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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 4th August 2013)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 4th August 2013)

    hondo: Harbour Brewing Company Light Ale
    Mobyduck: Wild Weather Ales Little Wind
    Bucking Fastard: Blythe Bagot Bitter
    Aqualung: Howling Hops Special Weizen
    Wittenden: Old Dairy Sun Top Pale Ale
    london calling: Buxton Spa
    gillhalfpint: Malvern Hills Black Pear
    Thuck Phat: Brancaster Oystercatcher
    PaulOfHorsham: Fullers Sticky Wicket
    oldboots: Holts Two Hoots
    aleandhearty: Tigertops Simply Simcoe
    ROBCamra: Greenfield Silver Owl
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 08-08-2013 at 14:11.
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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Harbour Brewing Company - Light Ale
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    BOTW - Wild Weather Ales - Little Wind.
    "Little Wind is a deep amber ale with a touch of copper
    where lovely hop flavours dance on the lingering malty base, 4.2 %".
    Well I dont know about all that but it was nice enough to be my BOTW even if it was a bit brown (deep amber).
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 04-08-2013 at 18:57.
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    A bit of variety but not a blow out week by any means.

    Banks's -- Bitter
    Marston's -- Pedigree
    GK -- "Morland" Original
    Blythe -- Bagot Bitter
    McMullens -- Country Bitter

    BOTW by a long chalk was Blythe Bagot Bitter,a refreshing light golden ale supped in The Yorkshireman while waiting for a train at Rugeley Trent Valley

    Back on the move up the T&M ,heading north into top boozing territory visiting some old favourites and a few new pubs around Stoke and Leek.Should be a very good week coming up.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    A steady week with little that was all that good (in good nick rather than rubbish beer).

    Leeds Yorkshire Gold 4.0%
    Wickwar Bob 4.0%
    Marston's Single Hop Pacific Gem 4.0%
    London Fields Hackney Hopster 4.2%
    Adnam's Ghost Ship 4.5%
    Orkney Dark Island 4.6%
    Nethergate Essex Border 4.8%
    Howling Hops Special Weizen 5.2%
    Theakston's Olde Peculiar 5.6%
    Brodie's Dalston Black (Keykeg) 7.0%

    The Marston's Single Hop was the only beer in good nick in the Drum, but a brew like this should be 5% not 4%. This leaves tbe Dark Island which was good but rather sweeter than I remember it, so it goes to the Howling Hops Special Weizen on sale in the William IV as a guest for £2.60. It was a typical cloudy wheat beer but with a big hop aroma and flavour.

    BOTW Howling Hops Special Weizen
    Last edited by Aqualung; 04-08-2013 at 22:46.

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    Quiet week: only draught beer as follows.
    Old Dairy-Sun Top Pale ale 3.6ABV,rebadged as Summer Surf atThe Vineyards, Lamberhurst. On well chilled gravity dispense.Crisply citrussy, great on a hot day.
    Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter 4%ABV at the same house.Unimpeacheable, but lacking top condition.
    MY BOTW, and not for the first time, Sun Top. On the bottled front, a couple of "splits" of Dark Side of the Moo from Old Dairy went down a treat.
    Too apathetic and lethargic to make it down to the village beer festival.
    "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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    Rather good week for beers and the beer of the week was going to be one of these 3
    late knights -morning glory
    stonehouse -station bitter
    longman -best bitter
    all brown beers but I went down my local tonight and was blown away by
    Buxton -spa a beer I have had before but tonight it was Awesome.

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    Just got back from Cornwall last Sunday, so had a crawl round Birmingham and an amazing CAMRA trip to a hop farm in Herefordshire with a run round a few pubs there and back of course.

    Ramsgate Gadds No 7
    Gloucester Dockside Dark
    Great Heck Citra
    Holdens Bush's Brew
    Sunny Republic Sharks Head
    Highland Pale Ale
    Highland Duke IPA
    Rock & Roll Telstar
    Rock & Roll Pale Ale
    Hopcraft Spanish Main
    Hopcraft Statement of Intent IPA
    Pixie Spring Tidy Bitter
    Whitworth Blonde Elbow
    Wye Valley Butty Bach
    Weatheroak Light Oak
    Exmoor Gold
    Malvern Hills Black Pear
    Hereford Celtic Gold
    Brecon Twilight Beacons
    Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbodys Summertime Ale
    Butcombe Bitter

    BOTW Malvern Hills Black Pear at the Bell Pensax
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    A small but high quality selection this week:
    Brancaster Best, Oystercatcher, The Wreck
    Woodfordes Nelsons Revenge
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    Hop Back Summer Lightening

    BOTW Brancaster Oystercatcher at 4.4% this reasonably pale and gently hoppy beer blitzed the 3 pint test on more than one occasion last week.

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    I'll stay on me own PaulOfHorsham's Avatar
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    I've had a bottle of Kernel IPA (7%) since last time, so that's obviously the best beer this week, but that's not the title, is it?

    Friday night had me in a Fuller's pub with a chance to sample the current special - Sticky Wicket. No description on the clip (just an ABV - 4.7%), so I'll call it as a 'New World Pale Ale' - slightly more amber than yellow if memory serves, but definitely hoppy in the modern style. If you tried their Wild River and thought "I see what you're trying, but it's not quite there", then this one is pretty much spot on - up there with London Porter as the best Fuller's beer I've had on cask. A final half before the train went down quick enough for me to steam up to the bar for another, which went down just as fast.
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