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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 29th March 2015)

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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 29th March 2015)

    aleandhearty: Revolutions Debaser
    Bucking Fastard: Raw Dark Peak Stout
    Aqualung: Salopian Indigenous
    Mobyduck: Revolutions Debaser
    london calling: Sharps Atlantic IPA
    Thuck Phat: Nobby's Plum Porter
    Wittenden: Turner's Indian Pale Ale
    oldboots: Kirkstall 666
    Real Ale Ray: Northumberland Fifty Shades of Ale
    ROBCamra: Exit 33 Hop Monster
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 05-04-2015 at 15:50.
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    An excellent week, not surprisingly dominated by the wander round York.

    Loddon - Bamboozle.
    Mallinsons - Calypso.
    Moorhouses - Black Witch.*
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild.
    Oakham - Bishops Farewell.*
    Salamander - Divine Retribution.
    Bristol Beer Factory - Sorachi.
    Junction 33 - Hop Monster.*
    Roosters - Yankee.
    Slaters - Smoked Porter.
    Junction 33 - Thirst Aid.*
    Half Moon - Hull Moon.
    Revolutions - Debaser.*
    Great Heck - Treason Stout.
    Roosters - Forty One Degrees South.
    Dark Star - Hophead.*
    Oakham - Citra.*
    Great Newsome - Hops in the Spring.
    Revolutions - House of Fun.
    Half Moon - Stellar Oatois.
    Half Moon - Dark Masquerade.*
    Wold Top - Wold Gold.
    Liverpool Organic - Quokkar.
    Treboom - Yorkshire Sparkle.
    Little Brew - Porter.
    Atom - Blonde.
    Saltaire. Blonde.
    Thwaites - Symphonic.
    Thornbridge - Jaipur.*
    Thornbridge - Ashford.
    Tapped - Liberty.
    Kelham Island - Hippy Chick.*
    Cornish Crown - SPA.

    Some very good beers amongst that lot, but in the end the Debaser just shades it from the Hop Monster.
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    Decent enough week with a lot of travelling around,yet sad the miss out on York.

    Cerne Abbas -- Ale*
    Raw -- Dark Peak Stout *
    Raw -- Blonde Pale Ale*
    Fuzzy Duck -- Thumb Ducker (spoonerism better than the beer )
    Silhill -- Old Joint Stock
    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord *

    BOTW goes to a very good Raw Dark Peak Stout on fine form in The Old Cross Tavern.

    Boat repairs done ,so moving through Hook Norton territory next week on the way to Banbury.Wish me luck
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Another week dominated by the Spoons fest but with a visit to the only three Holden's pubs I hadn't been to :-

    Olde Swan Original 3.5%
    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%*
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%*
    Banks's Devils Backbone Spider Bite 4.0%
    Exmoor Fox 4.2%
    Rudgate Brew 11 Milk Stout 4.2%*
    Holden's Golden Glow 4.3%
    Phoenix Play It Again Sam 4.3%*
    Twickenham Naked Ladies 4.4%
    Greene King The Tanner's Jack 4.5%
    Nottingham Salsa 4.5%
    Wolf Lazy Dog 4.7%
    Adnam's Golden Road California Breakfast IPA 4.8%*
    Acorn Sovereign IPA 5.0%
    Bateman's Lincolnshire Red 5.0%
    Camerons Vermillion 5.0%
    Vale SPA 5.0%
    Wadworth Ye Ole Admiral 5.0%*
    Holden's Special 5.1%*
    Everard's Townshend's JCIPA 5.5%*
    Salopian Indigenous 5.5%*
    Inveralmond Rascal London Porter 5.6%
    Shepherd Neame Cerveceria Fort English IPA 5.8%
    Welton's Churchillian 6.6%*

    The winner is the Salopian Indigenous which is described as a black IPA.. A black IPA is an idea imported from the USA so this is really an experimental brew to see if it works using just British hops. I thought the taste was reasonably OK but for me it lacked the hop aroma that the New World hops provide. Despite that it was a good effort from a brewery that I rate highly.
    The nearest contender was probably from a brewery that I don't rate so highly the Wadworth's Ye Ole Admiral which was a strong pale beer with a superb bitterness.

    BOTW Salopian Indigenous

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    A good week for beer greatly helped by the York bash,
    West Berks- Mr Chubbs Lunchtime Ale
    Bowmans- Swift One
    Timothy Taylors- Boltmaker
    Triple fff -Citra Sonic
    Sharps- Atlantic
    Exmoor -Gold
    Darkstar- Hophead*
    Darkstar- American Pale Ale*
    Wells and Youngs- DNA
    Aylesbury Brewhouse- New Holland*
    Binghams- Macchiato Stout*
    Binghams- Rakau
    Miltons -Orpheus
    Hopcraft -Temple Of Love*
    Blacksheep- Bitter
    Devils Backbone-Spiders Bite
    Celt Experience -False Dawn
    B&T-Bedfordshire Clanger
    Roosters-41 Degrees South*
    Rudgate-Ruby Mild*
    Revolution- Debaser*
    Revolution-House of Fun
    Samuel Smiths-Old Brewery Bitter
    Half Moon- Dark Masquerade*
    Half Moon- Equinox*
    Old Mill-Blonde Bombshell
    Merrie City -Atlantic Hop
    Fyne Ales-Jarl*

    Several very good beers there and a difficult choice but I have to mirror Ale and Heartys choice of Revolution -Debaser The strongest beer of the day weighing in at 6% enjoyed in the very good Rook and Gaskill at the sensational price of £2.80 a pint.
    Back to work on Wednesday after a week and a half off but will try to keep my levels up with a trip to London tomorrow.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 31-03-2015 at 08:40. Reason: Cant spill
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    only 2 beers this week both excellent
    wells -dna £3.80
    and the more excellenter BOTW
    sharps -atlantic ipa £4.30

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    BOTW Nobby's Plum Porter.

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    Westerham- Single Hop Herkules 4% abv Pale,not much body.Melons.
    Turner's -Indian Pale Ale 5.1%abv Spicy hops,woodshavings,fruitcake.Good beer from a brewery new to me.
    Old Dairy-Red Top 3.8% abv. Honourable mention for this , in polybox form, bought from the brewery door, for a family celebration on Sunday.
    My BOTW-Turner's Indian Pale Ale.
    "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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    Kirkstall 666

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    Northumberland - Fifty Shades of Ale

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