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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 7th April 2024)

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Don't usually do this, but I have to nominate the cask version of the '13% Belgian Royal Stout' known as Black Albert from the De Struise brewery in Belgium, a one-off for Fuggles in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells; £6.00 for a half, but worth every penny.

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    Richmond,Cambridge and Croydon.

    St Austell -- Proper Job *
    Milton -- Sparta *
    Nene Valley -- New Age Chesnut
    Wolf -- Sirius Dog Star
    Mighty Oak -- Oscar Wilde Mild *
    Twickenham -- Spring Ale
    Three Blind Mice -- Porterhouse Porter
    XT -- Squid Ink *
    Nene Valley -- Manhatten Project
    Salopian -- Lemon Dream
    Calverley's -- Fruitti Tutti Sour
    Blue Monkey -- Infinity +1 *
    Oakham -- Mompresson's Gold
    Vocation -- Balmy Days
    Two Flints -- Fax That Over (keg)
    Oakham -- Green Devil IPA * (3PT)

    BOTW goes to Blue Monkey Infinity +1 on fine form in The Kingston Arms towards the end of a long crawl but still distinctive.

    Next week a further push up the GU and an away day pub ticking.
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    Kent:

    Harvey's -Sussex Best Bitter 4%.In great condition, in a venue more restaurant than pub.
    Iron Pier- Wealdway IPA 4.5%.Light ,arboreal,hazy session IPA.Grapefruit 'n' spice. 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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    Cambridge and King's +:

    Adnams - Ghost Ship *¾
    New River - Blind Poet **½
    Oakham - Citra **½
    Oakham - JHB **½
    Oakham - Mompesson’s Gold *½
    Sambrook’s - Pumphouse **½
    Three Blind Mice - Porterhouse Blues **½
    Tring - Liberator **½
    Tring - Side Pocket **½
    Twickenham - Spring Ale *1¾
    Windsor & Eton - Koh-I-Nor **½

    BOTW goes to Twickenham - Naked Ladies **¾ at The Barrel Vault.

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    Wakefield.

    North Riding - US IPA.*
    Fernandes - Malt Shovel Mild.*
    Nailmaker - Mango.
    Abbeydale - Aquanaut.
    Fernandes - Quantum.*
    Rat - Loomtown Rats.
    Fernandes - Ale to the Tsar.
    Rat - Shrink Rat.

    A good solid bunch, with the US IPA just pipping the MSM. I'd not had a North Riding beer in ages, so I really enjoyed this fabulous US style pale made with Ekuanot and Centennial. A terrific bitter finish.

    I've not had a stinker for ages, but I really didn't like the Mango. Made with Mosaic hops, I was expecting hints of tropical fruit, but with some dryness. Instead it was like half a pint of syrup from a tin. Made my toes curl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I've not had a stinker for ages, but I really didn't like the Mango. Made with Mosaic hops, I was expecting hints of tropical fruit, but with some dryness. Instead it was like half a pint of syrup from a tin. Made my toes curl.
    You should try Laine's Mangolicious - like a pint of GK IPA with a mango Berocca tossed into it; I think the moral of the story is to stay clear of mango flavoured beers.

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    Cambridge and local stuff. A biggish week.

    Cask
    Ilkley By Ek
    Saltaire Bimble
    Saltaire Blonde*
    Wellbeck Abbey Misaligned
    St Austell Proper Job
    Milton Sparta*
    Oakham Mompessons Gold
    Oakham JHB*
    Mighty Oak Old Man Of The Sea
    Vanessa's Chocolate Orange
    Leeds Pale
    Three Blind Mice Porterhouse Blues*
    Nene Valley Egyptian Cream*
    Nene Valley Manhattan Project
    Salopian Oracle*
    Rudgate Viking
    Turning Point Pixel Enthusiast
    Liverpool Pale
    Electric Bear Gizmo
    Buxton Deepdale*
    Dark Revolution Mind State
    Disruption Shadow Of Darkness Cherry Coconut*
    Elusive Level Up Level 31*

    Keg
    Ten Tun Big Slurp
    Hop Kettle Wild Stout
    Double Barrelled Finch
    Yonder Maple Pecan Plait*
    Phantom Greenhouse*
    Schofferhofer Prickly Pear Cactus Heffeweizen*
    Vault City Cloudy Lemonade Citra & Nelson Sauvin*
    Burnt Mill Into The Clouds
    Elusive Solana*
    Disruption Above The Chaos
    Big Trip Oh No Lets Go
    Mad Squirrel De La Nut*

    BOTW isPhantom Greenhouse taken in The Borough Beer House of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...I think the moral of the story is to stay clear of mango flavoured beers.
    I'm normally willing to try a half of any beer I've not come across before, but in this case I think you may be right!
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I'm normally willing to try a half of any beer I've not come across before, but in this case I think you may be right!
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    Had this the other day: Hoppy Citrus Fruity I won't be having it again. The Side Pocket and Landlord were decent and sensible alternatives.

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