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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 11th May 2014)

    Real Ale Ray: Brimstage Rhode Island Red Bitter
    Aqualung: Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075
    Mobyduck: Tillingbourne Evolution No.4
    Wittenden: Hop Fuzz Old American Pale
    hondo: Thornbridge Halcyon IPA
    Bucking Fastard: Vale Gravitas
    Thuck Phat: Titanic Iceberg
    london calling: Wadsworth Ipanema
    ROBCamra: Hopstar Dark Knight
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    Brimstage - Rhode Island Red Bitter

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    Not a bad week :-

    Banks's Mild 3.5%
    Brakspear Bitter 3.4%
    Coach House Gunpowder Mild 3.8%
    Brentwood Hot XXX Buns 3.8%
    East London Brewing Company Pale 4.0%
    Banks's Cereal Thriller 4.0%
    Brakspear Oxford Gold 4.0%
    Mighty Oak Flying Inn 4.1%
    Maxim Swedish Blond 4.2%
    Theakston's Paradise 4.2%
    Hopcraft Naughty Boy 4.2%
    Shalford Stoneley Bitter 4.2%
    Brewster Hop A Doodle Doo 4.3%
    Brewster Decadence 4.4%
    Clouded Minds Hazelnutter 4.5%
    Elephant School Peasants' Revolt 4.6%
    Hopcraft Reign Of Terror 4.9%
    Wild Card Queen Of Diamonds IPA 5.0%
    Wadworth's / Fat Head's Rocket Man 5.2%
    Brentwood Lumberjack 5.2%
    Banks's Saint Archer Pale Ale 5.5%
    Fuller's ESB 5.5%
    Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075 5.6%

    The easy winner is the Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075 at £2.35 in the E4 King's Ford. It was another pale beer with tons of New World hops. I wonder if anyone in Wales actually drinks stuff like this and the Hopcraft beers. In my experience they don't drink anything more than around 4.3% but lots and lots and lots of it.
    At the other end of the list the Banks's Mild was a creditable second and was as good as I've ever tasted it.


    BOTW Celt Experience Bleddyn 1075

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    Some decent beer this week
    Darkstar - Hophead 3.8%
    Wild Weather - Sundowner 3.4%
    Cheddar - Gorge Best 4.0%
    Cheddar - Potholer 4.3%
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord 4.3%
    Vale - Synchronicity 4.0%
    Redemption - Trinity 3.0%
    Liverpool Organic - Styrian 4.2%
    Tillingbourne - Evolution No.4 4.3%
    Red Squirrel - Jack Black 4.8%
    Gyle 59 - IPA 5.5%
    Art Brew - Earth Roots Resin 6.0%
    Raw - Dark Peak Stout 4.5%
    Triple fff - Ramble Tamble 5.%

    This weeks winner isTillingbourne - Evolution No.4 a very refreshing hop bomb of a beer, just beating off the challenge of Art Brews Strange, but interesting and not unpleasant Earth Root Resin.
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    First time in a pub for around a month.
    Hop Fuzz-Old American Pale. 4.2%abv. Mid brown,US Summit hops.Citrus, you know the score. Bit more body than some. Good.Taken in this pub:The Plough Inn
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    Thornbridge - Halcyon Ipa keg
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    Late on parade as the choice was very difficult

    Five Towns - St Georges Ale
    York - Liubelskie
    Roosters - Londinium
    Roosters - The Italian Job
    Rudgate - Brew #4
    Ossett - Majestic Mild
    Acorn - Old Moor Porter
    Clarke's - Classic Blonde
    Riverhead - Lavender Blonde
    Wolf - Woild Moild
    Ossett - Big Red
    Treboom - Yorkshire Sparkle
    Roosters - Nectar
    Marble - Dobber
    Roosters - Yankee
    Wharfebank - Printers Ink
    Firestorm (Wharfebank) - Red Angel
    Tapped - Stogie Stout
    Hardknott - Azimuth
    Taylors - Golden Best
    White Horse - Village Idiot
    Wentworth - Oyster Stout
    Howarth Steam Brewery - Rascal
    Howarth Steam Brewery - 1820 ESB
    Hop Studio - XP
    Slightly Foxed - Foxglove
    Rat - Black Rat
    Pheonix - Black Shadow


    I thought it would be one of the dark beers as they were all excellent but having visited the Boltmakers on Saturday it has to be Taylors Golden Best

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    Hopstar win it for the second week in a row.

    This time it's Hopstar Dark Knight. It claims it's a mild for Mild In May Month, but it's 4% and tastes more like a porter to me.

    No matter. It's a lovely creamy dark beer that I had a couple of pints to finish off with in The Baum (where else).
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