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

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RATINGS: 120   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2010
Can, 13C. Almost clear amber with a thick honey-cream head. Butterscotch nose with some apples and grass. Smooth mouthfeel. Tastes pretty caramel sweet with a little finishing bitterness. There are hints of sophistication in the malt, but it lacks character in the usual bottled bitter way.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2010
Canned 440ml. Courtesy of Quack-Duck. Amber colored with a creamy, nicely lasting head. Caramel, almonds, walnuts, pear, candy floss and apricot throughout. Good lacework. Enjoyable, but I am missing some hops. Thanks a lot Quack-Duck!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2037) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Hazy pale golden colour, medium white head, glass, real fruity aroma of ripe oranges and lime. Very low carbonation, smooth, oily mouthfeel. Taste is rather on the sweet side, citrus fruit with a hint of bananas. Refreshing but smooth hoppy finish. Very likeable, robust pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1064) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2009
Copper colour with a small head. Reminded me abit of Boddingtons with its sweetness and low carbonation. Familiar name from the WRU jersey. If this is a quaffer in Wales seems a good endorsement for the place.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a large white head over a amber gold body. Aroma of bread, biscuit and golden syrup. Taste of golden syrup and marmalade with a citrus pith like bitterness and a sparkling mineral water like dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3971) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
440ml can. Dark copper colour with a large evenly spread thick beige head. Smelt almost like whisky when poured, strong alcohol aroma despite fairly low ABV content. Sharp acrid taste that wasn’t unpleasant, with a medium level of bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tlind2 (1236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
500 ml bottle. Amber color, white head. Slightly nutty aroma with some hops and caramel. Slightly skunky flavor with fruity notes and more nuttiness. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Not really my thing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2009
Can (thanx to Quack-Duck!) Amber coloured, smaller, but quite stable beige head; caramelly-sweet nose with a fruity-hoppy background; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, relatively light bodied; slightly lingering fruity-malty finish with a light hoppiness. Not bad, but only a shadow of the cask version.........

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3484) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2009
Good head great carb,orange/amber pour,aroma nutty malt, caramel,flavour mild flavours compared to the aroma but not bad,bitter is decent,finish malty tastes and the bitter is lasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2009
5 litre mini cask from a supermarket in Brynbuga/Usk. Clear amber colour, slightly red, with a head of considerable size. Fruity-hoppy nose with a hint of baking yeast. Malty with caramel, resiny hops and a touch of fruit, hints of cinnamon and marzipane. Well-balanced and quaffable.


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