Brewed by Arbor
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brigstow is an easy drinking, tawny best bitter. The colour and malty taste come from the crystal and cara malts added to the mash. We then use all English hops in the copper - Challenger for bitterness, followed by a huge amount of Fuggles & East Kent Goldings for loads of flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Jolly Brewmaster, Cheltenham. Amber with white head. Bright and really quite hoppy, this is quite intense in itís flowery bitterness. Nice and crisp, I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear gold with a small - but present! - white head. (It is rare to see head on a gravity pour at this pub!) Biscuity malt aroma with some delicate citrus and hay. Light to medium sweet flavor, bread, toast, doughy malts, light grass, leaves and citrus. Light bodied with fine, tickling carbonation. Clean finish, some doughy malt sugars, light bitterness. Ticks all the boxes, this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Kendall (7) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012 does not count
A really good quality bitter, easy to drink lots of nice maltiness. Very pleasant, yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks,Thursday 27th October 2011. Quite malty in the mouth but with a goo hoppy back up in reserve. Full flavoured, good solid bitterness, tasty. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy and bronze.Poured with a small head and a hoppy aroma. Some bitterness with a hoppy finnish. An above average session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4144) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask at the Rake, amber brown with a lacy head, malty earthy nose, rounded body with a good English bitter edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 30/09/12. Clear golden with a bubbly off white head. Sweet caramel nose backed up with hops and citrus. Malt forward in taste with fresh hops and some citrus fruit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation leading to a crisp finish. Decent enough bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TysonBeerhound (61) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Itís a 500ml bottle and is 4.3%. The beer poured tawny with a slight beige head. The aroma was somewhat biscuity with a little malt and autumn fruits. Taste wise, it was a finely tuned piece of brewing, Balanced, but tasty. A crisp bite was full of malt/cereal notes with perhaps a little orange that lead onto a good, bitter finish. Courtesy of the Challenger hops, I presume. This is another excellent effort from Arbor. Traditional in concept, but thoroughly modern in execution

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1806) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Cask via handpump at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on 3rd September 2011. Copper with thick off-white creamy head and some patterned lacing. Fruity and malty in the main. Some earthy pungency and plenty of soft-fruit notes. Flashes of bitterness. Bittersweet end with some "autumn leaves" scents and a light texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 24, 2012
Cask at three tuns, bristol. Dark brown, fluffy white head, English earthy spicy hops, medium bitterness.

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