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    Good week:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Hopback Summer Lightening*
    Empire Robohop
    Titanic Plum Porter*
    Salopian Cliff Edge*

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Plum Porter as ever but, as I've mentioned it before, BOTW goes to Salopian Cliff Edge.
    A new one from Salopian to me. Pale, tropical, bitter and very easy to drink at 4.7%.
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    Kent:

    Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds)- Hoppy Pale:What it says...Golden pale:tropical ,gravelly hops.Long zesty finish.A delicious lunchtime beer,awarded my second five star rating of this year.
    "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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    Croydon.

    Only beer taken and therefore BOTW was Adnams Ghost Ship,which sailed through and past the three pint test in The George.

    Next week visiting some very obscure parts of the Birmingham Canal Navigations ,hence Bathams and Doris Pardoe action.
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    just visits to the E11 JDWs produced this :-


    Cockeyed Bonobo Banana Cider 4.0%
    Truman's Bow Bells 4.2%
    Truman's Knees Up 4.2%
    Portobello JPA 4.2%
    Portobello Central Line Red 4.4%
    Elgood's Hen In Black 4.5%
    Saltaire Amarillo 4.5%
    Wasworth Elderberry IPA 4.6%
    Green Jack Trawlerboy 4.6%
    ELB Jamboree 4.8%
    Black Sheep Choc & Orange Stout 5.0%
    Conwy Kodiak 5.0%
    Titanic Atlantic Red 5.4%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Portobello Stiff Lip 5.5%
    Enefield London IPA 6.0%
    Wild Card DDH IPA (Tesco can) 7.5%


    The winner is the Saltaire Amarillo (£2.09) which was in superb nick when it came on mid Thursday afternoon in the George and had gone on my midday Saturday return.


    BOTW Saltaire Amarillo

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    Just two pubs visited last week (more than once though), but The Farnham Beerex on Saturday helped boost the beer diversity and numbers.

    Pubs

    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Salopian Darwins Origin
    Dukeries Ray Of Sunshine
    North Yorkshire Porter
    North Yorkshire White Lady
    Reunion Talwar

    Beerex

    Crafty Brewing Five Hop IPA
    Tiny Rebel Juicy
    Totally Brewed Slap In The Face
    Greyhound Cosmos
    Fallen Acorn Crimea River
    Craft Brews iPA
    Elusive Spear Of Destiny
    Tillingbourne Hop Troll
    Vibrant Forest Fragacea

    The Fallen Acorn Crimea River Was particularly special , a 9.0% Imperial Stout , but BOTW is Tiny Rebel Juicy a good all round quaffable beer if you like tropical tasting hops.
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    A much better week, this week.

    Ainsty Ales - Blonde.
    Acorn - Gorlovka.*
    Ossett - Styrian Cardinal.*
    Atom - Red Shift.
    Horbury - Toffee Oatmeal Stout.*
    Rat - Lab Rat.
    First Chop - IPA.*
    Great Newsome - Yan Tan Tethera.
    Revolutions - Switch # 14.
    Phoenix - Black Bee.
    North Riding - Cascade.*
    Five Towns - Peculiar Blue (Rhubarb Edition).
    Wilde Child - Risk Avoidance.
    Salt - Ikat. (Keg)

    A strong field, this week, but I particularly enjoyed the Gorlovka (Impy Stout), which I've not seen for a while. Disappointing Beer of the Week goes to the Ikat, an 8% DDH IPA. Was expecting the gustatory equivalent of being whacked across the face with a large frying pan, but it was all a bit 'meh'. Paying £3.25, for a half, didn't exactly endear it to me, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post

    Acorn - Gorlovka.*
    I've frequently found this one on sale in Northern (probably Yorkshire) JDWs. It's a decent pint but is it really an Imperial Stout? At 6% I would say no but have still enjoyed many pints of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    It's a decent pint but is it really an Imperial Stout? At 6% I would say no but have still enjoyed many pints of it.
    I mentioned Impy Stout in brackets, as some people wouldn't know what it proclaims to be, from name alone. However, as it's not even a gateway 8%, I'd agree with you. Having said that, I think I read somewhere (Martyn Cornell?) that the style got weaker over the years, after it was introduced. When it's on form, I'd go as far as to say its excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I've frequently found this one on sale in Northern (probably Yorkshire) JDWs. It's a decent pint but is it really an Imperial Stout? At 6% I would say no but have still enjoyed many pints of it.
    Last had it in Acton Wetherspoons for about £2.50 a pint.Strong stout yes impy no.Good beer yes.

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