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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 5th January 2014)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 5th January 2014)

    hondo: Oakham JHB
    Mobyduck: Thornbridge Topaz
    Wittenden: Gadds Green Hop Ale
    Aqualung: Kernel LBA Stout
    Real Ale Ray: Redemption Hotspur
    Bucking Fastard: Elland Celebration Porter
    london calling: Orkney Dark Island
    Thuck Phat: Timothy Taylor Landlord
    aleandhearty: Ossett Galaxy
    PaulOfHorsham: Windsor & Eton Parklife
    ROBCamra: Abbeydale White Christmas
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 12-01-2014 at 10:20.
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    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
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    Oakham ales - jhb
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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A somewhat mixed week.
    Windsor and Eton Canberra
    Oakham Edgars Bazaar
    Thornbridge Topaz
    Crouch Vale Amarillo
    Brodies London Fields Pale
    Hewitts D'arf Wit (a black Wheat beer)!
    Ascot Ally Cat
    Ascot Posh Pooch
    Ascot Hope and Glory
    Staffordshire Snowmans Meltdown (bottle)
    Staffordshire Elf Service (bottle)
    Courage Best
    Darkstar Hophead

    Best of the bunch,Thornbridge Topaz enjoyed in The Rake.
    With plenty more Hophead to follow today.
    Last edited by Mobyduck; 05-01-2014 at 08:06.
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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    No pub this week:best of the bottles-Gadds Green hop Ale.East Kent Goldings at their best.Who needs yank hops!
    "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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    A good week, ones marked "*" were excellent.

    Hopcraft Permanent Revolution 3.7%*
    Adnam's Gunhill 4.0%
    Brodie's London Fields Pale 4.0%
    O'Hanlon's Dry Stout 4.2%
    Bradfield Farmers Belgian Blue 4.9%*
    Brodie's Old Street Pale 5.0%*
    Brentwood Five Gold Rings 5.0%
    ELB East India Spice 5.3%
    Adnams / Pretty Things Jack D'Or 6.0%
    London Fields Black Frost Stout 6.0%*
    Brodie's Kentish Town Brown 6.3%*
    Adnam's / Sixpoint Righteous Ale 6.3%
    Kernel LBA Stout 7.0%*
    London Fields American Black Ale 7.0%*
    London Fields Weizen Dopple Bock (Keykeg) 7.5%
    London Fields First Born Barley Wine (Keykeg) 9.0%*

    The winner is the Kernel LBA Stout as tried in the Cock Tavern Hackney at £4.80 (I think!). This is a new brewery for me as apparently they don't do much cask. For a 7% stout it was amazingly drinkable. The Bradfield Belgian Blue is worth a mention as it appeared to be a Bilberry flavoured beer with a head that was a pale mauve in colour. It sounds hideous but was superb!

    BOTW Kernel LBA Stout
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    Redemption - Hotspur

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    Needed a rest after the excesses.

    Elland -- Celebration Porter
    Tillingbourne -- Hop Troll

    BOTW goes to Elland Celebration Porter brewed by the folk from Elland at Thwaites in a collaberation,probably for 'spoons given it was taken in The George,Croydon.Same recipe as the 1872 Porter,using excess brewing capacity at Thwaites. Best beer out of Blackburn for a long time,very drinkable at 6.5%.

    Next week drifting through MK,decent ale often a challenge there.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Still one of my favourite beers and tastes as good today as when I first drank it.
    Orkney -Dark Island in the Eagle .just off the City rd. £4.10 a pint and I didn't say (I only want to buy a pint not the pub)

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    A couple of highlights:
    Daleside Blonde
    Blue Monkey King Kong Merrily on High
    Oakham Bishops Farewell
    TT Landlord

    The King Kong was very good but BOTW was Timothy Taylor Landlord drunk in The Boltmakers at Keighly.

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    down 'ere, from oop there


    Quote Originally Posted by Thuck Phat View Post
    Blue Monkey King Kong Merrily on High
    Hahaha!! That made me laugh out loud. Surely one of the best xmas beer names for some time..?

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