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Brains Bitter (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (3759) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.7% amber colour with a good head, an average bitter but there is nothing wrong with that.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Pours pale brown with a decent white head. All downhill from there. Smell has a touch of vinegar. Taste has bite, but not in a good hoppy way, in a chalky way. Not nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Golden brown bitter. Sulphur and yeast aroma, nice basic bitter taste and finish. A reasonable enough pint, but not the best product from the otherwise very good Brains brewery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (2001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
Fra fat på ferie i Wales many years ago: det jeg husker best er historien om da Prince Charles uttalte til stor jubel hos studentene på universitetet: "What this country needs is brains" (!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - MAR 14, 2013
Nothing more than a decent cask bitter really. Smooth and slightly bitter. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
On cask @ the 3 Kings, Cullen as 3 Kings Ale. Pours dark amber with a nice head. The nose is mainly malt with some biscuits. The taste is malty with a more obvious biscuit note. The palate is well balanced, medium bodied and fairly well balanced. Overall, solid but not memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
On tap at a pub in Cardiff (can’t remember which one, but it’s available almost everywhere). Lightly malty and bready with a soft bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at the Grapes W1. A copper coloured bitter with a malty dryish flavour. Drinkable session beer.

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