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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 16th June 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 16th June 2013)

    london calling: London Fields Triangle IPA
    Thuck Phat: Rat Red Rat
    Oggwyn Trench: Salopian Oracle
    Real Ale Ray: Bartrams Suffolk n Strong
    Aqualung: Portobello American Pale Ale
    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    gillhalfpint: Bays Topsail
    Bucking Fastard: BrewDog Punk IPA
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Dark Side of the Moo
    oldboots: Roosters The Accomplice
    aleandhearty: Fernandes Octohop
    ROBCamra: Dancing Duck: dcuk
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 21-06-2013 at 10:37.
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    lots of good beers this week
    bellevile -brownstone
    Oxfordshire -citrus gold hop
    darkstar -genesis
    Harwich -pilrim
    honourable mention for
    Lancaster -lemon grass
    but the winner was
    London fields -triangle ipa (dry hopped with nelson sauvin).

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    When I spotted Red Rat from the Rat brewery on at my local I thought 'if this brewery's beer is good enough for Aleandhearty's cultured palate, then it's more than good enough for me'. The swiftest of three pint tests proved the point beyond doubt and the Red Rat more than stood up to the Oakham Bishops Farewell thoughtfully poured for me before I ordered.
    Red Rat looks like a foxily tinged boring brown beer. It isn't. Malty chocolate followed by a delicious bitter wallop, it punches above its 4.3% and reminds me of Blue Monkey's 99 Red Baboons in style. I hope that there's some left for today!

    BOTW Rat - Red Rat

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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    A few hours wandering around Shrewsbury provided some decent beer on Saturday

    Everards - Original
    Salamander - Baldanders
    British Beer Factory - Independence
    Castle Rock - Harvest Pale
    Salopian - Oracle
    Hancocks - HB
    Oates - Liquid Equinox
    Twickenham - Spring Ale

    BOTW Salopian - Oracle
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Bartrams - Suffolk n Strong

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    Quite a good selection this week :-

    Brodie's London Fields Pale 4.0%
    Portobello Star 4.0%
    Lee's Drayman's Promise 4.1%
    Thwaite's Wainwright 4.1%
    London Field's Black Path Porter 4.2%
    White Horse Wayland Smithy 4.4%
    Whitstable Winkle Picker 4.5%
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6%
    Adnam's Explorer 4.8%
    Dark Star Summer Meltdown 4.8%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale Ale 5.0%
    Portobello American Pale Ale 5.0%
    Kissingate Chennai IPA 5.0%
    Brodie's APA (Keykeg) 5.2%
    Franklin's Citra IPA 5.5%
    Fuller's ESB 5.5%
    Siren Liquid Mistress 5.8%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout (Keykeg) 10.5%
    Brodie's Romanov Stout (Keykeg) 12.1%

    Ignoring the Brodie's offerings it's a straight fight between Dark Star Summer Meltdown in the George at Hailsham and Portobello American Pale Ale in the Grapes at Sutton. Both were superb and I could have drank either or both of them all day long. I feel I must show allegiance to the West London New Kid on the Block so the Portobello brewery gets it. This brewery also nearly got a BABOTW post for their Star bitter which didn't impress at all.

    BOTW Portobello American Pale Ale

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    Some very nice beers this week,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Portabello Pale
    Portabello Market Porter
    Tiny Rebel Billabong
    Brodies Shoreditch Sunshine
    London Fields Black Path Porter
    East London Brewery Pale Ale
    Milton Brewery Pegasus
    Howling Hops American Light Ale
    Howling Hops Smoked Porter
    Franklins Grumpy Governor
    Oakham Citra

    It came down to two very goods beers Howling Hops Smoked Porter and the winner this week Oakham Citra drank in the Old Fountain,sensationally good.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Beers this week:
    Wells Bombardier 4.1%
    Five Points Pale Ale 4.4%
    Bristol Beer Factory UPA 4.5%
    Ilkley Mayan 6.5%
    Magic Rock High Wire 5.5%
    Bays Topsail 4.0%
    Conwy California 4.4%
    Theakston Old Peculier 5.6%
    Blue Anchor Spingo Middle 5.0%
    Otter Ale 4.5%
    Brains Rev James 4.5%
    Sharps Heckewiezen 4.7%

    Bays Topsail was fantastic and just beat Ilkley Mayan.
    Alcohol doesn't solve problems .... but then again, neither does milk.

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    Only two pub visits

    Tetley's -Bitter
    BrewDog -Punk IPA,5am Saint
    McMullen's -Cask

    BOTW a small bottle of BrewDog Punk IPA from Mr Sainsbury's

    Next week looks just as bad,be doing well to see the inside of any boozer.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    No pub this week, and unlikely next:my BOTW is, by default, and deservedly, a little bottle of Dark side of the Moo,an Imperial Porter from Old Dairy. Jet black dry and chocolatey with some yank hops that I can't remember.
    "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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