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

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RATINGS: 91   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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13664) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours a clear, dark golden with a fine, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, crisp maltiness, some banana notes and a fine dose of flowery hops. Great mouthfeel. Flavour is softly hopped, pleasantly dry and a very crisp and precise malts profile. Very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (7138) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet apple honey aroma. Mild and smooth flavor with surprisingly little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
bottle from Darts Farm. Clear amber-copper colour, mid-sized beige head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Rather light-bodied and "light-flavoured" for 5%. Shy malty base with some rather shy hoppy notes, hints of lemon and orange peel. Dry and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Standard nice but boring ESB

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle. Clear light amber colour with a small white head and some lacing. Mild malty fruity taste and aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (170508)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Amber colour with lasting, rocky, beige head. Fruity nose with orange, apricots and earthy hops. Fruity taste with notes of dried apricots, orange peel, caramel, biscuity malt and earthy hops in a fairly dry finish. Perfectly balanced. Nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Bottled at Ølfestival, Århus, 2008. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and so is the flavor, leading to a bitter finish.


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