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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 23rd August 2015)

    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Revelation
    Aqualung: Red Squirrel Jack Black IPA
    Mobyduck: Corfu Beer Bitter Dark
    aleandhearty: Thornbridge Kipling
    Thuck Phat: Poppylands East Coast IPA (bottle)
    Wittenden: Long Man Dry Hopped Session IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Heavy Industry Pigeon Toed
    ROBCamra: London Beer Factory Summer Pale Ale
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    Dry week apart from Saturday.

    Dark Star -- Revelation *
    Inveralmond -- Rascal (London Porter)
    Oakham -- Citra *

    BOTW goes to Dark Star Revelation on top form in The George and only missed the three pint test due to a barrel change which took longer that it should have.


    Next week end of month beers in Hertford and The Jerusalem Tavern where I usually overindulge so hopefully something decent for BOTW.
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    A modest week for me :-

    Oakham Inferno 4.0%*
    West Berks Good Old Boy 4.0%*
    Saffron Royal Blue 4.1%
    Brewsater's Aromantica 4.2%*
    Everard's Schlafly Pale Ale 4.4%
    Adnam's Mosaic 4.5%
    Wild Card Jack Of Clubs 4.5%
    Red Squirrel Jack Black IPA 4.8%*
    Marston's Revisionist West Coast IPA 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%*
    Signature Brew Backstage IPA 5.6%

    The easy winner is the Red Squirrel Jack Black IPA as tried in superb condition at the Bishops Stortford Port Jackson Spoons for £2.49. It's a classic black IPA with a lower ABV than some.
    A statistic for the anti Spoons brigade, out of eight pubs visited this week only three were Spoons yet three of the five starred beers were tried in Spoons.


    BOTW Red Squirrel Jack Black IPA
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    Continued my stay in Corfu all week bar today so rather limited beer choice,
    Corfu .
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    Corfu Beer - Bitter Dark
    Corfu Beer - Pilsner
    Corfu Beer - Ionian Gold
    Corfu Beer - Royal Ionian Pilsner

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    Darkstar- Hophead
    West Berks - Double Decadence

    Still in the holiday mood despite my return to the English summer, so beer of the week is Corfu Beer - Bitter Dark (Bottle) ,a Corfoit dark bitter at 5.0% , although served chilled it was quite good, taste wise it is very much like Triple fff's Pressed Rat and Warthog (a Mild) given the competition its a very drinkable beer.
    There were a couple of other beers I fancied trying from this brewery, a 5.0% IPA and one called Ionian Epos (Life Style) at 7.5%, described as a Barley Wine with Caramel and Honey Notes, failed to track them down though.
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    Quiet-ish week for me, but with some old favourites on good form.

    Thornbridge - Kipling.*
    Kirkstall - Three Swords.*
    Bristol Beer Factory - Sorachi.
    Kirkstall - Black Band Porter.*
    Burning Sky - Aurora.
    Goose Eye - Bitter.
    Naylors - Sizzler.
    Okells - MPA.
    Hand Drawn Monkey - Pale Ale.
    Partners - Triple Hop.
    WharfeBank - Ro Sham Bo.

    Very little between the Kipling and the two Kirkstall beers, but the former just shades it.
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    BOTW Poppylands East Coast IPA (bottle). At 7% does what it says on the tin. Excellent.

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    West Kent and Surrey
    Surrey Hills -Ranmore Ale 3.8%ABV:Pale grapefruit session beer in great nick.
    Surrey Hills-Shere Drop 4.2%abv:Popular, but seemed a bit muted.
    Hog's Back-TEA 4.2%abv: Old school, malt led best bitter. Should have tried it before the Ranmore.
    Hoptimists-Stress Buster 4.5%abv:A new brewery for me.Ruby, bitter sweet.Charcoal.
    Palmers-Colmers 4%abv: I don't often see Palmer's beers,but expect them to be traditionally styled:this was heavy on the new world hops, but thin bodied for the ABV.
    Long Man-Dry Hopped Session IPA 3.8% abv:Straw coloured , assertively hopped.Stone fruit,leaf tea.Cracking beer.
    Larkins-Traditional 3.4%abv:Ah, Larkins ,in the home of Larkins.Toffee and loam.

    Better week for me:the Ranmore Ale was in the box seat until pipped by the Long Man.My BOTW-Long Man Dry Hopped Session IPA. Highly drinkable.Taken in the The Castle Inn
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    Heavy Industry - Pigeon Toed

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    London Beer Factory Summer Pale Ale at 3.8% an easy drinking light session ale.

    It went down nicely in The Baum and at £2.70 per pint with the CAMRA discount I'll bet it was a lot cheaper than in its home city.
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