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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 3rd November 2013)

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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 3rd November 2013)

    Real Ale Ray: Byatts Coventry Bitter
    Mobyduck: Siren Craft Ryezing Tide IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Hart Family Brewers 1833 IPA
    Aqualung: London Fields Shoreditch Triangle
    london calling: Fyne Jarl
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Tiger Top
    hondo: Titanic White Star
    Thuck Phat: Fullers Red Fox
    aleandhearty: Revolutions / Five Towns - Scary Monsters Black IPA/Super Creeps IPA
    Oggwyn Trench: Scarborough Chinook
    oldboots: Hexhamshire Devils Elbow
    ROBCamra: Slaughterhouse Green Hopper
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 08-11-2013 at 14:14.
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    Byatts - Coventry Bitter

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    An average week transformed by a Saturday afternoon spent in the Nags Head,
    Wild Weather Ales - Sundowner 3.4%
    Wild Weather Ales - Little Wind 4.2%
    Wild Weather Ales - Stormbringer 4.5%
    Darkstar - Greenhopped IPA 6.5%
    Tillingbourne - The Source 3.3%
    Gadd's - Rye Pale Ale 4.0%
    Great Newsome - Pricky Back Otchan 4.2%
    Hopcraft - New Dawn Fades 4.8%
    Hopcraft - Mosaic Plus 5.0%
    Hopcraft -Napoleon Complex 3.9%
    Pixie Spring - Prince Of Bengal IPA 5.5%
    Siren Craft - Ryezing Tide IPA 7.4 %
    XT - Eight 4.5%

    A very tough decision this week, Greenhopped was as good as ever but after being top for the last three weeks Iv'e disqualified it,all the beers drunk in the Nags were better than good but it comes down to a shoot out between the ,
    Hopcraft - Mosaic Plus and the Siren Craft - Ryezing Tide IPA, cant really split them but there has to be a winner so the BOTW goes to -
    Siren Craft - Ryezing Tide IPA.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 03-11-2013 at 16:03.
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    Modest week but some decent ale.

    Marston's brewed -- Bass
    Jennings -- Cocker Hoop
    Hart Family brewers -- 1833 IPA
    Tunnel -- Tradewinds IPA
    York -- Guzzler
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Vale -- Best Bitter

    The clear winner of BOTW was Hart Family Brewers 1833 IPA bottled conditioned and consumed on the long lockfree pound between Fradley and Fazeley.Lots of initial malts giving way to deep hoppiness with a 6.6% poke.Very fine IPA indeed.

    Next week, more anesthetic in The George required before the first Saturday 3pm kick off this season.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    The last of the Spoons festival this week with three new ones tried bringing my total to 40 of the 50.

    Brodie's Mild 3.6%
    Caledonian Poltergeist Porter 4.0%
    Cotleigh Lemon Ale 4.3%
    Castle Rock Preservation Bitter 4.3%
    Rooster's All Star 4.3%
    Brewster's Aromatic Porter 4.5%
    Titanic Cappuccino 4.5%
    Okell's Jiarg 4.7%
    Caledonian Ninkasi Cream Ale 4.5%
    Greene King Abbot Ale 5.0%
    Adnams Stone Supremely Self-Conscious Black IPA 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Hook Norton Flagship 5.3%
    London Fields Shoreditch Triangle 6.0%
    Batemans Hazelnut Brownie 6.3%

    The winner is London Fields Shoreditch Triangle for £2.30 at the Drum in E10 which rescued what was looking like a disappointing afternoon.

    BOTW London Fields Shoreditch Triangle

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    Only 4 beers drank this week but the
    Fyne -Jarl was as good as ever.

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    In the forests of the night

    Old Dairy -Tiger Top:4%abv. Moreish down to earth best bitter.Amber, gratifying malt and English hop undertow.My BOTW
    "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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    Titanic - White Star
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    A decent week helped by a swift trip daarn saarf.

    Hart Green Hop
    Dow Bridge Praettorian Porter
    Bath Ales Prophecy
    Skew Sunshine Ale
    Stonehenge Great Bustard
    Hogs Back TEA
    Fullers Red Fox
    Vibrant Forest Metropolis
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    A difficult choice as they were all decent beers with Vibrant Forest, a small New Forest brewery, being new to me and the Metropolis a very good black IPA worth a mention along with the Bath Prophecy being much better than I'd expected.
    BOTW was Fullers Red Fox which as an autumn seasonal fitted the mood perfectly and always seems to slide down all too easily.

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    Overall, another very average week, saved only by the winner(s).

    Jennings - Cocker Hoop.
    Rat - White Rat.
    Shiny - Firefly.
    Revolutions / Five Towns - Scary Monsters Black IPA.
    Revolutions / Five Towns - Super Creeps IPA.

    Loch Lomond - Ale of Leven.
    Mordue - Workie Ticket.
    Elgoods - Golden Newt.
    Caledonian - Vienna Red.

    A collaboration between two of my favourite local micros resulted in something a little different this week. The Scary Monsters and Super Creeps were two beers made from the same basic recipe, with the former darkened by black malt colour. As recommended by Malcolm Bastow I drank them side by side. I don't know if it was purely my imagination, but the SM seemed slightly more restrained and mellower. However, both were excellent.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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