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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 4th September 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 4th September 2016)

    Mobyduck: Siren Soundwave
    Wittenden: Dark Star Hophead
    Aqualung: Tryst Raj IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Citra
    Thuck Phat: Cloudwater DIPA v6 (keg)
    Spinko: Burley St Brewhouse Brickyard
    london calling: 3 Blind Mice Fags and Coffee
    oldboots: Bewdley Worcestershire Way
    Real Ale Ray: Titanic Plum Porter
    ROBCamra: Bad Co. Love Over Gold
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 16-09-2016 at 14:52.
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    Junction 5, M3 , well fairly close.


    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale*
    Hop Back GFB
    Siren Undercurrent*
    Siren Soundwave*
    Big Smoke Solaris*
    Adnams Mosaic*
    Harbour Light Ale*
    Glastonbury Pilton Pop
    Marstons EPA
    Southwark LPA*
    Bad Seed Cascade*
    Roosters Pilsnear*

    BOTW Siren Soundwave
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 04-09-2016 at 21:37.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Weald of Kent


    Pride of Sussex
    Harveys-Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv. Served a touch cold, but otherwise unimpeacheable.Commentators on a recent Pub Curmudgeon post (Beer snobs the lot of 'em) rubbished this beer.This was outstanding in the 70s, and is one of a handful of beers that have stood the test of time, and probably improved, and together with Hophead is one of my core beers. Speaking of which...
    Dark Star-Hophead 3.8%abv.First out of a new cask, and at its best.A close call, but my BOTW.Both taken at The Globe and Rainbow
    "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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    A visit to Hook Norton found their core beers to be hopelessly overpriced and rather dull compared to recent opposition.

    Hook Norton Hooky Mild 2.8%
    Hook Norton Hooky 3.5%
    Hook Norton Harvest Hop 3.5%
    Hook Norton Hooky Gold 4.1%
    Blackedge Platinum Blonde 4.4%
    Hook Norton Summer Haze 4.5%
    Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6%
    Derby Black Magic 4.8%*
    Three Sods Leap Year 5.0%
    Tryst Raj IPA 5.5%*
    Franklin's North Shore IPA 5.5%*

    It's a battle between the two IPAs both tried in the E17 Bell for £3.33 with CAMRA discount, although it took several pints to decide it!
    I'm going for the more aggressively hopped Tryst Raj IPA from Scotland.

    BOTW Tryst Raj IPA

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    Along the banks of the Regents Canal.

    Five Points -- Pale Ale (keg)
    Five Points -- IPA (keg)
    Birrificio Italiano -- Nigredo (keg)
    Hackney -- Golden Ale
    Howling Hops --East End Hefeweizen
    Howling Hops -- American Brown *
    Howling Hops -- West Coast IPA*
    Siren Craft -- Soundwave IPA
    Salopian -- Oracle
    Oakham -- Citra *
    Ebeltoft -- Straight Outta Boston IPA (keg)*
    Salopian -- Hop Twister *
    Siren Craft -- Undercurrent *
    Roosters -- White Rose *
    Northern Monk -- Northern Star Mocha Porter (keg) *

    BOTW goes to the ever reliable Oakham Citra on great form in The Camel,Bethnal Green.

    Next week scratching around for a pint.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Decent selection this week:

    Wild Beer - Pogo APA* (keg)
    Five Points - The Five Points IPA
    Cloudwater - DIPA v6* (keg)
    Howling Hops - Pale XX No2*
    Howling Hops - West Coast Special IPA*
    Siren - Soundwave
    Salopian - Oracle
    Oakham - Citra*
    Ebeltoft - Straight Outta Boston IPA (keg)
    Salopian - Hop Twister
    Dark Star - APA*
    Siren - Undercurrent*
    Oakham - Bishops Farewell*
    Titanic - Iceberg*
    Everards - Old Original*

    BOTW Cloudwater - DIPA v6 (keg). Having now tried a few decent and well known keg beers, I've firmly concluded that I prefer cask beer. Nonetheless, the DIPA was excellent - all tropical fruit and incredibly easy to drink at 9%. What would it be like on cask?

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    Burley St Brewhouse - Brickyard.
    Nice to be back in Yorkshire, briefly..

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    Pretty mundane beers from some good breweries leaves me with Botw
    3 Blind Mice -fags and coffee 8.0 drank in the 3 johns Islington
    Wellbeck Abbey -Kaiser 4.1 gets an honourable mention.

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    Sonnet 43 - Seraphim
    Thornbridge - Brother Rabbit
    Acorn - Barnsley Bitter
    Yorkshire Heart- Blackheart Stout
    Kirkstall - Pale Ale
    Kirkstall - Dissolution
    Camerons - Strongarm
    Springhead - Drop o' the Black Stuff
    Tapped - Comet
    Atom - Uncertainty Principle
    Three Tuns - XXX
    Otter - Amber
    Bewdley - Worcestershire Way
    Bewdley - Mucklows Mild
    Saddlers - Peaky Blinders
    Hobsons - Mild
    Wye Valley - HPA

    BOTW Bewdley - Worcestershire Way

    Tell us, now, how and when
    We may find the bravest men?
    A sure test, an easy test:
    Those that drink beer are the best

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    Titanic - Plum Porter
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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