MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
A pleasing enough aroma with a hint of orange. More orange in the colour (LOTS!). Poor head retention. Quite floral in the flavour with yet more oranges. Its hoppy and as the description states, very fresh. Long bitter finish. Yeah its ok.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Bottled. In Norway this beer is called Brakspear Organic Beer, but it seems to be the same, according to the brewer’s website. It pours an orange golden and unclear color, with a nice white head. Floral aroma with a little hopbitterness. The flavour is quite light. Crisp, hopbitter aftertaste. (051001)
Dougthomas (4) - ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Think the picture is wrong for UK at least. But Brakspear’s Organic is one of the very best organic ales I’ve tried. No pig-farmy smell, and a pleasant refreshing floral nose that will stand chilling and survive. Good bite in the palate (strong cheddar a perfect match) and a longer than expected aftertaste with a herbal bitterness I enjoyed.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium faintly hazy amber orange with a small pale yellow head and plenty of attractive lace. Medium intensity floral herbal hops and lighter stale biscuity malt aromas when cool. As it warms it becomes more yeasty - like algal ditch water. This would definitley put some people off. Flavour is reasonably intense and interesting. Low sweetness and dry bitter punchy hops flavours. Aftertaste is clean and crisp bitter hop. An intruiging little number but I can see that it would not be to everyones taste.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pale ale colour of medium-orange/brown. Enticing citrus/hop aroma with some wood lingering in the background. The palate and flavours are quite refreshing, with a citrus presence and a fresh, minty feel. Very nice, bitter finish. Extremely thirst-quenching and palate-cleansing, this follows the model of a rewarding pale ale experience.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brakspear Bottle Conditioned Organic Beer. Not my favourite style but this was a nice bitter. Orange amber colour with a huge head. Fine hoppy aroma with sweet hints of honey. Fresh flavour ending in a medium bitter finish.
turbothy (1027) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle w/label saying "Brakspear Organic Beer"
Flowery/yeasty sweet aroma, large head and lots of carbonation when poured. This quickly subsides and gives way to a copper-coloured beer with a sludgy head. The taste is sweet and hoppy with very little bitterness. Quite good, albeit a bit watery.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 500 ml brown bottle, available in Norway (ICA Maxi). Label layout is different and reads "Brakspear Bottle Conditioned Organic Beer", but this must be the same beer. ABV is the same, 4.6%. Pours very fizzy with an enormous foamy head. Deep golden / amber colour. Pleasant hoppy aroma (Fuggles, Goldings), hints of toffee and butterscotch. Moderate malty flavour with a well balanced hoppiness, toffee sidenotes. Mouthfeel maybe a bit thin. Bitter finish. Nice. (Has become one of my "go-to" beers.)
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCA. Honey and lively zesty fruit aromas. Thirst quenching and quite fizzy.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: (label says Brakspear Organic Beer) Golden coloured. Clear. High carbonation. Off white head. Fruit, hops, yeast in the aroma. Very light scents) Flavour is nicely fruity and has some hoppy notes. Ends on a mildly bitterness, that evolves into some heavy bitterness. This is a nice surprise.