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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 8th September 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 8th September 2013)

    Mobyduck: Fullers Wild River
    hondo: Oakham Green Devil IPA
    Aqualung: Yeovil Ruby
    Real Ale Ray: Craddock's Saxon Gold
    Wittenden: Adnams Lighthouse
    Oggwyn Trench: Oakham Attilla
    london calling: Steel City Slight Case Of Overhopping
    Thuck Phat: Flowers Original
    Brewguru: Yeovil YPA
    aleandhearty: Brass Castle Sunshine
    ROBCamra: Green Duck Hook A Duck
    Bucking Fastard: Fyne Jarl
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 14-09-2013 at 19:29.
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    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Apparently there is a burgeoning craft beer movement in Catalonia, (I'm off to Gatwick tonight ) but I'm not so sure looking at the picture, on that basis this is my list this week,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Rudgate Jorvic Blonde
    Fullers Wild River
    The Jorvic Blonde nearly clinched it, but my first taste of the Wild River turned into five pints and then they called time.
    Never thought I would have nominated a Fullers beer as BOTW (London Porter aside) , but it was excellent and a worthy winner.

    Update - managed to get a pint of Chelsea Brewing Companys -Sunset Red Ale in Gatwick which wasnt too bad, no change to my BOTW though, other than that its been Estrella and San Mig so far.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 07-09-2013 at 08:04. Reason: Update
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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Oakham ales - green devil ipa
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    A smallish list this week :-

    East London Brewing Co Pale 4.0%
    Salopian Darwin's Origins 4.3%
    Three Castles Autumn Daze 4.4%
    Yeovil Ruby 4.5%
    Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8%
    Burton Bridge Battle Brew 5.0%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%
    Wadworth / Chelsea Sunset Red 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Oakham Attila 7.5%

    It's between the Salopian Darwin's Origin and the Yeovil Ruby, although If I manage to catch the Hawkshead one in good nick over the coming months it will be a contender.

    It has to go to the Yeovil Ruby served in immaculate condition at around 09:30 in the morning at the Crown & Sceptre Spoons in Streatham for £2.15. It's a classic mid strength red beer with plenty of bitterness to offset the malt. These red beers seem to be everywhere nowadays, maybe the memory of Watney's Red and Red Barrel is a forgotten nightmare or people are just sick to death of pale or golden ales.

    BOTW Yeovil Ruby

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    Craddock's - Saxon Gold

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    Two good pubs,dull beer.
    Bishop Nick-Heresy 4.1%ABV. The most interesting beer of the week, on account of it being the reincarnation of Ridleys. However, this was not in good nick, unfortuately.
    Adnams-Lighthouse 3.4% OK light bitter, but doesn't do anything Adnam's Bitter cannot.
    St Austell-Tribute 4.2%abv. In good condition and workmanlike, but why fetch it all the way from Cornwall to West Sussex?
    Greene King-Abbot Ale 5%abv Well kept,malt driven but inoffensive.40 years ago, I'd have given my eye teeth to drink this.Has it changed, or have I...
    My BOTW, without much enthusiasm, Adnam's Lighthouse.
    "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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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    Only a few for me this week

    Pennine - Copa Rup
    Doctor Mortons - Branding Irony
    Abbeydale - Belfry
    Darkstar - American Pale Ale
    Oakham - Attilla
    Titanic - Plum Porter

    BOTW Oakham - Attilla , very moreish and dangerous at 7.5% ........ Oakengates was full of casualties over the weekend
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    Had about 30 different beers this week.Lots would win best beer .But I must make a choice
    hopcraft -Spanish main
    brew co -mocha oat stout
    isca -amerillo
    kernel -export india porter
    pictish -Columbus
    arbor -blueberry brown beer
    chantry -diamond black stout
    tapped -bullet
    all were superb but
    steel city -slight case of overhopping was one of the best beers I have had this year

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    Very good week this week with some real quality:
    Oakham Bishops Farewell, Perun, Aple (cider)
    Titanic Plum Porter, White Star, Iceberg
    Rat Red Rat
    Tatton Best
    Fyne Ales Jarl
    Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
    Hawkshead Cumbria 5 Hop
    Jennings Cumberland
    Flowers Original

    Some great beers there with the Plum Porter, Cumbrian 5 Hop and American Pale Ale deserving mentions.
    BOTW was Flowers Original drunk in The Old Harkers Arms, Chester. Easily passed the 3 pint test.
    After several incarnations, this once fantastic beer seems to be back to its best as when it was originally brewed in Stratford.
    A very classy boring brown beer.
    Last edited by Thuck Phat; 10-09-2013 at 13:08.

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    Several beers at Minehead CAMRA festival enjoying the steam (and a Diesel or 2) engines.

    Definitely worthy of Mentioning:
    Saltaire New World Red
    Wild Beer Madness
    Red Willow Wreckless
    Hand Drawn Monkey Smaller (2.8%!)
    Yeovil Stout Hearted

    But a clear Winner Yeovil YPA 7.3%. A new beer from this brewery, one of the first to sell out on the Saturday. Bronze in colour packed with juicy fruity hops and a malty alcoholic kick, extremely well balanced.

    Couple of contenders for BABOTW are in that thread.

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