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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 1st September 2019)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st September 2019)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    White Horse - Stable Genius
    Loose Cannon - Abingdon Bridge

    Both at the excellent The Gardeners Arms. There were a couple of other very fine beers but at 11.45pm, I was too researched to remember them.

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    Grand Union



    Salopian -- Hop Twister *
    Elland -- Lucky Dip
    Dancing Duck -- Abduction *
    Siren -- Undercurrent
    Tiny Rebel -- Amplified Double Imperial Stay Puft Marshmellow Porter * (keg)
    Mallinson's -- Tripical Blonde Sesh
    Kirkstall -- Dissolution IPA *
    Hammerton -- N7 *
    Five Points -- Citrus Pale * (>3PT)
    Reunion -- Isotonic (Sporting Pale Ale) *
    Oakham -- Dragon * (3PT)

    Some very fine pints and in any other week those starred could have taken BOTW but the decision goes to Dancing Duck Abduction,a strong pale beer in top quality condition as should always be expected in the fabulous Great Western.

    The Tiny Rebel Stay Puft derivative was a worthy runner up ,12.8% and £5 for a third but quite an experience.

    Next week slow.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 01-09-2019 at 09:59.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Oh dear this is going to be difficult, two days in Bristol and one in Southampton as well as some local stuff.

    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*
    Flowerpots Goodens Gold*
    Bristol Beer Factory Wild Ones
    Bristol Beer Factory Notorious*
    Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout*
    Bristol Beer Factory Independence
    Siren Suspended in Summer
    Left Handed Giant Shifting Planes*
    Quantock QPA
    BrewDog Elvis Juice*
    Tiny Rebel Cwtch
    Sam Smiths Extra Stout
    Wye Valley HPA
    Moor Nor Hop
    Marstons Draught Bass
    Tapstone Hotwire
    Taylors Knowle Spring
    Revolutions Switch #15*
    Twisted Oak Leveritt
    Fine Tuned Freestyle
    Itchen Valley Hampshire Rose
    Steamtown Reefer
    Parkway Crocodile Tears
    Vibrant Forest Shoal*
    Vibrant Forest Rubus*
    Dancing Man Limes Against Humanity*

    Some very ,very good beers in the list but the two absolute standouts are Revolutions Switch~ 15 in The Cornubia and Vibrant Forest Shoal in The Dancing Man , both great pubs in different ways, I shall pick the Shoal as BOTW as its fresher in the mind ,taken only five hours ago, both worthy winners though.
    Next week back to normality .
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Marble-Trials #3-5%abv .A double dry hopped pale ale.Tropical fruit.A real hop salad,the qualities of the individual hop varieties couldn't really shine through.
    Thornbridge Hall-Lumford-3.9%abv.Grassy hops,gentle fruit.
    Surrey Hills-Shere Drop-4.2%abv.A worthy champion beer,approachable and upstanding.
    Kent-FestivAle-3.9%abv.Brewed for The Milk House 's MilkFest.Barley straw,nettley hops.OK.
    My BOTW-Surrey Hills Shere Drop.The only beer drunk this week that I'd already tried, albeit once several years ago.Taken at the excellent Surrey Oaks
    "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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    Decent week by my standards:

    Salopian Hop Twister*
    Elland Lucky Dip
    Dancing Duck Abduction*
    Nene Valley Brewery Australian Pale
    Buxton Axe Edge (keg)*
    Burning Soul Ice Cream Pale*
    Kirkstall Dissolution IPA
    Oakham Mandarina Bavaria
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    It goes against the grain to choose a keg beer over an array of decent cask offers but BOTW goes to Buxton Axe Edge (keg). An outstanding IPA which I imagine would be superb on cask.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    A decent list this week, but quite a few underwhelming beers, for one reason or another.

    Marstons - Old Empire.
    Brakspear - Oxford Gold.
    Ashover - Littlemoor Citra.
    Salt - Mungo.*
    Beartown - Bluebeary.
    Wilde Child - Opaque Reality.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.*
    Oakham -JHB.*
    Otter - Funk & Soul.
    North Riding - Cascade.
    Great Heck - Cascade.
    Tigertops - Old Ferret.
    Small World - Thunderbridge Stout.
    Nomadic - Filibuster.
    Stod Fold - The West.
    Fernandes - Polaris.
    Saltaire - No.5.

    The easy winner was an old favourite, on cracking form at The Hop, 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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    Old Nation - B43 keg
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    A bumper week in Yorkshire, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Oakengates.

    Bad Seed - Ground Patrol
    Whitby - Saltwick Nab
    North Riding - US IPA
    Arbor - Megs Bomb
    Harbour - Antipodean
    Naylors - Porter
    Black Country - BFG
    Salopian - Salopian Gold
    Joules - Pale Ale
    Slaters - Queen Bee
    St Annes Brewery - Around the Wrekin
    Northern Monk - Pete's Dark
    Marstons - 61 Deep
    Banks's - Mild
    Enville - Enville Ale
    Pitchfork - Double Header
    Black Country - Pig on the Wall
    Wye Valley - HPA
    Bathams - Bitter
    Sarah Hughes - Surprise
    Stella Artois - Lager
    Hobsons - Simcoe Chinook
    Rudgate - Hop Spin
    Pictish - Jester
    Three Tuns - Stout
    Rowton - Area 51
    Tenby - Black Flag

    Quite a few good ones but I'll go for old favourite Black Country Ales - Pig on the Wall

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    A few days in Derby but restricted to just 3 pubs gave this :-

    Brunswick White Feather 3.6%
    Littleover 8 O' Clock Bus 3.9%
    Brunswick Triple Hop 4.0%
    Bang The Elephant A pocetful O' Melons 4.0%
    Castle Rock Vicky McClure 4.2%
    Pentrich Green Shadows 4.5%
    Quartz Heart 4.6%
    Brunswick Rocket 4.7%
    Acorn Janus IPA 5.0%
    Falstaff Blonde 5.0%
    Navigation Strawberry Creamhead 5.1%
    Small World Twin Falls 5.2%
    Littleover Hollow Legs 5.2%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Castle Rock IPA v 3 (keg) 5.7%
    Abstract Jungle Abstract Elephant 5.9%
    Brunswick Black Sabbath 6.0%
    Navigation Oh You Pretty Things 6.1%
    Bad Seed Strike Zone 6.2%

    There's some pretty awful fruit beers in that list but the winner is thr Bad Seed Strike Zone as tried for £3.60 (discounted) in the excellent Derby Alexandra Hotel. It's a sweet New World IPA but the best of the week.

    BOTW Bad Seed Strike Zone

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