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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd Decenber 2019)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 22nd Decenber 2019)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A limited number of venues,just two in fact but half decent beer all the same.

    Flowerpots Four Candles
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Northdown Pale Ale Mary
    Northdown Muggy Porter
    Three Castles Beerista
    Three Brothers Trilogy Blonde
    Heritage Its A Cracker
    Prospect Big John
    Hop Kettle Rising Star
    3 Piers Mariners Gold

    Best of the bunch was the Hop Kettle Rising Star, as the brewery name suggests , this was a hop forward, peachy/ mango flavoured 4.8% beer tried in The Alfred this lunchtime.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Weald of Kent



    Kent-Session Pale:3.7%abv. A classic,full of herbal flavours.
    "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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    Limited selection but good quality:

    Ashover Damson Porter*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Blue Monkey King Kong*

    BOTW Ashover Damson Porter. Exactly as named and a perfect pork pie accompaniment in the ever reliable Seven Stars.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    God's Own County


    Another quiet week:

    Theakstons - Old Peculier
    Kingfisher - Lager
    Black Sheep - Bitter
    Taylors - Boltmaker
    Rat - White Rat
    Oakham - Green Devil IPA
    Harrogate - Plum Porter
    Tapped - Sorsby Stout
    Titanic - Plum Porter
    Oakham - Green Devil IPA
    Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild

    Everything was in top condition (Kingfisher excepted)

    Botw Harrogate - Plum Porter served from the wood and smooth as a smooth thing, it lasted about 4 hours in the pub but it was only a pin (4 1/2 gal) of which I had 10% .

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Trent & Mersey


    A Big Week.

    Burning Sky -- Aurora* (3PT)
    Thornbridge -- Jaipur IPA *
    Acorn -- Blonde * (>3PT)
    Northern Monk -- Eternal *
    Errant -- Culture Shock
    Thornbridge -- Pollards (Coffee Stout)
    Brew Dog -- Zombie Cake (keg)
    Greene King -- Rockin' Rudolph
    Mc Mullens -- AK
    Mc Mullens -- Bootwarmer
    Marston's -- Owd Rodger *
    Tiny Rebel -- Peloton Pale *
    Fullers -- Seafarers
    Five Points -- Railway Porter*
    St Austell -- Tribute
    St Austell -- Proper Job *

    Some fine ale slipped down and by a narrow head BOTW goes to Marston's Owd Rodger,back on cask at 7.4% and supped in The Old Barge.A very fine barley wine and although the nose is challenging ,the more you got down the better it tasted.Better than I remember it from long ago.

    Next week a Craft Beer Co. visit normally throws up something good.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Some top beers this week
    tankleys -mild
    tydd steam -cock mild
    franklins -black forest stout
    franklins -lawless
    pig and porter -blackbird stout
    loch Lomond -ipa
    broken drum -gaspode mild taken at the Bell and Dog Deptford
    Merry Christmas john

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    Just a single visit to the local Rose & Crown.

    Osset Cashmere 4.0%
    Acorn Guiding Star 4.5%
    1648 Gold Angel 4.8%
    ELB Jamboree 4.8%
    Salopian The Bends 5.2%
    Beatnikz Republic Off The Road 5.5%
    Kelham Island Dancing In The Air 5.5%
    Robinson's Old Tom (keg) 8.5%

    The winner is a Xmas beer the Kelham Island Dancing In The Air (£4.00). It's a typical New World hopped Pale so hardly a Xmas beer. The Old Tom was and it's the first time I've ever seen it on keg. It was colder than cellar cask but fine otherwise. It was infinitely better than served from a cask on the bar like in the old days.
    The price tag of £5.15 recalled to me the lyrics of an old song 5:15 by the Who.

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