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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 2nd February 2020)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
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    A case of quantity over variety, this week. No prizes for guessing where I was drinking.

    Fernandes - Octohop.*
    Fernandes - Ruby.
    Fernandes - Great Northern.*
    Rudgate - Battleaxe.
    Fernandes - Black Voodoo.

    Easy winner was the GN, a pale IPA (5.1%) featuring the Centennial hop.
    '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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    Titanic Plum Porter*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Slaters Beer & Spice

    The Plum Porter and Bishops are fairly regular nominees from me so BOTW goes to Slaters Beer & Spice for interest value alone if nothing else. A 4.3% chestnut beer with strong mulled wine hints tempered by a decent ginger hint. Different but I'm unlikely to actively seek it out.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    The Leicester Line


    Harlow,Richmond,Kennington and Croydon,volume rather than variety.

    Mc Mullens -- Oatmalt Stout
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Oakham -- Citra * (>3PT)
    Oakham -- Inferno
    Burning Sky -- Aurora *(3PT)

    BOTW goes to Oakham Citra ,NBSS 4.5 in Oaka @ The Mansion House until it ran out under pressure from the crew.

    Next week drifting up The Regents Canal ,and then a reunion event in Liverpool so should be decent on the ale front.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Weald of Kent


    Kent: didn't think I'd get to the pub this week.

    Goacher's-Fine Light 3.7%abv.Fine,light,touch of marmalade.
    "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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    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
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    Busy week in Tadcaster and Leeds

    Theakston - Best Bitter
    Samuel Smith - Extra Stout
    Samuel Smith - Old Brewery Bitter
    Taylors - Landlord
    Beavertown - Neck Oil
    Black Sheep - Best Bitter
    Samuel Smith - Sovereign Bitter
    Leeds - Midnight Bell
    Ilkley - Mary Jane
    Brew York - Viking DNA
    Roosters - YPA
    Roosters - Twenty Four Seven
    Turning Point - Mile Zero (Stoopwefen Stout)
    Cobra - Lager
    Rudgate - Brew 33
    Roosters - Yankee
    Whiplash Beer - Bowsie
    Spaten - Pilsner
    Tiny Rebel - Lush
    Five Points - Brickfield Brown
    Kirkstall - Black Band Porter
    Black Lodge - Order of Magnitude
    Harrogate - Jumping the Shark

    A few good beers but no contest for BOTW a nice little 15% stout Turning Point - Mile Zero (Stroopwafel Stout)

    Turning Point Mile Zero.JPG
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Hampshire, Surrey and Brighton

    Beartown PAW*
    Kent Session Pale
    Salcombe Shingle Bay
    3 Piers Big Dipper
    Raw Eyup Cocka
    Iron Pier Comet And Target Joined At The Hop
    Buxton Blonde*
    St Austell Tribute
    Gun Scaramanga Extra Pale*
    Brighton Bier 4-3-1 (that's My Number)
    Franklins Avalon*
    Thornbridge /St Austell Trevail*
    Dark Star Hophead
    Dark Star Revelation *
    Dark Star American Pale Ale*
    Mannings Whoa Man*
    Industrial Arkwrights Pale
    Milestone Black Pearl
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*

    The Trevail, Avalon and Revelation were exceptional, but even more so was BOTW Dark Star American Pale Ale, unaffected by any takeover shenanigans , unlike Hophead, enjoyed very much in the ever reliable
    The Evening Star
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    A few days in Stourbridge returning via the Great Western in Wolverhampton gave this :-

    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.9%
    Hophurst Hogamadog 4.0%
    New Bristol Brewery The Joy Of Sesh 4.2%
    Hobson's Shropshire Star 4.2%
    Fixed Wheel Whitey 4.2%
    Tiny Rebel Cask IPA 4.3%
    Batham's Best 4.3%
    Big Bog Billabong 4.4%
    4Ts Busman's Pale 4.4%
    Kinver Crystal 4.5%
    Kinver Noble 4.5%
    Arbor C Bomb 4.7%
    New Bristol Brewery Rock 'N' Star 4.8%
    New Bristol Brewery Lost In Clouds 4.8%
    New Bristol Brewery Lemon Jelly IPA (keg) 4.9%
    New Bristol Brewery Boogie Under (keg) 5.0%
    Hydes Provenance Munchen 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%
    Salopian The Bends 5.2%
    Lakehouse Cherry Chocolate Porter 5.5%
    Dancing Duck Abduction 5.5%
    New Bristol Brewery Macho Mucho 6.0%
    Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild 6.0%
    New Bristol Brewery Creme Brulee 7.0%

    A word about the New Bristol Brewery beers, apart from the Crème Brulee they were cloudy and crap. I've no idea if the cask ones were supposed to be like that..
    The winner is the Lakehouse Cherry Chocolate Porter (£3.60) as tried in the Stoubridge Queens Head. It's not too sweet and the flavours weren't overpowering.

    BOTW Lakehouse Cherry Chocolate Porter

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    I'll stay on me own PaulOfHorsham's Avatar
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    Mainly Sussex but I like to move about


    I'll come out to play this week, just to mention Sympathy for the Duvel, a Bristolian homage to the renowned Belgian classic. At just(?) 5.9%, it's considerably less dangerous and even more drinkable. A half was enjoyed in Reigate's newish Hop Stop.
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    hammersmith shepherds bush and Brentford
    liked most of my beers
    squirrel -de la crème *
    brewdog -zombie cake *
    brewdog - duopolies *
    pipes -Belgian dubble*
    double barrelled-elbows (not this one)
    ridgeside -snow line (nor this)
    inveralmond -fionnar*
    five points -citrus pale *
    botw was Gloucester -neipa in the black dog brentford

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