Brewed at Brains

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask: Regular.
The brand is owned by Interbrew but brewing is contracted out, currently to Brains (previously at Badger).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Royal Oak Naseby. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. Sweet aroma with caramel in mouth as well. A lot of sweet nothiingness really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4195) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask. Woody winey nutty nose, good chewy body, with oak, a good balance of sweet malt and grassy hops, woody bitter finish, very quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
Cask The County, Hexham Copper-coloured with small white head. Hop aroma with some floral notes. Thin palate. Malty flavour with some hints of acid. Detected a fairly nasty aftertaste. Didn’t much like this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Vladivostok (451) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Another beer that has been brewed at many breweries over the years. Very little in the way of distinctive flavours and difficult to know why it is still being made. Something and nothing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
From cask at Duke of Wellington. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Light roasted and dry caramelish to breadish aroma. Bitter and roasted breadish malty base flavoured. Persisting malty into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Cask at the Horse & Hound, Broadway, England. Medium yellow pour, bubbly white head. Balanced, mild bitterness. average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at the Lion Hotel, Harlech, Wales. Golden amber with a thin creamy off-white head. Leaves big wide swathes of lacing. Flowery light hoips aroma. Flavor is light creamy with a toasty caramely body and a liggt floral hop finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2009
Cask. Copper with a small and short off-white head. Mildly floral hop and malty nose. A bit of fruitiness flavour-wise, and an ever-so-slight bitterness. Thin and flat mouthfeel. Not much to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
(Cask at Ye Grapes, Mayfair, London, 25 April 2008) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with apricots, oranges and sulphur. Fruity, malty taste with notes of toffee, orange, apricots, nuts and malt syrup. Sweetish, with a slightly artificial malt character. On the macro side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14012) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask (The Anchor, Cambridge) I’ve had some dodgy ones of this in my time, but this was surprisingly good. Dark copper coloured, thin head. Nutty and malty aroma. Taste to match, nuts joined with wood too. Rather flat. Very solid bitter.

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