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Brains Milkwood

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

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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This seasonal beer celebrates the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his maxim ‘live, love and drink beer’. The use of rye crystal and malted oats creates a russet-red colour. The smooth toffee flavour is poetically balanced by a crisp hop bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (639) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
Cask at Halfway in Cardiff. Pours copper brown woth a big clingy beige head. Aroma is faint, white bread, a touch of fruit. Taste is caramel malt, toffee, a bit of coffee-like bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElectroMod (119) - - APR 11, 2014
Cask from The Antelope, Rhydymwyn. Pours a clear light brown colour with a nice one finger thick off-white head. Aroma is nutty and malty, with hints of bread and slight fruit. Taste is okay, the nuttiness dominates the flavour, malt is good but nothing fantastic. Feels quite heavy in the mouth; probably couldn’t have more than two of these without it really sitting in my gut. Aroma is better than the taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Hand pulled at The White Lion, Tamworth. Nice chestnut body and good head. Sweet hoppy taste, some bitterness, some water. Good, no frills bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
Cask at the wharf. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, hop, malt. Flavour is fruit, hop, malt, apple. Medium body. OK beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3750) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Hard to see the link to Dylan Thomas, but it’s malty flavours are interesting, but passable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Pours clear deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of toffee, butterscotch, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
From cask at Bishops Arms. Pours clear and golden amber with a small and white head. Aroma is fruity and toasted malty. Toasted malty, caramelish and light fruity to chemical. Bitter, toasted malty and light chemical into a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
Cask @The Warf. Pours amber with a tiny off-white. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, red apples and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some nuts, caramel and fruitiness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
Cask at the Wharf. A dark amber colored beer without head. Lightly oxidized on the nose, nutty, raisiny and with some bready notes. Some piney hints. It’s soft on the palate, medium bodied, and with a pleasant bitterness. Bread hints, dried fruits and some piney notes in the flavor. Short, bready and lightly bitter finish. Quite pleasant. 120624


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