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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 13th May 2018)

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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 13th May 2018)

    Thuck Phat: Raw Grey Ghost IPA
    aleandhearty: Fernandes 60/- Mild
    Wittenden: Five Points XPA
    Aqualung: Oakham Green Devil IPA
    Real Ale Ray: Vocation Pride & Joy
    Mobyduck: Ramsbury JPA
    oldboots: Bristol Beer Factory Independance
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    ROBCamra: Hobsons Mild
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 27-05-2018 at 12:03.
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    Limited week but some good quality:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Pomana Island Pale*
    Raw Grey Ghost IPA*

    BOTW Raw Grey Ghost IPA. Another brewery new to me and this 5.9% American IPA went down very well.
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    Very similar to last week, with a decent amount of variety, but not much to quicken the pulse.

    Thornbridge - Crackendale.
    Weird Beard - Black Perle.
    Kelham Island - Kelham Best.
    North Riding - Citra.*
    Small World - Spring Bank.
    Fernandes - 60/- Shilling Mild.*
    Fernandes - Mr Bumble.
    Five Towns - Liberty.
    Elgoods - Black Dog.
    Fernandes - Ale to the Tsar.
    Rat - Rat-Punzel.
    Magic Rock - High Wire Grapefruit. (Keg)
    Elgoods - Fork Handles.

    The winner is a sweetish, golden mild with some caramel flavours. Not normally my sort of thing, but at least it had some oomph.
    '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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    Five Points- XPA 4% abv.Very pale.Tropical fruits.Laid the dust.A brewery and beer new to me.
    Windsor and Eton-Bostin' Mild 4% abv.Doing my bit for Make May a Mild Month.Rather harsh dark mild.
    Thornbridge/Thornbridge Hall-Hirundo 4.5%abv.Barley straw pale ale.Tropical fruit,grassy hops,rather sweet.Not what I was expecting from Thornbridge.

    My BOTW-Five points XPA,taken at Euston Tap
    "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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    There's a Scottish slant to this week's list probably due to the fact that all pubs visited were in Scotland.

    Fyne Jarl 3.8%
    Findos IPA (rebadged house beer) 3.8%
    Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted 3.8%
    MoR Tea Vicar? 3.8%
    Alechemy Ritual 4.1%
    Inveralmond Ossian 4.1%
    MoR Ish! 4.2%
    Lerwick Azure 4.3%
    Tryst Double Chocolate Porter 4.4%
    Belhaven Bridge To Nowhere 4.5%
    Kelburn Jaguar 4.5%
    Knops Musselburgh Broke 4.5%
    North Yorkshire NYPA 4.6%
    St Austell Harpoon Skipper 4.9%
    Fallen Grapevine 5.4%
    Broughton's Glasgow Cross 5.5%
    Marston's Old Empire 5.7%
    Oakham Green Devil IPA 6.0%
    Windswept Wolf 6.0%

    None of the beers are in the same league as the one from the Cambs Kings so the winner is the Oakham Green Devil IPA. This was £3.50 in Glasgow's State Bar and £2.59 in the Sir John Moore JDW where an intensive investigation of it took place before getting the train back. Was it better in one or the other? No, it tasted exactly the same in both, including the first one in the JDW.

    BOTW Oakham Green Devil IPA

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Milton Medusa
    Ramsbury JPA
    Dark Star Not Into Yoga
    Gales Spring Sprinter
    Wye Valley HPA
    Hop Back GFB
    Lagunitas Daytime
    Lagunitas IPA
    Siren Undercurrent
    Caledonian XPA
    Wimbledon Copper Leaf
    Harveys Sussex Best
    Kent Abandon Hope
    Arbour Oz Bomb

    BOTW was a splendid Ramsbury JPA (Juniper Pale Ale) lovely taste and great condition in The Alfred Free House
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    Only a few beers as my diet continues,

    Brewsters Hophead
    Loch Lomond Southern Summit APA
    Bristol Beer Factory Independance
    Yorkshire Heart Hearty Bitter
    Bad Seed Dalliance

    easy winner: Bristol Beer Factory Independance

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    Harlow,Baldock and Croydon.

    Mc Mullens -- Rivertown Brewing Citrus Chaos
    Buntingford -- Summer Breeze
    Greene King -- XX Mild
    Rowton -- Big Bang Blonde *
    Saltaire -- Cascade Pale Ale
    Saltaire -- Onyx
    Saltaire -- Amarillo Pale
    Oakham -- Scarlet Macaw * (3PT)

    BOTW ,after some ales in disappointing condition,was Oakham Scarlet Macaw spot on in The George,top bar.

    Next week retracing my steps up towards Banbury and avoiding the royal wedding.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 18-05-2018 at 16:46.
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Only a few beers as my diet continues,
    A semi liquid diet.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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