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

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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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
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 15-05-2014 at 10:53.
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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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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    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.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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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
    "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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    Thornbridge - Halcyon Ipa keg
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    Final two matches of the season netted a few decent pints

    Dark Star - American Pale Ale
    Dark Star - Art of Darkness
    Surrey Hills - Greensand IPA
    Mc Mullens - Country Bitter
    Cotleigh - Old Buzzard
    Cotleigh -Long Eared Owl
    Charles Wells - Youngs London Gold
    Greene King - IPA Gold
    Vale - Gravitas

    BOTW goes to Vale Gravitas in fine condition in The White Horse,Parsons Green.

    Boating next week in good ale territory,Stoke,Hanley and Macclesfield so expecting some decent nominations.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    A very quiet week with just Oakham Bishops Farewell drunk on draught.

    One or two decent bottle conditioned ales slipped down though with BOTW Titanic Iceberg going down the easiest. At 4.1% this really is an exceptional thirst quencher.

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    I had at least 20 new beers this week and like Moby
    Tillingbourne -evolution was very good.
    like Aqualung I am impressed by Celt Experience
    celt -Bristol meth
    celt-Brigit Fire
    but a low gravity beer from Wadworth was very good and is my BOTW
    Wadsworth -Ipenema

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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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