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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 23rd January 2022)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 23rd January 2022)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Kent Brewery-Breakfast Oatmeal Stout: 4.2%abv.Full of oily oatiness.Oranges.Yum.
    "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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    Short but select list:

    Byatt's XK Strong*
    Hop Lab (Byatt's) Hand Cranked IPA*
    Abbeydale Moonshine*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    Any of these would make a worthy Beer of the Week with the XK Strong being a thoroughly decent dark ale and the Bishops from a fresh barrel and impossible to put down.

    BOTW goes to Hop Lab Hand Cranked IPA. Hop Lab seems to be a sub brand of Byatt's and this 5.6% IPA was bitter, drying and hoppy. Excellent.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Grand Union


    Hackney Wick,Croydon and Richmond.

    Meantime -- Anytime IPA (keg)
    Moor -- PMA * (keg)
    Garage -- Stepped On (keg)
    Oakham -- Green Devil IPA * (3PT)
    Timothy Taylor -- Knowle Spring
    Ichnuso -- Non Filtrata (bottle)

    No contest for BOTW ,perfect Oakham Geen Devil IPA in The George,an easy 3PT .

    Next week end month sessions in Hertford and Kennington.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out West


    Varied in style:

    Adnams - Ghost Ship (c)**
    Anspach & Hobday - Henry's Burton Ale (c)*
    Beavertown - Neck Oil (k)
    Big Smoke - Solaris (c)*
    Dark Star - Hophead (k)
    Five Points - XPA (c)**
    Fullers - London Pride (c)
    Hammerton's - N1 (c)*
    Otter - Bitter (c)
    Portobello - Market Porter (c)*
    St. Austell - Proper Job (c)**
    Thatched House - Amber Ale (c)
    Thornbridge - Jaipur (c)**
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord (c)
    Wantsum - Ravening Wolf (c)*

    BOTW goes to Marble - Mild at the Southampton (thanks BF)

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    This is not an exit Komakino's Avatar
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    Managed to get out a couple of times towards the end of the week. Cask unless stated:

    Brewgooder New England IPA (4.1%) (c)
    Five Points Best (Fuggles) (4.1%)*
    Loddon Hullabaloo (4.2%)
    Thornbridge Market Porter (4.5%)*
    Animal Rhino (4.6%)*
    Rebellion Roasted Nuts (4.6%)
    Tsingtao Tsingtao Lager (4.7%) (b)
    BrewDog Punk IPA (5.2%) (c)
    Drygate Gun-toting Nano Penguin (5.2%) (c)
    WEST German Pale Ale (5.2%) (c)
    Thornbridge Jaipur (5.6%) (c)
    Northern Monk Rapscallion (5.7%) (c)
    BrewDog Elvis Juice (6.5%) (c)
    Thornbridge Necessary Evil (13.0%) (b)*

    Got a "free" case of crafty Scottish beers from Beer52 which cost me £5.95 for the postage from which some of the cans on the above list are from (nothing special). The Animal and Thornbridge porter were both in fine form at Thame's noted Cross Keys and the Five Points passed the 3-pint test a little closer to home at my local. However, BOTW goes to this bottled behemoth. Strong as an ox with a bourbon-y smell and mouthfeel giving way to a slight vanilla aftertaste and a dry stouty finish:

    BOTW: Thornbridge Necessary Evil
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Oakham Citra*
    Double Barreled Index & Match
    Double Barreled Parka
    Phantom Sweet Lady Liberty*
    Art Brew Lemon Pale
    Elusive Nebulus*
    Elusive Oregon Trail*
    Animal Hen
    Milestone Maid Marian
    Vale Of Glamorgan Dark Matter
    Lost & Grounded Running With Spectres*
    Red Cat Prowler*
    Stockport Stout
    Anarchy Blonde Star
    Wantsum Dynamo
    Ascot Winter Reserve*
    Disruption People Of The Hop V1*

    BOTW Oakham Citra In The Waggon & Horses.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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