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Brewed by Brakspear (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Brewed at Henley by Brakspear until 2002 when the brewery closed and Refresh UK bought the rights to the brand. The beer was then contract brewed at the Thomas Hardy (Burtonwood) brewery for Refresh until 2004 when production was transferred to a purpose built brewhouse at the Wychwood brewery which includes original Brakspear brewing equipment.

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Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
The last survivor of what was almost a sub-type in ale, the Thames Valley Bitter (another, defunct example being Wethered’s) typified by an extreme level of bitterness and comparatively low gravity. Brakspear’s Bitter is mid to dark brown and generally served with a sudsy rather than a creamy head. Very, very bitter - some would find this almost offensive - and very little in the way of aroma. I have to be in the mood for this one, but an ideal thirst-quencher on a warm summer’s day.

2.2
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Cask at The Wharf in Aalborg. Has a golden orange color with a very small bubly lacing. Aroma of grain, caramel malts, citrus and floral notes. Flavour is quite malty with caramel and biscuity malts, with a slight amount of floral and citric hops. The body is light to medium with a watery mouthfeel. An ok Bitter.

3.2
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Decent bitter. Malty aroma with just enough citrus hops to make it slightly bitter but nothing too special.

2.3
NosirIwont (2572) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours a dim golden colour with a white head. Aroma of hops and plastic/rubber. Same flavour. Feels watery. Overall fails with the plastic/rubber thing and also felt too thin. 27-11-09.

2.5
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Cask at Crown & Cushion, Windsor, Berkshire. Amber with a small white head. Raisin and malt aroma and a slightly sour malty taste. Mid bitter finish. Rather warm and past its best.

1.9
Christian (13773) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Amber with a lasting white head. Aroma of grassy hops and fart-like sulphur. Thin and watery malt flavour

2.3
faroeviking (11108) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 28, 2009
Cask. Clear deep amber colour, short head. Aroma of toastish malt and caramel, bit of dog. Thin watery mouthfeel. Mild flavour of toastish malt and caramel with some wet dog and litle fruitiness.

2.7
Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin bubbly beige head. The aroma has notes malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderflowers, caramel, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

2.8
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Falcon, Clapham. Amber with a white head. Fruity and pleasently bitter for strength. Not what it was back in Henley days but a much better effort than Burtonwood made.

2.9
sm89walt (2079) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2009
Cask - The Dog and Bear, Canterbury. Clear amber, soapy white head. Lightly hoppy nose as well as slight floral and caramel notes. Biscuity, bready malt flavours with a dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fair finish, soft mouthfeel.


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