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    I feel like I'm repeating myself...

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    London,sarf. Not a lot of cask

    Shepherd Neame-1698 (bottle) 6%abv
    Harvey's -XX Sussex Dark MILD 3%abv Flavoursome and reassuring.
    Harvey's-Armada 4.5%abv Suave.
    Gipsy Hill-Hepcat 4.6%abv.Keg, but inoffensive.

    My BOTW-Harvey's XX Dark MILD.
    "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 list but all worthy of BOTW:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell*
    Little Brewing Company Taj*
    Byatts Maibock*
    Vale Gravitas*

    BOTW Byatts Maibock. A 5.5%, beautifully balanced, German ale. Another winner from Byatts.
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    More Neck Oil and little cask for exploring the watering holes of Tooting, but a mini-fest of Oakham's beers at Islington's White Swan made up for something:

    Beerblefish + Werewolf - Maple Tooth Tiger **½
    Oakham - Bite the Bullet **
    Oakham - Citra **½
    Oakham - Mompesson’s Gold *¾
    Oakham - Hawse Buckler *¾
    Thornbridge - Lord Maximus **¾
    Twickenham - Naked Ladies **¾

    Not a brilliant drink, but sometimes the surroundings just add something else, so BOTW goes to Five Points - XPA **¾ at The Pride of Spitalfields last night.

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    Wakefield.

    Fernandes - Mosaic.*
    Fernandes - Luis Fernandes Porter.
    Ossett - Citra.*
    Fernandes - Voodoo Stout.
    Fernandes - Citragen.*
    Runaway - American Brown Ale.
    Squawk - Sylvia.
    Chin Chin - Still the Beats Bang.*

    Another satisfying week, with several pale beers very good indeed. The winner is a big-hitting West coast IPA (5.6%). Taken in Luis Bar @ Fernandes.
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    Croydon,Manchester and Warwick.

    Oakham -- Citra *
    Burning Sky -- Aurora * (3PT)
    Drop Project -- Jeez *(keg)
    Marble -- Rocket *
    Gasworks -- Alma IPA *
    Smithfield Social -- Pilsner
    Dark Star -- American Pale Ale
    Church Farm -- Pale
    Salopian -- Oracle
    North Cotswold -- Shagweaver *
    Church Farm -- Harry's Heifer

    BOTW goes to Marble Rocket,their excellent interpretation of a 4.8% best bitter ,perfect with the cheeseboard taken in The Marble Arch.

    Next week boating north through Brum and Tamworth plus end of season footie should produce a respectable list.
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    Central London and local.

    Cask
    Firebrand Patchwork Rocket
    Downlands Devils Dyke*
    Dark Star Revelation*
    Fyne Ales Jarl
    Wilderness pobl*
    4T's Chocolate & Fudge Stout Detectives*
    Electric Bear It's Gonna Be May*
    Nuttycombe RCH East Street Cream*

    Keg
    Ten Tun Azacca-Ka-Ka-Jonsson*
    Maveric Sequoia Project*
    Hacker Pschorr Weissebier*
    Duality Fresh Start Fever
    Siren Leapling*
    Siren The Night Market*
    Pomona Factotum*
    Unbarred Casual Pale*
    Attic Burst
    Electric Bear Rabbit In A Hat Trick*

    BOTW is 4T's Chocolate & Fudge Stout Detectives, super smooth, super Chocolately and maybe a little fudgey, in The Borough Beer House.

    This coming week expected to be relatively quiet.
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