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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 6th September 2015)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th September 2015)

    Wittenden: Dark Star Hophead
    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    Bucking Fastard: Titanic Plum Porter
    Aqualung: Brodie's Jamaican Stout (Rum BA)
    Thuck Phat: Brancaster Oystercatcher
    ROBCamra: Fyne Yakhop
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 16-09-2015 at 10:57.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Two great breweries.
    Dark Star-Hophead abv 3.8%-Transcendental
    Larkins-Traditional abv 3.4%. Earthy:more hops than toffee .Slight change of recipe?
    My BOTW-Dark Star Hophead
    "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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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A decent week,
    Darkstar Hophead
    Triple fff Pressed Rat And Warthog
    Oakham Citra*
    Oakham GFB*
    Bowmans Sava*
    Bowmans Swift One
    Marble Manchester*
    Windsor &Eton Maracana
    Hammerton Oyster Stout*
    Beggars Belief (GK house beer)
    One Mile End Salvation Pale Ale
    ELB Pale Ale
    Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale
    Big Smoke Solaris*
    Otley 03 Boss*
    Wharfe Bank California Common
    Black Eagle Project X IPA*
    Two Cocks Cavalier
    Trumans Runner
    Trumans Zephyr*
    Kent Black Gold*
    Lagunitas IPA* (Keg)
    Fullers London Pride

    Some good beers all round but Oakham Citra was spot on and BOTW .
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    A poor week for volume.

    Titanic -- Plum Porter *
    Saltaire -- Blonde *
    Fullers -- Olivers Island

    BOTW goes to Titanic Plum Porter on top form in Ye Olde Kings Arms,Congleton.

    Next week may get a few beers in Dorset.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 07-09-2015 at 10:09. Reason: Forgot a beer,shameful.
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    Not a great week for me but a few decent ones :-

    Loddon Hoppit 3.5%
    Wadworth Dungarvan Irish Red 4.3%
    Butcombe Gold 4.4%
    Chiltern Copper Beech 4.4%*
    Vale Black Beauty Porter 4.4%
    Bragdy Mws Piws Ochr Dywyll Y Mws 4.6%
    Twickenham Pale Beauty 4.7%*
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%*
    Bingham Space Hoppy IPA 5.0%
    Bingham Coffee Stout 5.0%*
    White Park Moonshine 5.2%
    Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout (Rum BA) 5.4%*
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout (Coconut & Lime) 5.4%*

    I'm going for the Brodie's Jamaican Stout and the rum barrel aged one just shades it.
    It's now £2.75 at the King William IV in Leyton after yet another price increase despite the consecutive duty reductions.

    BOTW Brodie's Jamaican Stout (Rum BA)
    Last edited by Aqualung; 07-09-2015 at 14:33.

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    A small but well formed list:

    Adnams Ghost Ship*
    Brancaster Oystercatcher*
    Hop Back Summer Lightening
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    The Ghost Ship was better than I remembered but BOTW goes to Brancaster Oystercatcher. Locally brewed with local ingredients by local people. They do allow visitors to drink it though which is good news as at 4.4%, balanced and refreshing it's very quaffable and sails through the 3 pint test.

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    Fyne Yakhop, a 3.8% light wheat beer. Tried in New Brew-M in Burnley.

    I'm not usually a big fan of wheat beers, but this one was excellent. Probably because it didn't taste that wheaty.
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