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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 28th March 2016)

    Real Ale Ray: Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
    Mobyduck: Summer Wine Diablo
    Aqualung: Holdens Special
    Komakino: Tiny Rebel Cwtch
    Bucking Fastard: Brightside Polaris
    oldboots: Fighting Cocks Spaghetti Stout
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Spring Top
    ROBCamra: Torrside Candlewick Deep Dark Stout
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    Bristol Beer Factory - Twelve Apostles
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    Not too bad overall, a couple of bland ones along the way,
    Darkstar Hophead 3.8%
    Darkstar Wheat Purple 4.2%
    Bond Brew Best of British 4.0%
    Bond Brew Goldihops 3.9%
    Brakespeare Bitter 3.4%
    Truemans Blindside 4.3%
    Otter Fusion 4.8%*
    Tintagel Arthur's Ale 4.4%
    Weird Beard Mariana Trench 5.3%* (keg)
    Weird Beard Fade to Black6.5%* (bottle)
    Skinners Lushingtons 4.2%*
    Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4%* (keg)
    ELB Orchid 3.6%*
    Summer Wine Diablo 6.0%*
    Oakham Citra 4.2%*
    Brew By Numbers 17/02 Grisette Lemongrass 3.8* (keg)
    Titanic Blackberry Gold 4.5%

    Two of the three main contenders were on keg, (maybe I'm on the turn)! The keg offerings from Weird Beard and Brew By Numbers were outstanding but a in a photo finish Summer Wine Diablo just takes it ,a 6.0% IPA on cask in the ever excellent Wenlock Arms last night.
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    A good week at the end of which it feels like I've been out every day, err come to think of it I have!

    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%*
    Wild Card Amarillo Pale 3.7%
    Dark Star Hophead 3.8%
    Mighty Oak Joy Of Six 3.9%
    Marston's El Dorado 4.0%*
    Brain's Phonics 4.1%*
    Earl Soham Sir Roger's Porter 4.2%
    Brodie's Brewers Gold Pale 4.5%*
    Brodie's Minstrel Pale 4.5%
    Oakham Bishop's Farewell 4.6%
    Wharfedale Crimson Rambler 4.8%
    Saltaire Triple Chocoholic 4.8%*
    Red Fox Black Fox 5.0%
    Hop Back Summer Lightning 5.0%
    Summer Wine Teleporter 5.0%
    B&T Little Sheff 5.0%*
    Greene King Benjamins 5.0%
    Vale Punk Is Dead 5.0%
    Hawkshead Vienna Lager 5.0%*
    Brodie's Californian 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%*
    Kernel Pale Ale Chinook (Keg) 5.2%
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.4%*
    Brodie's Apple And Stem Ginger Porter 5.8%*
    Hackney New Zealand IPA 5.8%*
    Wild Card Black IPA 6.0%*
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild 6.0%*
    Arbor Rocketman 6.0%
    Brodie's Kentish Town Brown 6.4%
    Brodie's Chunky Monkey Chocolate Porter (Keg) 7.1%*
    Brodie's Superior London Porter 7.8%*
    Brodie's Mocha Milk Stout 9.0%*


    It's quite difficult to pick a winner from this lot. The Chunky Monkey is worth s mention as it seems to have been brewed with bananas as well as chocolate and was quite dry for the ABV. However, Holden's are an old school Independent brewer whose beers I have enjoyed for nearly forty years now and their Special at £2.90 in the Great Western last Tuesday was perfection. The "craft" Arbor Rocketman tasted odd in comparison.

    BOTW Holden's Special

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    A quiet week, only swelled by a W1 crawl yesterday and a bit of Banbury today:

    Samuel Smiths Dark Mild (2.8%) (keg)
    Brakspear Bitter (3.4%)
    Tring Side Pocket For A Toad (3.6%)
    GK London Glory (4.0%)
    Trumans Scorcher (4.2%)
    Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (4.2%)
    Sharps Atlantic (4.2%)
    Adnams Ghost Ship (4.5%)
    Thunder Road Pacific Ale (4.4%)
    Caledonian Coast to Coast (4.5%) (keg)
    Portobello Chestnut Ale (4.5%)
    Samuel Smiths Extra Stout (4.5%) (keg)
    Tiny Rebel Cwtch (4.6%) BOTW
    Twickenham Gothick Dark (4.6%)
    BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) (keg)
    GK New Horizons IPA (6.0%)
    Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (6.0%)
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    No much variety but some top quaffing.

    Marstons -- New World pale Ale*
    Hop Stuff -- Fusilier*
    Brightside -- Polaris * (>3PT)
    Conquest -- ESB

    BOTW goes to Brightside Polaris,a good IPA on fine form in The Exmouth Arms,Clerkenwell and very sessionable it was too.

    Next week might tick off a few new pubs in Long Itchtington.
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    Fighting Cocks Spaghetti Stout tried from the wood at the incomparable Junction Inn Castleford's Woodfest.

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    Maundy meander
    Old Dairy-Spring Top 4% abv:Peppery pale ale.A hint of Fremlins as drunk on a summers' day.
    Westerham -Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale 4%:Hoppy and golden.Bit of farmyard.
    Harveys -Sussex Best Bitter;4%abv:bit too cold.

    Pity the pub had 3 beers all at 4%, and all pale. My BOTW Spring Top.
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    Torrside Candlewick Deep Dark Stout. A 4% silky smooth stout.

    Tried in The Baum of course.
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