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Brodies Old Hoppers Brew

Formerly brewed at Brodies
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
This beer is brewed using hops harvested from the courtyard gardens at Cable Street, Shadwell, with help from the residents of Tower Hamlets Community Housing. Many of these residents spent summer holidays in their youth hop picking in the Kent countryside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13609) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2010
Cask (William IV, Leyton, Brodies Christmas Cracker 2009)
Sweet coconut aroma. Taste has some vanilla. A dry woody bitterness, also some butter. Finish too has butter. However, itís not off in any way. Lovely bitter. Later I even get ginger in the finish. Dry and woody, and the butteriness complements the smoothness of the body - itís not a flaw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask (handpump) at Brodies Christmas Cracker, William IV, Leyton, 19 December 2009. An excellent juicy hoppy session bitter. Some woody elements. Bags of bitterness. Some might find it a little dry and austere but I quite like that in a quaffing bitter. Excellent overall and definitely more than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Strangely spicy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet fruit and spices with a rather hoppy finish. I guess that Brodies mustíve gotten some spices from one of the local curry takeaways! 170910

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, straw, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, grass, UK hops. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, spicy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100917]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Very nice beer, pours a golden copper, with a medium off white head. Blue cheese dominated aroma and taste, with pine, vanilla, coconut and a yoghurty mouthfeel. Different, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
6th September 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy amber beer, massive off white head. Light semi dry palate. Creamy malt. Tangy semi sweet and bitter hops. Passion fruit and a little fruits of the forest. Finishes creamy and dry. Unusual and tasty beer, a little diacetyl doesnít detract at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle from Kris Wines. Hazy copper with a solid head. Subtle citussy, fruity hop nose. Caramel, fruity hops. Good carbonation. Subtle, yet very decent ale. A true Eastender.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
500ml bottle from the William IV drunk at home. Hazy brown, with lasting beige head. Some sherbert hop on aroma. Itís a very hoppy bitter. The hop is very sherberty. Like ChrisO said, this is quite austere, but for a bitter it is very tasty and quite challenging for a session bitter. Good though and goes well with the burger Iím eating. Very sherbert hop throughout. Good stuff. Solid session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
spicy bitter aroma, slightly herbal. cloudy orange, smooth white head. flavor is bitter, hoppy bitter, nice malty sweet balance, appears quite dry. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16731) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are grain, malt, caramel, stable and hops.

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