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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."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
Cask at Crown Inn, Southampton. Nut brown. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet and perfumy with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Some caramel, plenty of perfumy hops, mildly bitter finish. Not bad at all.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Half pint on cask. Golden brown. Low foam level. Floral aroma. Flavour of fruity sweetness and an overall floral impression. A touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied (The Old Crown, Bloomsbury 20.09.2006).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8919) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2006
Cask: Light amber coloured, small firm, lacing white head; sweet (a bit fruity), malty nose with a distinctive floral bitterness; sweet (fruity) -bitter flavour, light bodied; soft, but distinctive sweet-bitter finish. A soft, well rounded Bitter.......

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask from The Feathers in Baker Street. Standard aroma. Decent muddy body. Slight head. Lots of lace. Nice clean citric hoppy finish which has a very slight sweetness. Shame about the watery palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Amber with little head. Served chilled. Smooth, with a fruity and citrus aroma. Pleasent and refreshing but rather too fizzy and un-interesting for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 15/05/2001 Sweet grape flavours. Sharp finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Marlborough Arms, Chester 17/04/2004 Amber mid brown coloured and fruity. Slightly dry full malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Llandudno 05/05/2008 Small white head. Fruity aroma. Bronze golden coloured and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry full malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
Cask: Copper with a sudsy beige head. Mild fruity aroma. Refreshing session bitter. Mild caramel in there too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
Cask at the Hog and Donkey, Kent Bizarre pub in the middle of the marsh just south of Herne. The beer was on gravity. Mid brown in colour with some hops and some malts. Bit thin in mouth with some acidity, short finish

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2005
Pint poured at the Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. A clear brown topped off by a smooth head (and no carbonation). Aroma was a rich flowery maltiness, but wasn’t very strong. Flavour was of bitter hops and hints of liqourice. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tounge. Good beer this, even got a decent recommendation from the ladies.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2005
Hand pulled at the Corner House, Birmingham. Oh dear... not sure whether this was kept bad or started out that way. Thin, rank, stinky stuff. Tasteless initially then a sour, unbalanced seedy banana malt which lurks like a bad smell.


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