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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 15th November 2015)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 15th November 2015)

    Mobyduck: Siren Craft Blue Sky Blue Sea
    aleandhearty: Roosters Nectar
    Real Ale Ray: Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold
    Bucking Fastard: Shiny Affinity
    london calling: Siren Pompellocello
    Aqualung: Old Dairy Snow Top
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Red Top
    oldboots: Elland 1872 Porter
    Thuck Phat: Blue Monkey Infinity +1
    ROBCamra: Magpie Thieving Rogue
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 27-11-2015 at 09:54.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    I didn't have a single beer until Friday but have had some really good stuff from then till now,
    Darkstar Hophead*
    Frensham Rambler
    Frensham Forager
    SVB Best of Both Worlds
    Siren Craft Blue Sky Blue Sea*(Bottle)
    Indiginous Frisky Mare
    Wild Weather Wild Stalyns*
    Binghams Wood Smoked Porter*
    Burning Sky Plateau*
    Fixed Wheel Chain Reaction
    King Northern Lights*
    ELB Orchid*
    Siren Craft Broken Dream*
    LBC Chelsea Blonde*
    Brewhouse And Kitchen Chaplin IPA*
    Roosters Nectar*
    One Mile End Dockers Delight*
    Siren Craft Soundwave*
    Twickenham Yakima Valley ABA*
    Hackney Simcoe Palisade*
    Kew Petersham Porter*
    Oakham Citra*
    Oakham Inferno

    There are two or three more drank in the Nags Head Friday, not recorded and now beyond recall, some really top notch beers this weekend but for the second week in a row a bottle takes the prize, Siren Craft (undoubtedly going to be my brewery of the year) Blue Sky Blue Sea, Brewed with two varients of seaweed along with cloudberrys,It totally blew me away, much enjoyed in the Castle Tap.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Having dropped out of Derby, it was always going to be a quiet week.

    Cloudwater - Pale.
    Roosters- Nectar.
    Fernandes - Murderers Yard.
    '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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    Peak Ales - Chatsworth Gold great beer from one of my favourite breweries.

    An honourable mention to Derby Brewing Co. - Business As Usual

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    Long list mainly from Derby.

    Hall & Woodhouse -- Badger First Call
    Great Oakley -- Wots Occurring
    Brunswick -- Triple Hop
    Oakham -- Citra *
    Dancing Duck -- Dark Drake *
    Stancill -- Barnsley Bitter
    Great Heck -- The Great Alphonso
    Shiny -- Affinity *
    Peak Ales -- Chatsworth Gold*
    Mr Grundy's -- No Mans Land
    Derby Brewing -- Business as Usual *
    Titanic -- Plum Porter *
    Black Iris -- Bleeding Heart
    Sharps -- Atlantic
    Titan -- Gingerbread Brown
    Jennings -- Cumberland Ale
    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter

    Several contenders on a good crawl with BOTW Shiny Affinity taken from where it is brewed at The Furnace,Derby

    Next week a couple of unvisited pubs in Northampton and an old favourite in Leighton Buzzard should produce some fine ale.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 16-11-2015 at 10:08.
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    bearhug -slow loris ipa (keg ) was very good
    fyne -hop patch (cask) was very very good)
    siren -baby wheel (cask )was very very good
    but Botw was
    siren -pompellocello 6.0 (keg) at the new Craft beer co outlet
    incredible beer.Best beer of the year as yet.

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    Only a small list this week and apart from the 5 Hop which I've nominated before nothing outstanding, although they were all perfectly drinkable:-

    Triple fff Apache Rose Peacock 4.2%
    Rockin' Robin Peacemaker 4.4%
    Rockin' Robin Blizzard of Oz 4.5%
    Wantsum Chinook 4.5%
    Everard's Sudwerk Inbetween 4.8%
    Adnam's Wild Hop 4.8%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%*
    Jenning's Sneck Lifter 5.1%
    Old Dairy Snow Top 6.0%

    When in doubt go for the strongest so it's the Old Dairy Snow Top as tried for £2.15 in the Rochester Spoons the Golden Lion. It's an old school winter ale that isn't sweet and cloying and I enjoyed it enough to stay for a second.

    BOTW Old Dairy Snow Top

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    Whitstable-Single Hop Styrian Goldings 4.4%abv. Rather lacklustre.Perhaps the rather wishy washy golden ale base not the best showcase for this continental Fuggle.
    Old Dairy-Red Top 3.8% abv.Reliable session bitter.Soil in the soul. 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 dark beer week, in the main, at Derby followed by Newcastle on Saturday,

    Acorn Old Moor Porter
    Fat Cat Mild
    Whim Arbor Light
    Dancing Duck Mild
    Shiny Abyss
    Newby Wyke Orsino
    Shiny Sorachi Dark
    Boggart Rum Porter
    Mr Grundys Mild
    Derby Pennys Porter
    Titan Titan Ruby
    Raw Anubis Porter
    Marstons Draught Bass
    York Centurions Ghost
    Dark Star Expresso
    Big Lamp Prince Bishops Ale
    Elland 1872 Porter
    Titanic Plum Porter
    Tyne Bank Dark Brown Ale
    Wylam Collingwood
    Box Social Centennial Mild
    Fyne Gt Eastern Hop Patch
    Two Birds Sunset Ale
    Tyne Bank Single Blonde
    Fyne Pipers Gold
    Rudgate Ruby Mild

    Actually an easy winner Elland 1872 Porter from the wood

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    The choice:

    Great Oakley Wot's Occuring*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Blue Monkey Infinity +1*

    BOTW Blue Monkey Infinity +1. Exactly as it says, Infinity at 5.6% rather than 4.6%. Easily passes the 3 pint test. Very dangerous and very, very drinkable.
    Last edited by Thuck Phat; 16-11-2015 at 14:26.

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