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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 24th November 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 24th November 2013)

    hondo: Windsor & Eton Guardsman
    Thuck Phat: Titanic Pier 54
    Mobyduck: Roosters Wild Mule
    Bucking Fastard: Ilkley Lotus IPA
    Wittenden: Greene King XX MILD
    Aqualung: Hopcraft Ta Moko Black IPA
    aleandhearty: Ilkley Lotus IPA
    oldboots: Hand Drawn Monkey IPA
    london calling: Windsor & Eton Conqueror
    Real Ale Ray: Collingham Journeyman
    ROBCamra: Ilkley Lotus IPA
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 28-11-2013 at 11:30.
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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Windsor & Eton - Guardsman
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

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    Decent week:

    Blue Monkey US Ape
    Orkney Dark Island
    Downton Endeavour
    Titanic Pier 54
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Nobby's Plum Porter
    Marble Manchester Bitter

    All very good but it's between the Pier 54 and the Endeavour, a delicious 10% double IPA. BOTW Titanic Pier 54 - red, brewed with American hops and at 5.4% hugely drinkable due to its malty start and bitter finish. Fantastic.

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Roosters - Wild Mule
    Darkstar - Six Grain
    Darkstar - American Pale Ale
    Three Tuns - Rich Ruby

    Not many to choose from this week and as good as the Darkstar beers were the Roosters - Wild Mule was fantastic, described on ratebeer as an American Pale Ale but actually using New Zealand Nelson Sauvin Hops (New World Pale Ale ?), Was my BOTW and passed the three pint test with ease at only 3.9 %, barely touching the sides.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    All but the first sampled in Leeds and not a bad beer among them.

    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Great Heck -- Citra
    Ridgeside -- Rushmore
    Leeds -- Gathering Storm
    Ilkley -- Lotus IPA
    Kirkstall -- Pale
    Wharfbank -- Aztec Orange
    Kelburn -- Dark Moor
    Beavertown -- Benzara
    Beavertown -- Smog Rocket
    Kirkstall -- Three Swords
    Roosters -- Yankee
    Magic Rock -- Rapture

    BOTW goes to Ilkley Lotus IPA from The Botanist,in the running for beer of the year.

    Next week ,a night in Cov then down the Falcon ,Clapham Junction end of the week,so there should be a few BOTW contenders.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Excellence from St Edmund:
    Old Dairy-Red Top . 3.8%abv-Nutty and autumnal.A pleasure to drink.(The Milk House,Sissinghurst).
    Greene King-XX MILD.3%abv. Luscious dark East Anglian MILD .Chocolately,like slow moving lowland rivers:a classic.(TheWoodcock,Iden Green).
    For the second week running, my BOTW is an East Anglian Dark MILD: Greene King XX MILD.
    "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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    An unusual week for me with several beers from a local beer festival.

    Bath Forest Hare 3.8%
    Geeves No. 1 3.8%
    Pixie Spring Tidy Bitter 4.1%
    Wood Street Devil's Walking Stick 4.2%
    Nelson Powder Monkey 4.2%
    Clouded Mind's Luppol 4.2%
    Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3%
    Coach House Christmas Cracker 4.3%
    Caledonian / Stone Session IPA 4.4%
    Brew Company Yellow Rose 4.5%
    Burton Bridge Knot Brown Ale 4.8%
    Brentwood Weald Porter 4.9%
    Abbeydale Horrible Skellington 4.9%
    Imperial Oh Mr Porter 5.0%
    Stonehenge Old Smokey 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%
    Double Top Madhouse Porter 5.2%
    Hopcraft Ta Moko Black IPA 5.5%
    Imperial FSB 5.6%
    Marston's Old Empire 5.7%
    Adnams / Pretty Things Jack D'Or IPA 6.0%
    Dark Star Imperial Stout 10.5%

    It boils down to a choice between the Brentwood Weald Porter and the Hopcraft Ta Moko Black IPA. The winner is the Ta Moko Black IPA at £2.60 in the Leyton King William IV. Their sister company's Pixie Spring Tidy Bitter was an outstanding boring brown bitter.

    BOTW Hopcraft Ta Moko Black IPA

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    As expected, most of this week's consumption was in Leeds, on Friday. A great day's drinking threw up some fantastic beers, with barely a duff one all day.

    Red Squirrel - Hopfest.
    Rat - Verminator.
    Marlborough - Ramsbury Lite.
    Fernandes - Great Northern.
    Great Heck - Citra.
    Leeds - Gathering Storm.
    Great Newsome - Frothingham Best.
    Collingham - Winter Warmer.
    Cumbrian - Loweswater Gold.
    Ilkley - Lotus IPA.
    Acorn - Agnus IPA.
    Acorn - Gorlovka.
    Anarchy Brew Co. - Grim and Bare It.
    York - Terrier.
    Kelburn - Dark Moor.
    WharfeBank - Fair Dinkum.
    Beavertown - Benzerra.
    Quantum - American Light.
    Sonnet 43 - Ultimate Sacrifice.
    Red Willow - Heartless Chocolate Stout.
    Black Edge - IPA.

    Some very strong contenders in there, but the Lotus IPA was the pick of the bunch.
    '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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    Not a bad week and extremely difficult to choose:

    Roosters Cogburn
    York Centurions Ghost
    Leeds Midnight Bell
    Hand Drawn Monkey IPA
    Gt Heck Citra
    Leeds Gathering Storm
    Elland Beyond the pale
    Leeds Pale
    Ilkley Lotus IPA
    Acorn Gorlovka
    Anarchy Brew Co Grin & Bear it
    Revolutions Treason Stout
    Kelburn Dark Moor
    Beartown Smokey Porter
    Kirkstall Three Swords
    Collingham Journeyman
    Fullers Gales Seafarer
    Robinsons Tom & Berry
    Roosters Wild Mule
    Brass Castle Tail Gunner
    Partners Shoddy Porter
    Leeds Saisionesque
    Tiny Rebel Full Nelson
    Inveralmond Ossian
    Otley O5 Hopangeles
    Old Mill Blonde Bombshell
    Naylors Black Powder

    it's Hand Drawn Monkey IPA but only just

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    A pub crawl around Ladbroke Grove yesterday for my sons birthday found lots of common but good beers.
    best were
    Adnams -ghost ship
    leeds -gathering storm
    and the best was
    w+eton -conqueror a superb beer.

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