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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 13th April 2015)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 13th April 2015)

    ROBCamra: Alhambra
    Mobyduck: Arbor Hop Apocolypse
    Aqualung: Flipside Empress Rupee IPA
    Wittenden: Goacher's Fine Light Ale
    Thuck Phat: Northern Monk Peated Soul
    Bucking Fastard: Great Heck Chopper
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 19-04-2015 at 17:24.
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    Junction 5, M3 , well fairly close.


    Darkstar- Hophead*
    Darkstar- American Pale Ale
    Plain Ales- Arty Farty
    Andwells- Spring Magic
    White Horse- Stone Blower
    Truemans- Runner
    Fyne Ales/Siren Craft- Wee Milky Way*
    Anarchy- Smoke Bomb*
    Hopcraft- Session Ale
    Five Towns- Crisis What Crisis*
    Arbour- Hop Apocalypse*
    Darkstar- Critical Mass*

    A few ordinary and a few very good beers this week, the best was the not so easy to say after a couple Arbour- Hop Apocolypse BOTW.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    A pretty good week for me starting with a visit to the Wild Card beer festival and ending with my continuing efforts to drink the Black Country dry.

    Batham's Mild 3.5%
    Olde Swan Original 3.5%
    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%*
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%*
    Brick Sir Thomas Gardener 3.8%
    Nottingham Rock Mild 3.8%*
    Milestone Classic Dark Mild 4.0%*
    Olde Swan Dark Swan 4.2%*
    Long Man Copper Hop 4.2%*
    ELB Spring Fling 4.2%
    Batham's Best 4.3%
    Otter Bright 4.3%
    Olde Swan Entire 4.4%
    Ramsbury Gold 4.5%
    JW Lees Victory 4.5%
    Moorhouse Farm House 4.6%
    Upstairs Aussie Breakfast 4.7%*
    Elgood's Cambridge IPA 4.7%
    Five Points Railway Porter 4.8%*
    Lancaster Red 4.8%
    Vale Gravitas 4.8%
    Black Paw Dark Seam 5.0%*
    Canopy Full Moon Porter 5.0%
    Grainstore 1050 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%*
    Olde Swan Bumblehole Bitter 5.2%*
    Dancing Duck Abduction 5.5%
    Flipside Empress Rupee IPA 5.8%*

    The Long Man Copper Hop was outstanding in the E4 King's Ford at just £2.05 but it gets squeezed out bv Flipside Empress Rupee IPA at £3.30 in the Wolverhampton Great Western. I don't recall seeing this brewery before but will now be looking out for it.

    BOTW Flipside Empress Rupee IPA

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    Kent again!
    Goacher's Fine Light Ale-3.7%abv: Peppery, earthy:unimpeacheable. My BOTW
    "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 gentle stroll down North Parade, Bradford, was the basis of this week's sampling. It seems to be the current heart and soul of the local beer scene and the recent opening of yet another venue - The Beerhouse, would seem to confirm that.

    Black Jack - New Deck.*
    Marble - Pint.
    First Chop - Cha.
    First Chop - Syl.*
    Saltaire - Stateside IPA.*
    Slightly Foxed- Howlin' Fox.
    Totally Brewed - Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout.*
    Revolutions - Power, Corruption, Lies.
    Celt Experience - Bleddyn 1075.
    Baildon - Plum Porter.*
    Here be Monsters - Red Fury.
    Roosters - Franklin.

    With honorable mentions for the Syl and the 1075, BOTW goes to Papa Jangles, a very drinkable stout. Undoubtedly, my name of the year, so far.
    '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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    A decent week for a change:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Wild Beer Fresh*
    Wild Beer Madness IPA*
    Anarchy Anti-venom (IPA)
    Northern Monk Peated Soul*
    Thwaites Spring Sprung
    Hook Norton Old Hooky - yuk!
    Hook Norton Half Orr Pint
    Everards Tiger
    Courage Best
    North Cotswold Shag Weaver*
    GK Old Speckled Hen
    Great Heck Chopper*
    Dowbridge DB Dark
    Brewshed American Blonde - yuk!
    Hart No. 9*

    BOTW Northern Monk Peated Soul. Described as a peated Scotch ale, whatever that is, it weighs in at 8.4%. My powers of description aren't good enough to go beyond extraordinary although Mrs P tried it and said it was like smoking a good cigar!

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    A very decent week,some of it boating.

    Vale -- Gravitas*(3PT)
    Dark Star -- American Pale Ale *
    Portobello -- Market Porter
    Harviestoun -- Bitter and Twisted *
    Newark -- Norwegian Blue
    Thwaites -- Spring Sprung
    Hook Norton -- Half Orr Pint
    Hook Norton -- MILD
    Everards -- Tiger
    Charles Wells -- Courage Best
    North Cotswold -- Shagweaver * (>3PT)
    Greene King -- Old Speckled Hen
    Great Heck -- Chopper *
    Phipps -- Diamond Ale
    Oakham -- Citra *
    Brewshed -- American Blonde
    Oakham -- Bishops Farewell *
    Exmoor -- Gold

    BOTW goes to Great Heck Chopper,only 3.8% but packed with hop flavours in their house style from the reliable Seven Stars in Rugby.

    Next week,scratching around.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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