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    I had thought with losing my taste buds with this rotten cold I can't pass on to anyone that I wouldn't have a beer to put on here this week, but I had an excellent beer in the Smithfield on my way to NWAF this lunchtime.

    BOTW is Milestone Dancer the Prancer. I enjoyed the flavour of it, and it was while enjoying it that I realised I was actually tasting the flavout of a beer.

    The beers at the NWAF were ok - that's all I can say because nothing was outstanding and by the same token I didn't find anything distasteful either. That's what a cold does for you. Brilliant festival though in a super venue, and good food too. I love these events as great social gatherings and meeting folk from all over the country.
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    Did a quick bit of no-frills European travel this week, with two outstanding pints (well, half litres to be accurate) encountered - the Černý (dark beer) at the Pegas Hotel micro-brewery in Brno and the 7% Winterbock at the first-rate 7 Stern Bräu brewpub in Vienna.

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    http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showt...6691#post26691

    Could be a mission for those in striking distance, & a pub on my (long) target list.
    Let's hope the change of line-up doesn't affect Marble quality.

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    There have been a few good one's for me this week as I found two of my favourites, Old Hookey and Fortyniner. Also had a nice half of the 7% Buntingford Imperial Baltic Stout and both Inferno and Citra from the ever reliable Oakham Brewery. However my BoTW is going to one from a brewery I hadn't encountered before, Northern Brewing. In the Mermaid in St Albans yesterday they'd just put on a cask of Soul Rider and everyone was raving about it. Very nice beer that reminded me a bit of the Caledonian beers.
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    Just about recovered from the lurgy so took it steady this week
    Holdens - Golden
    Cambrinus - Yardstick
    Cambrinus - Deliverance
    Teme Valley - Cold Comfort
    Everards - Beacon
    Loddon - Razzle Dazzle

    BOTW Loddon - Razzle Dazzle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    However my BoTW is going to one from a brewery I hadn't encountered before, Northern Brewing. In the Mermaid in St Albans yesterday they'd just put on a cask of Soul Rider and everyone was raving about it. Very nice beer that reminded me a bit of the Caledonian beers.
    Funnily enough, I'd not heard of Northern Brewing either until Wednesday, when trying a pint of their TwoTone Chocolate Stout, in Manchester, when out with 'ROBCamra' and 'oldboots'. As it was the last one of a heavy day I can't be too objective, but I seem to remember it being rather tasty.
    '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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    Same beer as last week for me, White Horses' Black Horse Porter.
    Woodforde's Nelson's Revenge and Abbot Special Reseve pushed it close though.
    Pubs are a hobby, real ale is a passion. Oh, and like me dogs, fear no evil..........

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    Couple of quick visits to' The Flier'-Sheps master Brew and Late Red on good to excellent form:my BOTW is Late Red. I'm hoping for something a little more exciting next weekend.
    "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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    Had a good pint of the fabled Exmoor Beast this week, but there was one beer that managed to outshine it - Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons - great name, great beer!

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    My BOTW should really be called " Unusual Beer of the Week".The Ginger Beer was brewed by William Brothers Brewing,the people who make Fraoch Heather Ale.It tasted like a ginger beer soft drink but with some alcohol thrown in to get to a 3.8%ABV.It was deliberately cloudy and had a strong ginger taste,pleasant enough for a pint with some food but I couldnt contemplate a whole session on it

    The Nicholsons beer festival this week should be a good source for my next BOTW and will be a welcome change from a very abstemious January so far.
    Last edited by Bucking Fastard; 24-01-2011 at 10:20. Reason: Poor english

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