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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 5th October 2014)

    Wittenden: Hop Fuzz The English
    Mobyduck: Roosters Fresh Hop
    Bucking Fastard: Thwaites Wainwright
    Aqualung: XT XPA American Pale Ale
    london calling: Wiper and True Citra Rye
    hondo: Lagunitas IPA
    oldboot: Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfestbier
    Thuck Phat: Abbeydale Moonshine
    aleandhearty: Oldershaw Grantham Stout
    Real Ale Ray: Spitting Feathers Thirstquencher
    ROBCamra: Elland Ellium
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    Sole pub visit this week, hoping for better next week, including my appetite for beer.
    Hop Fuzz-(The) English-4%abv. An innovative Kent brewery's take on a brown bitter. Slightly indefinable undertaste.Earthy,iron in the soul.Not sure if the definite article is still part of the name. 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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    Some nice beers this week, even the one boring brown beer was half decent,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Roosters Fresh Hop
    Black Jack Jabberwocky
    Jennings Cumberland (BBB)
    Becks Vier (Apparently some sort of lager)!
    Wadsworth Horizon
    Purity Pure Gold
    B&T Edwin Taylors Extra Stout
    Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
    Nottingham Brewery Extra Pale Ale
    Tillingbourne The Source

    My last beer of the week just over an hour ago after a crappy day at work hit the spot and despite being only 3.3% packs a real flavour punch.Even the Banks and Taylors Stout was excellent. But the Honours go to the First beer of the week enjoyed in the very good Antelope. Roosters Fresh Hop A green hopped beer, with Phoenix hops being added to the mix within 6 hours of picking.
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    Just the one beer for me ,so by default BOTW was Thwaites Wainwright in decent condition in The Vic,Hitchin.

    Next week heading east on the T&M visiting Rugeley and Burton upon Trent so consumption should rise and result in a wider range of contenders.
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    Not a bad selection this week :-

    Haresfoot Lock Keepers Ale 3.9%
    Phipps Midsummer Meadow 3.9%
    Tring Ridgeway Bitter 4.0%
    Elephant School Aussie Blond 4.0%
    Tring Moongazing 4.2%*
    Hopstuff Pale Ale 4.5%*
    Shepherd Neame Bishop's Finger 5.0%
    Red Squirrel London Porter 5.0%*
    Nottingham Supreme Bitter 5.2%*
    Mauldon's Blackadder 5.3%*
    Everard's Terrapin Rye 5.5%
    Wadworth's Mermaid's Red 5.7%*
    XT XPA American Pale Ale 5.9%*

    One beer that I thought had improved considerably since I last tried it was the Hopstuff Pale and is it me or is Blackadder a lot less sweet and cloying and generally better tasting than it was ten or twenty years ago?

    The winner is the XT XPA as tried in the Berkhampstead Rising Sun at £3.40. i must go back there to try the cider!

    BOTW XT XPA American Pale Ale

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    Another quiet week
    Cornish crown -1 hop 1grain
    rother valley-ebulem
    brighton beir -fall guy
    alchemy -starlaw
    black jack -the pokies
    redwell -india pale lager
    waen -pottery pig
    london fields -eastside saison
    redwilow -directionless
    alecraft -bartholemews porter
    alecraft -high five
    park -dark hill
    laines esb
    laines-random pale ale
    big smoke -porter
    and BOTW
    Wiper and True-citra rye (bottle) a brewery I hope to try again when we meet up in Bristol.

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    Lagunitas - Ipa
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    I don't usually list or nominate bottled beers but this is nice,

    Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Another quiet week
    Cornish crown -1 hop 1grain
    rother valley-ebulem
    brighton beir -fall guy
    alchemy -starlaw
    black jack -the pokies
    redwell -india pale lager
    waen -pottery pig
    london fields -eastside saison
    redwilow -directionless
    alecraft -bartholemews porter
    alecraft -high five
    park -dark hill
    laines esb
    laines-random pale ale
    big smoke -porter
    and BOTW
    Wiper and True-citra rye (bottle) a brewery I hope to try again when we meet up in Bristol.
    Quiet-bloody hell!
    "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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    Quality rather than quantity this week:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Abbeydale Moonshine*
    Vale Gravitas*

    All excellent and I'd forgotten quite how good BOTW Abbeydale Moonshine can be.

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