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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd February 2015)

    hondo: Arran Blonde
    Real Ale Ray: Kinver Bargees Bitter
    Wittenden: Chapel Down/Hepworths Curious IPA
    Mobyduck: Adnams/Mateo & Bernabe Birra Armada
    Aqualung: Dark Star Revelation
    london calling: QHB Stout
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Thuck Phat: Vibrant Forest Flying Saucer
    trainman: Shefford Brewery Plum Mild
    aleandhearty: Moorhouse's Black Witch
    ROBCamra: Track Mazama
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    Isle of Arran - Blonde
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    Kinver - Bargees Bitter

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    Woodforde's-Wherry 3.8%abv.A decent pint of Wherry, arable led.
    Adnam's-Southwold Bitter 3.7%abv.Best glass of this that I've had in ages: gratifyingly seaweedy.
    Chapel Down/Hepworths-Curious IPA 5.6%abv.complex,earthy, berry fruit.
    Shepherd Neame-Whitstable Bay PA 3.9%abv.Fused, with sweeter notes predominating.

    While my faithfull Adnam's Southwold was in cracking form,I was really excited by Chapel Down's Curious IPA. I'm not sure if it can be nominated because i) it is contract brewed, and ii) because it was served via fizzy keg, and the carbonation was just about intrusive.However, I'll say what the hell, and declare it my BOTW.
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    Darkstar- Hophead
    Darkstar - American Pale Ale
    Vibrant Forest - Cydonia
    Vibrant Forest - Summit
    Adnams/Mateo & Bernabe - Birra Armada
    Fullers - Chiswick
    San Migel
    Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted

    BOTW is Birra Armada enjoyed annoyingly in a JDW, but pushed all the way by a very good Bitter & Twisted taken this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    BOTW is Birra Armada enjoyed annoyingly in a JDW, but pushed all the way by a very good Bitter & Twisted taken this evening.
    It would have to be a JDW as it's one of their iinternational specials, in this case brewed by Adnam's who seem to be the masters of producing these beers. The latest Caledonian one is nowhere near as good.

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    The penultimate leg of the Spoons mini London festival and a trip to the South Coast resulted in a fair list :-

    Banks's Admiral Herkules 3.6%
    King Horsham Best 3.8%
    Itchen Valley QED 4.1%
    Long Man Copper Hop 4.2%*
    Stancill Number 7 4.3%
    Truman's Attaboy 4.6%*
    Long Man American Pale Ale 4.8%
    Westerham Hop Rocket 4.8%*
    Portobello APA 5.0%*
    Clarence & Frederick's Cascadian Black 5.0%*
    Downlands Porter 5.0%
    Windsor & Eton Hurricane IPA (Keg) 5.0%*
    Brighton Bier IPA 5.0%*
    Oakham Mompesson's Gold 5.2%
    Caledonian Harpoon The Long Thaw 5.5%
    Summerskills Indiana's Bones 5.6%
    Dark Star Revelation 5.7%*
    Oakleaf India Pale Ale 5.8%
    ELB Quadrant Oatmeal Stout 5.8%*
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%*
    Brewsmith IPA 6.0%*
    Triple fff I Can't Remember 6.0%*


    The winner is Dark Star Revelation my favourite Dark Star permanent beer for £3.80 in the Shoreham Duke of Wellington. The Brighton Bier IPA runs it very close. The keg Hurricane IPA was an interesting one as it was part of the Spoons mini London Festival and I found it on sale for just 4p dearer than the cask choices (£2.65) at the Wibbas Down in Wimbledon. This is further proof (if it were even needed) what a rip-off most keg offerings are. £2.69 a pint not five quid for a stupid two thirds of a pint measure. It was way too cold but not too gassy and had a huge hop hit. I could really enjoy this on a very hot summer's day rather than on a cold miserable dank day in February.

    BOTW Dark Star Revelation

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    these were good
    tryst -vip
    gyle 59 -freedom hiker
    kubla -saison
    bohemia brewpub -stout
    copper dragon -golden pippen
    shiny -pale ale
    punk -ipa
    sharps -wolf rock
    west berks -grizzle
    but the
    queens head brewpub served up 2 beauties on keg
    qhb -pale ale 4.5
    and botw
    qhb -stout

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    A mix of pubs and ales in a varied week.

    Belhaven -- Grand Slam
    Greene King -- St Edmunds
    Twickenham -- Naked Ladies *
    Dark Star -- American Pale Ale *
    Tillingbourne -- Hop Troll *
    People's Pint -- Espresso Stout *
    People's Pint -- IPA *
    People's Pint -- Amber


    BOTW goes to the ever reliable Dark Star American Pale Ale in fine nick in The George,Croydon.

    Next week end of month action at Williams A&CH and around Hertford should throw up some decent contenders.
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    A more interesting week:

    Salopian Shropshire Gold
    Milk Street Great Uncle Jo's Prohibition Ale
    Ringwood Fortyniner*
    Vibrant Forest Flying Saucer*
    Gales HSB*
    Three Castles King Alfred's Gold*
    Flack Manor Black Jack*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    Close runners up were the Black Jack and the King Alfred's Gold, both new to me.
    BOTW Vibrant Forest - Flying Saucer. An awful lot of zesty flavour in a 4.3% beer.

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