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

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

    Bucking Fastard: Siren Craft Broken Dream Breakfast Stout
    Mobyduck: Binghams Vanilla Stout
    Aqualung: Blue Monkey Infinity
    Thuck Phat: Blue Monkey Infinity +1
    Real Ale Ray: Red Star Standing Rock
    hondo: Redwell West Coast Pale Ale
    aleandhearty: Elland 1872 Porter
    Wittenden: Harvey's Old Ale
    Komakino: Milk Street Funky Monkey
    london calling: Beavertown Neck Oil
    ROBCamra: Lincoln Green Archer
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 16-12-2016 at 14:50.
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    Trent & Mersey


    A good week in London with some real quality.

    Cloudwater -- Bitter *
    Hopcraft -- March of the Giants *
    Siren Craft -- Broken Dream Breakfast Stout *
    Abbeydale -- Frolicker
    Siren Craft -- Vermont Tea Party
    Fountain Brew -- Bloody Porter
    Hammerton -- N7* (3PT)
    Saltaire -- Triple Chocaholic *
    Moor -- Nor' Hop
    Burning Sky -- Aurora *
    Burning Sky -- Porter

    BOTW goes to Siren Craft Broken Dream Breakfast Stout,unbelievably good in The Euston Tap,so drinkable ,so dangerous.Is it going to get Beer of the Year two years running ?

    Next week looking quiet apart from the annual visit to Marsworth,nothing to do there except drink
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Mostly average stuff

    Red Cat Scratch
    Sherfield Village Pacific Jade
    Irvings Admiral*
    Brakespear Top Notch
    Binghams Vanilla Stout*
    Balaclava Bitter (rebadged Hardy and Hansons Bitter)
    Hogsback TEA
    Brakespear Bitter
    Sharps Doom Bar
    Morland Original Bitter
    Wadworth Bishops Tipple
    Fullers Wise Men*
    Hogs Back Surrey Nirvana
    Hogs Back Advent Ale

    BOTW is easily Binghams Vanilla Stout
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Not a bad week for me :-

    Blue Monkey BG Sips 4.0%
    Rockin' Robin Waghorn Express 4.1%
    Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons 4.2%
    Dukeries De Lovetot 4.2%
    Little Valley Cragg Vale Bitter 4.2%
    Otley O3 Boss 4.4%
    Rockin' Robin Blizzard of Oz 4.5%
    Blue Monkey Infinity 4.6%
    Adnam's Wild Hop 4.7%
    Ringwood XXXX Porter 4.7%
    Blue Monkey Guerilla 4.9%
    Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%
    Thornbridge McConnells 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%
    Truman's Gunboat Smith 5.2%
    Blue Monkey Ape Ale 5.4%
    Shepherd Neame Todd The Axeman 5.5%
    Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%

    The winner is the Blue Monkey Infinity (£3.20) at the Loughborough Organ Grinder.

    BOTW Blue Monkey Infinity

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    BOTW Blue Monkey Infinity +1 which I mistook for Infinity. Schoolboy error.

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    Standing at the bar


    Red Star - Standing Rock
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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    redwell brewing co - west coast pale ale
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    West Yorkshire


    Pretty average sort of week, livened up by several old favourites.

    Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout.
    Wishbone - Whero.
    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Elland - 1872 Porter.*
    Robinsons - Trooper Red & Black.
    Leeds - Pale.
    York - Terrier.
    Ossett - Spellbound*
    Abbeydale - Full English Breakfast.*
    Rat - White Rat.*

    The 1872 just shades it from the Plum Porter and the Spellbound. A great beer for the colder months and on surprisingly good form at Bower's Tap, Leeds. Rather disappointing was the Trooper Red & Black, which had been recommended to me and seemed to taste like something from the 1970s.
    '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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    Weald of Kent


    Kent, West Sussex
    Harvey's -Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv-Bit metallic-perhaps too fresh?
    Dark Star-Hophead 3.8%abv. Back at its citric (hate that word!) best.
    Larkin's-Traditional 3.4%abv.Ideal autumnal session beer.Hedge fruit,toffee. Bit cold though.
    Long Man-Long Blonde 3.8%abv-Pale, nettley hops.It's blonde innit.
    Harvey's Sussex XXXX Old Ale 4.3%abv-Dark,cosy , sinful wintry delight.
    The last three beers taken at The Cat Inn
    My BOTW-Harvey's Old Ale.
    "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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    Bristol and some Gloucestershire odds 'n' sods:

    Milk Street Funky Monkey (4.0%)*
    GK Old Golden Hen (4.1%)
    Cotswold Lion Best in Show (4.2%)*
    Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat (keg) (4.2%)
    H&H Rocking Rudolph (4.2%)
    Ashley Down Pale Ale (4.3%)*
    Wychwood Wickerman (4.4%)*
    Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout (cask) (4.5%)
    Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout (keg) (4.5%)
    Box Steam Piston Broke (4.5%)*
    Founders All Day IPA (bottle) (4.7%)
    Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles (keg) (5.0%)
    BrewDog IPA (can) (5.6%)

    Some nice surprises amongst that lot, including the low beer miles Ashley Down, tried in Bristol's excellent Draper's Arms micropub and another in a similar vein in the Cotswold Lion, stumbled upon at Bidrlip's Royal George Hotel, but going to go for the Milk Street which was the first of the week, and in superb condition. Always good (although rare) to start the week off with quality.

    BOTW: Milk Street Funky Monkey
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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