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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 8th March 2020)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 8th March 2020)

    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.


    Hampshire , Surrey and Somerset.

    A maiden visit to Bath presented some very nice pubs but in the main, B list beer, BOTW comes from a reliable source in Surrey, see below.

    Flowerpots Goodens Gold
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Hanlons Yellow Hammer
    Hanlons Port Stout
    GT Ales Thirst Of Many
    Marstons Bass
    Butcombe Rare Breed
    Butcombe Haka
    Fierce Beer Single Hop Project - 03 Simcoe
    Imaginary Friends Lunar Moonatic
    Abbey Ales Bellringer Maximus
    Bath Brew House Spartacus
    Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout (keg)
    Tapestry Swingball
    Pennine Hair Of The Dog
    Colchester AKA Pale
    Colchester Jack Spitty
    Slaters Amarillo
    Potbelly A Piggin IPA
    Milestone Honey Porter
    Georges Wakering Gold
    North Yorkshire NYPA
    Three Castles Dark Knight Milk Chocolate Stout

    Milestone Honey Porter is BOTW, found in top condition in The Alfred.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 08-03-2020 at 19:55.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
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ID:	1908Bombay Social from Angels & Demons in Folkestone - very tasty for a 3.8% session IPA.

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    Tillingbourne: Dormouse 3.8%abv -
    Dark amber,malty Bitter with a strange metallic back taste.Not really my taste, buts helps fund a Dormouse recovery project.
    Tillingbourne:Hop Troll 4.8%abv. Not a hop monster:a mellow session IPA.Some mint from the hops. My BOTW.
    "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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    Coventry Canal


    Porto and Croydon.More of a wine and related week.

    Super Bock -- Lager
    Super Bock -- Negro (bottle)
    Musa -- Red Zeppelin IPA * (bottle)
    Thornbridge -- Jaipur IPA * (> 3PT)

    Although I enjoyed the Red Zeppelin,BOTW goes to Thornbridge Jaipur IPA on fine form in The George

    Next week looks quiet.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Yorkshire and Durham this week:

    Titanic - Plum Porter
    Hadrian Border - Copperfield
    Camerons - Old Sea Dog
    Taylors - Landlord
    Marstons - New Elvet Pale Ale ( probably rebadged EPA)
    Nottingham - Legend
    Black Storm - Aurora Smash
    Turning Point - Lucid Dream (K)
    Conwy - Welsh Pride
    North Riding - Rum & Raisin Dark Mild
    Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild
    Roosters - Baby Faced Assassin
    Adnams - Lighthouse
    Donkeystone - Cotton Clouds
    Harrogate - Salted Caramel Porter
    Roosters - Cream
    Daleside - Blonde
    Dark Horse - Hetton Pale Ale

    easy win for Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild with the advantage of a reasonable amount of alcohol to keep the Corona away

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    Stewart brewing - radical road reverse
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    BOTW Salopian Whirligig. Pale, gently cirtussy and 4.0%. An ideal thirst quencher from a reliable brewer.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Really enjoyed my beer, this week. Several enjoyable new finds and a handful of old favourites on good form.

    Wilde Child - Days of Wilde.
    Rat - Dark Ratanic Mills.*
    Wilde Child - Humble Beginnings.
    Northern Monk - Faith.*
    Tigertops - Kolsch Style.
    Electric Bear - Werrrd.*
    Jolly Boys - Marshmallow Porter.
    North Riding - Citra.*
    Magic Rock - Dark Arts.*
    Stancill - Appraisal.
    Elland - 1872 Porter.*
    Great Heck - Navigator.
    Manchester Brewing - Pakehu.
    Moor - Hoppiness.
    Magpie - Cherry Porter.

    An easy winer, this week. The Dark Ratanic Mills (9%) was absolutely superb. Billed as an 'Imperial Smoked Mild', I found it complex and rich, with great balance for its strength. Plus, none of the harshness you get with some German rauchbiers. My beer of the year, so far. Tried in 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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    Robinsons - Trooper. Was sceptical seeing it sticky noted at £2/pint in Thornaby's Dubliners but went down well for three pints and some beer gardening.

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