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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 16th October 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 16th October 2016)

    Mobyduck: Longman Long Blonde
    oldboots: Harrogate Horse Head Stetson
    Oakham Green Devil IPA
    Spinko: Thornbridge Jaipur
    aleandhearty: North Riding NZ IPA (Motueka)
    Thuck Phat: Salopian Vortex
    Bucking Fastard: Aylesbury Brewhouse Co. Cellular
    Wittenden: Hobson's Best Bitter
    ROBCamra: Naylors Citradelic
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 30-10-2016 at 11:00.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Minamalistic- a mid-week cold plus Laryngitis didn't help, as well as working all weekend.
    Red Cat Scratch
    Hop Art Golden IPA
    Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay
    Fullers London Pride
    Longman Long Blonde

    The Scratch was good but I'll give it Longman Long Blonde Light drinking but flavoursome.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Some decent beers this week especially those sampled at the Wishbone brewery in Keighley, but BOTW is Harrogate Horse Head Stetson a 5.9% IPA but with a sweet edge.

    Settle - Attermire
    Maxim - Northern Knight
    Banks's / Ninkasi - Ninkasi
    Acorn - Old Moor Porter
    Reedley Hall - Monkholme Premium
    Blue Bee - Hillfoot Best Bitter
    Lincoln Green - The Finals Countdown
    Saltaire - South Island Pale
    True North - Best Bitter
    Rat - NosfeRATu
    Neepsend - Blonde
    Bootleg Brew Co - Lawless
    Thwaites - Nutty Black
    First Chop - First Chop
    Great Heck - Mount Hood
    Ilkley - Hanging Stone
    Wishbone - Pastiche
    Wishbone - Gumption
    Wishbone - Abyss
    Wishbone - Boilerplate
    Harrogate - Horse Head Stetson

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    This week saw the start of the Spoons Autumn beer festival but as it's the worst I've ever seen I'm not attempting to even think about trying all 30 (reduced from the previous 50).

    Greenfield Silver Owl 4.0%
    Ossett Vivienne May 4.1%
    Phoenix Arizona 4.1%
    Black Country Chain Ale 4.2%
    Everard's Afro-Caribbean Hopsession 4.3%
    Everard's Pitch Black 4.3%
    Brains Open Casket 4.5%
    Millstone Stout 4.5%
    Riverhead March Haigh 4.6%
    Hackney American Pale Ale 4.5%
    XT 6 4.5%
    Dark Star American Pale Ale 4.7%
    Loddon Bamboozle 4.8%
    Elephant School (Brentwood) Porter In A Storm 4.9%
    Adnam's Sloe Porter 5.0%
    Truman's Sampson Strong 5.8%
    ELB Quadrant Oatmeal Stout 5.8%
    Oakham Green Devil IPA 6.0%
    Rat Nosferatu 6.5%
    Brentwood Chocwork Orange 6.5%
    Greene King Old Crafty Hen 6.5%

    The winner is the same as last week but this time it's the cask version as tried for £2.45 in the Stalybridge Society Rooms.

    BOTW Oakham Green Devil IPA

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    A bit of a quiet one, only Jaipur, 13 Guns and Shipyard IPA.

    Thornbridge - Jaipur

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    A reasonable week.

    Tarn 51 - By George.
    North Riding - NZ IPA (Motueka).*
    Whippet - English Whippet.
    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Fernandes - Red Rye IPA.*
    Raw - Independence APA.
    Beer Ink - Flagship.
    Dr Mortons - Non Stick.
    Ossett - Spellbound.*
    Rat - White Rat.*
    Welbeck Abbey - Henrietta Grande.
    Phoenix - Black Bee.

    The NZ IPA and the Plum Porter were both on fine form, at Harry's Bar, Wakefield. However, as the latter has been nominated several times down the years, I'll give it to the former.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Decent week:

    Batemans Texan Triple Hop
    Pheasantry Dark Ale
    Saltaire Blonde
    Burning Sky Aurora*
    Orkney Red MacGregor*
    Fullers ESB *
    Tring Side Pocket for a Toad*
    Aylesbury Brew Company Cellular*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Salopian Vortex*

    Tricky one this week with the Aurora, Red MacGregor and Cellular all worthy contenders.
    BOTW Salopian Vortex. Pale, citrussy and very drinkable at 4%. Three pint test passed with ease.

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    Decent enough week but have to agree with Aqualung,the 'spoons fest ,as experienced in The George,was very poor with some stillage ales badly out of condition,and dull festival brews.Tim needs a rethink.

    Saltaire -- Blonde
    Burning Sky -- Aurora *
    Orkney -- MacGregor Red * (3PT)
    Fullers -- ESB *
    Tring -- Sidepocket for a Toad *
    Aylesbury Brewhouse Co. -- Cellular * (3PT)
    Adams -- Sloe Porter
    Titanic -- Sea
    Bent Spoke -- Braddons Bitter
    Wild Beer -- Bibble

    BOTW goes to Aylesbury Brewhouse Co. Cellular,a limited edition red ale on fine form in The Papermill,Apsley

    Next week doesn't look clever.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Shropshire and surrounding counties:
    Wye Valley:Butty Bach-4.5%abv-Undistinguished malty best bitter.
    : HPA-4%abv-Pale with a bit of citrus:mellow.
    Ludlow : Gold-4.2%abv-Brisk and businesslike
    : Best-3.75abv-Bit hazy.Dry session bitter.
    Joule's : Kolkata-5%abv- Sweet hops,pale amber, raspberries.Creamy.
    Milk Street: Great Uncle John's Bootleg Beer-4.2%abv- Pale, crisp and vulpine.
    Hobson's: Best Bitter-3.8%abv- I really enjoyed this:earthy hops, with a bit of toffee.Old school.My BOTW. Taken at Artisan Ales in Ludlow, which I need to enter on this site.
    Last edited by Wittenden; 25-10-2016 at 23:12. Reason: wrong beer,wrong brewery
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    Naylors Citradelic tried in the Regal Moon during the rather disappointing JDW Beer Festival.
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