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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 7th October 2018)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th October 2018)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Cheating a bit here, but I'll nominate green hop beers in general (of which there are various fine examples in circulation in Kent at the moment).

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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Ilkley - juiced in time
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Oxford Canal


    Harlow and Croydon.

    Mc Mullens -- Rivertown Brewing Haedes
    Saltaire -- Unity * (3PT)
    Oakham -- Musashi *

    BOTW goes to Saltaire Unity in great nick in The George,top bar.A 6% which flew down dangerously,a very fine IPA and beautifully balanced.

    Next week looks busy,back up the River Nene and then Manchester in all it's glory.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Totally Brewed Papa Jangles.JPG

    cool pump clip too.

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    This Space For Hire Aqualung's Avatar
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    Some time spent in North Wales found lots of beers but none really memorable.

    Conwy Clogwyn Gold 3.6%
    Snowdonia Cwrw Gwyrfai 3.8%
    Robinsons Dizzy Blonde 3.8%
    Purple Moose Whistling Sands 3.9%
    Purple Moose Cwrw Ysgawen 4.0%
    Snowdonia Gold 4.0%
    Evan Evans Cwrw 4.2%
    Robinson's Unicorn 4.2%
    Purple Moose Glaslyn 4.2%
    Skinners Lushingtons 4.2%
    Snowdonia Carmen Sutra 4.4%
    Purple Moose Dark Side Of The Moose 4.5%
    Purple Moose Chocolate Moose (keg) 4.5%
    Adnam's Ghost Ship 4.5%
    Llyn Porth Neigwl IPA 4.5%
    Great Orme Snowdon Lager (keg) 4.7%
    Purple Moose Mwch Lager (keg) 4.7%
    Robinson's Double Hop 4.7%
    Robinson's Trooper 4.7%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Purple Moose Antlered IPA (keg) 5.2%
    Castle Rock Screech Owl 5.5%
    Salopian Pogo 5.5%

    I'm going for one that has slowly grown on me over the years mainly at the VAT & Fiddle in Nottingham. It's the Castle Rock Screech Owl as tried for £3.30 in the Great Western. It comes ahead of the Salopian Pogo also tried there as I found that rather sweet. The Screech Owl is a tasty golden ale.

    BOTW Castle Rock Screech Owl

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    Another quiet week sees Marble/Civil Society Brewing Rainy Giraffe take the honours. A 6.5% melon India Pale Lager may not get the heart fluttering but I found it very refreshing when chilled from the can.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
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    Pretty average week, for me.

    Wilde Child / Brass Castle - Adoption Process.
    Bingley - Mosaic.
    Northern Monk - Patron's Project Light IPA (3%).
    Marble - Bitter.
    Tigertops - JC.
    Nightjar - Bollywood IPA.*
    Salamander - Python Porter.
    North Riding - Citra.*

    Easy winner was the Citra, flying out of the pump, as usual, in Harry's Bar, Wakefield.
    '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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    Weald of Kent


    Above average! Kent and Sussex

    Burning Sky
    -Plateau:3.5%abv.Very disappointing.I'd just walked past the BS brewery, and was delighted to see this on the bar,but alas Prof.Sarson had called.Barman unsympathetic.
    Cellar Head-Golden Ale: 4.3%abv.Black currants.
    Goacher's- Fine Light Ale:3.7%abv. Lacked that Goacher's earthiness.
    Kent- Session Pale:3.8%abv. Muted.
    Rother Valley-Hoppers Ale (Green Hop):4.4%abv.Resinous,Morello cherries.
    Tonbridge-Rustic:4%abv.Farmyard,grand stuff.
    My BOTW-Rother Valley Hoppers,taken at Halfway House
    "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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    Not a particularly beer filled week for me, but I would say Black Mountain by Brains was my Beer of the Week, a black IPA in a can from Lidl as part of their craft beer week a couple of weeks ago. A bit of a wildcard one, from the same purchase, was Caesar Augustus by Williams Brothers, a lager/IPA hybrid that I was a bit suspicious about but worked quite well.

    I think I also need to give a special mention to Beardo by Robinsons for being my Disappointment of the Week. They have gone to some length to try and disguise the beer as there is no Robinsons branding on the front or on the bottle cap. I think they are trying to push out a "craft" style beer and it has, in my eyes, failed. For a 6% IPA it lacked any kind of kick and just tastes like a typical hop shy Robinsons offering. But on top of the blandness it was the sneakiness of trying to make it look like something it isn't that got me.

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