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    A couple of pubs this week (not new ones, though - I can't compete in that thread). In the Harp, I enjoyed Twickenham 'Naked Ladies' - not a fan of the name, but a good drinkable blonde beer. Also, Dark Star 'Smoked Porter' - the smoke element is sufficiently subdued.

    In The Partridge (Dark Star brewery tap), I tried Thornbridge / Dark Star 'Puja' (6.7%) - Juniper IPA, if I remember rightly (and I may not). As New World hoppy as you'd expect but I found it just a little too sweet for my liking - should just have had a half.

    So, BOTW, then: Twickenham 'Naked Ladies'.
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    I had a good pint of Twickenham Naked Ladies as well, but it wasn't as good as the Dark Star Revelation enjoyed in the George, Croydon.

    Other contenders were Blue Monkey 99 Red Baboons and Salopian Shropshire Gold.

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    Three top beers this week:
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Oakham Preacher
    Dark Star Partridge

    All were tip top but I don't often have the opportunity to drink their fine ales so BOTW is Dark Star Partridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    In The Partridge (Dark Star brewery tap)...
    Oh! We toured the other 3 Dark-Star owned pubs one day last year; I guess I'm gonna have to do it all again now to incorporate this one.
    It's a dirty job, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    ... it wasn't as good as the Dark Star Revelation enjoyed in the George, Croydon.
    D'oh! I almost headed that way yesterday. Mind, I suppose it will feature regularly on the rear bar.

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    A quiet week for me, Salopian Shropshire Gold is an unusual find in Yorkshire and it was as good as I remember in Shrewsbury but my BOTW is former Champion Beer of Britain Rudgate Ruby Mild enjoyed on a short pub crawl of Nidderdale.

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    I also had a pint of Dark Star Partridge but I wasn't particularly impressed.

    Mind you I'd had a real hopbomb just before it came on the bar, so hopefully it'll still be on the bar tonight to give it another chance.

    Ossett Yorkshire Blonde did its usual great job of being a really tasty 3.9%er.

    Ilkley Triple AAA didn't really do it for me at all either.

    I think I'm going to stick with Wilson Potter The Light tried in The Angel Manchester as BOTW.
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    Much of my week's intake was on my trip to Newquay/Padstow which generally means the usual run of Cornish Beers. Chalked up Tribute, HSD, Cornish Knocker, Betty Stogs, Trelawny, Proper Job, HSD and, of course Doom Bar although I managed to limit the last one to just the 2 pints over 4 days. Found a couple of Tintagel beers (Cornish Pride & Castle Gold) and had a brace of Chalkys Bite & Bark in Rick Steins (well you just have to). A couple of 'Spoons was pretty much the only place selling anything beyond the Cornish stuff but nothing particularly stood out so I'll opt for the St Austell H.S.D. which we found in several places including the Falcon at St Merryn, the London Inn & Shipwrights Arms in Padstow and the Central in Newquay.

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    A cracking week, much assisted by aweekend in Canterbury
    Twickenham – Original
    Sharps- Own
    Inveralmond – Independence
    Twickenham – Naked Ladies
    Wold Top - Wold Gold
    Wantsum – Turbulent Priest
    Sheps – Amber Ale
    Black Sheep – Ruddy Ram
    Canterbury – Biggleston Brown Ale
    Hopdaemon – Incubus
    Elgood – Black Dog
    Caledonian - Flying Scotsman
    Gadds - No 5
    Milestone - Lions Pride
    Hopdaemon - Golden Braid
    Witcap-Pater Stimulo
    Chimay
    Delirium Tremens
    Delirium Red
    Batemans – Winter Wellie
    Skinners – Betty Stogs
    Cottage – Golden Arrow
    Quitea few of these could be BOTWs in other weeks, but Hopdaemon Incubus, drunk inthe Black Griffin, just edges it this time.
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