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    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Kent:quality, not quantity.

    Goachers-Special House Ale 3.8% abv.A Goachers epitome : peppery hops,hedge fruit and that wonderful characteristic earthiness, in tiptop condition.
    Cellar Head-India Pale Ale 5%abv.Leafy,resinous.In good nick.

    Sometimes you know from the first gulp that a beer is exceptional.So it was with Goachers Special House ale, taken,rather suprisingly,knowing my past reservations at The Three Chimneys
    "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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    A quiet week but with a trip to Edinburgh although not as a beer adventure

    Harrogate - Vanilla Porter
    Roosters - Enter the Dragon
    Roosters - Twenty Four Seven
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild
    Rudgate - Chocolate Sout
    Theakston - Best Bitter
    Thornbridge - Kipling
    Kelburn - Keltic
    Strathaven - Old Mortality
    Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde
    Inveralmond - Fionnar
    Spey Valley - David's not so bitter
    Stewart - Edinburgh Gold
    Orkney - Clootie Dumpling
    Belhaven - 1719
    Barney's Beer - Red Rye
    Belhaven - St Andrews
    Crafty Monkey - Reward IPA
    Tennents Lager


    Taken in the Bow Bar but brewed in Hartlepool (geddit?) BOTW Crafty Monkey - Reward IPA

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    Bit of variety this week:

    Howling Hops House IPA (tank)*
    St Austell Proper Job*
    North Down He-Bru IPA
    Siren Craft Broken Dream*
    Siren Craft Caribbean Chocolate Stout (keg)*
    Adnams Ghost Ship
    Norfolk Brewhouse Tobi's Tipple Fred's Check
    Beavertown Neck Oil (keg)
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    Thoroughly enjoyed the dark Siren Craft beers but BOTW goes to Howling Hops House IPA drunk at the taproom. A glorious, gently fruity, 6.9%, New England IPA. Shame there was only time for one.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Quiet week for me, but with a decent hit rate.

    Brew York - Haze of Thunder.*
    Bad Seed - Cake Hole.*
    Beartown - Creme Bearlee.
    Ossett - Nervous Turkey.
    North Riding - Mosaic.*
    Roosters - Yankee.*
    Naylors - Black Gold.
    Empire - Rum Porter.*

    All the highlighted beers were pretty good and it would be very easy to give the honours to the Mosaic (again). Instead, I'll plump for the Rum Porter, sampled in Harry's Bar.
    '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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    Croydon,Hertford,Hackney Wick and Limehouse.

    Thornbridge -- Jaipur IPA (3 PT)
    Mc Mullens -- Bootwarmer
    Top Rope -- Canadian Destroyer * (keg)
    Five Points -- XPA *
    Howling Hops -- House IPA * (tank)
    St Austell -- Proper Job (3PT)
    Northdown -- He-bru IPA
    Siren -- Broken Dream Breakfast Stout *
    Siren -- Caribbean Chocolate Cake * (keg)

    Some very exciting beers and some great dark 'uns with BOTW going to Top Rope Canadian Destroyer in the Crafty Duck.Hints of maple syrup and pecan in this strong stout from a brewer new to me.

    Next week less excitement but rounded off by footie.
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    Bad Co Brewing - Off Tempo 02 19. 6.1%. Three pints each with a bag of pork scratchings in my first visit to the Golden Smog this year.

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    A small but reasonably well formed list.

    Disruption Last Walk Thru Eden*
    Triple fff Midnight Rambler*
    Roosters Napoleon Complex*
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*
    Navigation Rebel
    Manning Sha Man*
    Raw Pina Colada Porter

    Nothing really poor, though not sure how the Porter is a Porter, mid-Brown in colour and not tasting Porter-like at all to me.
    I'm going with last weeks winner again,the same cask spanning the weeks two days apart . BOTW Disruption Is Brewing - Walk Thru Eden , really quite good in The Alfred.
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    A quiet week :-


    Portobello Hedgerow Pale 4.5%
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%
    Park Brewery Isabella 4.5%
    Reunion BeaqrdTongue 4.5%
    Wimbledon Phoenix Porter 4.8%
    Saltaire Junga 5.0%
    Twickenham American Nut Brown 5.0%
    Hammertown N7 5.2%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Shepherd Neame Strong Pale Ale 5.5%
    Pillars Winter Mazzen (keg) 5.5%


    The easy winner is the Hammerton N7 (£4.00) which is something of a hop bomb and was tried in the local Rose & Crown.I suspect they use a blend of hops but it has a more old school bitterness than other beers.


    BOTW Hammerton N7

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