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InBev UK
Brewed at Brains

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The brand is owned by Interbrew but brewing is contracted out, currently to Brains (previously at Badger).
"Sweet, fruity English bitter."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fullers (252) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
Draught Frankland Arms, Washington, West Sussex. Pours amber with thick white head - lovely. Sweet malty aroma. Pleasant malty flavour with touch of bitterness. A little thin but very pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Cask. Brownish-amber. Rather sweet. Malty. Amber malt, chocolate, toffee flavors. Slightly roasted, slightly earthy taste. Very light on the hops. Nice enough. Not terribly interesting but a well-made bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
Cask at the Lord Roberts, Nottingham. This is a simple bitter which I only had because it was the best of two uninspiring cask beers at the pub. It has an inoffensive sweetness but is watery and leaves little impression.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Cask. Excellent session beer, aroma is as light and fragrant as the name but thankfully the beer tastes maltier. Clean but adequately hopped finish. Palate is a little thin but the flavour more than makes up for this, just what you want from a bitter. Note: Seems to be very sensitive to condition: my regular place keeps it superbly, but had one somewhere else recently and it was rather musty and lost flavour.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 [25/4/2008, on tap at the King Alfred, Chippenham] Large and lasting head; smooth but bland, dull and watery; a bit of malt but little else. [Re-rate 16/12/2009, cask at Great Expectations, Reading], Good deep rich malt aroma. Sweet and buttery, sour oak wood comes through then something unpleasant and rotting in the finish. Not a pleasant experience.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Cask at Breadsall Priory, Derby. Amber with a dense white head; malt and hops aroma; predominantly malty flavour with a good bitter finish. Not exciting, but just what an ordinary bitter should be.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2008
Cask at the Lord Roberts, Nottingham. Attractive amber colour, malt on the nose, flavour of fruity sweet malt with some floral hop. Pleasant but unremarkable. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Medium offwhite shiny head. Amber body. Mild malty wooden aroma. Sweetish roasty tea and wooden taste. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Dry wooden lemony floral aftertaste. Nice! (0.5pt cask at Trafalgar Inn, Greenwich.)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9271) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask. (The Anchor, Cambridge, 2004) I’ve had some bad ones of this in the past, but this was an absolute classic. Everything you’d want in a bitter - punchy but not overpowering hops, and plenty of malty body.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich. Aroma of malt and floral hop. Deep amber color with a frothy white head. LIghtly sweet malt start, somewhat balanced by hop, but the malt persists into the finish.


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