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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
"Brewed to a recipe combining pale and crystal malts with choicest traditional ale hop varieties. The beer has a long, deep, bitter-sweet finish with fruit and hop notes, a strong ale which is distinctively hoppy."
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.

Iznogud's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (1931) - - JUN 14, 2014
Cask in Wales. Copper colored with small white head. Fruity malts, herbal hops and bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
2015-09-18. Crisp golden amber, with a small beige head and lace. 3+ Mild aroma of sweet grains and caramel. Flavour is similar with caramel and sweet grainy malt. 6+ Smooth average body, soft carbonation. Decent but not particularly exciting. Cask at Prince of Wales, Cardiff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13522) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Cask at the Prince of Wales in Cardifff. Pours amber with a creamy beige head. Light fruit aroma. Near med body. Flavor is sllightly roast malt, light fruit, ligher spice. Tasty ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (7656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Cask @ Sir Titus Salt, Bradford. Copper with a small head. Smooth tasting bitter with a very light maltiness that includes some biscuit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (359) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Cask. Pours brown honey with bubbly top. Aroma strong and biscuity. Taste malty at the fore with bitter background. Palate medium bodied but clear rather than resinous. I’ve drunk Brains beer for many years and enjoyed many notably Reverend James but this was disappointing. I hope it’s an aberration.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Don2711 (348) - - SEP 8, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 Nice appearance. Aroma nothing special. Taste a bit soapy and not a pleasant aftertaste. Palate indifferent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6451) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
Appearance: Hazy nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild fruity and a bit bready.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Some toffee, bready and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Decent ok session ale.
Personal stats: Handpull at Hamilton Hall (JDW) Liverpool Street Station in Bishopsgate/London, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Beautiful clear brown body. Sweet and mild fruity caramel aroma. Mildly hopped malt caramel flavor with lemon notes. Low carbonation. Short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - JUL 9, 2015
It pours an amber colour, with medium carbonation and a small head. Notes of coffee in the aroma and a little bitter in the end. Rather drinkable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2714) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2015
Cask @ William Morgan, Prestatyn [090615]
Amber, clear, thin dense white head
Aroma of soft caramel, dab of sweet toffee
Taste of soft caramel, light soft twiggy hops, hint of toffee, soft bitter grain, clean, simple, not awful but muted flavour
Palate - Medium light body, quite smooth, malts a bit creamy. Finish of light bitter twiggy hops, soft toffee.
Overall - Simple fare, as expected tbh. OK drinking. Plain session stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6232) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Cask half pint at the Prince of Wales, Cardiff. Deep golden to copper colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Nice lacing. Moderate aroma, malty and nutty notes. Smooth mouthfeel and flavour, moderately malty, not sweet, a slight fruitiness. Easy drinking, but not exciting.

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