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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 26th March 2017)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 26th March 2017)

    Mobyduck: Oakham Oblivion
    Bucking Fastard: Five Points Pale
    Aqualung: Dancing Duck Rosetta
    Wittenden: Pig and Porter Fatal Flaw
    hondo: Oakham Preacher
    oldboots: Hammerton Pentonville Oyster Stout
    aleandhearty: Cloudwater Pale
    Thuck Phat: Salopian Kashmir
    london calling: West Berks Maggs Magnificent Mild
    Real Ale Ray: Five Points Pale
    ETA: Five Points Pale
    ROBCamra: Wiper And True Milk Shake Milk Stout
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A Good beer week,

    Purity Pure Gold
    Wild Weather Serendipity APA
    Triple fff Pressed Rat And Warthog
    Triple fff Hunky Dory
    Dark Star Hophead Mosaic
    Dark Star Art Of Darkness
    Volden Pale Ale
    Beavertown Neck Oil
    BrewDog Castaway Yellowbelly
    ELB Pale Ale
    Five Points Pale
    Oakham Oblivion
    Oakham Citra
    Howling Hops Black XX
    Adnams Mosaic
    Three Sods Mud Puddler
    Titanic Plum Porter
    Siren Soundwave

    All pretty good but BOTW is Oakham Oblivion enjoyed in the impressive Chesham Arms.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    A great week in and around London.

    Mc Mullens -- Country
    Mc Mullens -- "Rivertown " Defiant
    Fullers -- London Pride
    Hammerton -- Life on Mars *
    Burning Sky -- Saison a la Provision (keg)
    East London Brewery -- Pale
    Five Points -- Pale*
    Five Points -- XPA *
    Howling Hops -- Black XX*
    Adnams -- Mosaic *
    Three Sods -- Mud Puddler
    Titanic -- Plum Porter *
    Redemption -- Big Chief *

    The Plum Porter was very good,but I always nominate it ,so BOTW goes to Five Points Pale ,a fine session quaff sampled in various pubs on the 38 crawl.

    Next week boating into Leicestershire ,Everards territory.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    I've been in the Midlands and Southampton this week so only two of these were in London

    Black Sheep Pathmaker 4.0%
    Titanic Stout (Keg) 4.5%
    Hook Norton Mild The Gap 4.5%
    Oakham Bishop's Farewell 4.6%
    Piddle Mad Hare 4.7%
    Leatherbritches Ashbourne IPA 4.9%
    Vibrant Forest Summit 5.0%
    Dancing Duck Indian Porter 5.0%
    Market Harborough Premium Brown 5.1%
    Bad Co Dazed and Confused 5.5%
    Conwy San Francisco IPA 5.5%
    Dancing Duck Rosetta 5.7%
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild 6.0%
    Oakham Green Devil (Bottle) 6.0%
    Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 6.0%
    Shepherd Neame St Louis Continental IPA 6.5%
    Exmoor Beast 6.6%

    Unusually I would say every single one of the above had some merit and there was nothing even approaching a dodgy pint. The winner is Dancing Duck Rosetta as tried for £3.35 in the Burslem Bull's Head.

    BOTW Dancing Duck Rosetta

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    Pig and Porter-Fatal Flaw American Amber Ale 4.5%abv.'American' but not hyperbolically so. Fruity hops.
    Old Dairy-Spring Top 4%abv.Lively, peppery.
    My BOTW-Fatal Flaw, taken in the ever reliable Black Dog, a house I intend to visit with regularity throughout Spring and Summer.
    "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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    oakham - preacher
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    Lots of choice this week resulting in a four corned fight between stouts, MILDs and Hophead, but BOTW: Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout tried in a couple of places but best in the Cock Tavern to wash down a pickled egg.

    Titanic - Stout (keg)
    Blue Monkey - BG Sips
    Harrogate - Pale Ale
    Kirkstall - Three Swords (keg & disgusted)
    Great Heck - Amish Mash
    Marstons - Jennings Cumberland Ale
    D'Ardennes - McChouffe (bottle)
    Greene King - IPA
    Fullers - London Pride
    St Peters - Organic Ale
    Harveys - Sussex Bitter
    Rudgate - Ettas Ale
    Dark Star - Hophead
    Five Point - Brickfield Brown
    Twickenham - Grandstand
    Kent Brewery - Porter
    Reunion Ales - Opening Gambit
    Twickenham - Black Eel
    Dark Star - The Art of Darkness
    Volden - Session Ale
    Trumans - Zephyr
    Five Point - Railway Porter
    Maregade - Amber
    360 degrees - Best
    Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout
    West Berkshire - Maggs Magnificent Mild
    Titanic - Plum Porter
    Fyne Ales - Maverick
    Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild
    Hacker-Pschorr - Weise Bier (keg)
    Banks & Taylor - SOD
    Fyne Ales - Vital Spark
    Taylors - Boltmaker

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    Another quiet week.

    Sonnet 43 - Making a Case.*
    Cloudwater - Pale.*
    Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw.
    Kirkstall - Pale Ale.
    Salamander - Urban Myth.
    Theakston - Vanilla Stout.

    Both the Sonnet and Cloudwater beers were very good, but I'll give BOTW to the Pale as it was nearly 1% weaker.
    '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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    This week:

    Salopian Golden Thread
    Salopian Kashmir*
    Bad Seed Seville Orange IPA*
    Mallinsons The Amazonian IPA
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    BOTW Salopian Kashmir. A proper IPA.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    West Berks-Maggs Magnificent Mild was superb on the Saturday crawl.Its turning into one of my fav beers.

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