Brewed by Plain
Style: Bitter
Warminster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask, Regular;
We took our inspiration for this special ale from the towering spire of Salisbury’s 13th Century Cathedral which dominates Constable’s famous watermeadows and Sarum’s ancient barrows. Our number one selling Ale in the Plain Ales range is a bitter with just enough power and complexity to make it interesting and yet enough restraint and simplicity and an ABV of 4.0% making it an easy drinking beer for all occasions. A special blend of malts delivers an initial depth of flavour, closely followed by a delicate bitterness and hints of citrus and flora from the selected hops, with a rich copper colour and a complexity that avows its name this is an ale by which to be truly inspired.

Fin's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - AUG 8, 2012
Cask handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, Tuesday 7th August 2012 Pours dark amber a little bit biscuity from the off, reasonable beer, bittersweet, lacks a real hoppy bite, some caramel, its absolutely fine but one that I drank without really thinking about it, so it didn’t really leave much of an impression on me at all. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Plain Innspiration ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, straw, caramel, fruity, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, fruity, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty hoppy caramell aroma. Malty caramell flavour. with some papery notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Not many marketing men would choose to call their brewery ’Plain Ales’, but this brewery doesn’t give a shit. Dark yellow, still, clear, small bubbly white head. Aroma is malty, sugars, cheesey, citrus. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light sugars, biscuity, soft bitterness. Simple bitter, but nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear amber beer, residual pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mildly crisp. Light pale malts, slightly skewed tangy marmalade. Trace of lemon. Whisper of smoke. Light dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015.. Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft dry biscuit malts nose.. Dry fruits.. Soft dry biscuit toffee malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10628) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
Half, on cask at Craft Beer Co – Covent Garden. Deep copper coloured body. Dotted spots on the glass. Aromas of dark leafy hops and bread. Malt-fruity flavour mixture in the direction of jammy fruits. Bittersweet backdrop. Harmonious version of the style (London 11.07.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Gravity, Nuneaton and Bedworth BF, 19/06/15. Brass amber with initial head and condition. Fine stewed apple, blackcurrant wine gum, almost strawberry aroma. Top bitter leaning hop-wards with discreet and integrated New World suggestions; wine gum, parsley, blackcurrant, more spiced stewed apple. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3202) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
on tap at Gascoyne Place, Bath. Nice looking amber colour with a thick white head, but its down hill from there. Aroma is musty like old veg soup, and the taste slightly sour. Body a bit thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Cask. Copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, nutty, wooden and slightly toffeeish. Flavour is toffee, caramel, some fruits, wood, nuts and mild bitterness to it. Good session beer.

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