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Brains Honest Ale

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Brains Honest Ale
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Formerly brewed at Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival 2010 / August 2009
Ingredients: Crystal malt and Boadicea hops
A light amber ale brewed with Crystal malt and Boadicea hops for a unique balanced flavour with a distinctive dry palate.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2010
Cask @ Edward Wylie, JDW. Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy and fruity. Flavour is fruity, hint of citrus. Less than average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Eastgate Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a loose off-white bubbly head. Grassy in the nose and mouth but with a high level of bitterness. Straightforward but drinkable enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask (handpump) at the Museum Tavern, Bloomsbury, August 2009. I think this was probably a special but Im not entirely sure. Attractive rich amber colour. Thin but lasting head. Pleasant and fruity. Straightforward but tasty enough. Im not usually a big fan of Brains beers but I enjoyed this more than most of the standard Brains fare.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
The name is nice and compromising. Had it from a tap and it was nice to drink, a little too bitte rfor my taste but very well-brewed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Globe, Frampton Cotterell, S Gloucestershire 06/09/09. Inviting, clear amber in colour with a billowy white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, apricots and a touch of hay. Flavour of biscuit malt, with a trace of citrus and decent dry finish. Good.


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