Brains St Davids Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Named after the Patron Saint of Wales, and Brewed specially to celebrate St.David's Day on March 1st. A light and thirst quenching ale. Dry hopped with Styrian Goldings hops. Available in February and March

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (1058) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Pint at the Lord of the Isles (JDW). Gold colour with medium head. Clear and not gassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 02/03/13. Clear golden with an off white head. Nose is pale malts, grain, citrus. Taste comprises pale malt, light orange notes, citrus fruit, caramel, grain, background ho presence. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. An Ok average kind of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (2014) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2013
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. A clear, light and golden amber colour with a one-finger and lasting white head. Some mid-fruit esters to go round and there is some hop presence but its relatively faint and then theres a metallic edge to the finish. Some redeeming biscuity malts in there, otherwise a serviceable but nondescript bitter. Light to medium body, softish mouthfeel with a short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1656) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2012
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in March 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale gold in colour with a thick white head. Dusty dry hop aroma, short in intensity. Thin and creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Pale malt gives a dry digestive biscuit base with tangy marmalade notes. Dry bitter resins present in the long aftertaste. Finish has a slight malt edge with orange peel evident. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
The Baron, Hinckley, 03/03/12. Ominously hazed orange-amber with a fine white collar; on closer inspection, swirling with detritus. Spoons, bless em. Whiffs half-heartedly of aniseed. Not bad considering; soggy digestive malts, plastic yeastiness, bitter orange, again a strong aniseed/fennel seed note. Bitter, soapy linger. But you cant serve a beer in this condition without it tasting slightly of sick. Serviceable bitter- could force a whole half down if pushed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cask at The William Morris, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a moderate, white foam head. Hay, straw, light grass and pee in the nose. Has a pleasant, lightly sweet flavor with hints of dough, wet hay and grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dryness in the finish, more wet hay, some light sweet dough, very mild bitterness. Not at all bad, if Im honest with you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a golden orange with a thin, neat and tightly carbonated This beer has a light floral aroma with a some grassy notes and a subtle coriander seed spiciness. It flows lightly over the palate with a little peppery bitterness that dries out quickly leaving a more intense herbal bitter edge with hints of lemongrass and sage. This is echoed in a vanilla, lemon, clove creamy aftertaste, with all these elements combining to make a very satisfying and delicious golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (5157) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (1 Mar 12) - clear golden ale with a good white head, neither sweet not bitter, apple flavour with a prolonged aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9221) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
Fine looking golden ale, has a mild hoppiness in aroma and taste and a great full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Bridge Inn, Burtonwood 21/02/2008 Malt and some hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and a little floral with hints of dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.

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