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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 13th March 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 13th March 2016)

    Wittenden: Old Dairy Blue Top
    Aqualung: Dark Star Revelation
    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    Bucking Fastard: New River Riverbed Red
    oldboots: Brass Castle Toffee Coffee Cream Ale
    Thuck Phat: Abbeydale Dr. Morton's Alphabetti Forghetti
    Komakino: XT Animal Rabbit
    Real Ale Ray: Peerless Paxton's Peculiar
    ROBCamra: Great Heck Chopper
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 25-03-2016 at 15:11.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Old Dairy-Blue Top 4.8%abv. Spicy,but have had it better.
    "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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    Half a day spent in the towns of St Neots and Evesham this week :-

    Cannon Royall Fruiterers Mild 3.7%
    Purity Pure Gold 3.8%
    Belhaven Grand Slam 4.0%
    Caledonian Bravo Four Point 4.0%
    Everard's Yakima 4.0%
    Sharp's Atlantic 4.2%
    Cannon Royall Evesham's Choice 4.3%
    Cannon Royall Blond Bombshell 4.3%
    Adnam's Thunder Road Pacific 4.4%
    Everard's JDW Irish Red 4.5%
    Mordue Wheat 4.5%
    Black Sheep Bighorn 4.5%
    Titanic Stout 4.5%
    Titanic Plum Porter 4.9%
    Grainstore 1050 5.0%
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.4%
    Dark Star Revelation 5.7%
    Robinson's Trooper 666 6.6%
    Milton Marcus Aurelius 7.5%

    The easy winner this week is Dark Star Revelation in the E4 Spoons base camp at the festival price of £2.19. This is definitely my favourite of the Dark Star regulars.

    BOTW Dark Star Revelation
    Last edited by Aqualung; 14-03-2016 at 18:46.

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    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A slim week

    Darkstar Hophead
    Oakham Citra
    Clearwater Real Smiler
    Batemans Hooker
    Doom Bore

    Although the Batemans was quite good despite the Rugby theme it has to be Oakham Citra as BOTW for the second week.
    "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 with several bottles going down but just a few cask ales.

    Hydes -- Bruges
    Shepherd Neame -- Hog Island APA
    New River -- Riverbed Red

    BOTW goes to New River Riverbed Red ,a decent stab at a red ale served in good nick in The Duncombe Arms,Hertford.New River is a recent start up from Hoddesdon and their ale is popping up around the area,I will keep an eye out for them in future.

    Next week the usual stop in The Boat,Stoke Bruerne and the Hull crawl which should produce a long list of fine ale.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Only one pub visit this week due to work so it has to be Brass Castle Toffee Coffee Cream Ale a bit thin and I tasted coffee but no toffee, still a beer from Brass Castle has to be a contender any week.

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    BOTW Dr. Morton's Alphabetti Forghetti. At 4.1% like a Moonshine light which went down well on a sunny afternoon.

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    This is not an exit Komakino's Avatar
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    A good week with visits to Southam, Warwickshire, Thame's Cross Keys, a little bit of High Wycombe on Friday, and Banbury surrounds yesterday (although tasting notes for the latter curtailed by the onset of a cold):

    Hook Norton Hooky (3.5%)
    Redwillow Seamless (3.6%)
    Hook Norton Hop To It (3.8%)
    St Austell Trelawny (3.8%)
    Theakstons Best Bitter (3.8%)
    XT 4 (3.8%)
    Warwickshire Best Bitter (3.9%)
    Everards Yakima (4.0%)
    Rudgate Hoppy Hooker (4.0%)
    Celt Experience Cardiff Resin (4.2%)
    Loddon Downland (4.2%)
    Shepherd Neame Spitfire (4.2%)
    Skinners Splendid Tackle (4.2%)
    Thame Hoppiness (4.2%)
    Marstons Longer Days (4.3%)
    Marstons Revisionist Irish Peated Ale (4.3%)
    Sonnet 43 Bourbon Milk Stout (4.3%)
    Bath Cubic (4.5%)
    Wychwood Hobgoblin (4.5%)
    Animal Giraffe (4.6%)
    Animal Rabbit (5.0%) (bottled) BOTW
    Ringwood Porker (5.2%)
    Birrificio Bibock (6.2%)
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Peerless - Paxton's Peculiar
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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    Great Heck Chopper, another lovely light & hoppy 3.8% er.

    Another few swigged on a Tuesday night in The Baum.
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