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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at The Railway Tavern, Richmond. Nice to catch up with this one - had many a pint of this at university. Dark amber orange, clear, still, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt syrup and toffee. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is resinous, gluey, bready and dry. A very nice well balanced bitter that carries a lot of good memories for me. But objectively it’s nothing too special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (399) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask at The Market Tavern, Durham. Dark brown pour with a mid-cream head. The aroma is thick with malt and also grassy notes. The taste is a little on the sweet side with caramel malts and biscuit. Really dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
tried at the three stags, bebbington. Amber red colour with a thin white head. Aroma has slight caramel malts as has the taste, after taste is sweeter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Cask at The Goat Major in Cardiff. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Floral/malty aroma. Med body or so. Flavor is malt, flor, hop spice, maybe a bit of earthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear amber with a creamy head. Aromas of caramel, little else. Taste is watery, light sweet finish. Dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask at the haymarket bar... Copper... Small tan head.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet fruits nose.. Soft sweet malts. Soft toffee fruit malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - 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 (582) - 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 (6101) - 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.

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