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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 2nd November 2014)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 2nd November 2014)

    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Citra
    Real Ale Ray: Reedley Hallows Filly Close Blonde
    Mobyduck: Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale
    hondo: Tapped Miami Weiss
    Aqualung: Sadler's Mud City Stout
    london calling: Kissingate Undertakers Varnish
    aleandhearty: Great Heck Nelson Simcoe
    Thuck Phat: Offbeat Odd Ball Red
    Wittenden: Adnams Ghost Ship
    ROBCamra: Sky's Edge Citra Smash
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 09-11-2014 at 12:01.
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    Good week,mix of styles.

    Cruiser -- Atlantic Pale Ale (keg)
    Triple fff -- Moondance*
    Nethergate -- Black Shadow
    Nethergate -- Gangly Goul
    Late Knights -- Full Moon
    Oakham -- Bishops Farewell *
    Oakham -- Citra * (>3PT)

    BOTW goes to Oakham Citra which proved to be the perfect session beer in Oaka @The Mansion House.Just how many went down was anyones guess.

    Next week remnants of the 'spoons festival then back to Loughborough with stops in Leicester and the surrounding canalside pubs.Should be very good.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Tried a lot of good beers on a visit to Lancashire this week, there were some excellent ones, but a brewery new to me from Burnley gets BOTW, one was better than the other, but this one topped them all

    Reedley Hallows - Filly Close Blonde 3.9

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    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Bath Ales Barnsey
    Milk Street Folklore
    Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale

    The Ranmore Ale takes the prize this week.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Tapped brew co - Miami Weiss keg
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    A good week for me with the ongoing Spoons fest, a flying visit to the Leyton Orient fest and a visit to the West Midlands.

    Enville Ginger 4.0%
    Black Sheep Reaper 4.1%
    Greene King Old Golden Hen 4.2%
    Innis & Gun Edinburgh Pale Ale 4.2%
    White Horse Camarillo 4.5%
    Craddock's Crazy Sheep 4.5%
    Maxim The Simcoe Kid 4.7%
    Sadler's Hop Bomb 5.0%
    Wadworth 10 Barrel OG IPA 5.0%
    Titanic Hop Abroad 5.0%
    Wadworth Heather and Honey 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Craddock's Troll 5.4%
    Adnam's Sixpoint Brooklyn Bitter 5.5%
    Caledonian Trojan Horse 5.5%
    Brewster's Brewers Dozen 5.5%
    Ilkley Green Rose 5.6%
    Brighton Bier Fatboy Stout 5.8%
    Revolutions Demonstration Number 8 6.0%
    Late Knights Hairy Dog 6.0%
    Sadler's Mud City Stout 6.6%
    Bateman's Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature 7.5%

    The two Sadler's beers tried at the Windsor Castle in Lye were outstanding, but I'll go for the Mud City Stout (£3.70). I thought that the Tap East Sixpence Stout must be the ultimate strong stout but now I really couldn't say.

    BOTW Sadler's Mud City Stout
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    These were all decent
    brains -café phoenix
    brodies -mosaic
    siren -driftwood
    hopcraft -belma and brewise
    wild beer -scarlet fever
    and would like to say Roosters are brewing some top beers
    roosters -allstars was hoppy and sessionable
    but sometimes a beer that you wouldn't drink loads of hits the spot
    BOTW was Kissingate-Undertakers Varnish 7.0

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    This week's entire consumption was in the pleasurable company of 'trainman' and his South London posse, on Saturday, during a crawl of Wakefield and Horbury's finest.

    Riverhead - Marz[d]en.*
    Raw - Anubis.*
    Ossett - Silver King.
    Great Heck - Nelson Simcoe.*
    Great Heck - Voodoo Mild.*
    Captain Cook - Resolution.
    Old Mill - Blonde Bombshell.
    Empire - Galaxy Amarillo.*
    Durham - Black Velvet.
    Clarks - Classic Blonde.
    Old Mill - Yorkshire Porter.*
    Phoenix - Wobbly Bob.
    Ramsbury - Kennet Valley.*
    Revolutions - Go Go.
    Ilkley - Green Rose.

    Several contenders in there, but the Nelson Simcoe was as fresh as a daisy and utterly delicious.
    '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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    An interesting week helped by a brief visit to The Merchants beer festival featuring brewster brewed beers and a few days away for half term.

    Mallinsons Lindley Pale Ale
    Offbeat Odd Ball Red*
    Charnwood Winter Warmer*
    Derby Waitangi
    Elgoods Indian Summer
    Ma Pardoe's Bumble Hole Bitter
    Wellbeck Abbey Nightwatchmen
    Ringwood Fortyniner*
    Jennings Cumberland
    Bowman Wallops Wood
    Alfred's Saxon Bronze*
    Adnams Explorer*
    Fullers Red Fox*
    Gales HSB*
    Flack Manor Flackcatcher
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Salopian Darwins Origin

    Some very nice beers in there. BOTW goes to Offbeat - Odd Ball Red, an excellent red ale and perfect for Autumn.

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    Humpty Dumpty-Little Sharpie 3.8%abv:Straw coloured session beer. Long bitter finish, reedy hops.
    Adnams-Ghost Ship 4.5%abv:On gravity dispense from a firkin on the bar.Good touch of the East Wind with this pale 'un.
    I've been a fan of Adnams since top-pressure dispense in the student bar days.GS seems the pickof the bunch, though I have a lingering fondness for their old ale. I haven't tried any of their more crafty beers yet. Both taken at the Ferry House, Surlingham.
    My BOTW-Adnams Ghost Ship.
    "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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