Brightside Reviews


ManVsBeer
Brightside Polaris 2.9
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016. Light golden coloured ale. Hoppy with light fruits, but more of a bitterness.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

ManVsBeer
Brightside The Beast 2.6
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016. Golden coloured ale. You expect more from the name, however itís just a standard bitter with a low to medium bitterness. Malty in its nose.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

mike_77
Brightside The Beast 2.4
Golden colour. Aroma has some farmyardesque manure notes amongst the malts. Taste is similar. Strange.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

undercurrent25
Brightside The Beast 2.7
Pours a blonde colour. Taste is quite restrained and a bit watery. Aroma is bit like a field or manure
Thursday, January 21, 2016

ManVsBeer
Brightside Best Bitter 2.6
Cask @ Molly House, Manchester. Golden with a small creamy head. Light easy-drinking session bitter with inoffensive malts and a low to medium bitterness.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

jjsint
Brightside Maverick IPA 3
Handpull cask at the Harlequin, Kelham Island. Golden, slightly hay. Light layer of loose white head. Some citrus in the aroma but itís surprisingly malty. Taste is less engaging: somewhat salty and soapy at first with. Short hoppy bitter finish. OK.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

joe19612
Brightside Topaz 3.2
Ascot 2015. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head, hoppy and citrus aroma, taste is bitter and fruity, with a dry bitter finish.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

cgarvieuk
Brightside Kiwi 2.9
Cask at cloisters... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits nose.. Sweet toffee fruit.. Juicy fruits.. Herbal grassy fruits
Sunday, November 29, 2015

leaparsons
Brightside Kiwi 3.2
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a firm off white foam. Sweet grainy malts with resinous lemon and citrus rind. Some marmalade. Quite sharp citrus with grapefruit bitterness. Clean on the palate. Pretty good.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

downender
Brightside American Pale Ale 3.1
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol, 3/11/2015. Deep gold in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish orange and caramel, digestive malts and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Stuu666
Brightside Kiwi 3
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is herbal, lime, dung, taste is sweet, toffee, dry, herbal.
Monday, November 16, 2015

swampwater
Brightside Odin 2.7
Aroma: Lemon soap and hops.
Appearance: Cloudy gold. Barley any head.
Taste: Lemon, hops, grapefruit.
Palate: Mild sweetness, followed by a mild lingering bitterness. Light carbonation - almost flat. Light body.
Overall: Nothing special. A bit flat, carbonation wise, as well as flavour wise, and aroma wise. A painfully average beer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The_Osprey
Brightside Odin 2.7
Cask, gravity dispense at The Mulberry, Twickenham. Light orange, clear, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is light and watery, a touch of the seaside - saltwater and beach pool. Body is medium, smooth, watery. Taste is light, biscuity, a little medicinal with a tangy finish. Not much to it. Doesnít live up to the strong name.
Saturday, November 07, 2015

The_Osprey
Brightside Gridlock 3.2
Cask, gravity dispense at the Mulberry, Twickenham. Clear orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is light, touch of ashtray. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, sweet honey, dry floral finish with an enduring bitterness. Dry floral hop vibe.
Saturday, November 07, 2015

BeerViking
Brightside Gridlock 3.3
Gravity at the Mulberry Tree beer festival, golden brown with little head, light pine and toffee nose, fruity and malty with more pine and toffee. Nice example of a historically inclined English IPA.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Brightside Gridlock 3.1
Gravity dispense at the Mulberry Tree, Twickenham, 06/11/15. Clear golden copper with a decent beige covering that retains well. Nose is a touch thin, light floral notes, bready, orange, caramel. Taste comprises caramel malt, sweet tunes, toasted sugars, candy floss. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Sweet and unbalanced ... just about drinkable but not great.
Friday, November 06, 2015

BeerViking
Brightside Odin 2.7
Gravity at the Mulberry Tree beer festival, gold with no head, grainy nose with honey hints, a little DMS maybe. Thin bodied albeit with a decent hoppy edge.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Brightside Odin 2.7
Gravity dispense at the Mulberry Tree, Twickenham, 06/11/15. Pale golden blonde with a moderate off White covering that dissipates to Edgework. Nose is pale malt, straw, light spice, trace of citric fruit. Taste comprises bread dough, lemon drizzle, grassy, melon, grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close. Ho hum GB.
Friday, November 06, 2015

The_Osprey
Brightside Underworld 3.5
Cask at Urban Taphouse, Cardiff. Dark brown with a red hue, still, clear, foamy tan head. Aroma is cold coffee, roasted malts. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, nice bitter ash in the finish. Good balance. Tasty.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The_Osprey
Brightside Maverick IPA 3.5
Cask at Urban Taphouse, Cardiff. Orange, still, clear, dense foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is light, flowery, bread. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is parma violet, salted crackers, dried flowers, a little woody, chalk and salt in the finish. Pretty decent stuff.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

amhart88
Brightside Indian Summer 3.1
Golden ale with floral citrus aroma. Nice balance between sweetness and zest, tangerine-like
Friday, October 16, 2015

tdtm82
Brightside The Optimist 3.7
Cask, on tap at Ale House, Chelmsford, cheers to Alex/Brian for ordering it in. White lacing. Golden appearance. Super soft malt. Clean. Juicy. Tangy. Low bitterness. Really easy to quaff. Great effort for a session beer.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Travlr
Brightside Indian Summer 3.1
Cask. Clear golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of herbal citrus. Taste is lightly tart lemon. OK.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Travlr
Brightside Odin 2.4
Cask. Clear very pale yellow color, almost flat. Aroma of peppery lemon. Taste has straw and white pepper.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

cgarvieuk
Brightside American Pale Ale 2.7
Keg at the magnet Stockport... Golden amber.. Small white head... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft toffee malts... Soft toffee fruit... Caramel malts
Saturday, October 10, 2015

imdownthepub
Brightside Topaz 2.9
Cask conditioned at St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Gold with white head. There is a flattish note to this, flabby then a flowery, tinny note. Some late dryness. Itís okay.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

amhart88
Brightside Amarillo 2.9
Hoppy - a nice APA. Hints of cereal. Looked absolutely dreadful (cloudiest ale Iíve ever seen) but tasted nice
Sunday, September 20, 2015

RichardW
Brightside Darkside Stout 3.8
Keg, Beerdock, Crewe. Fairly prominent coffee aroma, with a little metalllic note. Woody and dry, rich roast malt midway, dark fruits, tobacco and tar in the finish and red fruit.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aniela
Brightside Topaz 3.2
Cask at Egham Beer Festival 2015-08-07. Clear golden beer with almost no head. Hoppy citrus grassy spciy aroma. Hoppy citrus spicy flavour with some floral notes.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

rlgk
Brightside Admiral 2.8
Cask at Egham Beer Festival 2015-08-09. Clear golden beer with a lasting offwhite head. Fruity citrus aroma, caramel, bready, some grapes. Fruity hop flavor, wet grass, floral notes. A bit thin.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

rlgk
Brightside Topaz 3.4
Cask at Egham Beer Festival 2015-08-07. Clear golden beer, almost no head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, malty, papery notes, a bit spicy. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapes, spices, floral, hay notes. Decent beer.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

rlgk
Brightside Bšrensteiner 3.4
Cask at Egham Beer Festival 2015-08-07. Hazy golden beer with a small head. Malty wheat aroma, citrus, caramel, spicy notes, some banana. Fruity wheat flavor, caramel, banana, spicy, raisins, some grapes. Quite ok.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

yespr
Brightside Topaz 3.2
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Bitter, toasted and malty. Mild herbal and light fruity. Dry and light herbal finish.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

yespr
Brightside Admiral 3.3
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild grassy and peachy. Smooth fruity, pechy and light citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity finish.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

niquillis
Brightside Admiral 3.5
Cask at Spinning Mule (JDW), Bolton. Pours golden with a white head. Well hopped, floral and smooth. Cracking single hop golden.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

imdownthepub
Brightside Our Town 2.7
Cask conditioned at St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Amber with white head. Archetypal twiggy dull bitter, thinnish palate, boiled malt notes with a metallic edge, twiggy hop note. Dull.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

cgarvieuk
Brightside Amarillo 3.4
Cask at cloisters... Copper.. Thin off white head.... Soft dry zezty fruit nose... Soft fruits dry zezty fruit.. Light cheesy finish
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DruncanVeasey
Brightside The Optimist 3.4
Gravity, Nuneaton and Bedworth BF, 19/06/15. Loose-topped brilliant gold. Nose honey, lemon zest, lime and blackcurrant wine gum. Good stewed herbal and lemony flavour closing cleanly with bread and biscuit.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Nocturne
Brightside MMM Manchester Magic Mild 3
Cask at Wine & Wallop, Didsbury. Dark copper shade with an off-white head. Aroma is quite smoky. Tastes malty, nutty, earthy, cherry fruity. Something smoky lurking, and some off band-aid notes. Doesnít have the ashy, roasty, chocolate flavours of many milds. Whatís there is good, just spoilt by a few off-notes.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

ManVsBeer
Brightside The Optimist 2.8
Cask @ Calans, Hebden Bridge. Blonde ale with a creamy head. Session ale with a light inoffensive malty character.
Friday, June 12, 2015

downender
Brightside Amarillo 3.2
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 30/05/2015. Deep gold in colour, with a decent, white, head. Citrus fruit character, crisp malts and a decent, bitter, finish. Good.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

ManVsBeer
Brightside The Mancunian 2.6
Oldham Beer Festival 2015. Golden with a small head. Hopped with a floral bitterness. Thereís also a sugary aroma and taste with malts in its nose too.
Saturday, May 02, 2015

leaparsons
Brightside Amarillo 3.4
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Hazy golden amber with an off white foam. Aromas are oranges with pink grapefruit and brown sugar. Bready yeast with earthy apple skin and hints of honey and lemon. Flavours are clean, mellow grapefruit with dry biscuit, toasted malts. Some marmalade with light pineapple and a dry nutty finish. Nice.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

berkshirejohn
Brightside Maverick IPA 3.3
Cask at The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Pale amber with a thin white head that laces the glass; grainy aroma; oily texture and amedium body with a sweet grainy taste, and a grassy bitterness. Satisfying but unexciting.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

leaparsons
Brightside Darkside Stout 3.7
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with a dense cream foam. Aromas are dark toffee and molasses with earthy peat. Coal with blackberries and creamy oak. Nutty roast coffee with dark chocolate. Flavours are nutty, bitter dark chocolate with rich coffee. Dark berries with gritty cocoa and a dry finish.
Friday, February 20, 2015

RichardGretton
Brightside Darkside Stout 3.6
Bottle. Pitch black with a strong light brown head. The aroma is roasted with rich maltiness. The flavour is very bitter with roastedness. Overall a nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 20, 2015

mike_77
Brightside Underworld 3.6
Black. Aroma of dark roasted and slightly smokey malts. Very smooth and easy to drink. Moderately bitter. Quite moorish.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Fin
Brightside Manchester Skyline 3
Cask, handpump at the St Aldates Tavern, Oxford, Saturday 31st January 2015 Pours hazy warm gold with a slim white head. Reasonably hoppy with a hoppy nose also. Ok but expecting more, in fact I was a tad disappointed. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0
Saturday, January 31, 2015

leaparsons
Brightside Best Bitter 3.2
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a firm cream foam. Aromas are cereal and green apple with hedgerow. Yeasty with spices and biscuit. Flavours are tart, sweet apple with earthy notes. Biscuity and dry with a peppery, pithy bitter finish. Decent.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

imdownthepub
Brightside B Side 3.4
Cask conditioned at St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Gold with white head. There is a flowery aroma initially leading to quite an astringent, drying flavour. Peachy and fruity but unripe in character. Quite decent.
Saturday, January 24, 2015