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Posted by Wanderer on Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:29 pm
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Another winner from Dukeries, Black Tie, a Coffee Chocolate Stout 4.8% in the Red Lion, Doncaster last night.

Also thoroughly enjoyed Turning Point Lucid Dream 5.0% in Cask Corner. Described as a Cookie Cream Stout, it beautifully combines biscuit, oats and vanilla flavours.
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Dog and Gun at East Butterwick yesterday had Top Honcho on, a really nice bitter at 4.7% it was very reminiscent of Taylors Landlord both in colour and taste, big difference was the price, £2.70.

One for Gary, Aldi have their Halloween beer in - Dunkel Fester a really nice dark beer 4.4% brewed by Wychwood. Mrs M has just sampled a bottle and it gets a :thumb: We missed out last year because it went very quickly and we didn't buy enough. (not happening this year) :CHEERS:
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Posted by Wanderer on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 am
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The Wetherspoons Autumn 2017 Real Ale Festival kicks off on Wednesday 11 October.

30 ales including 5 brewed in the UK by International brewers from Australia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United States of America.


Particularly looking forward to;

Zululand Pale Ale 4.2% (South Africa)
Cotleigh Chocca Mocca 4.3%
Wells Banana Bread Beer 4.5% - I think I've only ever had this in bottles.
Lancaster Chestnut Red 4.5%
Morland Old Nutty Hen 4.5%
Shepherd Neame Late Red 4.5%
Truman's Dark Side of the Moon 5.0%
Inveralmond Daracha 5.2%
Caledonian Trojan Horse 5.5%
Cerveza Fort Oatmeal Porter 5.5% (Spain)
Arcadia Autumn Wheat 6.0% (USA)
Adnams Tally-Ho 7.2%

Hopefully, all 30 ales will be sampled before the end of the festival.
Posted by Wanderer on Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:54 am
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First two festival ales sampled last night in the Gatehouse, Doncaster ...

Theakstons Pink Grapefruit Ale 3.9%. I found the grapefruit overpowering but in fairness, this one was never going to be to my taste.

Lancaster Chestnut Red 4.5%. On my 'looking forward to' list and didn't disappoint. A winter warmer with chestnuts, berries and spices.
Posted by Wanderer on Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:14 pm
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Two from those I was looking forward to sampled in the Friar Penketh, Warrington ...

Cotleigh Chocca Mocca 4.3%. A porter and nice enough, but slightly blander than expected.

Adnams Tally-Ho 7.2%. A deep mahogany coloured barley wine (strong ale / speciality), biscuit and fruit on the palate. An excellent winter warmer, although you would only need a couple!
Posted by Wanderer on Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:42 pm
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Three more festival ales in the Looking Glass, Warrington ...

Hogs Back Farnham White 4.0%. Named after a rare hop, a golden bitter most noteable for it's peppery aftertaste. I'm a fan of this brewery's TEA (Traditional English Ale) but this one wasn't for me.

Cerveza Fort Oatmeal Porter 5.5%. Brewed at Caledonian Brewery by Spanish brewers, this is a very nice roasted coffee porter.

Zululand Pale Ale 4.2%. An amber coloured ale brewed by South African brewers at Wychwood Brewery, it delivered the promised caramel and biscuit flavours and was very nice.
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The Bankers Draft, Sheffield had available Morland Old Nutty Hen 4.5%. Had this before and still consider it to be far superior to Old Speckled Hen.
Posted by Wanderer on Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:23 pm
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Two more festival ales in the Rawson Spring, Hillsborough ...

Liberation Brewery Liberation Ale 4.0%. This golden ale has featured at a 'spoons festival before.

Woodforde's Tundra 4.6%. A grapefruit flavoured golden ale.

10 of 30 sampled.
Posted by Wanderer on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:22 am
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Sheffield Waterworks yielded the very nice Truman's Dark Side of the Moon, a chocolate porter at 5.0%.
Posted by Wanderer on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:34 am
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The final festival ale of the evening was an international brew in the Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield ...

Arcadia Autumn Wheat 6.0%. A light amber hazy wheat beer brewed by an American brewer at Banks's Brewery, the fruit and spices combination made for an enjoyable drink.

12 of 30 sampled.
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