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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    A pathetic week with a disastrous choice in the George last Tuesday with five beers from the Marston stable only one of which was worth a go. The other four were Bombardier, Pedigree, Lancaster Bomber and Wainwright.


    Portobello Tropical Crush 4.4%
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%
    Portobello Market Porter 4.6%
    St Peters Plum Porter 4.6%
    Reunion Isotonic 4.7%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Marston Old Empire 5.7%



    I've seen the St Peters Plum Porter mentioned in a bad light somewhere else. It was in good enough nick but quite sweet with a similar overpowering plum flavour as the Titanic one which better. I've no idea what Reunion are trying to achieve with the Isotonic beer but I thought it was poor. The best of a poor bunch is ELB Nightwatchman.



    BOTW ELB Nightwatchman
    Had a half of the Isotonic about a year ago and it said gin and tonic flavoured and thought it wasn't a bad drop.It was on tonight in one of my locals and I asked the barman/barlady he/she is trans what she/he though he/she said definitely avoid.Had a lovely pint of Kernal -stout instead.

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    Bunbury and Chester.

    Facer's -- DHB
    Merlin -- The Wizard * (3PT)
    Beartown -- Kahuna *
    Whim -- Flower Power *
    Kirkstall -- Dissolusion IPA *
    Good Chemistry -- Boundless Sky
    Kirkstall -- Three Swords
    Northern Monk -- Faith * (keg)

    Some very good ale sampled but another vote for Whim Flower Power as BOTW. In very fine nick in The Old Harkers Arms which has never let me down when in Chester.

    Next week the new footie season brings ale options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    By sheer coincidence, I've just been reading an article in the Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA magazine (Ales &Tales) entitled A Fined Beer Is A Finer Beer. The writer, Steve Thompson, is obviously not a fan of the unfined, but he did come up with some interesting definitions:

    O-Opalescent, a beer whose clarity is such that one can easily see two fingers through the glass.

    H-Hazy, a beer whose clarity is such that only the outline of two fingers can be seen through the glass.

    C-Cloudy, a beer whose clarity is such that two fingers are hardly visible through the glass.

    G-Chicken Gravy, a beer that looks like your mother's best chicken gravy and thick enough for a spoon to stand up in it.


    It would appear you were on the chicken gravy! FWIW, I would try it though.
    Ha,my Holler Loot IPA would have been G on this scale.OK,but I'd rather had drunk the gravy...
    "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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    Brew York - Tonkoko Milk Stout absolutely sublime in this excellent micro Orb
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
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    At The Hero of Maida

    Wild Beer Co - Surella: initially seemed tasty, but after around a third of a pint it began to deliver a slightly metallic/medicinal taste. I wouldn't buy again.
    Magic Rock - Hat Trick: Not bad, but barely held my attention by the time my glass had gone a funny colour.

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    Northern Monk - Mitch and Coleman's Pale: Very nice.
    ELB - Dragon: A bit bland by ELB's standards, but drinkable.

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