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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 14th February 2016)

    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Green Devil IPA
    Aqualung: Twickenham Black Eel
    Mobyduck: Camden Town Flue Faker
    aleandhearty: Great Heck Mosaic
    Komakino: Ilkley Mary Jane
    london calling: Gloucester Red Pine
    Thuck Phat: Towcester Mill Bell Ringer
    ROBCamra: Crate Pale
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    Only one pub visit.

    BOTW goes to Oakham Green Devil IPA *,a great strong IPA on top form in The George and only missed out on the three pint test when curiosity got the better of me for a try on Thornbridge Melba*,a decent peach IPA.

    Next week looking good,Walthamstow crawl with RAR and Mrs Ale and later on a visit to Marsworth and Aylesbury should produce a much longer list and hopefully a very good BOTW.
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    A modest selection this week :-

    West Berkshire Skiff 3.6%
    Cronx Standard 3.8%
    Conwy Scrum Down 4.0%
    Hackney Red Ale 4.1%
    Brodie's Azacca Pale 4.4%*
    Wadworth / Nausta Lapland Red Ale 4.5%
    Phipps IPA 4.5%
    Cronx Nektar 4.5%
    Titanic Stout 4.5%
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%
    Hart Family No. 3 4.7%*
    Brodie's Ginger 4.8%
    Twickenham Black Eel 5.0%*
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.4%


    The winner is Twickenham Black Eel, possibly needing some more hops as it was a bit porter like but still a great beer. The Brodie's Azacca deserves a mention as it's one of the bitterest beers I've tried in a long time.

    BOTW Twickenham Black Eel

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    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Revelation
    Penpont Cornish Coast
    Skinners Betty Stogs
    Oakham Citra
    Sambrooks Pumphouse Porter
    Southwark Chinook
    Vale Brill Gold
    Clouded Minds Clout Stout
    Burning Sky Arise (keg)
    Camden Town Ink Stout(keg)
    Camden Town Other Pils(keg)
    Camden Town Flue Faker(keg)

    An interesting visit to the Camden Town Brewery Bar produced my beer of the week, Camden Town Flue Faker an inspired 5,9% smoked Lager.
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    Decent week for me, with several new beers tried.

    Coniston - Bluebird Premium XB.
    Ghost - Wraith.*
    Outlaw - Weakender. (sic)* (3%)
    Kirkstall - Black Band Porter.*
    Vocation - Pride and Joy.
    Bad Co - Espresso Logic.
    Great Heck - Mosaic.*
    Fernandes - A Swift One.
    Fernandes - Chocolate Stout.
    Stamps - Galaxy.
    Stancill - Red Velvet.*

    Barely a cigarette paper between the Mosaic and the Weakender. The former is one of those beers that really accumulate in flavour. At the bottom of the first pint I decided I could stay on it all evening. Alas, I could only manage two more! Special mention for the Weakender, which had tremendous flavour for a 3% beer. No doubt the triple hopping with Cascade, Crystal and Simcoe helped. One of the best low alcohol beers I've tasted.
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    Pretty poor week for me ale-wise, with the usual suspects cropping up in the pubs I visited. Hence, I'm going to have to default to my runner-up of last week which was still in tip-top form - Ilkley Brewery Mary Jane (3.5%) - encountered again at The Wheatsheaf in Chinnor. Hoppy, refreshing and sessionable: the only bugbear was that, as a guest ale, it was 20p more expensive than the other two ales on (GK IPA and 'Wheatsheaf Ale' - the latter of which was rebadged Hardy & Hanson Bitter) despite it being weaker.
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    Not a lot of variety this week
    little beer co-little smooth (too sweet)
    Portobello-home turf pale (dark brown pale ale.new style of beer maybe)
    surrey hills-surrey nirvana (perfumed hop flavour. weird)
    five points -pale ale (lacking something.only £2.95 a pint though)
    fullers -London porter ( superb as usual)
    but the best beer was very good (3 pints)
    Gloucester - red pine BOTW
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Not a lot of variety this week
    little beer co-little smooth (too sweet)
    Portobello-home turf pale (dark brown pale ale.new style of beer maybe)
    surrey hills-surrey nirvana (perfumed hop flavour. weird)
    five points -pale ale (lacking something.only £2.95 a pint though)
    fullers -London porter ( superb as usual)
    but the best beer was very good (3 pints)
    Gloucester - red pine BOTW
    Cheers
    I think the Surrey Nirvana is from Hogs Back John, not Surrey Hills.
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    Quiet week.
    BOTW Towcester Mill Bell Ringer. An decent, but not outstanding, session ale at 4.4%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I think the Surrey Nirvana is from Hogs Back John, not Surrey Hills.
    Drat, I was with my son and didn't notice as I would have avoided Hogsback. Explains the taste.Double drat they had Twickenham -Black eel on.

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