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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 9th October 2011)

    Millay: Tring XL IPA
    Thuck Phat: Vale Gravitas
    Oggwyn Trench: Phoenix Black Bee
    Quinno: Butts Barbus Barbus
    Bucking Fastard: Joules Pale Ale
    oldboots: Copper Dragon Summer Creek
    gillhalfpint: Yorkshire Heart Traditional Mild
    PaulOfHorsham: Kernel Simcoe IPA
    Al10000: Blue Monkey BG Sips
    aleandhearty: St Austell Proper Black
    ROBCamra: Geeves Fully Laden
    PubSignMan: Redemption Burnham No 6
    Wittenden: Jennings Cumberland
    Alesonly: Wharfebank Treacle Toffee Stout
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    Unlikely to have any today so this week it's going to be Tring Brewery XL IPA. Brewed to celebrate CAMRA's 40th anniversary (XL = 40) and launched at the St Albans Beer Festival last month.
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    Some good ale this week:
    Fullers Red Fox
    London Pride
    St Austell Tribute
    Guiness (to avoid GK IPA)
    Rebellion Mutiny
    Dark Star American Pale Ale
    Vale Gravitas
    Oakham Bishops Farewell

    The Red Fox, American Pale Ale and, as ever, Bishops Farewell were all excellent but BOTW was Vale Gravitas, a traditional strong bitter at 4.8% which is still light, fresh and subtle enough to absolutely fly down. Dangerously delicious.

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    A good variety this week , could get used to this not going to work ...... back to the grind tomorrow

    Brakspear - Oxford Gold
    Fullers - London Pride
    Wood - Shropshire Lad
    Milltown - Slubbers Gold
    Pictish - Citra
    Pictish - Palisade
    Pictish - Admiral
    Beowulf - Quest
    Hobsons - Mild
    Empire - Kismet
    Woodfordes - Ketts Rebelion
    Kalamazoo - Black Silk
    Ringwood - Groundhog
    Everards - Whakatu
    Phoenix - Black Bee
    Ruddles - County
    Oakham - Bishops - Farewell

    BOTW Phoenix - Black Bee a very drinkable porter made with a touch of honey
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    Butts Barbus Barbus at the Nags Head.

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    Some quality ale has gone down over the last week.Glad to see the return of seasonal Fuller's Red Fox,and the selection at The Riser in Berko was excellent,but my BOTW goes to Joules Pale Ale supped in their tied house The Glebe in Stoke Town after missing a train connection and having an hour to kill in SoT.

    Originally brewed in Stone but discontinued by Bass Charrington in 1970,some enterprising folk bought the trademark and recipies from InBev and started brewing Joules in Market Drayton in 2010.They have got the Pale Ale spot on judging from the pint I had,very subtle with mineral water and a lasting faint bitterness,this is a quaffers pint.Shame I couldn't stay longer.The recipes date back to 1779 according to the GBG,this was a top pint in a top pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Butts Barbus Barbus at the Nags Head.
    A fine beer drunk in a fine pub sir.

    My BOTW has to be Copper Dragon Summer Creek bursting with new world hops.

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