Brightside The Beast

Brewed by Brightside
Manchester, England
3.8% · Bitter · 8 Ratings ·
Cask; Occasional.
The name inspired by a large stray cat who seems to us to be a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Once spotted holding down a rival with one paw whilst batting him with the other, he acts like a lion in a mogg’s body! So he lends his name to a beer that has a high opinion of itself, despite it’s relatively low alcohol.
A dark amber bitter at 3.8%. Brewed with the intention of getting a lot of flavour out of a sub 4% beer.
The result is a malty beer for its strength, with a bitterness level to keep it balanced. Good body and subtle English hops, with just a light, fresh American hop finish.
A beer that punches above it’s weight in terms of body to strength ratio.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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