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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 9th June 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 9th June 2013)

    Mobyduck: Darkstar Hophead
    Bucking Fastard: Titanic Pier 54
    Aqualung: Otter Amber
    Oggwyn Trench: Box Steam Golden Bolt
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Sky Dancer
    london calling: Marstons Amarillo
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Sun Top
    hondo: Saltaire Blonde
    Thuck Phat: Titanic Pier 54
    aleandhearty: Five Towns Davy Jones Locker
    oldboots: Old Bear Yorkshire Ale
    ROBCamra: First Chop Hop
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 14-06-2013 at 13:24.
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    Down but not out Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Portobello Pale
    Caledonian XPA
    Courage Best

    Best beer this week has been the Hophead, expecting more variety and challengers next week with a trip to London on Saturday.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Lichfield and a crawl around Oxford,somehow missing Oggy and Mrs Oggy judging by the reviews,led to a high rate of consumption.

    Marston's - Pedigree
    TT - Landlord
    Backyard -Gold
    Titanic - Pier 54
    Shotover - Prospect
    Vale - Black Beauty
    Skinners - Betty Stogs
    Brew Co. -Bitter
    Beowulf -English Norseman
    Sadlers -Elementis
    White Horse -Village Idiot

    Oxford didnt produce anything really outstanding and there was only ever going to be one winner of BOTW,Titanic Pier 54 an unexpected bonus for doing a walk through in The Gatehouse,a 'spoons in Lichfield.Dark brown with lots of malt on the nose and a beautifully balanced Titanic bitter finish,it whistled down for a 5.4%er.Another outstanding ale from Burslem ,and I suspect there will be another nomination coming along soon
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Another modest selection this week :-

    Otter Amber 4.0%
    Welton's Old Cocky 4.3%
    Adnam's Ghost Ship 4.5%
    Welton's Sun Oak Clog 4.6%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Ringwood Old Thumper 5.6%
    Brentwood Chockwork Orange 6.5%
    Brodie's Dalston Black IPA (Keykeg) 7.0%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (Keykeg) 10.5%

    The winner is the weakest one, Otter Amber in great condition for £2.15 in the King's Ford. It's a pale orange beer with a superb hop flavour.

    BOTW Otter Amber

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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    A pretty good week ending up with a weekend in Oxford , i probally missed BF because i was being dragged around bloody Shoe Shops and only managed two pubs on Saturday Lunchtime made up for it later though

    Ringway - Best Bitter
    Bird Brain - Puffin Ale
    Empire - Gone Native
    RAT - King Rat
    Darkstar - American Pale
    Tiny Rebel - CWCTH
    Hook Norton - Old Hooky
    Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power
    Bath - Special
    St Peters - Golden Ale
    Oxford Ales - Pride of Oxfordshire
    Vale - Black Beauty
    Box Steam - Golden Bolt
    Henley - Jailhouse
    Skinners - Betty Stogs
    Stonehenge - Eye Opener
    White Horse - Village Idiot
    Great Orme - Welsh Black
    White Horse - Wayland Smithy
    Sam Smiths - Sovereign(keg)
    Bath - Summer Hare
    Potbelly - Bejing Black

    BOTW Box Steam - Golden Bolt with Great Orme - Welsh Black a close second
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    Lots of choice this week, but one of my fave breweries gets it again - Bowland - Sky Dancer

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    A quiet week beer wise
    lamb -one in the bush
    brains -bragging rights
    brains -touch paws engage
    great yorkshire-firkin pale
    anarchy -smoke bomb
    so the best was
    marstons -amerillo

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    Beer at a food fair:
    Nelson-Dragon's Revenge 4.3%abv. Not one of my favourite Kent micros, but this was a serviceable Best;good malt with a bittersweet finish.
    Old Dairy-Sun Top 3.8%abv.It made the sun shine for about thirty seconds! A good, session worthy hoppy pale ale. My BOTW.
    "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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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Saltaire Brewery - Blonde
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    This week:
    TT Landlord
    Backyard Gold
    Titanic Pier 54
    Wadworths 6X - so poor I switched to Stella.
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    As predicted by BF above who says it all, BOTW Titanic Pier 54.

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