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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 11th December 2016)

    Mobyduck: Roosters Cogburn
    Aqualung: Oakham Bishop's Farewell
    Wittenden: Gadds Dark Conspiracy
    Real Ale Ray: Big Hand Panettone Pale
    Thuck Phat: Salopian Snow Leopard
    Bucking Fastard: New River Five Inch Drop
    aleandhearty: Wild Beer Bibble
    ROBCamra: Great Heck Mercy
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    Red Cat Scratch
    Roosters Cogburn
    Binghams V Old Ale
    Fullers Seafarers
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    A short list but an improvment in Quality from last week, Roosters Cogburn BOTW
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    A smaller list for me this week partly due to attempting to avoid any Xmas badged beers. There's still three on here, The Arkell's and Caledonian ones are dreadful while the Hook Norton one is decent.

    Oakham JHB 3.8%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Everard's Tiger 4.2%
    Belvoir Beaver Bitter 4.3%
    Belvoir White Knuckle Ride 4.3%
    Caledonian Cold Comfort 4.5%
    Oakham Bishop's Farewell 4.6%
    Arkell's Sir Noel 5.0%
    Bespoke Over A Barrel 5.0%
    Elland Chocolate Porter 5.2%
    Oakham Black Hole Porter 5.5%
    Hook Norton Twelve Days 5.5%
    Wadworth Old Timer 5.8%
    Black Sheep Riggwelter 5.9%
    Oakham Green Devil IPA (Keg) 6.0%
    Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%

    The winner is the Oakham Bishop's Farewell as tried for £3.40 in their Brewery Tap. I've no complaints about their other beers but don't recall giving this one a gong before.
    Next week hopefully some real Xmas beers in the Black Country, like Sarah Hughes Snowflake, Holden's Old Ale and Batham's XXX.


    BOTW Oakham Bishop's Farewell

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    Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds)-Dark Conspiracy 4.9abv Described as a Brooding Porter.Dark brown, earthy berries. Intriguing and grown up beer. My BOTW, taken at The Milk House
    "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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    Big Hand - Panettone Pale
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
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    Not bad:

    Salopian Snow Leopard*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Charnwood Vixen
    Potbelly Captain Pigwash
    Flying Monk Birdman
    Everards Tiger*
    Grainstore 1050*

    Bishops aside there wasn't anything exceptional in there but a couple of decent beers and well kept. Slightly disappointed by the Captain Pigwash, a decent porter but with a distinct tang at the end which didn't suit me.

    BOTW Salopian Snow Leopard

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