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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th July 2013)

    Real Ale Ray: Elmtree Burston's Cuckoo
    Aqualung: Milestone Raspberry Wheat
    Bucking Fastard: Firestone Walker American Independence Pale Ale
    Oggwyn Trench: Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Ocean Wave
    london calling: Bellville Thames Surfer IPA
    Mobyduck: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Wittenden: Dark Star Genesis
    aleandhearty: Fullers Wild River
    Thuck Phat: Downton Nelson's Delight
    oldboots: Marble Dobber
    ROBCamra: XT XPA
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    Elmtree - Burston's Cuckoo

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    A mixed selection this week, only the Brodie's, Twickenham and Milestone were in really good nick.

    Redemption Rock The Kazbec 4.0%
    Freeminer Iron Brew 4.2%
    Twickenham Hornet 4.4%
    Clarence & Frederick's American Pale Ale 4.5%
    Twickenham Pale Beauty 4.7%
    Clarence & Frederick's IPA 5.2%
    RCH Double Header 5.3%
    Milestone Raspberry Wheat 5.6%
    London Fields Shoreditch Triangle 6.0%
    Brodie's Hoxton Special IPA 6.6%
    Brodie's Simcoe For Breakfast (Keykeg) 10.1%

    The winner is the Milestone Raspberry Wheat in the Leyton King William IV at £2.60. I'm not a big fan of wheat beer generally and fruit flavoured beers can be quite hit and miss, but I really liked this one. Given that it was clear I'm assuming it's a "Hybrid" rather than a full wheat beer. The raspberry flavour was subtle but detectable which made for a thoroughly enjoyable drink, especially after the rank pint that preceded it in a North London Spoons.

    BOTW Milestone Raspberry Wheat

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    Solid drinking week and managed to celebrate finishing the paint job on the boat.

    Marston's -Pedigree
    Wye Valley - HPA
    Dancing Duck - Amberillo
    Lymestone - Foundation Stone
    Firestone Walker Brewing Co. -American Independence Pale Ale
    Fullers - London Pride
    Stonehouse - Station Bitter
    Liberation Brewery - Liberation Ale


    BOTW by a long chalk was Firestone Walker American Independence Pale Ale 5% a collaboration ale brewed by Adnams exclusively for Wetherspoons to celebrate 4th July and sunk in The Acorn ,Lichfield.A very fine American Pale Ale not dissimilar to Dark Star's APA,possibly this category of ale deserves it's own appreciation thread like India Pale Ales
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    Only one night drinking Ale , Saturday was spent drinking Becks Vier outside a Beefeater watching the planes go by

    Buntingford - Centennial
    White Rose - Summer Hoppiness
    Kelham Island - Sweet Home Alabama
    Allgates - Gin Pit
    Redwillow - Headless
    Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbodies , Ocean Wave

    BOTW Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbodies , Ocean Wave
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    21 different beers this week inc a Greene King -ipa (not bad )No real stand-outs at the Ealing beer fest.
    So Bellville -Thames Surfer ipa at the White Horse is the winner

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    Another light week variety wise,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Portobello Star
    Portabello Pale
    Butcombe Bitte
    Skinners Betty Stogs

    The standout beer this week was Darkstar American Pale Ale
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    21 different beers this week inc a Greene King -ipa (not bad )No real stand-outs at the Ealing beer fest.
    So Bellville -Thames Surfer ipa at the White Horse is the winner

    I remember years ago going to a GBG listed Gray's pub somewhere East of Chelmsford and being taken aback as to how good it was. The trouble with beers like Pride, GK IPA and Doombar is not so much that they are "bad" beers, but they are so commonplace and many of the pubs that sell them either don't or can't (because they don't sell enough) look after them.

    The Genie is out of the bottle now with the explosion of new breweries in London, so I will never feel the need to ever visit a pub selling boring (although it might still be crap as I discovered on Friday!) beer ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I remember years ago going to a GBG listed Gray's pub

    The Genie is out of the bottle now with the explosion of new breweries in London, so I will never feel the need to ever visit a pub selling boring (although it might still be crap as I discovered on Friday!) beer ever again.
    Ah Gray's-I went to Chelmsford on the eve of closure. Glorious beer especially the Stock.

    I'd still go to a dull beer pub if the pub itself was excellent, and the beer in great condition. I don't rule out Sheps pubs-many are wonderful, even though modern Sheps isn't really memorable.
    "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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    Quality not quantity in East Sussex
    Dark Star-Genesis 4.7ABV a very dark ruby beer-is it a strong mild, is it a porter? Either way damn good.Rich and dry.
    Hastings HPA 4.7ABV A vegan very hoppy slightly hazy Pale ale. A new brewery for me, and one to watch.

    Very close, but my vote goes to Dark Star, but both are in the running for boty.
    "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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