Brains Honest Ale

Formerly brewed at Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival 2010 / August 2009
Ingredients: Crystal malt and Boadicea hops
A light amber ale brewed with Crystal malt and Boadicea hops for a unique balanced flavour with a distinctive dry palate.

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john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in Apr 2010 - Light amber in colour. Fruity; orange citrus. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Malty; sweet malts and caramel. Citrus fruity throughout. Dry finish. Drinkable. (2010-04)

madmitch76 (25797) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
28th August 2009
Clear amber beer. Semi dry palate. Sweetish malt with a pleasing amount of banana ester. Liptons peach tea malts! Finishes dry and a little floral.

fonefan (51538) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Manchester & County, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M1 2AP.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, ripped fruit. light chemistry - glue. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, chemistry bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/04/2010
Some hop aroma. Golden bronze coloured and hoppy with a dry and slightly peppery malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Manchester 25/04/2010
Hop aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a dry and slightly bitter full malt finish.

imdownthepub (15379) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons, with Andy. Hazed amber with white head. Malty, slightly tinny, dry bitter with no real character. Some leafy bitterness, a touch sweet, but overall quite bland. Pretty average.

wheresthepath (2405) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Toffee and fruity malt with just the right amount of bitterness. Nothing unusual here, but Brains do seem to do these sort of ales very well - good stuff!

bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Hand pulled cask at JDW Harrow on the hill. Amber/gold with a thin white head. Malty best bitter with more caramel in it’s flavour than the colour would lead you to expect. Would have liked a few more hops, but overall this is pretty much what I expected. (Yawn)!

berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Straw with a ring of white head; fruity aroma; light dry fruity flavour; with light spicy hops giving a dry finish. A simple, straightforward, honest, bitter.

leaparsons (10797) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a cream off-white head. Aromas are caramel and peach with floral notes. Light grapefruit and pine. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit malts with grapefruit and lemon marmalade. Sweet hops the finish. Fresh and clean on palate. Good.

SilkTork (5879) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
JDW Spring Fest - Rochester. A very drinkable and attractive ale. Caramel notes. Good juicy residual sweetness. This is a lovely malt character with a nicely balanced and well integrated hop character. A bit jammy, and OK for it. Blackberry and black cherry notes. Lovely. I could drink this stuff all day.

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