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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 4th February 2018)

    Real Ale Ray: Vocation Heart & Soul
    Wittenden: Goacher's 1066 Old Ale
    Mobyduck: Titanic Cappuccino Stout
    Aqualung: Thornbridge Crackendale
    Bucking Fastard: Tring India Stout
    aleandhearty: Burning Sky Aurora
    Thuck Phat: Salopian Golden Thread
    Komakino: Fisher's Red Ale
    ROBCamra: Wiper And True Doves And Ravens
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    Vocation - Heart & Soul
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    Kent:better week.
    Larkin's-Traditional 3.4%abv.Probably the best Trad I've had in ages.
    Goacher's -Special House Beer 3.8%abv.Full of earthy Tovil goodness.
    Goacher's-1066 Old Ale 6.7%abv. My first meeting with this legendary Old Ale.Unctuous,raisins and tart plums:Granny's dark old sherry.
    Kent-Prohibition 4.8%abv. Pale, though for some reason I think of this as a dark 'un.Keenly floral.
    Whitstable-Oyster Stout 4.5%abv.Black roasty stout.Probably first out of the day.Fulfilling.
    Old Dairy-Blue Top 4.8% abv.Oatstraw:spicy,biscuity.Good pint of Blue.

    My BOTW-Goacher's 1066 Old Ale
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    Animal Hop Cat
    Oakham Citra
    Surrey Hills Ranmore
    Purity Pure Gold
    TT Landlord
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Springhead Outlawed
    Titanic Cappuccino Stout

    Without a doubt its the stout, BOTW Titanic Cappuccino Stout closely followed by the Springhead Outlawed, both enjoyed in the excellent Alfred Freehouse.
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    Not many great beers in this list :-




    Springhead Exodus 3.7%
    Marston's Pedigree 4.5%
    Fuller's Damson Porter 4.6%
    Burton Bridge Burton Ale 4.8%
    Froth Blowers Riverside Stout 4.8%
    Nene Valley Hop Stash Simcoe 5.0%
    Greene King Abbot 5.0%
    Stancill Black Gold 5.0%
    Millstone True Grit 5.0%
    Anarchy Urban Assault 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Thornbridge Crackendale 5.2%



    The easy winner is the Thornbridge Crackendale as tried for £3.20 in the Wolverhampton Great Western. It's a pale hoppy ale (what else?) and very drinkable.
    Burton Bridge seem to have made a good job of recreating the old Ind Coope Burton Ale, maybe GK should think about that!
    The Millstone True Grit was as good as ever.


    BOTW Thornbridge Crackendale

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    A poor week by any standard.

    Adnam's -- Broadside
    Fuller's -- London Pride
    Tring -- India Stout *,BOTW from The Old Cross Tavern.Tring continue to impress me,this was a fine 6% stout,with hints of sweetness ,coffee and chocolate but not difficult to down and a good example of the style.

    Next week back in Banbury and surrounding villages so should be a longer list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    The Millstone True Grit was as good as ever.


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    I loved this in Ye Olde Vic quite some time ago, but have not seen many Millstone beers around anywhere.

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    Average sort of week. A couple of beers to quicken the pulse, but over all fairly ho-hum.

    Great Heck - Voodoo Mild.
    Fernandes - Hophead Pixie.
    Fernandes - Jackdaw Mild.
    Waen - Lemon Drizzle.
    Hilltop - Bitter.
    Rat - White Rat.
    Rat - Mother Rat.
    Empire - Moonrakers MILD.*
    Tigertops - Union Pacific.
    Burning Sky - Aurora.*
    Coniston - Special Oatmeal Stout.
    North Riding - Citra Pale.
    Dark Star - APA.
    Stod Fold - Dry January.

    Not much in it between Aurora and the Moonrakers, but I'll give it to the former as I've not nominated it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    ...but have not seen many Millstone beers around anywhere.
    Rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods, even though I live only twenty five miles away, as the crow flies, from the brewery. Last time I had a Millstone beer (Tiger Rut) was 2014 and that was in Sowerby Bridge. I mention that to highlight the fact that their distribution radius seems very tight to the brewery. (OK, Jim. I plead guilty. It does sound like Real Ale Twat-ishness I believe the landlord's name was Colin...)
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    I loved this in Ye Olde Vic quite some time ago, but have not seen many Millstone beers around anywhere.
    There always seems to be a Millstone beer on the the Station Buffet,Stalybridge on the rare occasions I'm in there,if that's any help.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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