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    It surprised me to see McMullens here in Cornwall, not in one pub but two! I hadn't seen them for ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I was interested to see McMullen's mentioned, especially the AK, by two scribes.Desperately unfashionable, but I used to really like their beer several years ago, esp the AK.Haven't seen 'em for ages, though.
    I think you're lucky to have missed it. Desperately undrinkable the last time I tried it.

    BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell. Acorn Sovereign, although a quality boring brown beer, just wasn't quite good enough.

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    Steady week for me, with a mostly solid set of beers, but nothing that blew my socks off. Managed to try a couple of new breweries (Glastonbury and Plain), on a flying visit to London, but the beers weren't that great.

    Fullers - Summer Ale.
    Kirkstall - Pale Ale.
    Rat - Black Rat.
    Whitstable - Kentish Reserve.
    Ossett - Sizzler.
    Fernandes - Wakefield Pride.
    Fernandes - Best MILD.
    Fullers - Wild River.
    Glastonbury - Pilton Pop.
    Whitstable - EIPA.
    Plain - Inspiration.
    Westerham SPA.
    XT - 8.

    With honorable mentions for the Black Rat and Wakey Pride, this week's winner is Wild River. I'm becoming rather partial to Fullers take on an APA, brewed with Liberty, Cascade, Williamette and Chinook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Wild River. I'm becoming rather partial to Fullers take on an APA, brewed with Liberty, Cascade, Williamette and Chinook.
    Definitely a big improvement on last year's debut offering; this year I got the hops, which seemed so under-played last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    Definitely a big improvement on last year's debut offering; this year I got the hops, which seemed so under-played last year.
    I think you're right. According to my beer list for 2012 I did actually try it, but don't remember doing so, so it must have been pretty forgettable.
    Last edited by aleandhearty; 25-06-2013 at 10:31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I think you're right. According to my beer list for 2012 I did actually try it, but don't remember doing so, so it must have been pretty forgettable.
    According to the thread Fuller's Wild River, you and I tended to agree on the subject almost a year ago! It's ok - I'm not stalking but I did remember some Wild River related chat from last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    According to the thread Fuller's Wild River, you and I tended to agree on the subject almost a year ago! It's ok - I'm not stalking but I did remember some Wild River related chat from last year.
    OK, Paul. Now I'm really worried. It's bad enough not remembering trying the beer (although it was one of over 400 tasted in 2012) but to forget an entire thread... The alcohol induced neurone depletion is happening faster than I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Aqualing: Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA
    Aqualing ??, I am now very worried that next week I will be Mobydick,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Aqualing ??, I am now very worried that next week I will be Mobydick,
    Ah, yes, that's my Aqualling spelling.
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 30-06-2013 at 15:49.
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    BOTW Saltaire Stateside IPA tried several times in The Old Bell in Harrogate.

    A bit of a hefty hoppy beer at 6%, but it went down very well with a trio of venison (steak, sausage & burger).

    You need a strong tasting beer to go with a strong tasting meat like venison.

    Runner up was Roosters Last Stand also in The Old Bell.
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