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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 2nd February 2014)

    hondo: Caledonian 1759
    Bucking Fastard: Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold
    Aqualung: Clarence & Frederick's Oatmilk Stout
    london calling: Conwy Infusion
    Mobyduck: Dark Star Hophead
    Thuck Phat: Purity Saddle Black
    aleandhearty: Kernel India Pale Ale Ale
    Wittenden: Westerham's Audit Ale
    sheffield hatter: Newby Wyke Black Squall
    ROBCamra: Hart Temptress
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    Caledonian - 1759
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    A much better week,back in the swing.


    London Fields -- Love not War
    Pixie Spring -- Tidy Bitter
    Tillingbourne -- Falls Gold
    Thornbridge -- Jaipur IPA
    Pin Up Brewing -- Red Head
    Fullers -- Bengal Lancer
    Kite -- Bluestone
    Kite -- Thunderbird
    Kirkstall -- Dissolution IPA
    Growler -- Hair of the Dog
    Nelson -- Pieces of Eight
    Burton Bridge -- Tup and Under
    Sawbridgeworth -- Is it Yourself
    Magic Rock -- Rapture
    Crouch Vale -- Amerillo


    BOTW goes to Kirkstall Dissolution IPA ,a beautifully hopped 5% and in good nick in The Keats Bar of The Globe,Moorgate on as part of Nicholsons Winter Ale selection.

    Next week boating in and around Aylesbury ,popping into some old haunts and then the PuG London outing .
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    Peak Ales - Chatsworth Gold

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    A good week with a visit to Sussex and a couple of goes at the Spoons mini London Festival.

    Oakham JHB 3.8%
    Long Man Best 4.0%
    Harvey's Best 4.0%
    Portobello VPA 4.0%
    Belleville Northcote Blond 4.2%
    Blindmans Eclipse Porter 4.2%
    London Fields Black Path Porter 4.2%
    By The Horns Mayor of Garret 4.3%
    Harvey's Old 4.3%
    Long Man Old Man 4.3%
    Hop Stuff Pale Ale 4.5%
    The Cronx Nektar 4.5%
    Belleville Battersea Brownstone 4.8%
    Long Man American Pale Ale 4.8%
    By The Horns The Captain 5.0%
    Clarence & Frederick's Oatmilk Stout 5.0%
    Clouded Minds Double Clout Coffee Stout 5.6%
    Adnam's / Stone Double IPA 8.5%
    Mikkeller Black 18 (Keykeg) 18.0%

    The Mikkeller beer is just too silly to be beer of the week and the Double IPA would be a repeat so it's between two new micros that have really come on strong over the last year, Portobello and Clarence & Frederick. The Portobello VPA is a classic low ABV hop bomb style pale while the Clarence & Frederic's Oatmilk Stout is a rich strong stout. Both were served in top form at the Wanstead George for £2.29.

    The C&F just edges it. When I first tasted their beer a year ago I was unimpressed, but since the spring or early summer I've had some classics from them including this one.


    BOTW Clarence & Frederick's Oatmilk Stout

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    Some good ones again this week
    laines -ipa
    oakham -perun
    grain -blackwood stout
    upstart -black lager
    hand drawn monkey-30 hops
    siren -aramid
    but for sheer quaffability
    conwny -infusion was brill drank in a Wetherspoons pub no less.

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    Only Had ten and a half pints all week ,a virtual drought, all of them were Darkstar Hophead,
    so BOTW is................ answers on a postcard please.
    Things should get more varied with next Saturdays London trip.
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    Purity Saddle Black. Very good but not cheap, even for a 5.1% beer, at £3.75.

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    Sadly, no pub this week. However, found a bottle of Kernel India Pale Ale Ale (6.9%) in the cellar I'd forgotten about, which was absolutely superb. Don't normally get excited about bottled beer, but Kernel is one of the few breweries whose bottles I think are as good as cask beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    BOTW goes to Kirkstall Dissolution IPA ,a beautifully hopped 5%
    Lucky you. Haven't come across it for ages. To me, it tastes how I remember Fullers ESB in the eighties.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Only Had ten and a half pints all week ,a virtual drought...
    Bloody hell, Moby. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks ten and a half pints is a pretty good week!
    '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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