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    Highbury and Islington.

    Hammerton -- N7
    Westerham -- Olicana Single Hop *
    XT -- 3
    Adnams -- Ghost Ship
    Portobello -- Market Porter
    Tiny Rebel -- Imperial Chocolate Stay Puft 9% *(keg)
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    An easy winner of BOTW Tiny Rebel Imperial Chocolate Stay Puft ,a 9% marshmallow porter on keg in BrewDog Angel.I wasn't going to have a pint ,so I stumped up £4 for a half which may seem a rip off,but in the area I had been charged £2.40 for a half of shoddy real ale,and this Tiny Rebel brew was an absolutely outstanding porter with none of the issues associated with keg dispense.
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    Definitely a case of quantity over variety, this week.

    Great Newsome - Holderness Dark.
    North Riding - US Session Pale v36.*
    Wilde Child - Pouting for Lupulin.*
    Southwark / Greene King - Thames Dock Pale.
    Ossett - Summer Fruits.
    Riverhead - Dragon's Lair Stout.*
    Great Heck - Trafalgar.

    If BOTW was based purely on the amount drunk, then the US Session Pale would be the easy winner. However, it's been nominated several times before and the stout was also very good. Containing honey, chilli and liquorice, I tried it out of curiosity, with the expectation it would be a sickly, unbalanced mess. However, I really enjoyed it. Definitely one for sipping, at 7%. Sampled at The Hop, Wakefield.
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    France:

    BOTW Carlsberg - Kronenbourg 1664

    It was cold and wet so without even a swifty at the airport it wins.
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    A stay in the North East gave this lot :-


    Big Lamp Sunny Daze 3.6%
    Tyne Bank EPA 3.8%
    Big Lamp Bitter 3.8%
    Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8%
    Otter Aussie Summer 4.0%
    Kirkstall Ignore the Ignorant 4.2%
    Greene King Old Hoppy Hen 4.2%
    Big Lamp Lamplight Bitter 4.2%
    Tiny Rebel Strawberry Milkshake 4.2%
    Roundhill Pale & Golden 4.2%
    York Sunne 4.3%
    Hadrian & Border Secret Kingdom 4.3%
    Fyne Hurricane Jack 4.4%
    Sonnet 43 Aurora 4.4%
    Firebrick Stella Spark 4.4%
    Creedence Porter 4.4%
    Mordue Workie Ticket 4.5%
    Vocation Chop & Change 4.5%
    Allendale GFPA 4.7%
    Cullercoats Boadicea 4.8%
    Big Lamp Prince Bishop 4.8%
    Mystery Beer 4.9%
    Creedence American IPA 5.0%
    Allendale Adder Lager 5.0%
    Allendale Wolf 5.5%
    Big Lamp Keelman Brown 5.7%
    Allendale Bison 6.0%
    Northern Alchemy Lemon Vanilla Oatmeal Stout 6.0%
    Roosters Baby Faced Assassin 6.1%
    Salopian Insomnia 7.2%


    The winner is the Mystery Beer! The clip had Three Kings at the top and in larger letters below True North Brown. Both Three Kings and True North are brewers but this was no brown ale as it was a pale or golden hop bomb. It was £3.70 in Newcastle's Fitzgeralds.
    Honourable mention goes to a REAL brown ale Big Lamp Keelman Brown in their Keelman brewery tap.

    On the subject of rip offs the Salopian Insomnia was £6.00 at the Cumberland Arms near Byker so given the Park Bench duty on BF's beer and the possibility of it being keykeg then £8.00 almost seems a bargain especially in a London Brewdog. I hope to visit both Tiny Rebel bars in November so will look out for it there.


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    Surrey

    Kirkstall-Kirkstall Pale Ale: 4%abv. Straw coloured,reasonably hoppy.
    Kissingate-Black Cherry Mild:4.2%abv.I like Mild, and I love cherries, but sadly not together.Cloying. I must learn to avoid fruit infused beers.
    My BOTW-Kirkstall Pale Ale,albeit not in tiptop condition.
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    A bit of a steady week.

    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Downton Quadhop
    Hop Back GFB
    Half Moon Port Out
    Osset Happy Birthday
    Three Castles Barbury Castle
    Three Castles Sand Castles
    Fuzzy Duck Mucky Duck
    BrewDog Nanny State
    Adnams Clementine

    Osset Happy Birthday was excellent in The Alfred and BOTW.
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    hop kettle -elders
    hopkettle -candlelight
    revelutions -final countdown *
    fourpure -smoothie pale ale *
    electric bear --big up *
    buxton -shelterstone *
    london beer lab -lapsang porter *
    by the horns -calypso carnival *
    tynebank -northern porter
    kirkstall -ignore the ignorant *
    duval -citra (bottle) *
    loch Lomond -silkie stout *
    I would be happy to drink any of the star beers again but
    botw is Duval -citra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Osset Happy Birthday was excellent in The Alfred and BOTW.
    When I was in The Hop on Sunday afternoon, I had the choice between Ossett Summer Fruits, or, the Happy Birthday. Plumping for the former, I definitely made the wrong choice, as it was as dull as ditchwater.
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