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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 6th March 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th March 2016)

    Bucking Fastard: Malt Prestwood Best
    Aqualung: Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop IPA
    oldboots: Titanic Cappucino
    Wittenden: Westerham British Bulldog
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Beer Monster
    aleandhearty: Bobs Yakima Chief
    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    Komakino: Red Squirrel Hopfest
    Real Ale Ray: Byatt's Glorious
    ROBCamra: North Riding Mini Mosaic
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 20-03-2016 at 09:47.
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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    A decent amount of beer during the week.

    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord
    Hop Stuff -- Oatmeal Stout.
    Malt -- Prestwood Best * (5PT)
    Fullers -- ESB *
    Oakham -- Beer Monster * (3PT)
    Towcester Mill -- Bell Ringer
    Thornbridge -- McConnells *
    Thornbridge -- Baize *
    Dark Star -- Revelation *
    Greene King -- IPA

    Special mention to those Thornbridge brews and the outstanding Oakham Beer Monster,which I suspect may get another nomination,so my BOTW was Malt Prestwood Best on great form in the Red Lion,Marsworth.It looked a BBB but had terrific British hop bitterness and a dry finish which just demanded a session,a great quaffing ale at 4.4%.

    Next week in Dorset so expectations are very low.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 07-03-2016 at 15:40.
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    A busy week for me with two visits to the West Midlands area.

    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%*
    Salopian Oracle 4.0%
    Dancing Duck Wot The Duck? Ginger Ninja 4.1%*
    Holden's 101 Black Pale Ale 4.1%*
    Celt Experience Cardiff Resin 4.2%*
    Brewsters Hop A Doodle Doo 4.3%*
    Three Tuns XXX 4.3%*
    Hop Stuff Fusilier 4.3%*
    Tiny Rebel FUBAR 4.4%
    Nelson Dogwatch Stout 4.5%
    Hackney APA 4.5%*
    Enville Ale 4.5%*
    Adnam's Ghost Ship 4.5%
    Caledonian Double Dark Oatmeal Stout 4.6%
    Beowulf Dragon Smoke Stout 4.7%*
    Brewhouse & Kitchen Marksman IPA 5.0%
    Arkell's Kingsdown 5.0%
    Brodie's Californian 5.0%
    Banks's / Arcadia Angler's Ale 5.0%
    Hop Back Summer Lightning 5.0%
    Cotleigh Snowy 5.0%
    Stonehenge Danish Dynamite 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Titanic Captain Smith 5.2%
    Abbeydale Absolution 5.3%*
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.4%*
    Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop IPA 6.5%*
    Mystery Brewer Komatosesis? 6.7%*
    Salopian Automaton 7.0%*

    The Mystery Brewer is an interesting one as this was on in the Wolverhampton Great Western yesterday and all they knew was the name and the ABV. To make things worse I didn't write down the name but am going by memory, plus the fact that the GW staff probably had to make a note of it from an indistinct label. It was a New World hopped IPA/APA and if I had to guess whose it was I would go for Tiny Rebel but this is very much clutching at straws.
    The other two contenders are the Salopian Automaton and the Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop IPA. I'm going for the Southville as tried for £3.40 in the Great Western on Tuesday.

    BOTW Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop IPA
    Last edited by Aqualung; 07-03-2016 at 07:07.

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Durham Black Velvet
    Milltown Platinum Blonde
    Black Sheep Blind Side
    Hambleton Palisade Pale Ale
    Tirrell Academy
    Gloucester Ankle Tap
    Titanic Cappucino
    Borough Wintertime Dark
    Hawkshead Windermere Pale
    Roosters Londinium
    Elland Lucky Dip
    Goose Eye Chinook
    Pheonix Hopsack
    Ilkley Gold
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
    Brass Castle Longbow
    Wishbone Abyss
    Hogshead White Hog
    Sonnet43 Amber Ale
    Magic Rock Ringmaster
    Black Sheep Bitter
    Bad Co Love over Gold
    Bad Co Wild Gravity
    Bad Co Dazed & Confused

    A very hard choice again but surprisingly it's not Sarah Hughes, it's Titanic Cappucino

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    Short list from Kent:
    Westerham-British Bulldog "BB". 4.1%abv:Peppery and earthy;plenty of Kent hops.Not as sweet as I remember it.My BOTW in fine form,on gravity at The Three ChimneysOnly downside the price £3.80.Ouch, but unfortunately not unusual.
    Last edited by Wittenden; 07-03-2016 at 08:12.
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    A quality week:

    Malt Prestwoods Best
    Fullers ESB
    Oakham Beer Monster
    Wolf Sirius Dog Star
    Ramsbury Red Velvet
    Blue Monkey Ape Ale
    Blue Monkey The Year of the Monkey
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    All were good and all would make a worthy BOTW.
    As predicted by Mr. F, BOTW goes to Oakham Beer Monster. Looks like a traditional brown bitter and tastes malty and fruity initially before giving way to Oakham's trademark bitterness. Deeply drinkable at 4.8%.

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    Quiet week, with some indifferent beers and a couple not quite on top form.

    Rat - Lab Rat.
    Walls - Snow Storm.
    Salamander - Lost Lobos.
    Bobs - Yakima Chief.*
    Rat - Smoked Rat.*

    The Yakima Chief, a West Coast Pale Ale, just shades it.
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    Dark Star Hophead*
    Dark Star APA*
    Cottage Texas Brown Ale*
    Brentwood IPA
    Cotswold Spring Guv'nor*
    Butcombe Rare Breed
    New River Five Inch Drop
    Siren Craft Dinner For 10*
    Crouch Vale Brewers Gold*
    Windsor and Eton Canberra
    St Austell Tribute
    Hop Studio Vanilla Porter*
    Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale*
    Oakham Citra*

    The clear BOTW is Oakham Citra pure quality every time.
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    This is not an exit Komakino's Avatar
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    Upham Tipster (3.6%)
    Sadlers JPA (Jack’s Pale Ale) (3.8%)
    XT 4 (3.8%)
    Arkells 3B (4.0%)
    Bond Brews Best of British (4.0%)
    Liberation Liberation Ale (4.0%)
    Malt the Brewery Starry Nights (4.0%)
    Sharp’s Doom Bar (4.0%)
    Upham Punter (4.0%)
    Fuller’s London Pride (4.1%)
    Rebellion Smuggler (4.2%)
    Red Squirrel Hopfest (4.2%) BOTW
    XT 1 (4.2%)
    Adnams Ghost Ship (4.5%)
    Brightside Manchester Skyline (4.6%)
    Tring Tea Kettle Stout (4.7%)
    Goddards Fuggle-Dee-Dum (4.8%)
    Fourpure Beartooth (5.3%) (can)
    Goose Island IPA (5.9%)

    A good week on the whole, with Abbots Langley and Winkfield ticked off, as well as a trip to the XT Brewery on the Saturday. Having heard a lot of good things about Red Squirrel on this forum, was good to able to partake of an ale of theirs which turned out to be a worthy winner. The Fourpure Beartooth ran it a close second though.
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    Visited this excellent micropub The King's Ditch last Friday and they had 7 Byatt's ales on, all very good so BOTW is:

    Byatt's - Glorious 4.3%
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