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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 28th April 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 28th April 2013)

    Oggwyn Trench: Growler Hound Dog
    Real Ale Ray: Hook Norton Hooky Bitter
    Mobyduck: Surrey Hills Greensand IPA
    Wittenden: Vale Brewery Conspiracy
    aleandhearty: Acorn Tarn Life
    oldboots: Leeds Vienna
    Aqualung: Kent Brewery Enigma Black IPA
    london calling: Leeds Vienna
    Bucking Fastard: Magic Rock High Wire
    hondo: Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Thuck Phat: Roosters Fort Smith
    ROBCamra: Arkwrights Tarquin Fin tim lin bin whin bim lim bus stop F'Tang F'tang Ole Biscuitbarrel
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 04-05-2013 at 10:47.
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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    Last game of the Season so quite a lot of beer drunk yesterday

    Marstons - Me Duck
    Jennings - Red Rascal
    Jennings - Boondoggle
    Robinsons - Hoptimus
    Brown Cow - Roof Raiser
    Kelham Island - 20th Century Boy
    Milltown - Spring Fever
    Off Beat - Kooky Gold
    Growler - Hound Dog

    BOTW Growler - Hound Dog
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    Hook Norton - Hooky Bitter

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Hophead
    Skinners Betty Stogs
    Brains Reverend James
    Sambrook's Pump House Pale
    Ascot Anastasia Exile Stout
    Surrey Hills Greensand IPA
    Downton Dark Delight
    Binghams Hot Dog Chilli Stout
    Redemption Hopspur
    Bathams Mild
    Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla Stout
    O'Hanlons Dry Stout
    By The Horns Diamond Geezer
    Castle Rock Harvest Pale
    Shepherd Neame Kents Best

    BOTW is Surrey Hills Greensand IPA.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 29-04-2013 at 17:59. Reason: Forgot the Kents Best, because it was forgetable.
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    Only one pub visit, so my BOTW is Vale Brewery-Conspiracy, a mahogany ,roasty best bitter with a bitter finish. Moreish, and improves my opinion of Vale, which I don't often come across here in Kent, and have found dull in the fairly distant past.
    "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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    Quiet week for me, just five beers tried at my village local's beer festival.

    Rat - Flying Rat
    Wood Street - Tulip Tree.
    Acorn - Tarn Life.
    Fernandes - Pierrepoint's Drop.
    Rudgate - Wunjo.

    Almost impossible to separate Tarn Life and Pierrepoint's Drop, as they were both excellent, but for sheer drinkability the Acorn has it.
    '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 mix of good, mediocre and excellent, both Darkstars were as good as you would expect being sampled at the Coverbridge Inn helped as well , however Leeds Vienna is definitely BOTW

    Wolf- Tasmanian Wolf
    Titanic- Molly Brown
    Oakham - Inferno
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild
    Darkstar - Hophead
    Darkstar - Art of Darkness
    Wells & Young - Courage Best Bitter
    Saltaire - South Island Pale
    T Taylors - Landlord
    Black Sheep - Bitter
    Caledonian - Golden XPA
    Daleside - St Georges Ale
    St Austell - Trelawney
    Wharfebank - Tether Blonde
    Leeds - Vienna
    Vasileostrovsky - Siberian Red
    Last edited by oldboots; 28-04-2013 at 19:40.

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    A shorter list this week half of them from the aftermath of the Spoons festival :-

    Blue Monkey Sanctuary 4.1%
    Inveralmond Frisco Steamy 4.4%
    Cairngorm Pollination 4.6%
    Hyde's Burnt Sienna 5.0%
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%
    Kent Brewery Enigma Black IPA 5.5%
    Vasileostrovsky Siberian Red 6.0%
    Brodie's Brett IPA (keykeg) 7.8%

    The winner by a mile is the Kent Brewery Enigma Black IPA in great form for £3.15 (inc CAMRA discount) in the Walthamstow Bell.

    BOTW Kent Brewery Enigma Black IPA

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    Lots of good beers again this week but these stood out.
    muirhouse -shopping for hops
    black jack -canasta mild
    but the best was
    leeds -vienna mild
    not a fav style and not a fav brewery but this was superb

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    Some good ale slipped down this week,plus a visit to a Macs pub.

    Mc Mullens -Country Bitter
    McMullens -AK
    Clarence & Fredericks -Golden Ale
    Marble -Chocolate
    Ilkley -Norsman (an unusual spruce beer)
    Magic Rock -High Wire
    Dark Star -Art of Darkness
    Atomic -Half Life

    Clarence & Fredericks based in Neville Road,Selhurst might be expected to get my vote,but on this occasion BOTW goes to Magic Rock,Hire Wire in great nick in The Southampton Arms,Gospel Oak and up against serious competition over there.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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