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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st May 2016)

    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Revelation
    Wittenden: Goacher's Special House Ale
    Aqualung: Butcombe Simcoe
    oldboots: Timothy Taylors Landlord
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Komakino: Ossett Maypole
    hondo: Bristol Beer Factory Acer
    london calling: Stewart First World Problem
    aleandhearty: Neepsend Solaris
    Real Ale Ray: Exit 33 Thirst Aid
    Mobyduck: Stod Fold Blonde
    ROBCamra: Pig & Porter Skylarking Session IPA
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    Couple of decent sessions.

    Dark Star -- Revelation *
    Tring -- Drop Bar
    Lytham -- Twilight
    Marble -- Chocolate Marble *
    Stod Fold -- Amber
    Dark Star -- American Pale Ale
    Stod Fold -- Uncle Sam
    Dark Star -- Hophead *

    BOTW goes to Dark Star Revelation on very fine form in the Old Cross Tavern,Hertford.


    Next week boating down to Stratford on Avon,more in search of beer culture rather than appreciation of the bard.
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    Kent;a better week.
    Whitstable-Native 3.7%abv
    Old Dairy-Spring Top 4%abv OK
    Goacher's- Special House Ale 3.8%. In tiptop condition:intriguing and earthy.
    Westerham-British Bulldog "BB" 4.1% abv . Barely drinkable.In perfect condition, but Mr Sarson was on his way.

    My BOTW-Goacher's Special House Ale, badged as Dering Ale. Enjoyed in baronial splendour at The Dering Arms
    "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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    Only a steady week :-

    Mobberley Brewhouse Road Runner 3.8%
    Mad Cat Mild Disobedience 4.0%
    Brentwood (Elephant School) White Elephant 4.0%
    Gadd's Dr Sunshine's Wheat Beer 4.2%*
    Black Hole Cosmic 4.2%
    Robinson's Unicorn 4.2%
    Truman's Scorcher 4.2%
    Mauldon's Cuckoo 4.3%
    Butcombe Simcoe 4.5%*
    Greene King George And Flagon 4.5%
    Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6%
    Brew Buddies George's Buddy 4.6%
    Beer Studio Sharp Motueka 4.7%
    Ringwood 49'er 4.9%
    Ascot Anastasia's Exile Stout 5.0%*
    Redwillow Faithless 53 5.0%*
    Everards Oriiginal 5.2%*
    Brodie's Jamaican Stout 5.4%*
    Brodie's Belgian Coffee Brown (keg) 6.0%
    Phoenix Wobbly Bob 6.0%
    Brodie's Superior London Porter 7.5%

    Nothing truly outstanding this week so I'm going for the Butcombe Simcoe which was £2.19 in my local Spoons. It's not a classic but is a highly enjoyable golden ale with plenty of hop aroma and flavour. This is a brewery that seems to have picked itself up in recent years.

    BOTW Butcombe Simcoe
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    Only a dozen pints this week, mostly local favourites but the outstanding beer was Timothy Taylors Landlord, not sampled in the Boltmakers in Keighley but in a fairly foody pub in Nidderdale, It was just as it should be and reminded me what a great beer it can be when handled correctly.

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    BOTW Oakham Bishops Farewell

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    Decent enough week with Towcaster now ticked off the 'to-do' list:

    Jennings Queen Bee (3.6%)
    XT 4 (3.8%)
    North Cotswold Jumping Jack (3.9%)
    Cottage Pacific (4.0%)
    Sharp's Doom Bar (4.0%)
    Fuller's London Pride (4.1%)
    Nobby's Swift Nick (4.2%)
    Ossett Maypole (4.2%) BOTW
    Towcester Mill Bell Ringer (4.4%)
    Purity Pure UBU (4.5%)
    Animal Newt (4.6%) (bottled)
    Rebellion Zebedee (4.7%)

    Going for the Ossett, which was hoppy as hell. I felt like one of those cartoon characters that had just ingested some alum after sip or two. Sampled at the bar at Chinnor's Community Pavilion.
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    A lot of good tasting beers this week
    dragonfly -blighty best
    dragonfly -late doors
    Windsor and eton-90 glorious years
    tim taylor -le champion
    oakham -chemical syndrome
    little beer-little smooth
    Gloucester -spring deity
    hawkshead-windermere pale
    west berks -maggs mild
    great newsome -Holderness dark was very good
    but Stewarts -first world problem 6.2 was BOTW (at the ridiculous price of £4.90 a can in the Drapers Arms Ealing )
    cheers john
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    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Neepsend - Solaris.*
    Bridestones - YSB.
    Brass Castle - Sunshine.
    Kelham Island - Dunke lDevastator.
    First Chop - Hop.
    Fernandes - Two Brewers.*
    Fernandes - Great Northern.*

    Quite close this week, with not a great deal in it between the top four. However, I've not nominated a Neepsend beer before and the Solaris was a very refreshing APA made with Sorachi, Equinox and Calypso hops. Tried at Wakefield Beer Exchange.
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