Brakspear Special (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Brakspear (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Available cold filtered in 500ml bottles.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shellybeer69 (2) - - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
Very nice beer bought in my local hotel in Andover Hampshire. First time Iíve seen this on offer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
Old rate. Bottle from original Brakspear brewery in Henley from a private order through the LCBO in 2004. Tasted in that year, rating pulled from old notebook I just recovered from storage. Pours a solid copper with smallish white head. Aroma is lush and British; biscuity malt, caramel sweetness. Taste is moderately bitter but satisfying. Excellent for the style and ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
Bought this at Leeís in Henderson NV and I have no idea how old the bottle was. Thin and watery and nothing special. I am sure MJ writes about a on tap or cask verison of this beer on page 74 of his Great Beer Guide and only 456 Classic Brews to go out of 500.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
Poured amber with a short lasting beige head. Mild malt aroma. Toffee notes at the start with a harsh bitter finish. Quite unbalanced and a little thin. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2005
Darkish brown beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a lightly malted but more hopped flavour. Overall a very reasonable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36878) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2003
The aroma is very lightly fruity. The color is an unclear amber and it has a flat head. The flavor is a lovely slightly sweet fruity flavor from a really good malt blend. It also has a really good aroma hops - but it is most significant in the flavor. It ends on a lovely bitterness. All in all a fantastic flavor - but the palate is a little light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14312) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2003
This was my last bottle from the Henley Brewery. No more will we be able to drink Brakspears as it should be. Bye Bye o fair brewery, may those that sold you down the river burn in hell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
I don't know why I like this brewery so darn much - some of their beer are just ordinary, like this one. I thought it was a touch bitter and one-dimensional. Bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2003
Fresh hoppy aroma reddish on colour with small creamy head. Very highly hopped taste wih a very bitter dry and long lasting finish. A good but perhaps little too bitter beer for my liking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2003
Bottled. Copper bronze, low head and moderate condition. Good caramel and peppery hop aromas leading to a nicely balanced body with plenty of malt and hops to keep your attention and a hint of vinegar character. Finish is sweet with a long hop bitterness. Complex and tasty for such a low abv. A hard act to follow for the new brewers.

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