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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 12th June 2016)

    Real Ale Ray: Conwy California
    Bucking Fastard: Eight Arch Bowstring Bitter
    Mobyduck: Oakham JHB
    Aqualung: Rat Ratsputin
    Komakino: ABC Valknut
    Thuck Phat: Marble Earl Grey IPA
    Wittenden: Beerd Monterey Californian Pale Ale
    london calling: Ducato Session IPA
    ROBCamra: Neepsend Blonde
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 23-06-2016 at 14:30.
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    Conwy - California
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    Dorchester only.

    Eight Arch -- Bowstring Bitter *
    Great Newsome -- Holderness Dark
    Everards -- Defender ('spoons International brewer range)
    Brewhouse (Dorchester) -- Judge Jeffrey
    Ringwood -- Boon Doggle

    Not a great list but BOTW was Eight Arch Bowstring Bitter a decent session ale in fine nick in the Blue Raddle.

    Next week Portishead and Bristol if the wind dies down.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Adnams Mosaic
    Darkstar Hophead
    Oakham JHB
    Camerons Ahop-alypse-now
    Thwaites Wainwright
    By The Horns Stiff Upper Lip

    Didnt dislike any of these although the Thwaites offering is a bit run of the mill , Oakham take the prize this week with a very sessionable JHB (more than three pints).
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Forays to Faversham, the Midlands and Huddersfield yesterday and with easily the best ones tried in Huddersfield.

    Steamin' Billy (Belvoir) Tipsy Fisherman 3.6%*
    Shepherd Neame Master Brew 3.7%
    Cottage Pacific 4.0%
    Lees Kaleidoscope 4.0%*
    Marston's Rakau Single Hop 4.0%*
    Slightly Foxed Fox Glove 4.3%
    Adnam's Juniper Saison 4.1%*
    Truman's Lazarus 4.2%*
    Steamin' Billy (Belvoir) Bitter 4.3%*
    Sambrook's Junction 4.5%*
    Rat Lab Rat 4.6%*
    Wold Top Wold Gold 4.8%
    JDW Everard's Defender 4.8%
    Rat King Rat 5.0%*
    Acorn Taurus IPA 5.0%*
    Steamin' Billy (Belvoir) 1485 5.0%
    Barlow Stephensons Rocket 5.0%*
    Salopian Golden Thread 5.0%*
    Black Sheep Choc-Orange Oat Stout 5.1%*
    Three Friends Dark Side 5.3%*
    Franklin's North Shore IPA 5.5%*
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%
    Magic Rock Dark Arts 6.0%*
    Elland 1872 Porter 6.5%*
    Rat Ratsputin 7.4%*

    I've been liberal with the asterisks as otherwise only beers tried in Huddersfield would be considered. Despite that the three Rat beers are head and shoulders above the opposition I find it very difficult to chose between them so when in doubt go for the strongest and it's the Rat Ratsputin. This is billed as an Imperial Russian Stout but is way too weak for that and is more like a strong dry stout as it is very heavily hopped. It was £3.45 in the Huddersfield Rat & Ratchet.

    BOTW Rat Ratsputin

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    A full load to make up for last week's aberration...

    Redemption Trinity (3.0%)
    Black Sheep Bitter (3.8%)
    Leighton Buzzard Cuckoo (3.8%)*
    Dark Star Hophead (3.8%)
    XT 4 (3.8%)
    Ringwood Razor Back (3.9%)
    Brakspear Oxford Gold (4.0%)
    GK London Glory (4.0%)
    McEwan's IPA (4.0%)
    Otter Wotter Shot (4.0%)
    Tring Ridgeway (4.0%)
    West Berkshire Good Old Boy (4.0%)
    ABC Valknut (4.1%)* BOTW
    Arkells Hoperation (4.2%)*
    Sadler's Cat's Pyjamas (4.2%)*
    Shakespeare Bard's Best (4.2%)*
    Wild Beer Bibble (4.2%)
    XT IPA (4.2%) (can)*
    Oakham Enough Rope (4.3%)*
    Bude Pendeen APA (4.4%)
    Twickenham Naked Ladies (4.4%)
    Butcombe 3 Hop (4.5%) (bottled)
    Butcombe Simcoe Pale Ale (4.5%) (bottled)
    Hackney APA (4.5%)
    XT 15 (4.5%)
    Gipsy Hill Hepcat (4.6%)*
    ELB Cowcatcher (4.8%)
    BVB Gail Porter (5.0%)

    Loads of good 'uns this week (as asterisked), but plumping for the ABC, sampled in The Morris Clown in Bampton.
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    BOTW Marble Earl Grey IPA (bottle)

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    Beerd-Monterey Californian Pale Ale:3.9%abv-Barley straw,exotic fruit,long bitter finish.Good for a sticky day.
    Nelson-Pieces of Eight:3.9%abv- On gravity dispense.Good condition,old school bitter,spoilt by plastic glass, but I wasn't really in the market for old school, surprisingly.
    Beerd, another new brewery for me, Monterey California Pale Ale, my BOTW.
    "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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    7 out of the 9 cask beers I tried on sat night were overly warm and flat so its the Italians through to the final.
    Ducato -west coast ipa
    Ducato -California common
    Ducato -session ipa BOTW
    three superb quality beers on keykeg at the Italian Job Chiswick.

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    Neepsend Blonde. A light, hoppy 4% session ale brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold & Mosaic.

    Perfect for a Summers evening session in The Baum.
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