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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 29th April 2018)

    ROBCamra: La Chouffe (with any luck if Hawks still sells it, otherwise Estrella)
    Thuck Phat: Salopian Renaissance
    aleandhearty: Redwillow Smokeless
    Wittenden: Kent Session Pale
    Bucking Fastard: Five Towns Liberty
    Aqualung: Oakham Citra
    Mobyduck: Nethergate Umbel Magna
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    Not too bad a week:

    Shipyard Melonhead*
    Elland Lucky Dip
    Salopian Renaissance*
    Revolutions Manifest Stout*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    A small but well formed selection and, on a chilly day, the stout would have taken it.
    BOTW Salopian Renaissance. Another winner from Shropshire - pale, 5%, fresh, tropical fruit and a bitter finish.
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    Good week for me, based on a wander round Leeds.

    Brass Castle - Disruptor.*
    Empire - Golden Warrior.
    Brewdog - Dead Pony Club.* (keg)
    Brewdog - 5am Saint.* (keg)
    Red Willow - Wreckless.
    Red Willow - Smokeless.*
    Wylam - Galatia.
    Ilkley - Hanging Stone.
    Sam Smith's - Extra Stout.
    Ilkley - Rombald.
    Wishbone - Motueka.
    Kirkstall - Black Band Porter.*
    Nomadic - Strider.
    Rat - White Rat.

    A two horse race between the Disruptor and the Smokeless, with the latter, a smoked porter, just shading it. Sampled in The Reliance, Leeds.
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    Kent:quiet,but I was able to compare two moderate strength favourites in two trusted pubs.

    Kent:Session Pale 3.7%abv. Pretty near perfect;so complex for its strength.
    Dark Star:Hophead 3.8%abv.Citrus for the soul.
    On balance, my BOTW is Kent's Session Pale,with a great range of nuanced flavours.Another week,it could go another way, especially if Burning Sky Plateau was added to the equation.
    Last edited by Wittenden; 30-04-2018 at 22:11.
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    Hertford,Reading,Croydon ;a very decent week

    Colchester -- AKA Pale
    Greene King -- Band of Brewers
    Fullers -- ESB
    Five Towns -- Liberty *
    Three Blind Mice -- Azzaca *
    Siren Craft -- Yu Lu *
    Loddon -- N.O.T.U.S.
    Burning Sky -- Aurora * (3PT)
    Tollgate -- California Steam
    Williams Brothers -- Good Times.

    BOTW goes to Five Towns Liberty,described as a Blueberry,Pecan and Maple Syrup Pale Ale 5.5% and I certainly got the blueberries,and the sweetness before a refreshing hit of American hops.On very fine form ,during a long session in the peerless Nags Head.Quinno pitched up and gave a chance to sample a bottled Belgian beer with a balsamic vinegar nose which I failed to note.I liked it ,but most certainly an acquired taste.
    Revolutions -- Tarzan Boy *
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Quinno pitched up and gave a chance to sample a bottled Belgian beer with a balsamic vinegar nose which I failed to note.I liked it ,but most certainly an aquired taste.
    That can only be Duchesse de Bourgogne - http://www.brouwerijverhaeghe.be/en/...e-de-bourgogne

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    Only one of these (the Peerless one) was not in a Spoons {-


    Titanic First Class 3.8%
    Coach House Farrier's Best 3.9%
    Weetwood Cheshire Cat 4.0%
    Elgood's Golden Newt 4.1%
    Tring Monngazing 4.2%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Titanic Cherry Dark 4.4%
    Exmoor Gold 4.5%
    Titanic Stout 4.5%
    Peerless Icebreaker 4.7%
    Titanic Nautical Mild 4.8%
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
    Titanic Plum Porter 4.9%
    Greene King Abbot 5.0%
    Weetwood Revelry 5.0%
    Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%

    Only one of these was awful, the Exmoor Gold in the Newtownards JDW but the winner is Oakham Citra as tried for £2.49 in Liverpool's Richard John Blackler. I should also mention the Titanic First Class which has always flown under my abv radar in the past and is also a Boring Brown Beer. I liked it and it just shows that these beers don't have to be poor (like Doom Bore).


    BOTW Oakham Citra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    That can only be Duchesse de Bourgogne - http://www.brouwerijverhaeghe.be/en/...e-de-bourgogne
    That's it,I recognise the bottle.Thanks
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    Some interesting beer at the back end of the week.

    Hop Back GFB
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*
    Alchemy Charisma
    Tipsy Angel Angels Gold
    Nethergate Umbel Magna*
    Three Castles Liddington Castle
    Wantsum Golgotha *
    Purity Mad Goose*

    Really Liked The Golgotha on keg, but have to go for Nethergate Umbel Magna as BOTW, A coriander infused 5.0% Porter, to be honest I didn't really detect much in the way of, coriander but a lovely beer with a subtle , not overbearing, spicy finish. Both were enjoyed in the ever improving Alfred Free House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I should also mention the Titanic First Class which has always flown under my abv radar in the past and is also a Boring Brown Beer. I liked it and it just shows that these beers don't have to be poor...
    Blimey! Was it painful to say that?

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