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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 26th June 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 26th June 2016)

    Mobyduck: Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
    oldboots: Goddards Wight Squirrel
    gillhalfpint: Blue Anchor Spingo Special
    Bucking Fastard: Siren Craft Broken Dream
    Aqualung: Brecon Target IPA
    Wittenden: Westerham Single Hop Hallertau Tradition
    aleandhearty: Rat Queen Rat
    london calling: Brewdog Jet Black Heart Stout
    Real Ale Ray: Problem Child Rascal
    ROBCamra: Downlands Root Thirteen Pale Ale
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 06-07-2016 at 13:29.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Dark star Hophead
    Darkstar APA*
    Darkstar Sunburst*
    Wimbledon Summer Ale
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA*
    Late Knights Worm caller
    Fyne Ales Titan*
    St Austell Tribute
    Longman APA
    Fyne Ales Titan
    Pleasure Principal Pale Ale (brewed by Adnams)
    Adnams Mosaic
    360 West Coast Pale
    Bartlebeys Calico
    Burning Sky Plateau*
    Wylam Remain in the Light*
    Oakham Mark 7*
    Penpont ? (cant remember or find the name)

    The Burning Sky was very good but the Thornbridge Jaipur IPA was unbeatable ,much enjoyed in the equally unbeatable Hand In Hand.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 29-06-2016 at 21:04.
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    Bad Co Comfortably Numb
    Mithril Flower Power
    Jennings Cocker Hoop
    Yard of Ale Fairweather Friend
    Crafty Pint Milk Stout
    Goddards Wight Squirrel
    Adnams Fat Sprat
    Schoolhouse Bike Shed
    Mithril Should I Stay or should I go
    Mordue Five Bridges
    York Chocolate Orange Stout
    Rudgate IPA
    Pheonix Monkeytown Mild
    Goose Eye Chinook Pale
    Northern Monk Chennai

    I difficult choice but Goddards Wight Squirrel is the one for me.

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    Adnams Broadside
    Tintagel Poldark Ale
    Beavertown Bloody 'ell..from font..too cold
    Wylam Brown Cow..from font..too cold
    Marble Built to fall
    Left handed giant Duet
    St Austell HSD
    Blue Anchor Spingo Special
    Sharps Special
    Fullers ESB
    Skinners Lushingtons
    Skinners Hops & Honey - new name for Heligan Honey
    Taylor Landlord
    Black Flag Ebilgaar
    Dartmoor Summer Gold
    Woodforde's Reedlighter
    Otter Wotter Shot
    Nethergate Old Growler
    Dartmoor Jail Ale
    Moorhouses White Witch
    Driftwood Spa Copper Light

    BOTW Blue Anchor Spingo Special
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    North London and Bristol.

    Siren Craft -- Broken Dream *
    Marble -- Pint *
    Wadworth -- Swordfish
    Wadworth -- Admiral's Orange Peel
    Wadworth -- Optomism Pale Ale
    Siren -- Undercurrent *
    Cwrw -- Whipa Snapper
    Mallinsons -- New World Pale Ale *
    Dawkins -- Bristol Best
    Caledonian -- White Rabbit (house beer)
    Bristol Beer Factory -- Enigma *
    Twisted Oak -- Dark Mild *
    Twisted Oak -- Fallen Tree *
    Marstons -- Draught Bass
    Animal Brewing -- Manta Ray *

    Lots on contenders but BOTW goes to Siren Craft Broken Dream on top form in The Southampton Arms. A wonderful 6% breakfast stout,so many flavours.

    Next week is start of the voyage east along the Kennet & Avon,confident of a long list and some top ale.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    A busy week with visits to Oxford, Leicester and Norwich (mostly Spoons visits) but little to show for it in the way of great beers.

    XT Pi Mild 3.1%*
    Redemption Pale Ale 3.8%
    XT 4 3.8%
    Colchester Metropolis 3.9%
    White Horse Village Idiot 4.1%
    Winter's Golden Boot 4.2%
    XT 1 4.2%*
    Woodforde's Bure Gold 4.3%
    Wolf Sirius Dog Star 4.4%
    Cameron's Fridge Magnet 4.5%
    XT 13 4.5%*
    Wolf Norfolk Pride 4.6%
    Hook Norton Nerdherder IPA 4.6%
    North Cotswold Hung Drawn 'N' Portered 5.0%
    Grainstore 1050 5.0%*
    Ascot Anastasia's Exile Stout 5.0%*
    Black Country Fireside 5.0%
    Wild Weather Choppy Waters 5.1%
    Banks's Devils Backbone (keg) 5.2%
    Brecon Target IPA 5.7%*
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%*

    The XT brewery seem to be very good and I would give special mention to their Mild which had a great flavour for a 3.14152% ABV beer. The Jaipur in the Bell Hotel in Norwich was better than in the Grove in Huddersfield a couple of weeks before but still hazy. It was £2.90 a pint which I suspect was cheaper than Brighton.
    The winner goes to the Brecon Target IPA as tried at Base Camp the Kings Ford in Chingford for £2.35. It's a single hop strong ale but they haven't skimped with the UK Target hops as it has an excellent bitterness for the 5.7% ABV.

    BOTW Brecon Target IPA

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    Kent,East and Mid.

    Caveman-Neolithic 4.1%abv.Hop forward, with a smoky aftertaste.Hmm.From an unfamiliar Kent Brewery.
    Westerham-Single Hop Hallertau Tradition 4%abv.Pale gold "lager ale" without that graininess that I dislike in true lagers.Gently hopped, with a reassuring bitterness.From a familiar Kent Brewery. My BOTW.
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    Tried this week:

    Saltaire - NewWorld Red.
    Cloudwater - Session IPA. (Mosaic & Centennial)*
    Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout.*
    Salamander - Mind Boggling.
    Mad Squirrels (Red Squirrel) - European IPA.
    Kirkstall - Saecularis.
    Fernandes - Octohop.
    Rat - Queen Rat.*
    Bridestones - Pennine Gold.
    Yorkshire Heart - Silverheart IPA.

    Quite a few were on indifferent form, with the Queen Rat (porter) the best of the front runners.
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    Brewdog -jet black heart stout was perfection.

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    Problem Child Brewing Co. - Rascal in this excellent Southport Micro Tap & Bottles
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