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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - 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 (3086) - 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 (25094) - 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 (20003) - 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 (13047) - 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 (10792) - 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 (6389) - 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 (7523) - 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 (10103) - 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


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