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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 10th November 2013)

    Bucking Fastard: Tillingbourne Hop Troll
    Aqualung: Windsor & Eton Irish Conqueror
    Mobyduck: Wychwood The Dogs Bollocks
    Real Ale Ray: Black Country - Pig on the Wall
    sheffield hatter: Grafton Black Abbots
    london calling: Beavertown Black Betty
    hondo: Strathbraan Brewery Head East
    Thuck Phat: Marble Bennett's Progress
    Oggwyn Trench: Salopian Kashmir
    ROBCamra: Bootleg Gangster's Moll
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    A modest week.

    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Tillingbourne -- Hop Troll
    Dark Star -- Art of Darkness


    BOTW went to Tillingbourne Hop Troll,which despite the name ,is not some unbalanced citrus monster,but a very quaffable hoppy pale ale in The George,Croydon..Ratebeer and GBG describe it as an APA .It would easily have gone through the three pint test if I didn't have to shoot off for a train to a match where the KO was put back anyway

    Next week,a much delayed voyage up the Ashby Canal .Loads of new pubs for me,quite a lot of Marston's action by the look of it.
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    Not a bad week with TWO non Spoons visited!!

    Oakleaf Cream Of the Crop 4.2%
    Rooster's All Star 4.3%
    Butcombe Haka 4.5%
    Strathaven Claverhouse 4.5%
    Freeminer YYZ 4.5%
    Mordue Oatmeal Stout 4.5%
    White Horse Cheval Blanc 4.7%
    Sonnet Brown Ale 4.7%
    Shefford 37 South 4.8%
    Sunny Republic Dorset Cross 5.0%
    Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA 5.6%
    Windsor & Eton Irish Conqueror 5.8%
    Adnams / Pretty Things Jack D'Or 6.0%
    Tap East Smokestack Porter 6.5%
    Tap East Scarred Belgian 7.4%
    Siren Ryesing Tide 7.4%

    These were mostly the remains of the Spoons Fest with three untried ones bringing my total to 43 of the 50. A brief visit to the Tap East 2nd Birthday Fest produced a clear winner the Windsor & Eton Irish Conqueror. This is a stronger version of their Conqueror Black IPA that I assume is aged in an Irish Whiskey barrel. It was served on gravity at Tap East for £3.85. The cooling saddles were doing their job as it was a decent temperature and being one of the first pints from the barrel it had plenty of condition.

    BOTW Windsor & Eton Irish Conqueror

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    Modest for me also

    Wild Weather - Stormbringer
    Darkstar - Greenhopped IPA
    Wychwood - The Dogs Bollocks
    Milton - Sparta
    Elgoods - Apocalypse Cow

    The Greenhopped was the best and no more left now but disqualified on the three strikes and out rule, having been BOTW thrice already.
    So its between The Dogs Bollocks and Apocalypse Cow,
    BOTW goes to The Dogs Bollocks by a short nose, or is that snout.
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    Black Country - Pig on the Wall

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    A fairly quiet week after last Sunday's 12-pub York crawl. Some interesting beers nevertheless.

    Ashover Coffin lane Stout and Fox Brewery's Grizzly Bear, a wheat beer, both in the Chesterfield Alehouse.

    A very dry and more-ish Plum Porter from Blakemere Brewery at the Kelham Island Tavern.

    Brew Co. Oat Stout at the Mallard on Worksop station.

    Dukeries Baronet at the Anchor, Worksop.

    Grafton Dark Lady - an aniseed-flavoured porter - and Black Abbots, plus Holly Green from Lincoln Green Brewery of Nottingham, all at the Grafton in Worksop.

    Grafton Black Abbots was a drop-dead gorgeous drink: smooth and malty, with a delicious roast barley after-taste. Easily my beer of the week and the Grafton will probably be my pub of the month, too.
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    Well as it was the Egham beer fest this week I had lots of new breweries and the standard was very high.
    the best were
    hopstuff -pale ale
    360 degrees-west coast pale
    burning sky -plateau
    downlands -fulking green hop

    21 different beers this week and these were the top 2

    weird beard-little things that kill(I think this has been my botw before) so my botw is

    beavertown -black betty ( an absolute beauty of a black ipa.)
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    No pub this week,I've been finishing off the beer I brought back from Yorkshire in bottle:Yorkshire Dales- Hawes Golden IPA.Some misnomer here, as my bottles were dark brown and very hoppy and Hop Studio XS,a tasty and well made premium type ale.Not RAIB, unfortunately, but I like the cut of their jib.
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    Some judicious bottled beer buying has led to a rather good week:

    Downton Chimera IPA
    Fullers London Porter, ESB
    Vibrant Forest Metropolis, Pale Ale
    Marble Lagonda IPA, Bennett's Progress
    St Feuillien & Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA
    Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Grafton Lady Ruby
    Archers WGV
    Vale Special
    Nobby's Plum Porter

    The Nobby's Plum Porter was very good as was the Lagonda IPA but BOTW was Marble Bennett's Progress. This is billed as a gin beer and was extraordinary with so much going on that it's beyond both my palate and literary powers to describe. I'll leave it at bottle conditioned, 7% and with gin and marmalade both apparent. Excellent as with all Marble beers. Accept no substitute.

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