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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: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
2015-09-18. Crisp amber body with a small white head. Aroma is mild with notes of caramel and malt. Flavour is muted light malt and bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable but not a lot to say about it. On cask at Beefeaters, Newport, Wales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Cask at The City Arms in Cardiff. Pours clear copper/beige head. Aroma of mild malt/caramel. Near med body. Flavor is mild, slightly bitter; caramel, maybe floral hop. Not much, if any, spice. Easy drinker for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5992) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Cask half pint at The Cottage, Cardiff, as Brains Original Cask Bitter. ABV is 3.7%. Deep golden to amber colour, small white head. Moderate malty aroma, notes of toffee. Moderately malty flavour, not sweet, a slight fruitiness, "clean" and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 5, 2014
From summer trip. Amber with nice white head. Malts to the fore both aroma and taste. Easy drink.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (815) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, 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.

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