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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 30th June 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 30th June 2013)

    Bucking Fastard: Moor Nor' Hop
    Aqualung: Marston's Old Empire
    Mobyduck: Dark Star Hophead
    Real Ale Ray: Waveney Lightweight
    Wittenden: Adnam's Fat Sprat
    Thuck Phat: Mallinsons Jade Gem
    aleandhearty: Oakham Citra
    hondo: St Austell Korev Cornish Lager
    Oggwyn Trench: Salamander Turn Turtle
    london calling: Tillingbourne Source
    ROBCamra: Ossett Mellow Yellow
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 06-07-2013 at 13:55.
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    Excellent week of ale consumption.

    Marston's - Pedigree
    Slaters - Citrus
    Blindmans - Golden Spring
    Derventio - Cleopatra (interesting apple hints)
    TT - Landlord
    Mallinsons - Jade Gem
    Roosters - Last Stand
    Church End - Fallen Angel
    Hopback - Summer Lightening
    St Austell - Tribute
    Magic Rock - Curious
    Fyne - Avalanche (The opposite I suppose of a Hop Bomb .... a Malt Monster but with a very fine dry finish ,runner up in BOTW)
    Hardknott - Cool Fusion (Lots of ginger)
    Moor - Nor' Hop
    Harbour - Pale Ale
    Dark Star - Hophead

    Hard to pick a BOTW from that lot but for shere flavour and quaffability Moor Nor' Hop gets the nod,in great nick in The Euston Tap

    Only the coachlines and bitumous blacking on the hull needs doing ,so last visit to Lichfield coming up,hoping The Malt can supply an excellent BOTW
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 30-06-2013 at 22:18.
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    Here's this week's selection :-

    Great Western Meerkat Mild 3.9%
    Brodie's Shoreditch Sunshine 3.9%
    Brodie's Bethnal Green Bitter 4.0%
    Wood's Shropshire Lass 4.1%
    Wild Card Jack Of Clubs 4.5%
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    Brodie's American Wheat 4.8%
    Brentwood Lions IPA 5.0%
    Marston's Old Empire 5.7%
    Nethergate Essex Beast 6.2%
    Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA 6.6%

    The winner might come as a surprise as it's Marston's Old Empire, although the Bethnal Green was chasing hard. I've had a few pints of this over the last few years and it has always been unimpressive, especially compared to the first time I tried it. This week I had a pint of it in the Chingford King's Ford (£2.45) and it was spot on, despite the new-fangled system that they use so that a cask clears in five nanoseconds. It was clear, cool, in good condition and really tasty. The Wild Card Jack Of Clubs was a decent drop, it's a new local brew and is a red beer.

    BOTW Marston's Old Empire

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    Not to much variety this week,
    Surrey Hills Greensand IPA (past it's best)
    Butcombe Bitter
    Potobello Star (good but not really my style)
    Hook Norton Lion
    Darkstar Hophead the easy winner.
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    Waveney Brewing Co - Lightweight

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    Better week (for me)
    Adnams Fat Sprat 3.8abv.On gravity at The Three Chimneys. A modern style amber session beer. A commentator on another site said it needed more hops, but it's pretty good in my book.
    Kent KGB 4.1abv. Getting to the end of the barrel.Malt to the fore, unusually for this brewery.
    Ripple SteamBest Bitter4.1 abv. Saloon bar stawlwart from a brewery new to me.not outstanding but pleasant.
    Goacher'sGold Star5.1abv A strong golden ale, amiable english hops, great.
    My BOTW-Adnam's Fat Sprat, again.
    "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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    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Cotleigh - Osprey
    Derventio - Cleopatra
    TT Landlord
    Mallinsons - Jade Gem

    The Cleopatra was interesting. Appley but whilst being distinctly beery without verging on cider. BOTW though was Mallinsons Jade Gem, pale, refreshing and not overly hoppy it flew down on a warm evening.

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    Good week for me, with a handful of old favourites in fine form, plus a few new ones.

    Fernandes - Best MILD.
    4Ts - Keep Calm.
    Oakham - Bishop's Farewell.
    Foxfield - Fleur de Lys.
    Five Towns - Davy Jones Locker.
    Abbeydale - Congregation.
    Oakham - Citra.
    Goose Eye - Over and Stout.
    Great Yorkshire Brewery - Yorkshire Classic.
    Rat - Rat Fink.
    Arbor - Beech Blonde.
    Fernandes - Wakefield Pride.

    Normally when I'm doing my Sunday afternoon crawl I drink halves, but the Bishops Farewell was so good in the Black Rock I had to have two pints before moving on! A very agreeable £2.50 a pint as well. I was convinced I'd peaked rather early, but the Citra, in The Hop was even better, absolutely fresh as a daisy. Honorable mentions for the Congregation and Beech Blonde.
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    St Austell Brewery - Korev Cornish Lager
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    Only a few this Week

    Salamander - Turn Turtle
    Mr Grundys - Pip Squeek and Wilfred
    Blue Monkey - Infinity
    Oakham - Citra
    Ironbridge - Kiwi 48 Special
    Ludlow - Stairway

    BOTW Salamander - Turn Turtle
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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