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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 440ml cans and 500ml bottles.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3391) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tlind2 (1132) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8853) - 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.........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3242) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2009
Clear, dark amber body with a good white head that nearly lasted. Slight nutty aroma with a hint of spice. Pick up crystal malt in the taste, pleasant medium bitterness, touch of astringency leaving it dry on the finish. Should be a good session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2009
A 0.5L bottle from K-Citymarket. Malty mild nose. Pale head fast disappearing. Golden yellow colour. Grassy malty taste. Average hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
(bottle - 500 ml) Part of a four pack my mom brought back from Wales. Clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is dry and slightly hoppy with a light malt note underneath. Flavor is sweet and light at the beginning with a malty and sweet middle and a very clean finish. Goes down easy. Very good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2009
I liked this. Very swillable.Dust and hop spices all over the glass.Your customary caramel texture. Honey & tea bags.Could drink much of this. And that’s the whole of point this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2009
(Bottled) Clear, deep amber with a smallish, firm and lacy head. Moderately strong nutty-citric hops in the aroma, with caramely malt and dried fruitiness. Nutty-hoppy, somewhat bitter flavor with mellow fruitiness, and citric hops drying the finish. Medium body with high, but quite soft carbonation. A quite enjoyable, clean and balanced, true-to-the-style bitter with enough flavor to go down as a session beer.

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