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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available bottled year round.
Originally released as a special as Brunel 200 IPA for the Brunel Birthday Celebrations in April 2006.

Brunel and his fellow engineers challenged our sense of what was possible, and in doing so changed the face of the world. Brunel IPA is a clean tasting, dry and hoppy, authentic recipe India Pale Ale. Amber in colour, full bodied with a bittersweet finish…perfectly engineered!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Cask at the new crown. Alround rating: Pale and slightly richer malt start, grassy, citrus but mainly floral hop dominate. Easily drinkable if a bit boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
Cask (Wetherspoons, Woking) - Dark golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with citrus notes standing out. Refreshing and lightly hoppy taste with some light grapefruit and peach notes. The finish is not so strong but the taste lingers.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a white head. Virtually no aroma, perhaps some floral hop. Strong, oily hoppy taste with some grain. An oddly mushy finish. ’Authentic IPA’ said the pumpclip optimistically.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
Botella. Clear deep golden with a medium white head. Fair lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavopur is not as hoppy as I hoped but the mild bitter hoppiness with some flowers is pleasant along with the citrus and soft sweetness. Mild bit sweet hoppy bitterfinish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours clear gold with a creamy white foam. Nose is vaguely hoppy & floral. Taste is crisp, floral & citrussy with a caramel malty background. Ok & enjoyable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Clear maber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of apples, hops and caramel. A flavor of hops, malt, apples and sweet bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Medium body with sweet fruits and caramel. Rather clean and lightly bitter finish. Solid and classical ESB. 021108

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled@Monks Café, Stockholm. Ambery golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, earth, some mild notes of wood as well as yeasty "mouldy" notes. Flavour is bitter grass along with some flowery and caramelly notes. Ends in a wooden dryness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle, 5% at EBF08. Clear golden colour. Small white head. The flavour is weakly fruity, not very bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - SEP 19, 2008
Somewhere between golden and amber with a nice fluffy whiteish head. Sweet malt aromas with fresh peppery hops. Lovely mouthfeel with some vanilla like sweet flavours and some citrus and leafy hops. Nicely put together.


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