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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 1st January 2023)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st January 2023)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Four pints of Bass were sunk in Sun Inn around noon on new year's eve.

    Next week Chester. Recommendations welcome, or it's the Boot...

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    South Norwood and St Pancras.

    Brew York -- S'moor Tonkoko *(keg)
    Oakham -- Inferno *(3PT)
    Twickenham -- Honey Dark *
    Twickenham -- Naked Ladies
    Adnams -- Ghost Ship

    BOTW goes to Twickenham Honey Dark,an unusual brew easy on the honey but there in the background with a dark chocolate aroma.Not really sessionable but interesting.Taken in the Barrel Vault.

    Next week rail strikes playing havoc with footie and drinking plans,could be very modest.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A very good standard of beer in the post Christmas week.

    Oakham Below Zero*
    Kent Yule Log
    Kelham Island Pale Rider*
    Flowerpots Perridge Pale
    Elusive Majora (keg)
    Elusive Majora (cask)*
    Elusive Oregon Trail*
    Elusive Lebkuchen Stout*
    Cloudwater Fuzzy*
    Magpie Cream Courser*
    Wantsum Baa Humbug*
    Plain Ales California Dreaming
    Rivington Clouded Eyes*
    Disruption Demokracy*
    Wander Beyond Peak*

    But way out in front was an exceptional NBSS 4.5+ (tempted to give it a 5) Kelham Island Pale Rider.jpeg, the fact that Thornbridge are now brewing it hasn't damaged the beer one bit, dare I say improved it, presented in perfect condition in The Wonston Arms.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    Kent;rather lacklustre.

    Harvey's-Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv. Fruity.
    Musket-Ball Puller 4%abv.Old school,hedgefruit.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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    Oxford - a farewell to Arms:

    Batemans - Rosey Nosey *
    Greene King - Abbot *
    Hardy & Hanson - Old Tripe ½
    Lister’s IPA **½
    Little Ox - Yabba Dabba Doo **
    Nicholson’s - Pale **
    Orkney Brewery - Dark Island ½
    Purity - Pure UBU **
    St. Austell - Tribute **
    Shotover - Prospect **
    Thornbridge - Jaipur **½
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord **½
    Vocation - Heart & Soul ½
    Wild Weather - Fire Saga **½
    Wychwood - Hobgoblin ½
    XT - Animal: Dove **
    XT - Animal: Howl **

    BOTW goes jointly to Titanic - Plum Porter *** and Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve ***, both imbibed at The Royal Blenheim.

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    Limited list but decent quality:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Salopian Golden Thread
    Brancaster Brewdolph*
    Adnams Ghost Ship*
    Greene King Abbot Reserve

    The Abbot Reserve was much better than standard Abbot but I'm not sure that it deserves the accolades given by some. I preferred BOTW Brancaster Brewdolph. With a name like that it has to be a seasonal, Christmas beer but I think this year's may be better than last. Initially it's malty and almost too sweet but that's offset by Christmas spices and a refreshing bitterness. Three pints? No problem.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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