overall
32
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style
Brewed by Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 440ml cans and 500ml bottles.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.

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4.3
nybol (2200) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
nøddeagtig smag, smager lidt af classic med lidt mere smag. En lille smule syrlig, og lidt humle i eftersmag

4.1
shoestring (401) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Extremely drinkable indeed. Nice full mouth-feel with pleasant malty roast aroma and taste. A wee gem, and excellent for a session

4
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
One of the better beers from my time in the UK--lacks the harsh, soapy bitterness of most English ales, opting instead for a slightly maltier finish. Wish I could find this in the US.

4
AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma: Medium malty, caramel, medium hops, floral, Appearance: Clear, golden body. Medium, white head, lacing. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-Light bitterness, Medium-light sweetness. Medium-light hops, floral, grapefruit. Dry finish with light, lingering bitterness, slight grassiness.. Well balanced. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Easy drinking, refreshing. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

3.9
AleTamer12 (22) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2016
Welsh specialty. Charming! Pours into a glass well and tastes great! Enjoy folks!

3.7
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Oct 2009: Clear 500ml bottle poured into a normal UK sleeved pint glass. The beer was a reddy, amber colour, clear and clean looking. On top sat a bubbly head, off-white almost a cream colour. The aroma was of hops and yeast with a hint of caramels and molasses. Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles are all used in the brew, the blend of thses hops produces a well balanced and pleasant tasting beer. There is an overiding mini sweetness throughout the drink, the aroma starts it off and the aftertaste reminds you. I very drinkable beer, even better when on cask and kept well.

3.7
Tom303 (136) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Deep gold amber colour nice creamy white head. Smells sweet fruity. Tastes same with hint of almost brandy like sweetness except without the alcoholic strengh. tasty with a little dryness. Very nice.

3.6
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear, light orange pour with a small, white head. Lots of that distinctive pasteurization odor on the nose, along with some cereal malts. Nice flavor, sweet and lightly doughy with some leaves, toast, light earth and resin. Mild bitters. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, fairly sweet finish with touches of dry hops, slightly earthy.

3.6
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Nice clear deep amber with lots of head that is bit foamy creamy and off-white, stays long and leaves good lacing. Bit roasted malting has caramel and nutty notes, dark bread also, grain. Lots of taste, malty, dry, slightly bitter, medium body and medium thick feel, long tasty finish, low carbonation. Your basic tasty english bitter, I like it.

3.5
Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2009
5 litre mini cask from a supermarket in Brynbuga/Usk. Clear amber colour, slightly red, with a head of considerable size. Fruity-hoppy nose with a hint of baking yeast. Malty with caramel, resiny hops and a touch of fruit, hints of cinnamon and marzipane. Well-balanced and quaffable.


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