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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."


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
Looking for a pint in an unfamiliar part of town, I wandered into a pub at random and found only one cask beer. And when I got home, I found, to my surprise, that I had never rated it before. So, a bit of a result. Copper colour. A fruity and sweet best bitter, with very limited hop presence. A touch too sweet for my palate. Perfectly drinkable, but profoundly middle of the road. A touch too sweet for my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Nice hoppy traditional english bitter, with some chocolaty grassy hints. Wonderful dark colour to it, very very refreshing. I last enjoyed one of these at The Dirty Duck, opposite the RSC in Stratford-U-Avon. Great Ale a touch on the weak side ABV wise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask: Clear coppery hue. Malty, slightly toasted aroma. Smooth balanced palate, sweet mild biscuity malt, a touch of caramel, hoppy overtones, drying a little in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
Cask at The Rising Sun, Warsash. White, short lived head. Floral hop aroma with some fruitiness. Dry with caramel sweetness. Some bitter hops in the finish. Creamy and pleasant. Not bad at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2004
Drank it in Lyndhurst and loved it. Went down great with my Plowman’s lunch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
On tap. - Light fruity aroma, little hops. Fresh fruit, grassy, sweet. Medium copper-amber clear with small off-white creamy lacing head. Medium watery body, with light-medium carbonation. Starts with light sweetness and light-medium acidity, mostly a carbonic burn. Mild fruity grassy notes. Finish is sweeter, less acidic, and a pleasant nutty bitter. After has nice fruity remnants in back o the throat, while a strong bitter remains on the back of the tongue. Nice bitter.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Swan, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucs. Golden brown with little head. Flat thin boiled flavours with a fungal earthiness. Poor quality bitter, best avoided.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
Standard flat appearing bitter with virtually no aroma. Watery flavour with a slight hint of caramel. Overall a fairly basic bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2003
Cask conditioned. Aroma of floral hops with some earthiness and pearlike fruitiness. Dry body with growing caramel sweetness. Some hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy and pleasant but lacking in flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Based on draught version: Another average tasting English bitter...


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