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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 13th January 2019)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 13th January 2019)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A rather desolate lurgy ridden week with three pub visits to two pubs.

    Flowerepots Perridge Pale
    Reunion Minimalist
    Triple fff Winter Oatmeal Stout

    All three beers were decent but Stout edges it, taken in The Alfred this evening, which I am pleased to see makes Komakino's top ten pubs, it was on my shortlist but competition is fierce.
    Expecting another low key week this week.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    All beers tried in Shropshire, Powys & Cheshire :-

    Ludlow Best 3.7%
    Salopian Shropshire Gold 3.8%
    Fuggle Bunny Cotton Tail 4.0%
    Monty's Best Offa 4.0%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    Robinson's Unicorn 4.2%
    Ludlow Black Knight 4.5%
    Spey Valley Stillman's IPA 4.6%
    Ludlow Boiling Well 4.7%
    Ludlow Stairway 5.0%
    Tiny Rebel Stay Puft 5.2%
    Beavertown Gamma Ray (keg) 5.4%
    Monty's Figgy Pudding 5.5%
    Redwillow Faithless 95 (keg) 5.5%
    Dark Star Revelation 5.7%
    Ludlow Whiskey Well 6.5%
    Magic Rock Cannonball (cans) 7.4%

    The Magic Rock Cannonball was a bargain with tow outdated cans for £4.00 in the Salopian Bar but the winner is the Ludlow Whiskey Well as tried for £3.30 at the Ludlow Brewery Tap. This is a strong dark ale with a very pronounced Whiskey flavour. That Innis & Gun stuff is rubbish in comparison.

    BOTE Ludlow Whiskey Well

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    Tonbridge-Ebony Moon 4.2%abv:I hadn't drunk this since 2011.My loss, a delightful easy drinking 'session'porter,its finer points lost to a streaming cold.Indoors, a can of Harveys Black Stout hit the spot,though I can't really get my head around the concept of Harveys in tin.
    "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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    Long Buckby,City of London ,Croydon and Finsbury Park.

    Marston's -- Pedigree
    Shepherd Neame -- Whitstable Bay Pale Ale
    Fuller's -- ESB
    Lacon's -- Encore
    Dark Star -- Hophead
    Youngs -- Special
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Youngs -- Winter Warmer
    Saltaire -- Triple Chocoholic * (3PT)
    Cronx -- Nektar Pale
    Cronx -- Kotchin
    Orbit -- Peel Belgium Pale * (keg)
    Truman's -- Fire Starter

    A lot of very ordinary beer so BOTW was an easy choice, Saltaire Triple Chocoholic on very fine form in The George

    Next week looking very quiet indeed.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    York-Otherside IPA. Clean and hoppy, in Foleys Ale House.

    Had this on a five pub crawl in Leeds and was up against decent beers in the Fox and Newt, North Bar, Duck and Drake, and The Hop.

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    Just the one Friday teatime session, this week.

    Bad Seed - On the Juice.
    Riverhead - Butterley Bitter.
    Coniston - Special Oatmeal Stout.*
    Tigertops - Honey Maid.
    North Riding - US Session Pale.*
    Oakham - Green Devil.*
    Stancill - Black.
    North Riding - Cascade.*

    I enjoyed all the highlighted beers, but the Green Devil wins by a nose. Sampled 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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    Gentle week but I enjoyed BOTW Hop Back Summer Lightening.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    This is not an exit Komakino's Avatar
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    Oakham's Green Devil is just edged out by New River's Blind Poet smoked porter, both taken at Hertford's superb Old Cross Tavern yesterday.

    BOTW: New River Blind Poet
    Last edited by Komakino; 14-01-2019 at 18:21.
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Just a (longish) Saturday afternoon sesh due to ill-health but this

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