters True Grit
    Ridgeside Rushmore
    Copper Dragon Black Gold
    Abbeydale Absolution
    Roosters Wild Mule
    Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Roosters Londinium
    Thornbridge Kipling
    Magic Rock Rapture
    Belhaven Stout
    Caledonian Drydock
    Pheonix White Monk
    Saltaire Triple chocoholic
    Rudgate Chain Mail

    Mostly good apart from the disappointing Rushmore from the usually reliable Ridgeside, but BOTW is Kirkstall Dissolution (again)

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