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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 18th October 2015)

    Real Ale Ray: Mighty Oak Day Tripper
    london calling: West Berks Maggs Magnificent Mild
    Mobyduck: Wild Weather What A Horrible Night (For A Curse)
    Aqualung: Banks's Central City Red Racer IPA
    sheffield hatter: Hilltop Bitter
    Bucking Fastard: Kelham Island Wild Rider
    oldboots: Fernandes Black Voodoo
    Wittenden: Poppyland Crab Saison
    hondo: Uprising Treason
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
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    Mighty Oak - Day Tripper 3.9%

    A barrel only lasted a few hours in The Paul Pry and no wonder, it was fab. A definite contender for Beer of the Year.

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    Any off these three could have won but in reverse order
    3rd -Glastonbury -mighty chi
    2nd-blackwater -voodoo
    1st -west berks -maggs magnificent mild BOTW

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    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%*
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA 6.5%*
    Caveman Cave Dweller 5.8%*
    Ballards Golden Bine 3.8%*
    Brodies Kiwi 3.7%*
    Wild Weather What A Horrible Night (For A Curse) 4.9%*
    Hop Art Rose 4.4%
    Surrey Hills Shere Drop 4.2%*
    Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale 3.8%*

    Some enjoyable beers this week all were very good bar one which was a case of simply not to my taste, if I'm honest BOTW will probably be Green Hopped IPA for the next 3 or 4 weeks that its available to me , its a work of art IMO, but I shall discount it for now for the sake of variability, there are several others that could take the title this week but I am giving it to Wild Weather What A Horrible Night (For A Curse)a bit of a halloween special but a complex Stout involving Black Treacle,Chocolate,Pepper and Smokey Toffee, sounds quite a mix but worked for me, I find Wild Weather do very good dark beers, not convinced on their other stuff though.
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    I've not been anywhere but Spoons this week and apart from a trip to the frozen north it will be that way until November. This is because of the Spoons Autumn Festival :-

    Bateman's Young Henry's Real Ale 4.0%
    Butcombe Chinook APA 4.2%*
    Hop Stuff Fusilier 4.3%*
    Adnam's Extra 4.3%*
    Everard's Stateside Rye 4.5%*
    Wychwood Nordic Noir 4.5%*
    Portobello Taylorson's Reserve Red 4.5%
    Marston's Zululand Zulu Blonde 4.5%
    Everard's Two Birds Sunset Ale 4.6%*
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    Mordue Admiral 4.8%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%*
    Maxim John Bull Stout 5.0%
    Woodforde's Tap & Go 5.0%
    Dorset Brewing Co Jurassic Dark 5.9%
    Arundel Smokehouse 6.0%
    Wychwood King Goblin 6.0%
    Adnam's Sixpoint Bengali 6.4%
    Banks's Central City Red Racer IPA 6.5%*

    I'm sure the Bengali would have been a contender but I think they had put it on too soon. This leaves a choice of the Red Racer or the Two Birds Sunset and they are literally neck and neck. When in doubt go for the stronger one, Banks's Central City Red Racer IPA as tried for a mere £1.99 festival price in the Surbiton Coronation Hall.

    BOTW Banks's Central City Red Racer IPA

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    Black Iris Bleeding Heart 4.5% at The Beer House
    Potbelly S.O.A.B. 5.0% at The Blake Hotel
    Hilltop Bitter 3.9% at the Gardeners Rest

    Although I had second helpings of both Bleeding Heart and the Potbelly 10th anniversary brew, the prize must go to a "test brew" from a new brewery: Hilltop Bitter is the sort of beer that I would happily drink every day for the rest of my life. It's from a new brewery at The Hilltop Hotel near Conisbrough. If this is their test brew, what are their regulars going to be like?
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    Decent week including a few spoons festival ales

    Dr Mortons (Abbeydale) -- Transfers for China *
    Oakham -- Bishops Farewell *
    B&T -- DragonSlayer
    Ringwood -- Boondoggle
    Marstons -- Pedigree
    Merrimen -- Admiral Ale
    Exmoor -- Ale
    Titanic -- 7 C's *
    Kelham Island -- Wild Rider *
    Arundel -- Smoked Porter
    Siren Craft -- Broken Dream
    Ilkley -- Crossroads IPA
    Siren Craft -- Dinner for Eight
    ELB -- Red Ale

    The last four should have been contenders but they were consumed in The Southampton Arms where there were quality control problems,hazy pints etc so BOTW goes to Kelham Island Wild Rider
    from the spoons festival in The George,Croydon.A very fine pint.

    Next week whisky tasting in the West End,so a few pints to wash all that down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%*
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA 6.5%*
    Caveman Cave Dweller 5.8%*
    Ballards Golden Bine 3.8%*
    Brodies Kiwi 3.7%*
    Wild Weather What A Horrible Night (For A Curse) 4.9%*
    Hop Art Rose 4.4%
    Surrey Hills Shere Drop 4.2%*
    Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale 3.8%*

    Some enjoyable beers this week all were very good bar one which was a case of simply not to my taste, if I'm honest BOTW will probably be Green Hopped IPA for the next 3 or 4 weeks that its available to me , its a work of art IMO, but I shall discount it for now for the sake of variability, there are several others that could take the title this week but I am giving it to Wild Weather What A Horrible Night (For A Curse)a bit of a halloween special but a complex Stout involving Black Treacle,Chocolate,Pepper and Smokey Toffee, sounds quite a mix but worked for me, I find Wild Weather do very good dark beers, not convinced on their other stuff though.
    Not sure if they have a new brewer but the last 3 beers from them have been a lot better than their earlier beers.

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    far too many to list as I spent a day at the 'spoons festival but BOTW is not from there it's Fernandes Black Voodoo drunk in the Hop in York.

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    No pub for me, after the comparative excess of last week. Of interest was Poppyland Crab Saison in bottle.Didn't know what to expect, but enjoyable if pricey. Couldn't get hold of any of his pale ales though.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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