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    An interesting bunch of beers, Blind Jack's American Beer Festival offered something different including a cask version of Torpedo which was excellent, as was the Myrcenary but The Accomplice (also Odells but in conjunction with Roosters) in the York Tap just gets it

    Hambleton Bitter
    Hambleton Hot to Trot
    Marstons Jennings Bitter
    T Taylors Boltmaker
    Castle Rock Harvest Pale
    Roosters Yankee
    Kirkstall Three Swords
    Triple fff Alton Pride
    Skinners Betty Stoggs
    Bath Summer's Hare
    Durham White Gold
    Roosters The Accomplice
    Knaresborough Blind Faith
    SKA Modus Hoperandi (keg)
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo (cask)
    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale (keg)
    Sierra Nevada Blindfold (keg)
    Odell Myrcenary (keg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thuck Phat View Post
    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%....
    I have to confess that when Rat first started brewing I wasn't too keen. Early beers tasted a bit clunky, like home brew. However, they've certainly sorted out any teething problems and now I'll always try a Rat beer if it's on the pumps (another couple on this week's travels). With Red Rat, that lovely aromatic bitterness comes from dry hopping with Simcoe hops. Enjoy.
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    Decent week for me, managing a couple of short sessions. Tried this week:

    Black Sheep - Bitter.
    Sharps - Doombar.
    Fernandes - Triple OOO.
    Fernandes - Irish Stout.
    Fullers - Wild River.
    Fernandes - Octohop.
    Rat - Crazy Rat. (Keg)
    Rat - Spitzel Rat.
    Elland - Iconoclast.
    Five Towns - Davy Jones' Locker.
    Five Towns - Solstice.
    Raw - Edge Pale Ale.
    Double Top - Nelson.
    Great Heck - Five.
    Fernandes - Best Mild.
    Fernandes - Folklore.
    Fernandes - Great Northern.

    With honorable mentions for the Wild River, Five and Great Northern, this week's BOTW is Fernandes Octohop, which as the name suggests is a tasty blonde ale made with eight different hop varieties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    With Red Rat, that lovely aromatic bitterness comes from dry hopping with Simcoe hops. Enjoy.
    Great knowledge A&H!
    I gained some real ale brownie points for having heard of Rat and knowing that they were based in Huddersfield. Maybe I can sneak the Simcoe hops in before Red Rat runs out.

    Red Rat seems to have gone down very well so, hopefully, we might see some more Rat beers in these parts.

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    A pretty quiet week for me with only 2 pubs visited although I did pop into The Baum 3 times.

    BOTW is Dancing Duck dcuk which is an easy drinking pale beer with a bit of a hop finish.

    Runner up is Black Jack The Pokies a great little beer for only 3.6%.

    Hopefully a bit better this week with a visit to Knaresborough on Saturday hopefully to find Blind Jacks open this time.

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