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Brains Milkwood

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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (100) - - JUL 16, 2015
Dark amber, frothy head and medium carbonation. Light non-descript slightly nutty nose. Nutty flavour with some bubblegum, grass, burnt caramel. Mild bitter finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from ASDA. Hazy dark reddy brown, sparkling, small foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is gluey, some toffee and soap. Body is medium, quite foamy, lowish carbonation. Taste is watery, resin, gluey, papery. Quite plain, but not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from asda, pwhelli. Brown beer with medium head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is toffee, malts and a hint of licorice. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craighill (100) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
Bottel from Tesco, Penarth on 21.08. Deep red colour, clear, with thin slightly off-white head. Aroma is broadly caramel malts: toffee, some dark fruits, perhaps sherry. Almost whiskey-like. Taste has a consistent bitterness throughout, again toffee but with more roasted character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElectroMod (127) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14189) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Cask during Wetherspoon Beer Festival 2011. Has malty flavours that are at best interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10971) - 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.

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