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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th July 2014)

    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Mobyduck: St Austell Proper Job
    Aqualung: Kissingate Extreme Stout
    london calling: Clouded Minds Dolce Vita
    Real Ale Ray: Peerless Slider Gold
    hondo: Geeves Fully Laden
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Red Top
    aleandhearty: Star Astral
    oldboots: Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin
    Bucking Fastard: Great Heck Simcoe
    ROBCamra: Wold Top Hello Velo
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    Oakham Bishops Farewell

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    Darkstar - Hophead, American Pale Ale and Hylder Blonde
    St Austell -Proper Job
    Otter-Otter Bitter
    Ascot Ales - Monsters in the Dark
    Annams- Ghostship
    Burning Sky- Plateau
    360 degrees -West Coast IPA
    Long Man - Long Blonde
    Laines - Copa
    Brewdog - 5AM Saint (bottle)
    Brewdog -Punk IPA (bottle)
    West Berks - IPAnema

    The Hophead was spot on this week, but beer of the week goes to the first offering of the week, St Austell Proper Job, It was the Proper Job.
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    With a visit to the Dark Star brewery tap I fully expected one of their beers to provide this week's winner but it wasn't to be :-

    Hall & Woodhouse Sussex Bitter 3.5%
    Dark Star Hophead 3.8%
    Kingbeer Horsham Best 3.8%
    Dark Star Partridge Best 4.0%
    Portobello Pale 4.0%
    Brain's SA Gold 4.3%
    Brentwood Summer Virgin 4.5%
    Firebird Brewing Old Ale XXXX 4.5%
    Dark Star American Pale Ale 4.7%
    Banks's Independence 4.7%
    Hall & Woodhouse Tanglefoot 4.9%
    Dark Star Trial Brew (Citrus & Wheat) 5.2%
    Firebird Brewing Paleface APA 5.2%
    Hopcraft Citraic 5.5%
    Dark Star Le IPA 5.6%
    Kissingate Extreme Stout 6.0%
    Clouded Minds Dolce Vita IPA 6.2%

    The Le IPA (a Tour De France beer) and the Trial Brew were the nearest contenders and with freshly cleaned lines would have been winners but the most impressive one turned out to be Kissingate Extreme Stout at £2.70 in the Lynd Cross in Horsham where earlier on I had the worst pint of the week!
    This is really more of a stronger porter than a Stout but washed down the Spoons Cod and Chips really well.

    BOTW Kissingate Extreme Stout


    EDIT: I've just discovered that Le IPA is a collaboration with Saltaire Brewery (I thought the clip looked different!), not a brewery that I'm familiar with but I'm sure I've seen those from Oop North praising them. This makes my theory that the lines needed cleaning in the Partridge an even bigger disappointment. I'm almost tempted to nip down in the morning to the Harp who have a barrel just for comparison's sake!
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    Two nights out this week so plenty of choice and the beers were mostly above average.
    brains -golden mane
    siren -biere de gottiere
    arbor -mortueka
    wadsworth -ipenema v good
    hackney -nz pale ale v good
    tintagel -arthurs ale
    tintagel -harbour special
    gyle 59-ipa v good
    Twickenham -maracana
    everards -Xingu v good

    but like Auqalung a few weeks ago the top beer was
    clouded minds-dolca vite 6.2 but was superbly drinkable.
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    Peerless - Slider Gold 4.4%

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Two nights out this week so plenty of choice and the beers were mostly above average.
    brains -golden mane
    siren -biere de gottiere
    arbor -mortueka
    wadsworth -ipenema v good
    hackney -nz pale ale v good
    tintagel -arthurs ale
    tintagel -harbour special
    gyle 59-ipa v good
    Twickenham -maracana
    everards -Xingu v good

    but like Aqualung a few weeks ago the top beer was
    clouded minds-dolca vite 6.2 but was superbly drinkable.
    By coincidence they have a different barrel of it in the William this week and it's nowhere near as good. They are still on a learning curve!

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    Geeves Brewery - Fully Laden
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    Getting beyond a joke.
    Two good beers on Friday night-rare for me to go out then, both £3.85 in a village pub, well gastropub in rural Kent.

    Tonbridge Brewery-Coppernob 3.8% abv-brisk.
    Old Dairy Brewery-Red Top 3.8%abv- a decent take on a session bitter,toffee and blackcurrants.My BOTW
    "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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    Reasonable week for me, after last week's drought. However, if BOTW was based on volume alone, then this week's easy winner would be keg Bombardier, drunk in industrial amounts at a friend's wedding. It was as grim as it sounds. A classic wedding venue beer.

    Itchen Valley - Blackcurrant MILD.*
    Adnams - Explorer.*
    Acorn - Gorlovka.*
    Kirkstall - Dissolution IPA. *
    Acorn - Sticklebract.
    Roosters - Wild Mule.
    Great Newsome - Frothingham Best.
    Brunswick - Father Mike's Dark Ruby MILD.*
    Lytham - Stout.
    Bobs - Chardonnayle.
    Leeds - Pale.
    Wells & Young's - Bombardier.
    Milestone - Shine On.
    Star Brewing Co - Astral.*

    Normally, the Dissolution would have won, but the pale, hoppy Astral, on in the bar of the pub we were staying in, was a life saver after the Bombardier.
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