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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 6th November 2016)

    Mobyduck: St Austell Proper Job
    Wittenden: Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
    Aqualung: Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
    aleandhearty: Ossett New Generation IPA
    Thuck Phat: Nobby's Plum Porter
    london calling: Hopcraft Damned Deaf IPA
    oldboots: Titanic White Star
    Real Ale Ray: Crate Howl
    Komakino: XT Lest We Forget
    Bucking Fastard: Cerne Abbas Blonde
    ROBCamra: Moor Nor'Hop
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    This week apart from 3 or 4 in my local, the bulk of the variety comes from todays trip around Windsor.
    Red Cat Scratch
    Longman Long Blonde*
    Dark Star Hophead
    Dark Star American Pale Ale*
    McMullens IPA
    Windsor & Eton Knight Of The Garter*
    Windsor & Eton Conqueror
    Windsor & Eton Park Life*
    Trumans Zephyr
    St Austell Tribute*
    St Austell Proper Job*
    Hammerpot RIPA
    Sadlers One Stop Hop
    Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Rebellion IPA*
    Phoenix Ale* (Marstons house beer)

    Nothing particularly outshone the other but the Proper Job was the proper job and is BOTW.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Kent: Old School

    Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv,taken in two local pubs.One sample considerably better than the other, though Bonfire related plastic mugs didn't help.
    "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 quiet week for me :-

    Redemption Urban Dusk 4.6%
    Mauldon's Blackberry Porter 4.8%
    White Park Oast House 4.8%
    Crouch Vale Amarillo 5.0%
    Adnam's Sloe Porter 5.0%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%
    Otley Oxymoron 5.5%
    Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%
    Olde England Black Prince 6.0%



    The winner is the Jaipur in the Leytonstone Walnut Tree for £3.05.


    BOTW Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

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    A quiet week for me.

    Fernandes - Cascade Torrent.*
    Fernandes - Two Islands IPA.
    Ossett - New Generation IPA.*
    North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn & Portered.*
    Beer Ink - Flagship IPA.
    Fernandes - Ten Degrees.

    Easy winner was the New Generation. A big beer at 7%, but smooth and mellow, with masses of flavour from the Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe, used in dry hopping.
    '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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    BOTW Nobby's Plum Porter

    A fitting accompaniment to bonfire night.

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    A small list as I've been working,

    Brewsters - Hop Quest
    Lees - British Autumn Ale
    Arundel - Milk Stout
    Maxim - Double Maxim
    Brouerie D'Achouffe - McChoufffe
    Marston's - Pedigree New World
    Ilkley - Ruby Jane
    Salamander - Golden Salamander
    Titanic - White Star
    Titanic - Plum Porter
    Navigation - Columbus
    Moles - Gold


    BOTW Titanic White Star sampled at their Sun Inn in Stafford and strangely I preferred it to the Plum Porter also sampled there. The Double Maxim came close mind you.

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    Crate Brewery - Howl (collaboration between Howling Hops Brewery and Crate Brewery - keg)
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    Oxford odds and sods this week:

    Marston's EPA (3.6%)
    Wadworth IPA (3.6%)
    Rebellion IPA (3.7%)
    Banks Amber (3.8%)
    Loose Cannon Scottish Smokehouse Ale (4.2%)
    XT Lest We Forget (4.2%)
    XT 2 (4.2%)
    Shotover Scholar (4.5%)
    Wychwood Hobgoblin (4.5%)
    XT 8 (4.5%)
    Okell's Olde Skipper (4.8%)
    Deya Steady Rolling Man APA (keg) (5.2%)
    Kees Strawberry Fields (keg) (6.0%)
    Quilmes Bock (bottle) (6.3%)

    The Kees was a decent Titanic Plum Porter-esque "chocolate oatmeal stout with lots of strawberries" tried at Oxford's impressive Pint Shop, but this week's gong goes to something that wasn't particularly outstanding, but is an easy drink, decent enough for a small session, is local (to me) and is brewed around this time every year to raise money for a good cause (Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal):

    BOTW XT Lest We Forget
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Late submission from me.

    Cottage Brewing -- Southern Belle
    Hop Back -- Crop Circle
    Piddle -- Coal Porter
    Cerne Abbas -- Blonde *
    Whitstable -- Pale
    Dorset Brewing Co. -- Chocolate Orange Porter
    Ashover -- Font *

    BOTW goes to Cerne Abbas Blonde ,very well kept in The Globe ,the best pub on an enjoyable crawl around Weymouth with ETA.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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