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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 18th January 2015)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 18th January 2015)

    london calling: Weird Beard Sorachi Face Paint & Buxton Dragon Tips
    Wittenden: Burning Sky Plateau
    Bucking Fastard: Red Squirrel Redtail Citra
    Mobyduck: Vibrant Forest Citra
    Aqualung: Elland 1872 Porter
    hondo: Harviestoun Schiehallion
    Thuck Phat: Titanic Plum Porter
    aleandhearty: Mallinsons Experimental Citranell
    oldboots: Ridgeside Jailbreak
    ROBCamra: Black Flag Fang
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 25-01-2015 at 12:59.
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    some exceptiona lbeers this week
    darkstar -hophead vics secret
    porterhouse -Dublin pale ale
    Essex st-the gavel
    hop studio -passion
    mallinsons -mocha-alaxy
    gypsy hill -beatnick
    wharfebank -ro sham bo
    st peters -Christmas ale
    great heck -black jesus
    northern monk -pale ale (yes on cask)
    but 2 sensational strong keg beers are tied
    weird beard -sorachi face paint 8.1 and
    buxton dragon tips 8.9

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    Two new Sussex Breweries:
    Burning Sky-Plateau 3.5%abv:Very pale,lemons and nettles. A bit like Hophead of old. My first meeting with this Sussex brewery.
    Downlands-Pale 4.1%abv:Another new brewery for me.Slight haze.Woolly.
    Downlands-Devils Dyke Porter 5%abv-Rich chestnut colour.Rather heavy on the chocolate ,liquorice front.Cloying finish.

    After the Plateau, the Downlands beers seemed rather lacklustre,despite the low abv of Plateau which is my BOTW, even at the rip off price of £4/pint,which I've never knowingly paid before. All taken at Shepherd & Dog
    Last edited by Wittenden; 18-01-2015 at 00:03.
    "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 mixed week.

    Oakham -- Citra*
    Fullers -- London Pride
    Marston's -- Pedigree
    Red Squirrel -- Redtail Citra *

    BOTW was a battle of the Citra's won by Red Quirrel Redtail Citra,a complex pint in good nick in the Port Jackson,Bishops Stortford on an otherwise most disappointing tour of town.

    Next week voyage from Banbury towards Oxford ,always the risk of being iced up.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Some very good beers for me also this week,
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%
    Darkstar American Pale Ale 4.7%
    Darkstar Hophead Vic Secret 3.8%*
    Binghams Dr Rudi Extra Pale Ale 4.5%*
    Tillingbourne Black Troll 3.7%*
    Siren Driftwood Mild 4.3%*
    Vibrant Forest Citra5.0%*
    Vibrant Forest Nova Foresta 3.8%
    Brains First Gold 3.8%
    Robinsons Voodoo Dawn 3.8%

    Several would have won any other week but nothing was going to beat the Vibrant Forest Citra, BOTW, absolutely stunning, their other beer I tried this week was in good nick but not to my taste so no star.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Not much of a list this week :-

    Crouch Vale Brewers Gold 4.0%
    Conwy Welsh Pride 4.0%
    Sharp's Doom Bore 4.0%
    White Horse Tenth Anniversary Pale 4.4%
    Blindman's Icarus 4.5%
    Wibbler's Spiced Porter 4.5%
    Shalford Hyde Bitter 4.7%
    Phoenix Double Gold 5.0%
    Skinner's Skilliwidden 5.1%
    Oakleaf Blake's Gosport Bitter 5.2%
    Fat Cat Marmalade Cat 5.5%
    Elland 1872 Porter 6.5%

    The easy winner is the Elland 1872 Porter which was in great form at the E4 King's Ford and at the January Sale price of £2.10. I don't know if it comes from Thwaites or Elland but if it is Thwaites they are doing a great job. The runner up would be the Wibbler's Spiced Porter but I'm not sure if three pints of such a spicy beer would go down well.

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    Harviestoun - Schiehallion
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    A very quiet week with just Oakham Bishops Farewell and Hop Back Winter Solstice sampled both of which I've nominated recently.

    BOTW Titanic Plum Porter (bottled)

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    Decent week for me, with several very good brews.

    4Ts - APA.
    Nottingham - Centurion.
    Kelham Island - Hi-ho-Silver.
    Five Towns - Lost Hope.
    Townhouse - Armstrong Ale.
    Geeves - Smokey Joe.*
    Dark Star - APA.*
    Sky's Edge - Stateside Pale.
    Great Heck - Voodoo Mild.*
    Mallinsons - Experimental Citranell.*
    Fernandes - Simcoe.*
    Saltaire - Blackberry Cascade.
    Fernandes - Sunshine IPA.*

    Was convinced that the Dark Star wouldn't be beaten, but the Mallinsons brew made with Experimental 366, Citra and Centennial hops was on great form at the Fernandes Tap.
    '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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    We may find the bravest men?
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    Those that drink beer are the best

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