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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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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Mild fruity and light spiced aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a light fruity note and solid bitterness into the finish. Dry far finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29286) - 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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear amber, firm head. Hay aroma. Medium dry wit clean, runded mouthfeel Medium bodied with a good amount of hops. Salty pleasantly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Maruhn, Darmstadt
Hazy amber-copper color; small-sized creamy head. The malt and hop arma, very light, is covered by a stronger smell of vegetables and cabbage, not rare in English bottles; also, refined white sugar; somehow perfumy. Still, the aroma is better than the flavor, where there is just some dry and dusty caramel (how can they rate the sweetness 4.5/5.0 on the label???), and more vegetables. Low bitterness. Confused.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2010
cask at cloisters ... brown copper ... light off white head ... soft mellon hop nose...ssweet malty toffee ... juicy ...

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
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2006
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. This beer is on Wetherspoons spring list of guest ales, so should make its way round to everyone. Copper colour with thin off white head. Good earthy hop. Warm malts in mouth with touch of chocolate. Smells like an orchard in autumn. Lots of good white flesh fruit, earthy bitter, drying hop finish. Very tasty. Full in mouth with heavy dose of Fuggles and Goldings on the end.


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