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Brains Bitter (Cask)

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Brewed by Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular.

Brains Bitter is one of the longest-standing mainstays of our beer range and, with 12 pints sold every minute, it is our biggest selling cask ale. Its easy drinking style has repeatedly proven popular with the cask ale customer as testified by the numerous awards won, most notably being the only Welsh winner in the Telegraph Best of British Beer Awards 2007.
The famous ‘pint of Brains’ is rich amber coloured, well balanced and refreshing. Goldings and Fuggles hops from The Welsh Marches create an appetising crisp aroma to complement the subtle flavour of fine pale malt. Crystal clear water combines with the unique Brains yeast to create the complete Welsh beer experience.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RDJenkins (2) - WALES - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Settles a clear honey with a head like the polar ice caps - fades to nothing with time. You will struggle to pull through the flavours but there are whispers of hops. Smooth but watery to the taste with a wave of coffee and hints of caramelised nuts. Comes alive on the palate although not as bitter as most. Easy to drink but lacks character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4025) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in The Pheasant, Wellington, the Ironbridge/Wrekin brewery tap/brewpub on 25th July 2014. Very different to the bottled version, or at least it seemed it to me: lighter and more citrus notes in both the aroma and taste. Still enough Malt in the brew to give it a semblance of sweetness but this is a hoppier beer all round. Still liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1458) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (746) - CROATIA - MAY 19, 2014
Cask at City Arms, Cardiff. Pours amber with white head. Malty caramel aroma with some hops. Malty flavor with hoppy finish. Light bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (706) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask at Staff House, University of Birmingham. Perfectly fine chestnut bitter with a woody bitter aftertaste. Good for the relatively low ABV. Fine session ale, not much more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
Cask at City Arms. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a slight tip to the bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2253) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no. 10. Cask@yr hen orsaf, aberywystwth. Amber beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, a little butter and some dry hop. Bland.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham 26 Jan 14. Mørk gyldenbrun med et lavt pent skum. Aroma av karamell. Smaken er svisker & litt plommer. Blir tørr etter hvert. Avslutninga er tørr frukt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (990) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.7% amber colour with a good head, an average bitter but there is nothing wrong with that.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
Golden brown in colour. Very little aroma. Flavour more malt than hops and a bit generic homogenous bread dough easy drinking.


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