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RATINGS: 1838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brutal combines Oregon hops with English Malts. The Oregon grown Crystal hop is a triploid variety developed from the German Hallertau aroma hop variety with contributions from Cascade, Brewers Gold, and Early Green. Crystal is the only hop used in brewing Brutal and it provides a massive amount of aroma without dry-hopping. The English malts used are floor malted Pipkin (a mellow cross of Maris Otter and Warboys, from an English company called Beeston), Cara Vienna and Cara Wheat.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090111]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge and off-white head. Mild woody and solid grape/orangefruit aroma. Flavour starts sweet with a nice caramel malt base and quickly being complimented with a nice orange and grapefruit hops flavour. Gains a light liqourice note towards the finish. Finish is dry and solid bitter with a continued lingering fruit flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet caramelic, with a touch of hops. The flavor is sweet and a bit sticky with notes of caramel, leading to a slightly bitter end. Boring compared to my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a hazy amber with a creamy, white head. Fresh, citrusy hops in the nose. Medium-bodied, malty with fantastic, fruity - grapefruity - notes. Bitter finish. Very lovely indeed. 220406

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2005
Hazy orange/brownish with white head. Smells of hops, barley and honey. The taste is mainly hops with influence of citrus and wheat. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and hops. Flavour of malts, fruits, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled.. Orange, hazy appearance. Well balanced hop... Err.. No, let’s start over. Extremely grapefruity hop aroma. Rich malt backbone, soft mouthfeel, and then hops, hops, hops. Brutally bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with some citrus hints. Has a malty and very hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Long bitter hoppy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
Cloudy light amber color. Very nice fruity hoppy aroma (oranges). Medium body strength, but with good malt and fruity hop. Quite bitter at the end. Very good American Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops and flowers. Good long bitter finish.


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