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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 7th September 2014)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th September 2014)

    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    Real Ale Ray: Red Willow Feckless
    Mobyduck: ELB Cowcatcher
    london calling: Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
    Aqualung: Holden's Black Country Mild
    hondo: Welbeck Abbey Cavendish
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    aleandhearty: Green Jack Lurcher Stout
    oldboots: Partners Shoddy Porter
    Wittenden: Larkins Best Bitter
    ROBCamra: Outstanding Ramsbottom Festival Ale
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 13-09-2014 at 14:50.
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    Managed a mini tour of Hitchin but that was it.

    Buntingford -- Engineer
    Oakham -- Scarlet Macaw
    Animal Brewing -- Wheat Beer
    B&T -- Plum MILD

    It was all in very good shape ,but BOTW went to Oakham Scarlet Macaw in top form from The Half Moon in town.

    Next week boating to Kidsgrove and Leek,which should serve up some fine ale .
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Red Willow - Feckless

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A very good day in the smoke yesterday both beer and pub-wise.
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%
    Darkstar American Pale Ale 4.7%
    Clarence & Fredericks Golden Ale 3.8%
    Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild 3.7%
    St Austell Tribute 4.2 %
    Portobello VPA 4.0%
    ELB Cowcatcher 4.8%
    Twickenham Naked Ladies 4.4%
    Harveys Sussex Best 4.0%
    Moncarda Notting Hill Summer 3.2%
    Sharps Doom Bar 4.0%
    A tossup between the Cowcatcher and Notting Hill Summer ,both enjoyed in The Gunmakers(sadly probably, for the last time in its current guise) , the Cowcatcher was even better earlier in the day at The Finborough Arms so is on that basis BOTW.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 08-09-2014 at 21:04. Reason: Forgot the Doom Bar
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    Only a few good ones
    brewsters -roll in the hay(sweetish but hoppy)
    earls -pale ale x (superb pale ale
    Botw was a American beer I have had before and was Botw then
    dark horse -tres blueberry stout(I think fruit and stout are a great combination) assuming the brewer knows how to brew.

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    Not a bad week with a trip to the Black Country enabling the sampling of many of the old favourites from before the microbrewery explosion. Unusually the list includes two genuine "House" beers.

    Batham's Mild 3.5%
    Banks's Mild 3.5%
    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%*
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%
    Butcombe Yeti 4.0%
    Fowne's Crispin's Ommer 4.1%
    Woodbine Dominion Racer 4.2%*
    Batham's Best 4.3%
    Holden's Golden Glow 4.4%
    Sambrook's Lavender Hill 4.5%
    Buntingford 92 Squadron 4.5%
    Exmoor Gold 4.5%
    Banks's Green Flash Citra Session IPA 4.5%*
    Conwy Rampart 4.5%
    Beowulf Finn's Hall Porter 4.7%*
    Saltaire Cascade Pale 4.8%
    Beowulf Mercian Shine 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Fownes Troll Hunter 5.3%*
    Green Jack Gone Fishing IPA 5.5%
    Wadworth's Kalamazoo American Ale 5.8%
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild 6.0%

    I'm finding it difficult to chose this week but the Holden's Black Country Mild in the Great Western under Wolverhampton station was probably the best I've ever tasted it and at £2.40 a pint good value.

    BOTW Holden's Black Country Mild

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    Welbeck Abbey - cavendish
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    Dull week with just BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell tried.

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    Fair bit of variety this week, but quality a bit erratic on my travels.

    Roosters - Yankee.
    Roosters - Leghorn.
    Kirkstall - Dissolution IPA.*
    Marble - Pint.
    Magic Rock - Carnival.
    Bridestones - Black Citra.
    Hebden Bridge - Trouser Town.*
    Atom - IPA. (Keg)
    Green Jack - Lurcher Stout.*
    Acorn - Helga.
    Bridestones - Silver Fern.
    Bridestones - Brautsteiner.
    Phoenix - Arizona.
    Bridestones - 7Cs.*
    Leeds - Midnight Bell.
    Revolutions - Blood.
    Kelham Island - Easy Rider.*
    Tigertops - El Sid.*

    Some impressive beers in that list and if quality hadn't been an issue I'm sure the winner would have been different. However, the Lurcher is a pretty decent stout.
    '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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    What a mixed bunch,

    Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde
    Rat - White Rat
    Rat - Bohemian Ratsody
    Harrogate - Pinewoods
    Ilkley - Gold
    Taylors - Boltmaker
    Wharfebank - Tether Blonde
    Kirkstall - Three Swords
    Partners - Shoddy Porter
    Tennants - Lager
    Batemans - Black & White
    Otter - Amber Ale
    Brains - Across the Water
    Thwaites - Wainwright
    Burton Bridge - Mild XL
    Gadds - #7
    Shepherd Neame - Whitstable PA
    Banks's - Mild
    Marstons - Burton Bitter
    Caledonian - Golden XPA
    Salopian - Shropshire Gold
    Sharps - Doombar
    St Austell - Tribute
    Wells & Young - Courage Directors

    The winner Partners - Shoddy Porter

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