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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    The annual Wakefield Food, Drink & Rhubarb Festival provided a good excuse to wander round the city's finest, over the weekend, whilst sampling some of the inevitable rhubarb themed beers.

    Vocation - Chop & Change.
    Shiny - Happy People.*
    Otter - Amber.
    Seven Brothers - Ruby.*
    North Riding - Mosaic Pale.*
    Thornbridge - Jaipur.
    Yorkshire Heart - Rhu-Bar.*
    Slaters - Rye IPA.
    Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout.*
    Neepsend - Blonde.
    Ridgeside - Black Night.
    Beer Ink - Double IPA.
    Fernandes - Half Nelson.
    Riverhead - Rhubarb & Rosehip.

    The Rhu-Bar was actually very good. Naturally, it was rather tart, but with a richness that belied its strength at 3.7%. However, a pint was definitely enough! By contrast, the Rhubarb & Rosehip was a step too far. Definitely too much for my palate. BOTW was the very impressive Mosaic Pale, fresh as a daisy, at Harry's Bar. North Riding are rapidly becoming one of my 'go to' breweries.
    I have to say if mosaic is present in a beer its a winner, if you like hops that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I have to say if mosaic is present in a beer its a winner, if you like hops that is.
    Couldn't agree more, Moby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I have to say if mosaic is present in a beer its a winner, if you like hops that is.
    Only knowingly tried it once-Adnams Mosaic Pale- a couple of years back, but I'm afraid it wasn't in tiptop condition. Looking back, it was probably a bit edgy for the house in which I took it, and hadn't sold well. I'm still looking for the Dark Star Hophead version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
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    Dark Star Hophead 3.8%. Pure and simple. Back on form.
    I'm glad it appears to be back on form, I had become disillusioned with it over the last 18 months or so. Unfortunately its no longer available in my local since Dark Star quite rightly told Enterprise and SIBA to sod off.
    This year's special, Mosaic variation is particularly good.
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    Dark Star Mosaic in perfect condition in the Wildcat micropub Bournville
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    A trip to Leighton Buzzard and some local stop-offs:

    Rebellion IPA (3.7%)
    Brakspear Jerusalem (3.8%)*
    BrewDog Dead Pony Club (3.8%) (can)
    Haresfoot Lock Keeper's (3.9%)
    Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge (3.9%)
    Wadworth Dirty Rucker (3.9%)
    Joule's Penny Pincher (4.0%)
    GK Grubber (4.2%)
    Rebellion Reformer (4.2%)
    Rebellion Smuggler (4.2%)
    Tring Moongazing (4.2%)
    Salopian Darwin's Origin (4.3%)
    Southwark Bermondsey Best (4.4%)
    Adnams Ghost Ship (4.5%)
    Mad Goose Purity UBU (4.5%)*
    St Austell Proper Job (4.5%)
    Wychwood Hobgoblin (4.5%)
    XT 15 (4.5%) (bottle)
    CW / Courage Directors (4.8%)
    Fuller's HSB (4.8%)
    Dark Star The Original (5.0%)

    Again, a lack of fancy names and exotic hop combinations and an introduction to the yawn-worthy punnage of Six Nations brews, so it's with a touch of irony / schadenfreude that BOTW of the week was one of them - Brakspear's Jerusalem - sampled at leafy Fingest's Chequers. The Purity ran it a close second...

    BOTW: Brakspear Jerusalem
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    I'm going to have to hop on to the Dark Star Hophead Mosaic bandwagon.

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