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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 31, 2008
Very solid ESB! Beautiful orange/copper color with a medium thick head. Taste is not overwhelmingly bitter, with hints of citrus and clove. Very drinkable with a smooth finish. Reminiscent of a true English ESB.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (137) - - AUG 16, 2014
Rusty Bucket, Dayton, draft. No head or lacing. Copper and clear. Smells like fermented pears. Light mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Good session IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (997) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Murky light brown/orange, practically mo head, minimal lacing. Sweet malt, bit fruits. Slick oily feel, medium body, Semisweet, low carbonation, bread. Too malty for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (109) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Belle couleur orangée avec mousse moyenne, blanche; arômes d’agrumes; goût houblonné; finale amère agréable

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (19) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
BOTTLE. Cloudy gold in colour with a good finger of head. Hops hops hops & more hops on the nose. the hoppy Bitterness comes through instantly, finishing with a slight pepper/spice at the back end. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2014
Bouteille. La cervoise 91. Robe orange, mousse beige clair dense. Nez caramélisé et résineux, expressive sur le houblon . Bouche amère typique où l'on retrouve le nez et une amertume sur le zeste de citron. Finale sèche. Classique et efficace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Metallic orange peel and orange malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with small head. Sweet floral orange-caramel malt and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (183) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle 65cl. Cloudy amber with a light beige head. Not a strong aroma, but hops are obviously present. Definite an IPA but not extreme. Fisrt impression was bitter but immediate faded to a somewhat average flavour. Medium length. Good beer, but I’ve tasted better ones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Nydelig frisk duft av citrusfrukter og honning. Dunkel gyllen farge. Hvitt skum, heng langs kant. God smak av citrus med en anelse honning i ettersmaken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Noe dunkel strågul farve med lyst skum. Lukt av honning og frukt. Smak av honning, malt, og grapefrukt. Tap @ Melkebaren.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Great aromas of straw, earth, raisin, barnyard and hazelnut. Short palate and bitter up front, with orange, raisin, birch and honeycomb. Some bitter apricot and pickled fruit on the end.


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