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26
31
style
AB InBev UK
Brewed at Brains

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
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distribution
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The brand is owned by Interbrew but brewing is contracted out, currently to Brains (previously at Badger).
"Sweet, fruity English bitter."

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4.3
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2004
Drank it in Lyndhurst and loved it. Went down great with my Plowman’s lunch.

3.9
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2005
Pint poured at the Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. A clear brown topped off by a smooth head (and no carbonation). Aroma was a rich flowery maltiness, but wasn’t very strong. Flavour was of bitter hops and hints of liqourice. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tounge. Good beer this, even got a decent recommendation from the ladies.

3.8
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
From old tasting notes. Label says "brewed by Whitbread PLC in London, England". Hazy Amber orange color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Lovely toffeeish malt aroma. Smooth, creamy complex, spicy malt flavor has an underlying fruitiness to it. Nicely balanced by light bitter hops in finish.

3.7
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask. (The Anchor, Cambridge, 2004) I’ve had some bad ones of this in the past, but this was an absolute classic. Everything you’d want in a bitter - punchy but not overpowering hops, and plenty of malty body.

3.7
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Cask. Excellent session beer, aroma is as light and fragrant as the name but thankfully the beer tastes maltier. Clean but adequately hopped finish. Palate is a little thin but the flavour more than makes up for this, just what you want from a bitter. Note: Seems to be very sensitive to condition: my regular place keeps it superbly, but had one somewhere else recently and it was rather musty and lost flavour.

3.6
Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAY 10, 2002
The best of the draught bitters I had during my short stay in the U.K. Excellent with a ploughman’s, nice and creamy mouth feel with a mild, slightly sweet taste.

3.6
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
On tap. - Light fruity aroma, little hops. Fresh fruit, grassy, sweet. Medium copper-amber clear with small off-white creamy lacing head. Medium watery body, with light-medium carbonation. Starts with light sweetness and light-medium acidity, mostly a carbonic burn. Mild fruity grassy notes. Finish is sweeter, less acidic, and a pleasant nutty bitter. After has nice fruity remnants in back o the throat, while a strong bitter remains on the back of the tongue. Nice bitter.

3.6
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Nice hoppy traditional english bitter, with some chocolaty grassy hints. Wonderful dark colour to it, very very refreshing. I last enjoyed one of these at The Dirty Duck, opposite the RSC in Stratford-U-Avon. Great Ale a touch on the weak side ABV wise.

3.5
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
Drink it fresh. Creamy, a bit sweet, a bitterness that seem to differ from pub to pub. Drink it fersh.


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