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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 15 May 2011)

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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 15 May 2011)

    aleandhearty: Fenandes Chrome Dome
    Thuck Phat: Bass
    Spinko: Yorkshire Blonde
    Oggwyn Trench: Pictish Palisade
    Alesonly: Ilkley Black Summit
    runningdog: Ringwood Best
    RogerB: Bartram Imperial Russian Stout
    ROBCamra: George Wright Mild
    Pubsignman: Fyne Ales Jarl
    Old Blue: Plymouth City Roller Girls' Skullcrusher
    Bucking Fastard: Vale Brewery P&Q

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    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Somewhere in the Low Weald


    Some very indifferent beers this week, so it was a relief to have a couple of excellent pints of Harveys in the village club - nothing fancy, but about the best of best bitters in regular production.

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    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    West Yorkshire


    A decent week with more hits than misses:

    Fernandes - Jackdaw Mild.
    Milton - Nero.
    Thwaites - Bloomin Ale.
    Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde.
    Nook - Bees Knees.
    Titanic - Anchor.
    Fernandes - Wakefield Pride.
    Fernandes - Chrome Dome.
    York - Constantine.

    A two horse race between the Jackdaw and the Chrome Dome, with the latter just shading it. BOTW Fernandes Chrome Dome.
    '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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    A mixed week including:
    Hereford Muttley Springer
    Aston Distressway Aston's Pride
    Dark Star Espresso
    TT Landlord
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Derby Bees Knees

    Special mentions for the Espresso and ever excellent Bishops Farewell but BOTW was the excellent pint of Bass in The Green Man, Willington.

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    I'll stay on me own
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    A few good ones this weekend:

    Brewdog 5am Saint (Port St Beer House, Manchester)
    Thwaites Wainwright (Piccadilly Wetherspoons, Manchester) - despite being out of a plastic container
    Up the Aisle (Odder Bar, Manchester)
    Thornbridge Kipling (Scarborough Hotel, Leeds)
    Yorkshire Blonde (Aire Bar, Leeds)

    I also had a couple of very good bottles on train from Manchester to Leeds, a Goose Island IPA and Snake Dog Flying Dog.

    I'll put Yorkshire Blonde as my went down very well while watching the Reds regain their crown.

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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    Nearer than you think


    Good night last night ,

    Pictish - Palisade
    Pictish - Blue Moon
    Pictish - Black Diamond
    Empire - Orion
    Elland - Albino Kangaroo
    Kinver - The Noble 600

    Love the tag line for the Albino Kangaroo , its Pale and Hoppy , the Blue Moon was very easy to drink for a 6% though not that popular with Stoke fans for some reason ,
    BOTW is Pictish Palisade , very drinkable
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    I'll stay on me own Alesonly's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    North London


    I had some good beers this week some were Excelent making it a hard choice too pick one below are me best ones I remember.

    Ardunel Prize Fighter
    Warwickshire Kings Champion
    Banks Ruby Mild
    Brians Reverend James
    Cotleigh Nutcracker
    Daleside Nightjar
    Ilkley Black Summit
    JW Lees Dragons Fire
    Nethergate Old Growler
    Banks & Tailor Black Dragon Mild

    But I will go for ILKLEY Black Summit as beer of the week.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    I'll stay on me own runningdog's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    East Dorset


    This is, I hope, a one-off, my BotW is Ringwood Best, on account of it bein the only beer I've drunk for the best part of three week. I only got one in before the local cricket club arrived in celebratory mode, bragging points had, I gather, been won. Some time after midnight I came off the Shiraz and Guinness, fell into a hire car and came home..........
    Very soon, however, about ten minutes or so, I'll be takin on board a few hairs of the dog that bit
    Last edited by runningdog; 16-05-2011 at 11:00.
    Pubs are a hobby, real ale is a passion. Oh, and like me dogs, fear no evil..........

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    The Beerhunter. RogerB's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Dartford, Kentshire near Londinium.


    Was a fairly quiet week apart from a session at the Southampton Arms on Wednesday and a lengthy session on Saturday. Some close calls with Irving Frigate, Fyne Creel ale, Pontypridd Croeso, St Peters Organic Best, Butcombe Mendip Spring, Otter Bright, Ossett Yorkshire Blonde, Thwaites Wainwright, Meantime Pale Ale, Westerham Matrimoniale and a couple of Imperial Russian Stouts all in the mix. I will opt for the Bartram Imperial Russian Stout although I only had a half (it was 6.9% - the weakest one on offer at the Dial Arch!) but very good.

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    Dec 2009


    Having spent Friday in the near beer desert that is Oldham, this weeks choice has been a bit reduced.

    Mallinsons Mission Bell Mild & Banks's Ruby Mild were both excellent in The Baum.

    Ossett By George was also very good in the Oldham beer oasis of the Ashton Arms.

    I was drinking a decent pint of Hobgoblin when Utd won the league, so that gets a chance.

    But BOTW is going to be George Wright Mild in the Regal Moon. At 4% it's probably close to the upper limit for a proper mild, but it was very smooth & tasty.
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