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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 26th January 2014)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 26th January 2014)

    london calling: Sadlers Mud City Stout
    Wittenden: Brakspear Bitter
    Aqualung: Stone Double IPA
    Bucking Fastard: McMullens Country Bitter
    Mobyduck: Triple FFF Pressed Rat And Warthog
    Real Ale Ray: Red Willow Wreckless
    hondo: Belhaven Robert Burns Ale
    oldboots: Salamander Scarf & Mittens
    aleandhearty: Ridgeside Eclipse
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    ROBCamra: Anarchy Quiet Riot South Pacific IPA
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 31-01-2014 at 15:21.
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    I have been in loads of pubs this week but not many top beers
    London fields -American black ipa
    London fields -Shoreditch triangle
    arbor -artisan
    oakleaf -stokers stout
    were the best of them but the 2 bottled beers I had tonight were lovely
    Deuchers-Imperial pale ale 5.2
    and botw
    Sadlers-Mud City Stout 6.6(not very stoutish more porterish but a great beer)
    both £1.49 from a 99p+ shop.

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    No pub again this week.Best of the bottles, but alas not bottle conditioned,was, surprisingly, Brakspear's Bitter, a real blast from the past.Honest bitter as it should be.
    "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 fair choice this week :-

    Brentwood Chestnut Stout 3.99%
    Ringwood Scuttle Buck 4.0%
    Long Man Best 4.0%
    ELB Pale Ale 4.0%
    Brodie's Amarillo 4.2%
    Caledonian Auld Acquaintance 4.4%
    Long Man Sussex Pride 4.5%
    Clarence & Frederick's Special 4.6%
    Tap East Americn Pale Ale 4.7%
    Adnam's American Style IPA 4.8%
    Milestone Pranger Danger 4.9%
    Burton Bridge Top Dog Stout 5.0%
    Tap East Sixpence Stout 5.0%
    Milestone Donner and Blitzed 5.4%
    Lymestone Stone The Crows 5.4%
    Summerskill's Indiana's Bones 5.6%
    Alpha State NZ IPA (Keykeg) 6.5%
    Adnam's / Stone Double IPA 8.5%

    Adnam's seem to be the only brewery apart from Everard's who have really grasped the nettle with the American Spoons guests. Their Stone Black IPA back in the October Festival was easily the best one and this Double IPA is as good. The sweetness is offset by a big hop aroma and taste that make it dangerously drinkable. It was in perfect condition in the E4 King's Ford at £3.58 a pint. The only real competition is from the Tap East Sixpence Stout which is everything Guinness should be but isn't.

    BOTW Adnam's / Stone Double IPA

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    Another very poor week,with bottled BrewDog 5am Saint and Punk IPA plus on cask;

    Sharp's -- Doom Bar
    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter ,which by default becomes BOTW.It's a modest brew from a brewery that has a lot to be modest about.

    Next week footie followed by end of the month sessions,so I should have something more respectable to proffer as BOTW.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Yet another light week, next week will be the same ,all work no play.
    Darkstar Hophead Simcoe
    Darkstar Hophead
    Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
    Triple FFF Pressed Rat And Warthog

    Pressed Rat And Warthog takes it this week, found in excellent condition.
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    Red Willow - Wreckless A very nice IPA, slips down very easily.
    Last edited by Real Ale Ray; 26-01-2014 at 18:20.

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    Belhaven - Robert Burns Ale
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    Theakston - Best Bitter
    Taylors - Golden Best
    York - Centurions Ghost
    Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic
    Rat - White Rat
    Rudgate - Blonde
    Yorkshire Dales - le Tour
    Salamander - Scarf & Mittens
    Rudgate - Chocolate Stout
    Jennings - Cumberland ale
    Thornbridge - Jaipur
    Marble - Lagonda
    Revolutions - Clash London Porter
    Quaffing Gravy - Yay
    Ilkley - Mary Jane
    Leeds - Midnight Bell

    Easy winner Salamander - Scarf & Mittens

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Easy winner Salamander - Scarf & Mittens
    My God, it must be one hell of an IPA to beat Jaipur and Lagonda. Will have to keep an eye out for it.
    '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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