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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 14 November 2010)

    I suspect I may even have one this week. Birmingham beckons.

    Farway: Havant Forgotten
    Alesonly: Fullers ESB
    trainman: Wye Valley Butty Bach
    wittenden: Hopdaemon's Shrimshander
    Oggwyn Trench: Oakhams Inferno
    Quinno: Ascot COB
    Millay: Great Divide Hercules Double American IPA
    oldboots: Blue Monkey Son of Silverback
    aleandhearty: Titanic Ice
    RogerB: Sheffield IPA
    Thuck Phat: Oakham Three Witches
    ROBCamra: Northern Bobby Dazzler
    Bucking Fastard: Oakham Inferno
    GillHalfPint: Sheffield IPA
    Conrad: Wye Valley Butty Back
    Pubsignman: Ha'penny Gog Magog
    HTM69: Everards Tiger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    I suspect I may even have one this week. Birmingham beckons.
    Birmingham beckons? Never heard of it. Who brews it?
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Birmingham beckons? Never heard of it. Who brews it?
    It's nearly an anagram of the likely truth. One Becks in Birmingham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    It's nearly an anagram of the likely truth. One Becks in Birmingham.
    Very likely. Whatever you do don't mention the large funnel and a yard of rubber tubing to 'C'.
    '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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    I was going to comment that I'm not sure I would drink a pint of anything called Birmingham Beckons, but I see I was a little too slow.

    After reading those replies I can see that I need to watch out for some enamas enemies in Birmingham.

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    Had an excellent (well, several of) King Goblin in the new-ish Wetherspoon's in Chippenham over the weekend - the Bridge House. Fairly similar to its derivative, but of course with an added punch at 6%. I'd give it a solid 8/10. very disappointed to wander in on Sunday and find it gone. Young's Ram Rod (7/10) was a good replacement.

    Lees' Chocoholic in Birmingham Lloyd's No1 on Broad Street (I'll have to look up its proper name), a weak 3.6% to pair chocolate with but it seemed to go quite well. A solid brew but couldn't islodge King Goblin. 7/10.

    Traditional Scottish Ales brew the Double Espresso (4.8%) which I had at the next Wetherspoons on route to New Street (I'll never be a good reviewer if I don't note pub names!). I've had this once in the Cuthbert Brodrick in Leeds and enjoyed it, it was just as good here. 7/10. One is enough.

    Mordue Brewery Coriander (4.8%) was also attempted but despite being a lover or coriander in most food, this just did not work. I could tell the attempt was at coriander but there were other flavours complicating things and it just didn't work. 4/10

    Some other beers tried this weekend were an appalling Wadworth 6X in Chippenham's Black Horse (2/10), a decent London Pride in the same town's Four Seasons (7/10), but the King Goblin is not dislodged this week for me.

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    Not often I get to try something radical down here in Somerset but here goes:

    Moor Illusion 4.5%
    A black IPA () which is heavily hopped, almost to the point of just tasting hops with the dark roast malts leaving the finish. Very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewguru View Post
    Not often I get to try something radical down here in Somerset but here goes:

    Moor Illusion 4.5%
    A black IPA () which is heavily hopped, almost to the point of just tasting hops with the dark roast malts leaving the finish. Very different.
    As quaffed by me in the 7 Stars tonight!!!!!! Hoppier that anything I've had for a bit. VG I say.

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    Has to be Havant Forgotten, not only is it a lovely pint but in this Remembrance period 10% of profit goes to the Royal British Legion. Only available at the Green Dragon, Lovedean as this is the first year of the brew and local really is local, brewed a few streets away from the pub.

    Havant Forgotten

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    Ive Only had time for a few pints of Ale this week after my last three week session as I'm back at work. Only had 5 Pints in the last Eight days 2 Pints of Pride & three pints of Fullers ESB so thats my beer of the week. And Ive still got too wait till Tuesday night before I can have another Pint.

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