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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."


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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2003
one of the best from the UK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (8604) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - MAY 10, 2002
The best of the draught bitters I had during my short stay in the U.K. Excellent with a ploughman’s, nice and creamy mouth feel with a mild, slightly sweet taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3553) - 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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
Drink it fresh. Creamy, a bit sweet, a bitterness that seem to differ from pub to pub. Drink it fersh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2003
Always did like this stuff from the tap. It’s a clean beer, good fresh taste, nice and hoppy with some vague fruitiness, not overly bitter and a darker golden colour. Good fast paced drink with enough viscosity to keep your throat coated between sips.


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