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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 6th October 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th October 2013)

    Aqualung: Dark Star Green Hopped IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Roosters Anniversary IPA
    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    oldboots: Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
    Pubsignman: Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Ramsbury Chalk Stream
    hondo: Knops Beer Company India Pale Ale
    Thuck Phat: Derby Quintessential
    aleandhearty: Shiny Interface IPA
    Oggwyn Trench: Tiny Rebel Full Nelson
    Wittenden: Shepherd Neame Talleyman's Special
    london calling: Dark Star Hylder Blonde
    Soup Dragon: Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody Autumn Delight
    ROBCamra: Dark Star Indian Summer IPA
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    Some interesting ones this week :-

    Sambrook's Wandle 3.6%
    Nelson Pieces Of Eight 3.8%
    Banks's Black Diamond 4.0%
    Butcombe Bitter 4.0%
    Three Castles Autumn Daze 4.4%
    Dorking Brewery Red India Ale 5.0%
    Wharfebank Wispa IPA 5.1%
    Howling Hops Wit Beer 5.2%
    Oakham Black Hole Porter 5.5%
    Adnams / Sixpoint Bengali Tiger 6.4%
    Dark Star Green Hopped IPA 6.5%
    O' Hanlons Brewers Special Reserve 12.9%

    Four good ones from that lot, the Nelson Pieces of Eight was a very good darkish bitter even though the brewery describe it as a light session ale.
    The Black Diamond was a revelation. The pump clip had no brewery ID on it at all, so it wasn't until I could look it up at home that I discovered it was Banks's. If the Marston stable can come up with a genuine low ABV Black IPA, then there is hope for us all. The tasting notes don't use the phrase "Black IPA" nor is the word "Craft" anywhere to be seen.

    The Special Reserve was something else but as I think I've nominated it before, the award goes to the Green Hopped IPA, a classic strong hop bomb for £2.80 at the George in Croydon.

    BOTW Dark Star Green Hopped IPA

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    A decent week including a bit of boating.

    Stonehouse -- Station House Bitter
    Allgates -- Ostara
    Stonehouse -- Off the Rails
    Purple Moose -- Snowdonia Ale
    Robinsons collaboration with Elbow -- Build a Rocket,Boys. (My advise,don't give up the music day job,boys )
    Allgates -- Havanna
    Abbeydale -- Absolution
    Tickety Brew -- Bitter Twist
    Big Hand -- Atramentos
    Roosters -- Anniversary IPA
    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord

    Thanks to the alert from last weeks BOTW by oldboots as soons as Roosters Anniversary IPA was spotted in The Black Lion ,Nantwich from the first sips it became clear this would be BOTW.Lots going on,a very fine IPA in a very fine pub.

    Going due south on the Shropshire Union next week with hopefully visits to Market Drayton and Brewood with the aim to get south of a long stoppage at Atherstone starting Nov 4th.Not the greatest place to be stuck in for two months.
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    A top week-
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Art of Darkness
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA
    Oakham Inferno
    Oakham JHB
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    Oakham Citra
    Cropton Yorkshire Warrior
    Sharps Cornish Coaster
    Ilkley Pale
    Art Brew Baby Anarchist
    St Peters Fruit Beer
    Harveys Mild
    Youngs Bitter
    Moncada Brewery Notting Hill Summer
    Moncada Brewery Porter

    As good as all the Oakham beers were, along with the Green Hopped IPA and a splendid St Peters Fruit Beer ,Best of the week is a spectacularly good
    Oakham Citra really top stuff.
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    My BOTW goes to my highly anticipated first experience of Kirkstall Dissolution IPA (with thanks to all those who recommended it on these pages in weeks gone by).

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    Two excellent beers from a brewery new to me - Ramsbury, Wiltshire. Hard to choose between the 4% Deer Stalker or the 5% Chalk Stream, so here goes.

    Ramsbury - Chalk Stream

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    Knops Beer Company - India Pale Ale
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    A decent week with a spot of boating in the company of Mr Fastard:

    Stonehouse Station Bitter and Off The Rails
    Monty's Maple
    Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale
    Robinsons Elbow
    Abbeydale Absolution
    Derby Quintessential
    Big Hand Zeta and Atramentos
    Roosters Anniversary IPA
    Blue Monkey BG Sips
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    Some good beers there and I enjoyed the Snowdonia, Absolution, Anniversary IPA and BG Sips especially. BOTW though was Derby Brewing Company - Quintessential. I've had a few of their beers and never been overly impressed but they've got it right with this one. It's a fruity 5.8% number with plenty of bitterness to keep you going back for more, it's like a high quality alcoholic marmalade - dangerous!

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    Much better week, this week, with a fair few beers tasted.

    Five Towns - Gale Force. *
    Tigertops - Off the Wall.
    Acorn - Autumn Red.
    Slightly Foxed - Bengal Fox.
    Faversham Steam (Shepherd Neame) - Whitsable Bay Pale Ale.
    Bristol - Acer.
    Blakemere - Gold.
    Shiny - Interface IPA.
    Acorn - Old Moor Porter. *
    Roosters - Fort Smith. *
    Green Jack - Lurcher Stout.
    Townhouse - Audley Gold.
    Darkstar - APA.
    Bristol - Independence.*
    Derventio - Augustus.
    Fernandes - Double Six.
    Rat - White Rat.

    Particularly enjoyed those that are asterisked, but the marmalade tinged Interface was my favourite this week. Special mention for the Whitstable Pale Ale, the dullest beer I've drunk in ages.
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