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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 23rd February 2020)

    In Huddersfield last night and forgot again.
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    Kent:rare weeknight visits.

    Bedlam-Benchmark:4%abv.Standard fare.
    Goacher's-Special House Ale:3.8%abv.Earthy Tovil goodness.Grand.

    At risk of repeating myself,my BOTW is Goacher's Special House Ale,taken at The Dering Arms
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    Borough Market,Denham,Apsley and Croydon.

    Oakham -- Green Devil IPA
    Oakham -- Waimea *(3PT)
    Greene King -- Old Golden Hen
    St Austell -- Proper Job
    Fullers -- ESB * (3PT)
    Dark Star -- Hophead *
    Thornbridge -- Jaipur IPA
    Bedlam -- Porter
    Titanic -- Black Ice
    Manchester -- Christopher Columbus Pale Ale

    BOTW goes to Fullers ESB in superb condition (NBSS 4.5) in The Papermill after a cold and wet day boating.Even the next pint of Hophead in there was top drawer.

    Next week end month sessions so hopeful of something interesting.
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    York and home town this week so all Yorkshire beers except * which I think they brought with them when they came over for a collaboration brew with Roosters

    Tapped - Mojo
    Rudgate - Jorvic
    Brass Castle - Hazelnut Mild
    Treboom - Yorkshire Sparkle
    Roosters - Howl
    Tapped - Scorsby Stout
    Theakston - Best Bitter
    Acorn - Old Moor Porter
    Roosters - Little Changes
    Roosters - Double Assassin
    *Green Cheek - Local Import
    Roosters - Howl V7
    Bad Co - Dark Necessities
    Harrogate - Salted Caramel Porter


    BOTW Brass Castle - Hazelnut Mild enjoyed in the Blue Bell in York.

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    Two wheely good beers in Reading
    fixed wheel -through and off
    botw
    twisted wheel -sunday sessions

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    Half decent.

    Flying Monk Jackdaw Porter
    Oakham Waimea*
    Black Lodge Shichuan Capo*
    Mission Creep East Bay
    Revolutions Marquee*
    Tollgate California Steam
    Black Sheep Twilighter
    4 Ts APA
    Beartown Polar Eclipse*
    Cobra Lager
    Three Castles Dark Knight Coconut*
    Wantsum Swallow Dive
    Hogs Back TEA
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale*

    BOTW was always going to be Revolutions Marquee, fantastic in The Nags Head on a Monday off work, however pipped at the the post by a splendid Three Castles Dark Knight Coconut in The Alfred yesterday lunchtime, cant wait to try the white chocolate version coming up this week.
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    A quiet week :-

    Mechanic Session Bitter 3.8%
    Burton Bridge Golden Delicious 3.8%
    ELB Pale 4.0%
    Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale 4.2%
    Loddon Citra Quad 4.4%
    Reunion Mosaic 4.5%
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%
    Goddard's Fuggle Dee Dum 4.8%
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
    Snowdon Craft Summit 5.2%
    Brewdog Punk IPA (keg) 5.4%
    Mechanic Orange Candy IPA 5.4%

    Actually the Punk IPA was probably as good as any of these.
    I feel I ought to mention the Mechanic beers which I had never seen before. The session bitter was an old school low abv pale that I found completely uninspiring. It was also hazy which I assume means it was unfined. Why???
    The Orange Candy IPA was also cloudy but not a sludge and was more interesting. It was a bit orange squash like and in no way outstanding but I would try it again. The winner is from a brewer that has been hit and miss for me but the Reunion Mosaic (£2.19 in the George JDW) seemed as good as similar offerings from other brewers.

    BOTW Reunion Mosaic

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    Adnams Ghost Ship tops Moongazer 4 + 4 Candles with some ease.

    Touch more variety next week hopefully.
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    An average sort of week, but at least I broke my duck on the new pub front.

    Acorn - Blonde.
    Rat - White Rat.
    Acorn - Old Moor Porter.
    Wilde Child - Event Horizon.
    Titanic - Plum Porter.*
    Beer Ink - CF 260.
    Rat - King Rat.*
    North Riding - Mosaic.*
    Chin Chin - Mad Thing.
    Stancill - Black.
    Donkeystone - Hoppinsesh.

    An easy winner, this week. The PP was on superb form at The Hop, Wakefield.
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