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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 14th May 2017)

    Mobyduck: Oakham Citra
    Wittenden: Tonbridge Blonde Ambition
    Aqualung: Loch Lomond Bravehop
    Thuck Phat: Arbor Why Kick a Moo Cow
    aleandhearty: Ilkley Crossroads IPA
    Komakino: XT Animal Octopus
    london calling: Kew/Weird beard Fruitbat IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Tapstone Brewery Zen Garden
    ROBCamra: Belleville Pinch Session IPA
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 27-05-2017 at 13:50.
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    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Some decent beer this week.

    Purity Pure Gold
    Purity UBU
    Twickenham Spring Ale
    Hammerpot Brighton Belle
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*
    Moorhouse White Witch
    Fullers London Pride
    Bathams Mild
    Blue Monkey Chocolate Guerilla*
    Big Smoke Underworld Milk Stout*
    Big Smoke Medicine Man IPA*
    Longdog Gamekeepers Nightmare
    Salopian Lemon Dream*
    Shiny Affinity
    Surrey Hills Gilt Complex
    Thurstons Spring Ale
    Tillingbourne Evolution #7*
    Uprising White Riot
    Bad Seed Cascade*
    Oakham Citra*

    The list was enhanced by a trip to the Kingston Beer Festival on Saturday but BOTW goes to an old favorite enjoyed Saturday evening post festival in The Albion, Oakham Citra in stunningly good form.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 14-05-2017 at 19:35.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Kent: all beer in good nick.

    Gun Brewery-Red Ale 4.4%abv: Dark tan;raspberries, a stalwart from a fairly new brewery in East Sussex.
    Kent-Session Pale 3.7%abv:Thunderingly good.
    Tonbridge-Blonde Ambition 4.2%abv:Pale, slight haze.Prominent herbal hops.
    Dark Star-Hophead 3.8%abv: A bit confined.
    Larkin's-Traditional 3.4%abv:Brittle, rather than chewy,toffee.
    My BOTW-Tonbridge Blonde Ambition.
    "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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    This week saw a visit to Scotland where for three whole days it didn't rain.

    Caledonian Oban 1790 (rebadged dross) 3.5%
    Harviestoun Bitter And Twisted 3.8%
    Oban Bay Kilt Lifter 4.0%
    Loch Lomond Southern Summit 4.0%
    Portobello VPA 4.0%
    Truman's Knees Up 4.2%
    Arran Dark 4.3%
    Fyne Ales Vital Spark 4.4%
    Kelburn Jaguar 4.5%
    Loch Lomond Ale Of Leven 4.5%
    Kelburn Dark Moor 4.5%
    Sambrook's Battersea Rye 4.5%
    Orkney Dark Island 4.6%
    Williams Brothers March Of The Penguins 4.9%
    Kelburn Cart Blanche 5.0%
    Ramsbury Chalk Stream 5.0%
    Wadworth Swordfish 5.0%
    Ringwood Old Thumper 5.1%
    Elgood's Greyhound 5.2%
    Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2%
    Oakham Green Devil (Bottle) 6.0%
    Oakham Green Devil IPA 6.0%
    Loch Lomond Bravehop 6.0%

    The winner is the Loch Lomond Bravehop as tried for £3.20 in the excellent Grog and Gruel in Fort William. The other two Loch Lomond beers were also first class, even the Boring Brown Ale Of Leven.

    BOTW Loch Lomond Bravehop

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    More interest this week:

    North Riding NZ IPA*
    Blue Monkey Infinity*
    Purple Moose Glaswyn Ale
    Kelham Island Miami
    Black Sheep Monty Python Holy Grail
    Arbor Why Kick a Moo Cow*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    The NZ IPA was very good from a brewery new to me but BOTW was Arbor Why Kick a Moo Cow, another NZ pale ale. Odd name, top beer.

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    A dismal week, with only three sampled. However, they were all pretty good.

    Fernandes - Totally Ernest.*
    Fernandes - Jackdaw Mild.*
    Ilkley - Crossroads IPA.*

    The IPA just shades it.
    '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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    Trent & Mersey


    A wide variety of locations and some good sessions.

    Marble -- Uppe Hela Natten Porter *
    Blue Monkey -- Infinity *(3PT)
    Pheasantry -- Dancing Dragonfly
    Purple Moose -- Glaslyn Ale
    Kelham Island -- Miami Extra Pale
    Black Sheep -- Holy Grail (3PT)
    St Austell -- Tribute (>3PT)
    Twickenham -- Wolf of the Woods
    Charles Wells -- Youngs Special
    Coastal Brewery -- Western Porter *
    Coastal Brewery -- Agnus *
    Cheddar -- Crown & Glory
    Burning Sky -- Aurora *
    Dark Star -- Sunburst * (3PT)
    Purity -- UBU

    BOTW goes again to Burning Sky Aurora ,on fine form in a post match celebration in The George.

    Next week will be quiet.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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