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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd December 2013)

    Bucking Fastard: Marble Pint
    Wittenden: Rother Valley Copper Ale
    Aqualung: Everard / Devil's Backbone IPA
    Mobyduck: Burning Sky Plateau
    hondo: Oakham Green Devil IPA
    oldboots: Thornbridge Bracia
    ROBCamra: Kelham Island Fairytale Of New York
    Thuck Phat: Abbeydale Snow Job
    london calling: Hastings No 5
    aleandhearty: Strathaven Trumpeter
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    A big week ,lots of top ale.


    Marble -- Earl Grey IPA
    Marble -- Stouter Stout
    Marble -- Pint (3PT)
    Oakham -- Inferno
    Jennings -- Red Breast
    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Dark Star -- Hophead
    Fullers -- London Pride
    Fullers -- Bengal Lancer
    Titanic -- Deck the Halls

    BOTW goes to Marble Pint,a great session beer on tip top form in the ever reliable Old Fountain.

    Next week we are off to the Isle of Wight for a Christmas break.Virgin pub territory for me,so should be festive.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    The shortest day:
    One pub visit, one beer:
    Rother Valley-Copper ale 4.1%abv. Caramelised malts, long bitter hop finish. Damn good beer, my BOTW.At the ever reliable and generally excellent The Bell & Jorrocks The Bell and Jorrocks.
    "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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    A small selection this week as there were a few tried more than once:-


    RCH Steam Sleigh 3.9%
    Loddon Hocus Pocus Old Ale 4.4%
    Ringwood Porter 4.7%
    Robinson's Trooper 4.8%
    Bath Festivity 5.0%
    Bingham's Aurora Very Pale Ale 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Celt Experience Divine Yule Saison 5.3%
    Everard / Devil's Backbone IPA 5.9%

    The Bingham's and Brodie's were good and I thought the Ringwood Porter was much the same as I remembered it, but the winner is Everard / Devil's Backbone IPA which I caught a fresh cask of in the E4 King's Ford. It's one of the best of the series of American beers that Spoons have been doing being pale with a strong New World hop aroma and taste. The only one that betters it for me is the Stone Black IPA that Adnam's did for the October Fest.

    BOTW Everard / Devil's Backbone IPA

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    Not much to report this week
    Milk street The usual
    milk street Winter Spice
    Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Binghams Aurora
    Burnining Sky Plateau BOTW.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Oakham Ales - Green Devil Ipa
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    A varied week beer & pub -wise only one bad one among them,


    Ossett - Big Red
    Fullers - London Pride
    Theakstons - XB
    Moorhouses - Blond Witch
    Kirkstall - Pale Ale
    Thornbridge - Bracia
    Roosters - Londinium
    Hardknott - Infra Red
    Roosters - High Tea
    Rudgate - Yorvic Blonde
    Daleside - Bitter
    Welbeck Abbey - Henrietta
    Black Sheep - Imperial Russian Stout
    Village - White Boar
    Black Sheep - Brew #3
    Black Sheep - Black Sheep Ale
    Theakstons - Lightfoot
    Theakstons - Christmas Ale
    Fullers - Jack Frost
    Ilkley - Forbidden Fruit
    Pheonix - Spotland Gold
    Ossett - Galaxy
    Grafton - Yule Fuel
    Rat - English Rat
    Red Willow - Headless
    Ilkley - Fireside Porter
    Dark Star - Partridge Bitter

    Red Willow Headless came very close but the winner is Thornbridge Bracia and at £10 a pint it bloody well should be.

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    Kelham Island Fairytale Of New York.

    I have a sneaking feeling I nominated this beer at around the same time last year.

    It's excellent, tastes a bit like a porter and a bit like a winter warmer, but it's only 4.2%.

    Passed the 3 pint test at a canter in The Baum last Tuesday.
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    A quiet week with just Oakham Bishops Farewell, Hop Back Winter Lightening and BOTW ABBEYDALE SNOW JOB.
    A bit disappointed by the Winter Lightening given how good it's summer counterpart is but the Snow Job was very good. A pale, easy drinking 4.8% ale which zipped through the 3 pint test.

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    Some good beers this week
    clouded minds -double clout stout
    fyne -fladda
    kent -firestarter
    caveman -paleolithic
    caveman -prehistoric amber
    and the best was
    hastings -no5
    cheers john

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