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Brains Bread of Heaven (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - February & March.

Named to embody the spirit and passion of the Welsh Nation, Bread of Heaven is handcrafted to celebrate Brains’ sponsorship of the Welsh National Rugby Team and is the official ale of the 2005 and 2008 Grand Slam.
Its rugby ball-shaped logo features the WRU Official Ale logo and the words ‘Bread of Heaven’ and ‘feed me till I want no more’ from the famous Welsh hymn, ‘Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer’.
A traditional cask ale with a distinctive reddish hue and a rich hop aroma, finely balanced by a more-ish fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Cask @ White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Clear copper-red with a creamy head. Low bitterness bitter with a small sweetness in both aroma and taste, being more stated in its nose. Has a session character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (562) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Decent reddish-brown pour. Quite creamy and smooth. Solid malt backing. Bread, slight sweetness, smooth finish. Solid.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thptrek (5) - - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Copper color with slight brown milky head. Not much aroma. Toasty malt. Easy drinking but could use more structure. Worth a pint but would not go for a second

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cask @ Hop Poles, Hammersmith. Well, at least this wasn’t as bad as Brains IPA. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is of caramel, some apricot fruit, some nut. The taste is more caramel, leather. A bit of of shortbread. More apricot, red apple. Slightly husky. The body’s light, the carbonation fine. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Had many pints on draught during my time at uni, I remember liking this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2013
[cask at the Wheatsheaf, Enfield] Deep mahogany brown pour, large white head. The aroma is like toasted bread crust. Dry and bitter on the initial taste, slightly woody and earthy, the bitterness rises on the finish and becomes drier still. Enjoyable [08032013]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 1, 2013
On cask at The Coach House, Potton. Appearance: attractive mahogany brown, thick mocha brown head. Aroma: malty, biscuit like. A little grassiness but dominated by the maltiness, almost doughy too. Flavour: Sweet and malty, quite a dry mouthfeel with a distinct fruitiness, long malty finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3737) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear amber brown, no head, fruity and sweet malty aroma and flavour, no lacing, caramel, easy to drink, sweet malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
Cask @ Cumberland Arms, Tynemouth 230312
Chestnut brown...clear...dense thin white head...good lacing
Aroma - light caramel...light bitter hops...not much on the nose
Taste - light caramel malt..some toffee...quite malty...light soft fruits...background of bitter hops...light flavour and nicely balanced
Palate - soft carb...thin body..soft mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Nice, easy drinking quaffable light malt bitter...its a simple beer with subtle flavours but the taste there is pretty good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5412) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Beaufort Arms, Kittle. Darkish amber. A malty and tasty session bitter. I could happily quaff beers like this all day long. Pulls well above its strength. Nice one.

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