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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

chriso's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7540) - London, Greater London, - MAR 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Currently brewed at Burtonwood, of course, although the rebuilt Brakspear plant should be back online before too long. Despite being transplanted from its spiritual home, this is still a perfectly respectable copper coloured supping bitter with an intense bitter hop attack, but a hint of fruit and malt to compensate. Very dry finish. Handpump, Uxbridge Arms, Notting Hill Gate, London. (3.0) RE-RATE. August 2006, handpump at The Colonies, Westminster. The return to Oxfordshire seems to have pepped this beer up and this was a lovely pint of "ordinary" bitter in cracking condition. Lots of fruit, bags of bitterness, soft underlying malt and just a hint of "Burton snatch" type sulphur on the nose. A very welcome surprise.

gnoff (10707) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2017
Cask ½ pint at The Red Lion, Wokingham, on June 15, 2017.
Bitter, red berries, sweet taste. Bitter, dry, a bit metallic aftertaste. Cloudy brown color, tan head with lacing. Medium, low CO2 mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. A bit sweet scent, also malty.

Desverger (11807) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
[email protected] Bar, Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Toasted malty aroma and taste, caramel biscuity notes, light herbal and twiggy hoppy into the finish.

HenrikSoegaard (14212) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Cask at Kings Head Bayswater as Kings Head Best Bitter 3,9 ABV. If its not this please let me know. I was told it was a Greeen King. Creamy White good mostly lasting head, Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter herbal flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

Ktwse (5019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Pours clear deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, bread. Taste is mild sweet followed by a lingering bitter finish. Light, very creamy body with soft carbonation.

BeardedAvenger (827) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Cask at the The Crabtree, Frimley. 20/06/16. Dark amber with a lovely creamy head. However that’s the best of it. Zero aroma - only got points as it wasn’t minging. Zero taste as well. Sweet with the vaguest hint of bitterness. But the texture matches its appearance - creamy. Looka nice but completely uninteresting.

liquidbread86 (171) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Standard real ale. Smooth and easy to drink. Nothing challenging here. Recommended.

kwik-lime (1946) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Gravity dispense at The Oval cricket ground. Well balanced, fairly fruity, with a bit of hop in the finish. Perfectly decent bitter.

RichTheVillan (7905) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Cask at Sportsbar & Grill Marylebone; clear burnished amber pour with a thin beige head, fruit and malt aroma, taste has fruit, a hint of caramel, malty finish.

47574xeCD (1144) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Cask at Toby Carvery Coventry. Chestnut colour white head. Caramel toffee light malt nose. Bread toffee semi sweet, nice body to this drinkable.

The_Osprey (8142) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Cask at king and queen fitzrovia. Slightly hazy copper amber, still, creamy white head ensures, some decent lacing. Aroma is sweet, toffeeish. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is thin, some vegetable - peas and cauliflower, watery, a little dry, light bitterness. Below average, thin. Ok over a half but I don’t think I could session it.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5