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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 21st December 2014)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 21st December 2014)

    rpadam: Larkins Porter
    Bucking Fastard: Burning Sky Aurora
    Mobyduck: Hopback Golden Best
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Fairy Ale of New York
    Aqualung: Milton Saturnalia
    Wittenden: Long Man Old Man
    Thuck Phat: Burton Bridge Damson Porter
    oldboots: Salopian Hollybush
    london calling: Tiny Rebel One Inch Punch
    ROBCamra: Seven Brothers Stout
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 01-01-2015 at 14:56.
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    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
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    Larkins Porter, found on gravity at The Ragged Trousers in Tunbridge Wells.

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    A very big week and some fine ale along the way.

    Burning Sky -- Aurora*
    Saltaire -- Triple Chocoholic*
    Moor -- Amoor *
    Moor -- Revival
    Moor -- Smokey Horizyon * (Highly unusual smoked beer)
    North Cotswold -- Shagweaver *
    Wadsworth -- 6X
    Dark Star -- Hophead *
    Adnams -- Lighthouse
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Fullers -- Jack Frost *
    Buntingford -- Silent Night
    Saltaire -- No. 5 Stout *
    Mighty Oak -- Snow Queen
    GK -- Rockin' Rudolph (Serves me right for ordering it)

    BOTW goes to Burning Sky Aurora in top form at the ever reliable Old Fountain.

    Next week very limited pub opportunities ,any BOTW may be a challenge.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A small selection this week.
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    West Berks Yule Fuel
    Hopback Golden Best BOTW
    Now off work for a couple of weeks so hopeing for a few more beers and pubs in the near future.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Bowland - Fairy Ale of New York

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    Another good week for me with a day out in Cambridge :-

    Windsor And Eton Knight Of The Garter 3.8%
    Late Knights Hop O' The Morning 4.2%*
    Brain's SA 4.2%
    Lacon's Falcon 4.2%
    Moorhouse's Ice Witch 4.3%
    Brentwood BBC4 4.3%
    Hop Stuff Fusilier 4.3%
    Orkney Clootie Dumpling 4.3%
    Rooster's Yankee 4.3%*
    Woodforde Nelson's Revenge 4.6%*
    Rudgate Rudolph's Ruin 4.6%
    Milton Medusa 4.6%
    Greene King Rocking Rudolph 4.7%
    Lancaster Rum and Raisin 4.7%
    Brewster's Ho Ho Ho 4.8%*
    Portobello White 4.8%
    Burton Bridge Dam Dog 5.0%*
    Church End Fallen Angel 5.0%*
    Caledonian Minagof IPA 5.0%
    Arundel Old Scrooge 5.0%
    Saffron Silent Night 5.2%
    Milton Saturnalia 5.3%*
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%*
    Wadworth's Full Sail Wassail 6.0%

    It was the final pint in Cambridge that wins out the Milton Saturnalia at £3.30 in the Devonshire Arms. It was so good I stopped for a second rather than attempting to fit in one more pub. It's a Xmas special apparently but I would call it a New World Pale.

    BOTW Milton Saturnalia

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Panic Saturday
    At risk of repetition, my BOTW is Long Man-Old Man 4.3%abv: Dry,crisp,dark and wholesome.Lovely.
    It could well be my BOTY. Taken at The Bull Inn
    Last edited by Wittenden; 22-12-2014 at 13:23.
    "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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    A small but well formed selection:
    Hop Back Citra
    Burton Bridge Damson Porter*
    Kelham Island Fairytale of New York*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    The Bishops was excellent and slid down very easily as the Saints beat the Tigers.
    BOTW Burton Bridge Damson Porter. Not as good as Titanic Plum Porter, very little is, nonetheless the best beer I've tried from this brewery by quite some distance.

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    Darkstar - Hophead
    Half Moon - Solstice
    Ossett - Big Red
    Heinekin - Amstel
    Portobello - Star
    Thornbridge - Brock
    Hullet - Perry
    Black Sheep - Blizen
    Roosters - Yankee
    Taylors - Landlord
    Mallinsons - Simcoe
    Salopian - Hollybush
    BAD Co - Elf Juice
    Tapped - English Christmas Beer (ECB)
    Tapped - Roulette
    Roosters - Sharikov
    Two Roses - XP366
    Newby Wyke - Comet
    Salopian - Firkin Freezing
    Rat - Borat
    Rat - Bob cRATchet
    St Austell - HSD
    Oates - Winter Solstice
    Titanic - Plum Porter

    Too many seasonal specials but the BOTW Salopian - Hollybush

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    Up London mid week but not much good beer.So the
    Tiny Rebel -one inch punch taken In the Express Ale House Brentford wins by a country mile. Passed the 3 pint test with flying colours.

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