overall
30
42
style
Brewed by Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
"Brewed to a recipe combining pale and crystal malts with choicest traditional ale hop varieties. The beer has a long, deep, bitter-sweet finish with fruit and hop notes, a strong ale which is distinctively hoppy."
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.

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2.9
GuideDogSaint (1482) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 20, 2017
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours clear chestnut with a white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Not much taste. Sweetish finish.

2.8
Biroholik (1374) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Cask @ Red Lion Pub, Luton
Piwo w kolorze bursztynowym. W 100% czyste i klarowne. Spokojnie można zobaczyć opuszki palców z drugiej strony szkła. rowne. Piana taka sobie, biała, zwiewna, pozostawia tylko niewielki lacing. W aromacie chleb razowy, biszkopty, trochę karmelu i odrobina toffi. Zapach jest bardzo słaby i szybko się ulatnia. W smaku podobnie. Dodatkowo muśnięcie ciemnych owoców. Tekstura wodnista. Goryczka niewielka. Proste, niczym nie zaskakujące piwo. Nudne, po prostu nudne i bez charakteru.

3.3
jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 17, 2017
Cask at the Hope and Champion, Beaconsfield. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt woofy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth fresh malty fruit woofy hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

2.6
dchad56 (486) - - APR 20, 2017
Cask - Darkish brown, not quite full off white head. Good mouthfeel, little aroma. Easy drinking but little body or finish.

3
Towey1989 (2814) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malts, slight red berries, some mineral and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, bready malts, some red berries, a hint of mineral, a touch of yeast and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, slightly fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A simple, malty bitter with a touch of mineral, fruit and subtle English hops. Ok.

4
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
At fountainhead. Very drinkable, some roasted dark mild like flavors in with the classic bitter. Serving: Cask

3
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Feb 2010 - Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus-orange. Malty; sweet toasty malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Not bad. Quite tasty. Drinkable. (2010-02)

3
larsniclas (7068) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2016
Cask at Wethersppons Deep amber. Small head. Light and fruity aroma and flavour. Red berries. Light to medium bitterness.

3.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This classic Brown Bitter relies, as expected, on the usual blend of silky caramel malts and balancing leafy hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the shiny deep amber glow.
-Yeast character very little fruitiness.
-Mineral undercurrents (hard water) are tasted throughout.
-This is good, but perhaps too generic.

On cask at The Liverpool Arms, Conwy.

3.1
Vladivostok (485) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Pale amber in colour with a hint of sourness in the profile which mellows as the pint goes down. A fair degree of bitterness without much aroma. Real old school best bitter which is very light in flavour but nonetheless very drinkable.


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