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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 7th January 2018)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th January 2018)

    Wittenden: Holler Boys Fog Cutter
    Komakino: Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter
    Thuck Phat: Panter American Pale Ale
    aleandhearty: Shiny New World
    Bucking Fastard: Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout
    Aqualung: Concrete Cow MK IPA
    Mobyduck: Siren Yulu
    ROBCamra: Thornbridge Holloway
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 21-01-2018 at 12:20.
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    Kent:slow start to the year.

    Holler Boys Fog Cutter-4.5%abv:A light session pale ale. Piney hops and an intriguing floral finish. This was selling well,from a new brewery based at Blackboys, East Sussex. Some connection to the (late) Late Knights Brewery. My BOTW.
    "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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    Started the year with a flourish - Wycombe Wanderers away to Forest Green on New Year's Day saw a pre-match Stroud Brewery bottled beer (didn't note which one) officially the first of the year and was followed by a trip to the lauded Salutation in Ham after the game. The next day brought a trip to the London Stadium to see West Ham at home to West Brom and a cheeky seven-pub jaunt though W1 prior to the evening kick-off. All quiet on the Western Front after that after much festive heavy binging:

    Purity Pure Gold (3.8%)
    Portobello Westway Pale Ale (4.0%)
    St Austell Tribute (4.2%)
    Tileys Special Bitter (4.3%)
    GK Fireside (4.5%)
    Siren Undercurrent (4.5%)
    Fuller's Damson Porter (4.6%)
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter (4.9%)*
    Redemption Fellowship Porter (5.1%)*

    A couple of firsts in the small list above - the first 'How Much?!' when charged £2.75 for a half of the Pure Gold in W1's The Running Horse followed not long after by the first dodgy beer of the year - a half of vinegar masquerading as GK Fireside in The City of Quebec, however, not all was lost with superb halves of Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter in two separate pubs (The Coach & Horses and The Spread Eagle) just edging out the Redemption Fellowship I had at the aforementioned Salutation:

    BOTW: Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    BOTW Panter American Pale Ale. An innocuous but perfectly quaffable APA at 4.4%.
    "Beer is food." Morse, Colin Dexter

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    Fairly gentle start to this year's drinking, but it was nice to have the pubs back to normal.

    Ashover - Turning Point.
    Revolutions - Swoon.
    Black Sheep - Pathmaker.(K)*
    Shiny - New World.*
    Saltaire - Winter Ale.
    Revolutions - Hex.
    North Riding - Christmas Pudding Porter.*
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.*
    Rat - Ratmospheric.
    Fernandes - Belgian White.*
    Elland - Winterfell.

    All the asterisked beers were pretty good, but the New World, a sessionable pale ale, was the just the job, for flushing out the Christmas toxins.
    Last edited by aleandhearty; 15-01-2018 at 11:10.
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    Bristol Beer Factory -- Milk Stout *
    Fuller's -- ESB
    St Austell -- Tribute
    Gorgeous Brewery -- Gravediggers Vanilla Stout
    Adnams -- Ghost Ship

    Easy winner of BOTW was Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout on fine form in The Dukes Head.

    Next week boating down to Banbury and some footie.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    a sessionable pale ale, was the just the job, for flushing out the Christmas toxins.
    Hehehe, ah yes, get rid of those toxins with a traditional 'beer flush', perfect...

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    Another quiet week for me :-

    Loddon Ferryman's Gold 4.4%
    Welton's Horsham Old 4.5%
    Arundel Stronghold 4.7%
    Ilkley Mary Christmas 4.7%
    Horne's Black Antler 4.8%
    Portobello APA 5.0%
    Concrete Cow MK IPA (keg) 5.0%

    The easy winner is the keg MK IPA as tried for £3.29 in the new Bletchley JDW.

    BOTW Concrete Cow MK IPA (keg)

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    Wye Valley HPA
    Hopback GFB
    Castle Rock Harvest Pale
    Purity Pure Gold
    Lagunitas Daytime (bottle)
    Red Cat Mr Ms Porter
    Siren Yulu
    Siren After Light
    Flowerpots Goodens Gold
    Flowerpots Peridge Pale
    Doom Bar !!!!
    Robinsons Dizzy Blonde
    Gk St Edmunds

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

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    Thornbridge Holloway 4%.

    Brewed in conjunction with the Sheffield Tap.

    A lovely, easy drinking light beer with Galaxy & Cascade hops. Tried in that Baum place.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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