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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 15th December 2013)

    hondo: Pilot Vienna Pale
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Sawley Tempted
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Aqualung: Bingham Vanilla Stout
    Mobyduck: Portobello American Pale Ale
    Wittenden: Surrey Hills Shere Drop
    Thuck Phat: Fat Cat Marmalade Cat
    aleandhearty: Fernandes Simcoe
    ROBCamra: Hop Studio York
    trainman: Hawkshead NZPA
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    Pilot Brewery -Vienna Pale
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    Bowland - Sawley Tempted

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    Modest on the beer front,less so on the wine in a few London bars

    Purity -- Mad Goose (3PT)
    Mauldons -- Blackberry Porter
    Abbeydale -- Deception
    Titanic -- Nautical Mild
    Oakham -- Bishops Farewell


    BOTW goes to Oakham Bishops Farewell a regular and in great nick in The Merchants,still IMHO the best real ale pub in Rugby.


    Next week is going to be large ,annual pilgrimage to The Old Fountain,the Hertford pub crawl and then some footie to top things off.
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    A fair selection this week :-



    Marble Pint 3.9%
    WJ King Poachers Moon 4.0%
    Bath Gem 4.1%
    Wychwood Bah Humbug 4.3%
    Harvey's Old Ale 4.3%
    Jenning's Red Breast 4.5%
    Clouded Minds Hazelnut Porter 4.5%
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    Brodie's Old Street IPA 5.0%*
    Dark Star Coconut Porter 5.0%
    Arundel Trident 5.0%
    Clarence & Frederick's Oatmeal Milk Stout 5.0%*
    Bingham Vanilla Stout 5.0%*
    O' Hanlon's Goodwill Bitter 5.0%
    Brentwood Jolly Decent Wallop 5.2%
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%*
    Everard / Devil's Backbone IPA 5.9%*
    Triple fff I Can't Remember Porter 6.0%*
    Harvey's Christmas Ale 7.5%

    Several good ones this week and the contenders have a star beside them. The Dark Star Coconut Porter is not included as I'm not really sure if it works although I found it easy enough to drink. The Bingham Vanilla Stout just gets it. It was £2.45 in the Moon on the Hill at Sutton. Vanilla seems to be a good ingredient for dark beers as ELB Orchid Mild also uses it to great effect.


    BOTW Bingham Vanilla Stout

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    A fairly sparse and poor week consisting mainly of boring brown beer.
    Langhams Halfway To Heaven
    Wadsworth 6x
    Theakston's Best Bitter
    Buttcombe Bitter
    Blacksheep Ale

    To be fair the Buttcombe and Blacksheep were in good nick and drinkable for a couple of pints
    the rest were very bland, but the week was saved by my BOTW
    Portobello American Pale Ale a beer with some good flavour.
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    [QUOTE=Mobyduck;60691]
    Wadsworth 6x


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    Wadworth's 6X-that was my beer epiphany when I was about 17, even though I was raised on Fremlins. I haven't tried it in years, not going to the West, and not beleiving it travels well.
    "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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    [QUOTE=Wittenden;60693]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Wadsworth 6x


    [/QUOTE
    Wadworth's 6X-that was my beer epiphany when I was about 17, even though I was raised on Fremlins. I haven't tried it in years, not going to the West, and not beleiving it travels well.
    Its no where near as good as I remember it 20 years or more ago,however my tastes have changed dramatically over the years and spoilt for choice nowadays although not much this week.
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    Surrey and southwest London:
    Pilgrim-Progress Best Bitter (4%abv):Tawny, fruity,moreish best bitter.
    Tillingbourne-Falls Gold (4.2%abv):Another not very assertive golden ale from a brewery new to me.Some hops in there somewhere.
    Surrey Hills-Shere Drop (4.2%abv) : Hops forward, with some luscious malt.A Surrey stalwart.
    Fuller, Smith and Turner- Bengal Lancer (5%abv): Amber, long lasting head, peppery hops. A bit loose.I preferred the bottled version.
    All these taken at the Merry Harriers, Hambledon. my BOTW-Surrey Hills-Shere Drop.
    "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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    From the following:

    Purity - Mad Goose
    Mauldons - Blackberry Porter
    Tollgate - TGL
    Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat
    Downton - Winter Solstice
    Abbeydale - Snow Job
    Oakham - Bishops Farewell

    The Bishops was, as ever, excellent and the Snow Job very good but BOTW goes to Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat. A well balanced, palish bitter colour with a gently bitter finish. Far too easy to drink at 5.5%.

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