Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braastad (323) - - JUN 25, 2013
Dark reddish brown with good head. Aroma has chocolate malts, as does the flavor, along with slight bitter undertones. Palate is bit watery but nicely smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
500ml bottle by the courtesy of Finn. Shared with Richard at an Easter gathering. Deep amber coloured body, creamy off-white head, slowly diminishing. Semi-sweet malt-fruity aroma. Caramel malts dominating the flavour profile added by dried fruits. Moderate bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. Quite tasty beer (Tromsø 18.04.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (914) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
Brown 500ml bottle 4.5%abv b@kilpishalli pours a light beige head on the light copper clear body, bubbles and lacings are present. Crispy caramel malts, grassy fresh hops, citrus hints and mild spices to the nose. Tastes caramel malts, lemon hops, grass, hints of toffee, hazelnut. Seems to have a good balance. Carbonation is gentle, body alright and aftertaste fruity sweet malts, fruity hops, and some toffee on bread and a sweet kvass, lingering a bit. Overall a decent brew this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Nice beer. Subtle at first; then can taste caramel in after-taste. Would like to taste cask version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (80) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
have had both draft and bottle. i think this is a very nice beer not my normal style of beer but i do like it. if you come across a bottle of it pick it up you’ll not be disappointed

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
campbega (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Nice session beer. Pours a very dark amber colour. Bitter, malty finish with an aroma of tea. Smooth on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (280) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Clear deep amber with off-white head. Fruit and spicy aroma, with hops. Balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons drank at home. Brown beer clear lasting beige head. It’s a best bitter with some malt. Not much hop. It’s clean inoffensive, lacks a bit of character but it’s a malty best bitter. ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle morrisons. Pours with a browny beige head soon disapears a little lacing a v dark amber colour. Aroma is weak toffee malts. Taste is. Sweet cacaramel malts with a bitter finish sligtly spicey. . Strong carbanation with a full silky body. A good tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (705) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick tight bubbled ivory head. Aroma: Floral, fruity, grass, pepper, biscuit, raisin and marmalade. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thin smooth texture and body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry biscuit malt spicy finish. Comments: Tasty and refreshing and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (1705) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle 500 ml, into a Guinness pint glass. ABV 4.5%. New beer style ticked. New country. Pours a bright red amber colour on the body, clear and transparent, with a handful of bubbles rising to the surface laily. Two finngers of thick and creamy head, off-white in colour, with good retention and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of caramel, grass, light cookies, light hops. Taste begins sweet with lots of caramel, malts, cookie. Little bit of iron on the aftertaste, mildly bittersweet. Full body, smooth and creamy. Good soft carbonation. Nice dryness on the palate. Overall quite nice beer. I still don’t get the Old Ale style, seeing this is my first one on it, but it sure tastes good.

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