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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 18th February 2024)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    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.


    Wantsum Kazbeck
    Siren Recurring Dream*
    Siren Party In The Dark*
    Five Points Railway Porter*
    Burning Sky Plateau
    Dark Star Hophead
    Brew York Viking DNA*
    Mad Squirrel Arabica*
    Georges Wakering Gold*
    Elusive Oregon Trail*
    Utopian Heritage IPA*

    Paulaner Munchner Lager
    Camden Pale
    Siren Lumina
    Siren IPA For Days*
    Elusive Double Oregon Trail*
    Wiper & True Milk Shake*
    Mad Squirrel Sumo*
    Timmermans Peche Cardamon Lambicus*
    Brasserie d'Achouffe La Chouffe Blond
    Disruption Attribute Strength*
    Arbor Midnight Blue*

    A fair amount of dark beers this past week all very good but BOTW goes to an English IPA at 6.4% loaded with fruity Orange & Apricot flavours along with some subtle spice,
    Utopian Heritage IPA, taken of course in The Borough Beer House.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 25-02-2024 at 18:34.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Kent: old school, two solid quaffing beers.

    Goacher's Special House Ale. 3.8%abv. Slightly on the fruity spectrum.
    Larkins' Traditional. 3.4%. As good and toffeish as ever. Appropriately I'd just been talking with a lady who'd been planting hops for Larkins'.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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    Out West


    Not a great week:

    Harvey’s - Forwards Choice *½
    Gipsy Hill - Trail *
    St. Austell - Proper Job ½
    Shepherd Neame - Master Brew *¾
    Twickenham - Grandstand **
    Wimbledon - C’mon England *½
    Wimbledon - Copper Leaf *¾

    BOTW goes to Windsor & Eton - Guardsman **½ at The White Swan (JD Wetherspoon)

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    Low on variety but some good quality old faves:

    Brancaster Oystercatcher*
    Barsham Golden Close IPA*
    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Hop Back Summer Lightening*

    All worthy BOTWs but Hop Back Summer Lightening takes it. Still excellent after all these years and, when kept well, ridiculously drinkable.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
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    West Yorkshire


    Another quiet week.

    Ossett - White Rat.
    Sunbeam - Dance Before The Storm.
    Morton Collins - Roxy.
    Leeds - Pale.
    St Austell - Tribute.

    A pretty under-powered bunch, for various reasons. The Roxy was easily the winner. Taken in The Star.
    '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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    Trent & Mersey


    NZ and KL. All keg unless mentioned.

    Three Boys -- Pils
    Cassels -- American Pale Ale* (cask conditioned)
    Founders -- IPA *
    Founders -- Pilsner
    Townsend -- Sutton Hoo American Amber Ale *
    Panhead -- Sandman *
    Heineken -- Tiger

    BOTW goes to Cassels American Pale Ale, a rare cask conditioned real ale while in NZ taken in The Victoria,Christchurch.

    Next week back in the UK,pilgrimage to the Cask and some footie.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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