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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 20th October 2013)

    Real Ale Ray: Einstok Icelandic White Ale
    Aqualung: Adnams Stone Supremely Self-Conscious Black IPA
    Mobyduck: Dark Star Greenhopped IPA
    london calling: Fullers 1966
    rpadam: Greene King 1799 Porter
    hondo: Caledonian Autumn Red
    Thuck Phat: Hart Green Hop
    aleandhearty: Ossett American Gold
    Bucking Fastard: Draught Bass
    Wittenden: Ilkley Mary Jane
    ROBCamra: Black Edge American Pale Ale
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    Einstok - Icelandic White Ale

    Haven't been to Iceland unfortunately, got this down the offy and it's brill. You can really taste the glaciers.

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    A bumper week for me with the Spoons Festival on :-

    Everard Pumpkin Ale 3.8%
    JW Lees Cora 3.9%
    Marston's Single Hop Wakatu 4.0%
    Brodie's Bethnal Green Bitter 4.0%*
    Everard Cambridge Brewing Sgt Pepper 4.0%
    Moorhouse's White Mist 4.2%
    Oakleaf Cream Of the Crop 4.2%
    Jennings World's Biggest Liar 4.3%
    Woodforde's Bure Gold 4.3%
    St Peter's Extra 4.4%
    Thwaites Half Nelson 4.5%
    Wychwood 21st Amendment American Bitter Red 4.5%
    Marston's Ballast Point Even Keel 4.5%*
    Maxim Ruby Max 4.5%
    Caledonian Ninkasi Cream Ale 4.5%
    Titanic Cappuccino 4.5%*
    Shepherd Neame Spooks Ale 4.7%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Adnams Barley Mow 5.0%
    Bateman's Fathead's Sunshine Daydream 5.0%
    Adnams Stone Supremely Self-Conscious Black IPA 5.0%*
    Shepherd Neame Terrapin Tree Hugger IPA 5.0%*
    Wadworth What The Fuggles 5.0%
    Wadworth Abita Restoration Pale Ale 5.2%*
    Hook Norton Flagship 5.3%*
    Hopcraft Prince Of Bengal 5.4%
    Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA 5.6%
    Banks's Harpoon IPA 5.9%
    Batemans Hazelnut Brownie 6.3%*
    Thwaites Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA 6.3%
    Dark Star Green Hopped IPA 6.4%*
    Greene King The Abbot's Confession 8.5%*

    The starred ones were the ones that I liked the best, but I'm a sucker for a Black IPA so that has to get the award. According to the Spoons booklet this one is made with seven different hops. Not one for the Boring Brown Bitter Brigade!!!

    BOTW Adnams Stone Supremely Self-Conscious Black IPA
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    Blacksheep -Golden Sheep
    Portobello- Pale
    Hopback- Summer Lightening
    Courage - Best
    Bowmans-Swift One
    Bowmans- Quiver
    Bowmans-Yumi
    Bowmans-Wallops Wood
    Longdog-Bunny Chaser
    Longdog-Brindle Bitter
    Longdog- Ale Dorado
    Longdog- Lamplight Porter
    Timothy Taylor- Landlord
    Wild Weather- Big Muddy
    Darkstar- Greenhopped IPA

    BOTW again Greenhopped IPA
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    bOTW could have been magic Rock -blueberry ipa 6.0 in the Draft House Battersea on wed
    or Siren -half mast 2.8 in the Nags Head Reading yesterday
    but the bottle of Fullers -1966 strong ale last night was superb and will not be the last one I drink.
    (this was last brewed to celebrate England,s world cup victory which being a Scotsman I found hard to swallow.Unlike this beer.)

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    Please don't throw things at me, but the most unexpectedly good beer / pub combination this week was the Greene King 1799 Porter at the newly refurbished Chequers in the Old Town part of Stevenage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Please don't throw things at me, but the most unexpectedly good beer / pub combination this week was the Greene King 1799 Porter at the newly refurbished Chequers in the Old Town part of Stevenage.
    Haven't GK got an "experimental" brewery set up now, as clearly lots of other regionals do? It was only a Black IPA that stopped me voting their 8.5% Abbot's confession as BOTW. It was a dangerously drinkable brew compared to say Old Tom of a similar strength. I think the problem with GK mainstream beers is that they use the same mash for all of them and then adjust it afterwards which is why they all taste similar.

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    caledonian - autumn red
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    A very quiet week for the boozer but a few different bottled ales tried:

    Cask:
    Oakham Bishops Farwewell

    Bottled:
    Oakham Citra
    North Cotswold Hung, Drawn 'n' Portered
    Fullers London Porter
    Dow Bridge Praetorian Porter
    Hart Green Hop

    The Praetorian Porter was the best bottled porter I've tried shading the consistently good London Porter. BOTW was Hart Green Hop, at 5% it does exactly as it says and is another very good beer from a brewery which brews a few of those.

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    Fairly quiet week, with very little to set the pulse racing. Several beers were not quite at their best.

    Derventio - Cleopatra.
    Fernandes - Folklore.
    Fernandes - Simcoe.
    Blakemere - Fruit Stout.
    Ossett - American Gold.
    Colchester - Metropolis.
    Revolutions - E.P.
    Ilkley - Joshua Jane.
    Partners - Tabatha.
    Fernandes - Nelson IPA.
    Fernandes - Black Voodoo Stout.

    Can't remember the last time I nominated a pale Ossett beer for BOTW, but the AG is really rather good. It actually tastes of something, thanks to the American hops. Very sessionable at 3.5%.
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