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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 15th September 2013)

    Mobyduck: Dark Star Hophead
    Real Ale Ray: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Aqualung: Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout
    london calling: Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic
    Bucking Fastard: Black Jack Royal Flush
    Wittenden: Westerham Summer Perle
    Thuck Phat: Rat King Rat
    Oggwyn Trench: Hop Studio Gold
    hondo: Sharp's Doom Bar
    ROBCamra: Arbor Hoptical Delusions
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    Managed a good few pints after my return from the continent on Friday but just the following two beers,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale

    This time BOTW is the Hophead
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    Dark Star - American Pale Ale

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    A good Selection this week with lots of contenders but neither of the Dark Star brews make it as they weren't in that good nick.


    Tap East East End Mild 3.5%
    Butcombe Bitter 4.0%
    WJ King Brighton Best 4.0%
    Brentwood Best 4.2%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Great Newsome Pricky Back Otchan 4.2%
    Thwaite's Crafty Devil 4.3%
    Milk Street Zig Zag Stout 4.5%
    Dark Star American Pale Ale 4.7%
    Black Sheep Golden Sheep 4.7%
    Dark Star Sunburst 4.8%
    Wadworth / Chelsea Sunset Red 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale Ale 5.0%
    Bingham Doodle Stout 5.0%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian 5 Hop 5.0%
    Adnam's / Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA 6.4%
    Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout 7.0%

    Despite strong claims from the mild, the other two stouts, the 5 Hop and the Bengali Tiger, it has to be the Oyster Tea Stout at £2.50 in the Leyton King William IV. I've only had this on keykeg before and I have to say it is much better on cask. There is no sweetness to it at all so you would never guess the 7% ABV.
    It sailed though the three pint test.


    BOTW Brodie's Oyster Tea Stout

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    Only a few beer this week but
    The Kernel -pale ale mosaic would win most weeks anyway.
    Don't think I have had a bad beer from this brewer.
    no.1 brewer in Uk imo.

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    A solid weeks boating and boozing threw up the following ;

    Rat -- King Rat
    Reedy Hollows -- New Laund Dark
    Town Mill -- Black Ven
    Black Jack -- Royal Flush
    Three Tuns -- XXX
    Woodlands -- Light Oak
    Salopian -- Shropshire Gold
    Jennings -- Crag Rat
    Offa Dyke -- Grim Reaper
    Monty's -- Old Jail House
    Stonehouse -- Station Bitter
    Marston's -- Wakatu Single Hop
    Facers -- Clywd Gold
    Slaters -- Original
    A collaboration -- Raw Rat (guess the two brewers !)
    Mc Givern -- Pyramid Porter
    Botanist -- Humulus Lupulus
    Purple Moose -- Snowdonian Ale
    Purple Moose -- Dark Side of the Moose
    Kelham Island -- Easy Rider
    Salopian -- Hop Twister


    BOTW Black Jack Royal Flush ,a serious complex IPA which went down a treat in pub of the voyage ,probably pub of the year The Bhurtpore Inn,Aston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    A solid weeks boating and boozing threw up the following ;
    Hope not literally.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Hope not literally.
    Managed to stay upright and avoided falling asleep in my curry. Having a week off to recover.
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    Better week:
    Darkstar-Hophead 3.8%abv. For my money, the best of the extreme pales. I like a bit of flavour, not just hop tea.
    Goacher's -Silver Star 4.2%abv. Sweetish stone fruit. Long hop finish.
    Goacher's Dark ale aka Original 4.1%abv."Goacher's for the Goacher's drinker." Dark, chocolatey and luscious.
    These three taken at the five Bells, Brabourne, Kent.
    Timothy Taylor-Landlord 4.3%abv. Bittersweet with long dry finish.A bit creamy. Welby Arms,Allington, Lincs.
    Westerham-Grasshopper 3.8% abv Darkish ,hoppy bitter.
    Westerham-Summer Perle 3.8%.Crisp,spicily hopped golden ale.These 2 at the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match beer tent, on gravity dispense.

    Given that the Goacher's Dark has already been my botw this year, and will undoubtledly be my beer of a lifetime, my nomination for BOTW is Westerham Summer Perle
    Last edited by Wittenden; 15-09-2013 at 23:27.
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    A good week boating with Mr Fastard and crew:
    Rat King Rat
    Black Jack Royal Flush
    Salopian Boomerang
    Town Mill Black Ven
    Three Tuns XXX
    Stonehouse Cambrian Gold
    Jennings Crag Rat
    Stonehouse Station Bitter
    Offa's Dyke Grim Reaper
    Monty's Old Jailhouse
    Leeds Yorkshire Gold
    Marstons Wakatu Single Hop
    Downton Honey Blonde
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    The first four were all excellent and all sampled at the outstanding Bhurtpore Inn. The Cambrian Gold though was poor and may well find its way to BABOTW.

    The Royal Flush was, as BF has noted, excellent but as it's been noted my BOTW goes to Rat King Rat. No explanations needed for A&H but for those who haven't tried this marvellous pint, it's pale, bitter and deeply moreish at 5%.

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