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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st July 2018)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    An average sort of week, but at least I made it to the pub, this week.

    Slaters - Haka.
    Captain Cook - Resolution.
    Northern Monk - Eternal.*
    Beartown - Creme Bearlee.
    Wilde Child - The Expatriate.
    Abbeydale - Voyager IPA (Vic Secret, Enigma & Dr Rudi version)*
    Stancill - Black.
    Hawkshead - Gold.
    Melwood - Derby Stout.
    Hadley - Moonstone IPA.*
    Horbury - JFB Mosaic.
    Fernandes - Cherry Chocolate Stout.

    Easy winner was the Eternal, a session IPA featuring Simcoe and Centennial hops. Head and shoulders above the rest. Sampled at The Hop, Wakefield.
    Last edited by aleandhearty; 02-07-2018 at 12:00.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Weald of Kent


    Kent (just)

    Brumaison-BB 3.6%abv:Traditional old school bitter.Sweet malt,chocolate toffee,cardamom.From a brewery new to me, not far from home.
    Larkins-Traditional 3.4%abv:Probably the best Trad I've ever drunk.Sitting in the sun, all that Chiddingstone goodness was released.Epic.My BOTW.
    "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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    Oxford Canal


    Northampton and High Holborn.

    Sharp's -- Doom Bar
    Marston's -- Pedigree
    Kings Cliffe -- 5C
    Great Oakley -- Egrit
    Oakham -- Bishops Farewell *
    Phipps NBC -- Gold Star
    Oakham -- Inferno*
    Tiny Rebel -- Sertified Simcoe
    Oakham -- Citra * (>3PT)

    BOTW goes to an outstanding Oakham Bishops Farewell in the every reliable Malt Shovel,within spitting distance of the Carlsberg mega brewery.Quenched the thirst perfectly.

    Next week start of the boating extravaganza ,with the first leg down the Nene Valley.
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    Decent week:

    Kings Cliffe 5C
    Great Oakley Tiffield Thunderbolt
    Purity Longhorn IPA*
    Phipps Gold Star
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Crouch Vale Brewers Gold*
    Castle Rock Elsie Mo
    Engine Shed Project Ubiquitous*
    Abbeydale Absolution
    Blue Monkey Infinity*
    Blue Monkey Ape Ale*

    BOTW Engine Shed Project Ubiquitous. An offshoot of the Brunswick brewery I believe producing a thoroughly modern Citra IPA which belied it’s 6% and slid down rather too well.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    A pretty decent week with drinking trips to York and Bradford,

    Fyne - Jarl
    Tiny Rebel - Fugg Life
    Cromarty - Happy Chappy
    York - Guzzler
    Rat - Black Forest Rateaux
    Brew York - Brew York
    Brew York - Keras
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild
    Alchemy - Photon
    Turning Point - Embargo
    Gene Pool - Cocos
    Brass Castle - Bad Kitty
    Gt Heck - Chopper
    Pheonix - West Coast IPA
    Thornbridge - Jaipur
    Kirkstall - Ignore the ignorant
    Lees - Gold
    North Riding - US IPA (V12)
    Titanic - Captain Smith
    York - Ghost

    BOTW: Rat - Black Forest Rateaux one day they'll run out of bad rodent based puns. Stiff competition among those dark beers even beating the mighty Bad Kitty.

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    Has anyone else had problems with warm or rank beer in the heatwave? I had a few last week.

    Batham's Mild 3.5%
    Leatherbritches Lemongrass & Ginger 3.8%
    Church End Goats Milk 3.8%
    Clun Pale 4.1%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Batham's Best 4.3%
    Steamin' Billy Bitter 4.3%
    Green Duck Duck Under 4.4%
    Blythe Palmers Poison 4.5%
    Greene King Old Speckled Hen 4.5%
    Hobson's Town Crier 4.5%
    Church End Coffin Stout 4.6%
    Leatherbritches Ashbourne IPA 4.9%
    4Ts Stout 5.0%
    Hopcraft Neapolitan Stout 5.0%
    Craddock's Capra 5.0%
    Craddock's Troll 5.4%

    I don't know why I like Batham's Best so much. It's old school and not even all that strong. However, it has a smoothness that makes it very drinkable. There is a sweetness but it's completely offset by a bitter aftertaste. I tried it in two of their tied houses and the SVR King & Castle last week and it was excellent in all three. (£2.85 and £3.15).

    BOTW Batham's Best

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A slight improvement on last week,

    Wye Valley HPA
    Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring
    Hop Back GFB
    Dark Star Hop Head
    Sam Smiths Extra Stout
    Trumans Bow Bells
    Redemption Hopspur
    Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
    Sambrooks Lavander Hill
    Weird Beard Mariana Trench

    The Hophead was very good in The Harp, somewhere near what it used to be like two or three years ago and a contender, but BOTW is Redemption Hopspur in great shape in The Coach And Horses , Greek Street.
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