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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 440ml cans and 500ml bottles.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Pours clear and golden amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth toasted malty and light caramelish. Toasted and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Roasted and breadish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Bottle, 4.2% at KØ12. Weak fruity aroma. Clear amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is fruity and OK grainy with a little green apple. Has a little liquorice and nut, very subtle. Medium bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear deep golden with a small off-white head. Very discreet crystal malts in the nose. Light body, a little caramel and nuts and some subtle - fortunately - British hops. Ends dry. 110512

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2974) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread and dried fruits. Taste is bready throughout with dried fruit and a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
Pours amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is bready malts. Pretty much what you’d expect from a bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Oct 2009: Clear 500ml bottle poured into a normal UK sleeved pint glass. The beer was a reddy, amber colour, clear and clean looking. On top sat a bubbly head, off-white almost a cream colour. The aroma was of hops and yeast with a hint of caramels and molasses. Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles are all used in the brew, the blend of thses hops produces a well balanced and pleasant tasting beer. There is an overiding mini sweetness throughout the drink, the aroma starts it off and the aftertaste reminds you. I very drinkable beer, even better when on cask and kept well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
500ml bottle. Light copper pour with no head at all. Caramel maltiness on the nose with a grainy edge. Skunky on the palate before that caramel maltiness takes over. Finish is non-existent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (4472) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber with small frothy off-white head. Dark malt aroma, dark fruit, bitter hop. Taste is like sucking on an ice cube, it’s not pure water, but less a taste than a kind of mouthfeel, metallic and dry. Not bad, but extremely faint.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts fairly well, and leaves reasonable lacing. The nose is very malt-dominated, with biscuit and toffee notes to the forefront, and a trace of honeysuckle lurking behind them. The initial taste is of very mild floral hops, moving into a strongly malty body. Biscuit and toffee again assert themselves, over a very buttery mouthfeel. The finish is again very malty, with buttered toast and a touch of the sort of flavour one associates with oaked white wine. This is a classically restrained bitter - not the most exciting beer in the world, but certainly a decent session ale.


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