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    Three excellent ales to choose from this week: Oakham Bishops Farewell, Stonehenge Danish Dynamite and BOTW Triple fff Summer is Icumen. A trad IPA which flies down without betraying it's 6% strength until the eyeballs start prematurely revolving.

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    Had some decent Ales this week but Stone the Crows this was the best one.

    Lymestone Brewery Stone the Crows
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    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

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    Only four beers of note this week

    Skinners - Betty Stoggs
    Bobs Brewing - Ostara
    Bobs Brewing - Yakima Chief
    Exmoor - Gold

    BOTW Bobs Brewing - Ostara
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    First pub visit for too long a time, and a handful of classic Sussex beers:
    Dark Star Hophead
    Harveys Knots of May Light MILD
    Harveys Olympia Golden ale
    The latter two were consumed at our beloved Cricketers Arms at Berwick in the Bloomsbury Downs. Olympia was new to me, a golden ale with the trademark Harveys tang.An excellent beer, but at 4.3 ABV, perhaps not a regular session ale. The star of the day was Knots of May light MILD, a wonderfully rural mild, fruity with a delicate and refined hop note, and at 3 ABV, a beer I could drink all day, and remain reasonably coherent.It's named in honour of a team of lady morris dancers, incidentally.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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    Apart from a lovely pint of Dark Star Victorian Ruby Mild in the George on Monday, all my drinking this week took place during an excellent two day session in Huddersfield, either side of the League 1 play-off semi final. So many good beers to choose from:

    Ilkley Mary Jane
    Durham White Amarillo
    Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA
    Pictish Simcoe
    Mallinsons Danger: Hops!
    Ossett Excelsior
    Brewdog IPA is Dead Citra
    Summer Wine Diablo
    Wharfebank Maypole Mild
    Roosters Mocha Stout
    Northumberland Bucking Fastard
    Mikkeller Hoppy Easter
    Salopian Shropshire Gold

    Some really excellent stuff in that list - the Ilkley was a great session beer, the two keg beers (Brewdog and Mikkeller) were packed with interesting flavours and the Summer Wine Diablo packed an incredible aroma/taste double punch.

    But BOTW goes to the Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA - a dangerously drinkable 6.8% fruity, hopped-filled beast, as enjoyed at the Grove - a pub whose virtues I will almost certainly be extolling on the Pub of the Month thread.

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    Few beers passed my lips last week,but the BOTW goes to Church End's Vicar's Ruin ,a light golden ale well kept in The Crooked Billet,Colney Heath.I doubt somehow that any man of the cloth would be seriously led astray by this beer,but it was OK on a warm day.This week should produce a better BOTW candidate while in Stafford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    the Grove - a pub whose virtues I will almost certainly be extolling on the Pub of the Month thread.
    Great place to drown your sorrows,The Grove was my pub of the year in 2010.I also managed to find one of the best curries ever just down the road,what a great town.

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    One of the best weeks I've had for a long time. Very few duff brews. Tried this week:

    Timothy Taylor - Landlord
    Timothy Taylor - Ram Tam.
    Jennings - Tom Fool.
    Wychwood - Elderwych.
    Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold.
    Crouch Vale - Blackwater MILD.
    Fernandes - Triple OOO.
    Jarrow - Venerable Bede.
    Brown Cow - White Dragon.
    Mallinsons NZ3.
    Abbeydale - Absolution.
    Bob's - Ostara.
    Glentworth - Lightyear.
    Brown Cow - Captain Oates.
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel MILD.
    Phoenix - West Coast IPA.
    Fernandes - Smooth English.
    Fernandesd - Top Notch.

    With honorable mentions to the Lightyear and Captain Oates (a fabulous MILD) the winner this week is Mallinsons NZ3. A fabulous pale beer made with three types of New Zealand hop - Southern Cross, Motueka and NZ Cascade. Another stunner from Tara.
    '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 Pubsignman View Post
    ...an excellent two day session in Huddersfield...the Grove - a pub whose virtues I will almost certainly be extolling on the Pub of the Month thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Great place to drown your sorrows,The Grove was my pub of the year in 2010.I also managed to find one of the best curries ever just down the road,what a great town.
    Huddersfield is a great town for beer. Besides The Grove, The Rat & Ratchet, The Star, The Sportsman and Kings Head are all excellent.
    '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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