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    My week's selection:
    Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Adnams Broadside
    Surrey Hills Greensand IPA
    Fullers ESB
    Shepherd Neame Late Red
    Brains Festive Cheer

    I also didn't enjoy the Late Red as much as I did last year. The Festive Cheer I had seemed to be another mediocre Christmas beer, although served so cold it was difficult to tell what it would have been like at the correct temperature. Bishops Farewell was my BOTW last week. Surrey Hills Greensand IPA however surpassed my expectations of its 4.6% - a hoppy yet well balanced golden IPA, particularly tasty, drunk in the Three Horseshoes in Sidlow.
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    A very poor week,only two pints but at least the Vale Waes Hael in the Crown and Septre at Briden's Camp was a reasonable BOTW.

    This week should be a lot better ,with a boat trip down to the Magpie and Crown,Brentford.A rare outlet for Marble in London ,will there be some left? The pub have linked their twitter to their pub page and tweet available ales,a real help and another great feature of PuG.

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    Eased into the New Year with one minor session prior to the midweek Spurs game. Brodies Kiwi at the Cross Keys in Covent Garden was the main contender until last night when I had a superb pint of Arkells Kingsdown Special Ale at the Paper Moon in Dartford. A real treat to kick start my 2012 BotW list.

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    If every week this year is as good as this first one, then I'm in for an excellent 12 months of drinking.

    Very hard to pick a BOTW from a list that included:

    Dark Star Hophead and APA
    Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout
    Wye Valley Butty Bach
    Slaters Mud City Stout
    Purple Moose Glaslyn Ale
    Oakham JHB

    All worthy contenders but I'm going to go for Salopian Oracle - an inspired choice of house beer in the newly opened Post Office Vaults in Birmingham.

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    Loddon - Ferryman's Gold, sampled in Quinno's favourite The Nags Head. It meant I gave the Jaipur a complete swerve !

    A close second was Oxfordshire Ales - Pride of Oxford, which was sampled heavily in the Monks Retreat Wetherspoons also in Reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    Loddon - Ferryman's Gold, sampled in Quinno's favourite The Nags Head. It meant I gave the Jaipur a complete swerve !.


    My BOTW is Marble Ginger, sampled (heavily) in The Hobgoblin a 'proper' ginger ale.

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    Marston's In Good Beer Shocker!!!

    Quite a quiet week for beers in the pub as we were round at a friends house on Saturday.

    The surprise of the week was Marston's Single Hop Wai-Iti tried in The Baum.

    This year Marston's are going to brew a monthly seasonal from a single hop variety.

    This one is a New Zealand Hop and if they're all as good as this then we're in for a treat.

    I managed 3 pints of it before it sold out on Friday. It was only on the bar for 3 hours. I told you it was good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Marston's In Good Beer Shocker!!!
    Nahhh...you being paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Nahhh...you being paid?
    http://pic.twitter.com/g1qxXtMv

    It's all true!!!
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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