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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 8th February 2015)

    Bucking Fastard: Slaters Emperor IPA
    Mobyduck: Vibrant Forest Summit
    Aqualung: Clarence & Frederick's Cascadian Black
    Wittenden: Musket Muzzleloader
    hondo: Williams Bros. Harvest Sun
    aleandhearty: Fernandes Half Nelson
    Thuck Phat: Abbeydale Dr. Morton's Stamped Addressed Antelope
    Real Ale Ray: Howling Hops Running Beer
    london calling: Big Clock Sunny Boy
    ROBCamra: Elland Padang Coffee Porter
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    Started well but a change of plan limited consumption.

    Red Squirrel -- Mister Squirrel
    Slaters -- Emporer IPA *
    Slaters -- Rye IPA *
    GK -- XX Mild *
    Marstons -- Pedigree New World Pale Ale
    Oakham -- Citra *

    BOTW goes to Slaters Emporer IPA, a 7% monster but there was a huge amount going on and it was very drinkable.So many tastes would have the rate beer boys foaming at the mouth,it was very complex.Taken in The Chequers,Stevenage quite close to the station and worth the detour.
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    Lack of choice and quality in general this week,
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%
    Gales HSB 4.8%
    Vibrant Forest Summit 5.0%

    The Summit was very good earlier in the week but lost its conditioning and taste fairly quickly but when it was good it was very good so BOTW.
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    Apart from a visit to a Harvey's pub I hadn't been to before and a return to the William in Leyton it's been all Spoons visits this week. but still a fair selection :-

    Goldmark Hop Idol 3.7%
    Redemption Pale Ale 3.8%
    Cronx Kotchin 3.9%
    Twickenham Grandstand 4.0%*
    Sambrook's Red Ale 4.2%*
    Southwark Bermondsey Best 4.4%
    Harvey's Armada 4.5%*
    Redemption Urban Dusk 4.6%*
    Twickenham Gothick Dark 4.6%*
    Sambrook's Four Chimneys Chocolate Stout 4.7%*
    Hanlon's Port Stout 4.8%*
    Long Man American Pale Ale 4.8%*
    Adnam's Birra Armada 4.8%*
    Arundel Black Beastie 4.9%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Clarence & Frederick's Cascadian Black 5.0%*
    Phoenix Double Gold 5.0%
    Cronx Mad-Ass Entire Chilli Porter 5.2%*
    King Lost Heritage 5.2%
    Dorking Northdown Bel 5.5%
    Adnam's Rogue Brutal IPA 6.0%
    Welton's Headless Horseman 6.0%
    Brodie's Leytonstone Stout 6.0%*

    It's nice to see Sambrook's doing some new beers that are a vast improvement on their Wandle and even more so Junction. Both Twickenham beers were excellent. Remarkably the choice comes down to Harvey's Armada and the C & F Cascadian Black. I had the Armada in their Hove pub the Poet's Corner and it was superb. I'm not all that familiar with this beer but I have tried it in the past and just cannot recall it ever having a big hop hit to it which makes me wonder if the recipe has changed,
    Despite this the award must go to Clarence & Frederick's Cascadian Black which is my favourite style a Black IPA and was in superb nick at the Wanstead George for £2.40.


    BOTW Clarence & Frederick's Cascadian Black

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    A quiet week in Kent:

    Musket-Muzzleloader 5% abv.Reddish,berry fruits.Not as cloying as some beers at this abv.Good,though a bit out of my (daytime)comfort zone.
    Old Dairy-Copper Top 4.1%abv.A good pint of this malty, nutty farmyard classic.

    Both beers in equally good condition, but my BOTW is Musket-Muzzleloader,being the product of a smaller and newer firm.
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    Williams Bros. Brewing Co - Harvest Sun
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    Reasonable week for me. No trips out, so back to my usual Sunday afternoon crawl.

    Oldershaw - Blonde.
    Salamander - Dynamite.
    Salamander - Do me a Favour.
    Stancill - No.7
    Ilkley - Mayan Stout.*
    Five Towns - Summat Else.
    Offbeat / Bridestones - Sprocket Wort Orange.
    Great Heck - Chopper.
    Fat Cat - Mocha Moggy.*
    Five Towns - Strange Brew.
    Hemelsworde - Spanish Stout.
    Roosters - Astro.*
    Roosters - Blind Jack.
    Fernandes - Black Cherry Porter.*
    Fernandes - Half Nelson.*
    Fernandes - American Red Rye Ale.*

    Easy winner was the Half Nelson, which, as the name suggests, was full of grapey Nelson Sauvin hop flavour. A brilliant session beer, at 3.8%.
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    BOTW Dr. Morton's - Stamped Addressed Antelope.

    Very pale and hoppier than Abbeydale's usual but more melon than lemon. An easy drinking session ale at 4.1%, perfect for a summer's day but beggars can't be choosers!

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    Howling Hops Brewery - Running Beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Apart from a visit to a Harvey's pub I hadn't been to before



    Harvey's Armada 4.5%*


    Remarkably the choice comes down to Harvey's Armada and the C & F Cascadian Black. I had the Armada in their Hove pub the Poet's Corner and it was superb. I'm not all that familiar with this beer but I have tried it in the past and just cannot recall it ever having a big hop hit to it which makes me wonder if the recipe has changed,
    [/B]
    I haven't had Armada that often, never seeing it in the free trade. my most recent iteration was at the wonderful http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/60467/,where I described it as Sussex Best Bitter's suave elder brother.
    "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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