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    Dark star - revelation
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    Decent week for a change.

    Marston's -Pedigree
    Wye Valley - HPA
    Weetwood -Cheshire Cat
    TT -Landlord
    Joules - Pale Ale
    Joules -Slumbering Monk
    Marston's -Amarillo Single Hop
    Sharp's -Doom Bar


    BOTW goes to Wye Valley HPA in great nick in The Duke of Wellington,Lichfield.I am normally not that keen on sweet pale ales but the interesting apple flavour helped make the HPA a very decent drink.

    Next week annual pilgrimage to The Harp should produce candidates for BOTW ,although the pre Wembley visit to The Euston Tap could as well.
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    Cross Bay - Nightfall

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    Norfolk, Suffolk,Kent.
    Brandon Brewery-Saxon Gold: 4% ABV peppery golden ale, served on a dull Monday a touch on the cold side.
    Adnams-Ghost Ship:4.5%ABV. It's Adnams, but not as we know it. Crisp and grapefruit.
    Adnams-Fat Sprat:3.8%ABVGoldings pepperyness and Yank citrus, a deep malt ground base; a very new seasonal classic.
    Colchester Brewery-Double Brown Ale4.4%ABV Dark, ruby, chocolately. A bit on the sweet side, but a good MILD for May.
    Rother Valley-Ruby Wheat4.4%ABV.I haven't had much exposure to wheat beer, so didn't know what to expect. Pleasant enough.

    I've drunk Adnams beers for over 40 years, and have rarely had a bad 'un, but now they seem to be firing on all cylinders. My BOTW, and on the BOTY list-Adnams Fat Sprat.
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    Only been in my local this week who now have a Darkstar beer on nearly all the time due to its increasing popularity, so this makes my BOTW rather predictable ,the same as last week Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Also tried this week,

    Darkstar Hophead
    Hogsback TEA
    Vale Brill Gold
    Ringwood Old Thumper
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    Very good couple of nights drinking mostly in the Station and Old Fighting Cocks who had a joint beer festival

    Salopian - Matrix
    Stonhenge - Great Bustard
    Clun - Loophole
    Backyard - Bitter
    Darkstar - Sunburst
    Twickenham - Smilers Ale
    Oakham - Tranquility
    Ironbridge - Amarillo 48 Special
    Salamander - Purring Pussy
    Mallinsons - Bramling Cross
    Oakhams - Sock Monkey
    Wye Valley - Bitter
    Derventio - Gold
    Reedley Hallows - Filly Close Blonde
    Black Edge - IPA
    Abbeydale - Ascension

    BOTW Oakhams - Sock Monkey
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    A few to choose from this week :-

    East London Brewing Co Orchid Mild 3.6%
    Great Western Brewing Co Meerkat Mild 3.9%
    Blindman Golden Spring 4.0%
    Brodie's Pale Blend 4.2%
    Greene King Ale Fresco 4.3%
    Welton's Buckland Shag 4.7%
    Adnam's Mayday 5.0%
    Moorhouse's Pendle Witches Brew 5.1%
    Milestone Fletcher's Ale 5.2%
    Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout (Keykeg) 7.0%
    Brodie's Citra For Breakfast (Keykeg) 10.1%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (Keykeg) 10.5%

    As it's the tail end of Nay I am narrowing it down to the two milds and the ELB Orchid at £2.15 in the Leyton Drum just shades it. I like all of this brewer's offerings and their Orchid mild is a classic traditional example.

    BOTW East London Brewing Co Orchid Mild

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    A few to choose from this week :-

    Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout (Keykeg) 7.0%
    Brodie's Citra For Breakfast (Keykeg) 10.1%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (Keykeg) 10.5%

    BOTW East London Brewing Co Orchid Mild
    Citra for Breakfast, 10.1%, hehehe!!!

    I presume you had those in King William, Aqualung? As a matter of interest, what do they charge for these strong keykegs?
    Cheers, tm

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    Quiet week for me, with only six tried:

    Fernandes - Perle.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel MILD.
    Fernandes - Sunshine IPA.
    Ossett - Challenger MILD.
    Acorn - Yorkshire Pride.
    Leeds - Vienna MILD(?)

    As Mild Month draws to a close, it's quite nice to be able to nominate a drop of the dark stuff as BOTW. However, with Ossett keen to point out the beer features Challenger hops, it's a warning that there's debatably too much hop character for the MILD police. Still a decent session beer though.
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