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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 21st May 2023)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 21st May 2023)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    East Kent:Old School.

    Timothy Taylor-Golden Best 3.5%abv. Pennine Light Mild, just right for Make May a Mild Month.
    Harvey's-Sussex Best Bitter 4%abv.On the sweeter axis this week.

    My BOTW-Timothy Taylor Golden Best, taken at White Horse Inn
    "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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    Quite a few options with a couple of outings in Aberystwyth followed by a Salford crawl from Worsley to Monton to Swinton.

    Joseph Holt's - Bitter, in the Park Hotel, Monton.

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Reading, Kingston Beer Festival/Surbiton, Surrey and Hants.

    White Horse Little Donkey
    Cloudwater Piccadilly Gold
    Snowmoon/Elusive Moonrise*
    Amwell Springs Chairman Dave
    Delphic Thats The Way She Gose Buddy*
    ELB Amarillo*
    ELB Imperial Stout*
    Full Circle The Good Life*
    Thornbridge Hirundo Spring Pale Ale*
    Hopshed Wit-ney Brewston*
    Dorking Five Claw West Coast IPA*
    Bewulf Dark Raven Mild
    Surrey Hills Gilt Trip*
    Iron Pier Cast Iron Stout
    360 Double Act
    Electric Bear Deborah*
    Red Willow Faithless 164 Nobel Pale Ale*
    The Kernel Dry Stout Simcoe*
    Bristol Beer Factory Lucky Peak
    Cross Bay Azacca
    Vibrant Forest Fluidity*
    Vibrant Forest Picea*
    Downlands Laffer Curve
    Goffs Jester 24*
    Hop Back Mayfly

    After much deliberation it's down to either Surrey Hills Gilt Trip at Kingston or Vibrant Forest Picea at the ever reliable The Alfred.

    Seeing as It was good enough to have thrice,the winner is Picea

    This week needs to be quieter.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This week:

    Ainsty Cool Citra
    Blue Monkey Coconut Mild*
    Abnoba Meanwood Black Forest Porter*
    Oakham Green Devil IPA*
    Brunswick Triple Hop
    Everards West Coast IPA*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*

    I was impressed with Everards West Coast IPA, which I haven't seen before, but BOTW has to go Oakham Green Devil IPA on spectacular form in the ever excellent Tamworth Tap.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Bedworth and Tamworth

    Marston's -- Lighter Nights
    Castle Rock -- Our House
    Timothy Taylor -- Landlord
    Ainsty -- Cool Citra *
    Blue Monkey -- Coconut Mild *
    Meanwood -- Abnoba Black Forest Porter *
    Oakham -- Green Devil IPA *

    The last four were all excellent and any of them would normally win BOTW,all sampled in the Tamworth Tap,a very worthy winner of the latest CAMRA Pub of the Year.Although the award has brought in more punters,the atmosphere has not been impacted and the very swift service from behind the bar means any queue dissipates at speed.I have to agree on BOTW in Oakham Green Devil IPA which scored 5 on NBSS .

    Next week a final footie match of the season seems the most likely supplier of the winner.,although a trip to the Harp is always worthwhile.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 22-05-2023 at 21:07.
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    West Yorkshire


    Another fairly quiet week, but at least a little bit up on last week's effort.

    Acorn - Barnsley Bitter.
    Acorn - Gorlovka.*
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.*
    Chin Chin - Chin Up.
    Riverhead - Deer Hill Porter.
    Chin Chin - Smiler.*
    Rat - Rat Pack.
    Fernandes - Mr Blue Sky.*
    Ossett - Dazzler.

    A two-horse race between the Smiler and the Gorlovka. The latter just takes it. Tried in The Polka 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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    Not a bad week, but supplemented by some lager/Neck Oil for lack of cask, trawling the hostelries of west London, but a two-way split taken back-to-back:

    Adnams - Ghost Ship **½
    Black Sheep - Bitter **½
    Fullers - ESB **
    Fullers - London pride **
    Neptune - Forecast **½
    Purity - Mad Goose **¼
    Thornbridge - Jaipur **½
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord **½
    Titanic - Plum Porter **½
    Twickenham - Naked Ladies **¾

    BOTW goes to Brodie’s - Archer **¾ at The Old Coffee House and then Third Class Ale - Green Bullet **¾ at The Harp.

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    Central London and beer quality was high
    Thirst class - green bullet
    Downlands - alpha hunter
    Wiper and true -in my dreams
    Siren/adnams - secret springs (the only poor beer.of the.night and £3.40 a half.
    Wiper and true - heading home ( the same I had in the Harp but different name
    Grey trees - drummer boy
    Anarchy - shattered illusions
    Jw Lees- gold
    St.peters- gold
    Iron pier woodlands ipa
    Brentwood - galaxy
    Odyssey- babylon days
    Deya - genuine admin error
    Darkstar- American pale ale in the YeOlde Mitre £6 a pint but with Camra discount £4.80
    If this was brewed at Meantime then Darkstar beers are safe for the moment.

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