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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 17th May 2015)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 17th May 2015)

    Mobyduck: Redcat Mr M's Porter
    Aqualung: Whitstable Renaissance Ruby Mild
    Bucking Fastard: Everard's Tiger
    london calling: Weltons Red Cross Mild
    Thuck Phat: Abbeydale Dr. Morton's Safety Beer
    aleandhearty: Titanic Plum Porter
    Wittenden: Dark Star Six Hop Ale
    ROBCamra: Acorn Comet IPA
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 21-05-2015 at 10:50.
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    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Stella (Lager)
    Shefford Dark Mild
    Castle Rock Presevation
    Redcat Mr M's Porter
    Redcat Tomcat
    Hop Back World Hop Medly
    Otter Bitter
    Firebird Heritage xx
    Plain Ales Innocence

    Best beer by a country mile was Redcat Mr M's Porter, definitely premier league stuff, passed the 10 pint test with ease, spread over two days of course. Well maybe two and a half.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 17-05-2015 at 17:45.
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    Only a small selection this week :-

    Whitstable Renaissance Ruby Mild 3.8%*
    Shepherd Neame Whistable Bay Pale 3.9%
    Dark Star Partridge Best 4.0%
    Harvey's Best Bitter 4.0%
    Backyard Blonde 4.1%*
    Naylor's Chicade 4.5%*
    St Austell Proper Job 4.5%*
    Elephant School Woolly Mammoth 4.7%
    Red Squirrel English IPA 5.0%
    Adnam's / Sixpoint Make It Rain 5.0%*
    Banks's Feral Hop Hog 5.6%*

    I had my first pint of Proper Job in good nick this week and while it was good it didn't blow me away. I've had numerous better ones from smaller breweries but will get some bottles from Tesco to try. The Hop Hog was again the outstanding beer but to avoid a repeat I'm going for the Whitstable Mild as tried for £2.40 in the Tonbridge Humphrey Bean. It's a proper mild and the only beer I've had from this brewery that I have really enjoyed.

    BOTW Whitstable Renaissance Ruby Mild

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    A few pints,none exceptional.

    Marston's -- Pedigree
    Purity -- UBU
    Everards -- Tiger
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Hogs Back -- TEA

    BOTW goes to Everard's Tiger ,a reliable session beer on good form in The White Horse,Curdworth.

    Next week a day at the test match,will have to see what's on at Lords.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Went to a local pub beer fest and tried 6 beers from the stillage all too cold and no condition.Cant beat beers pulled through a handpump preferably with a sparkler so off to the Express Tavern for
    4 pints of Weltons -red cross mild 4.9 superb

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    This week:

    Peroni (it was hot and the choice was limited)
    Purity UBU
    Everards Tiger*
    St. Austell Tribute
    Marston's Pedigree
    Dr. Morton's Safety Beer*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    BOTW Dr. Morton's Safety Beer. Pale and refreshing at 4.1% like a 6V version of Bishop's. Ideal on a warm day for slaking the thirst before moving up to 12V.

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    Good week for me, with a pleasing mix of new beers and old favourites.

    Rat - White Rat.*
    Colchester - Metropolis.
    Ossett - Inception.
    Kirkstall - Dissolution Extra IPA.* (Keg)
    St Austell - Tribute.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.*
    Roosters - Buckeye.
    Fernandes - Wheat & Juniper.
    Roosters - Yankee.
    Fernandes - Hopmaster.*
    Saltaire - Blackberry Cascade.
    Allgates - Dry Bones.
    Raw - Edge Pale Ale.
    Thornbridge - Jaipur.*
    Acorn - Gorlovka.*
    Five Towns - Mi Usual.*
    4Ts - Forever League.
    Tigertops - Outland IPA.*
    Geeves - Smokey Joe.*
    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Great Heck - Citra.*
    Great Heck - Treasure IPA.
    Five Towns - May Day.*
    Great Heck - Chopper.*

    So many to choose from, but after a session largely dominated by pale beers, the Plum Porter was an absolute joy. In tip top nick at the Bull & Fairhouse, Wakefield, on Sunday afternoon.
    '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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    That London and Essex:
    Camerons: 150th Celebration Ale 5% abv. For old time's sake.Dark and malty.
    Rooster's: Blind Jack 3.7%abv.Mid brown, creamy lasting head.Thick assertive hops. Good flavour for the abv.
    Mighty Oak: Oscar Wilde Mild. Dark, chocolate and liqourice.On tip top condition on Gravity at The White Hart,Margaretting Tye
    Woodeforde's:Wherry 3.8%abv. Fruity, good pint of Wherry.
    Adnam's:Southwold Bitter3.7abv. Pretty damn good.
    Dark Star: Six Hop 6.5%abv.One to finish off the day. Full on resinous oily hops. Dare I say too much of a good thing?

    Despite my reservations, and the fact that I scored it 4.5,(the MILD was 5, but is a former BOTW), my BOTW is Dark Star Six Hop 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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    Acorn Comet IPA. A typical Acorn 5% IPA which was served in very good nick in The Richard Oastler (JD Wetherspoon) during my trip around Brighouse.
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