Brightside Reviews




gegwilson
3.2
Brightside Wildside Triple Chocolate Stout
Can in the Brink Manchester. Pours deep brown with a thin cream head. Light cocoa aroma. The taste is spicy and malty with cocoa in the finish. Very thin bodied. Ok.
Friday, July 14, 2017

gegwilson
3
Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold
Can in Brink in Manchester. Golden with a thin white head. Bitter with citrus and bread and light metal. A little lager. OK.
Friday, July 14, 2017

downender
3.5
Brightside MMM Manchester Magic Mild
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol June 2017. Medium brown in colour, with a frothy, off-white, head. Brown sugar, a touch of toastiness, berry fruits, some chocolate and a pleasantly gentle finish. Enjoyable.
Monday, July 3, 2017

downender
3.3
Brightside Full Manc
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 3/5/2017. Golden in colour with a slight, white, head. Sweet citrus hop aroma. Flavours of sweet cereal malts, some more citrus citrus fruit and a trace of green herb, before a dryish finish. Good.
Monday, July 3, 2017

ianwelby
3.3
Brightside Manchester Skyline
Clear golden, thin head. Light aroma of sour citrus. Taste is bitter. Hop, grapefruit, lemon. Not overpowering though. Tangy aftertaste. A bit cooler and it’d be perfect for summer.
Friday, June 30, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside Wildside Summer Fruits
Cask @ The Brink, Manchester. Hazed purple in appearance. Has a dirty aroma, some fruit and turkish delight notes in its flavour.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.6
Brightside Season 4
Cask @ Brink, Manchester. Black with a thinnish off-white head, gritty in taste and flavour, but quite smooth with its roasted malts in aroma and taste.
Monday, May 8, 2017

stravale
2.9
Brightside The Beast
Cask @ The Magnet, Stockport [040417]
Dark amber to copper, light haze, dense white head
Aroma of light vague cereal, soft fruits, light nose
Taste of soft very light caramel, slight mineral note I’m not keen on, vague zest, just ok
Palate - Good texture for abv, soft sweet, slight bitterness. Finish of light bitter cereal, odd linger...not sure what it is
Overall - Not my kind of beer

Monday, May 1, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Brightside Full Manc
Cask @ City Arms, Manchester. Golden with a small creamy head. Has a light pale ale texture and taste, with light hops and some light malts too!
Monday, May 1, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Brightside TFI Christmas
Cask @ Paramount, Manchester. Clear chestnut-copper with a creamy head. Mildly nutty in its nose, it has a grainy taste.
Monday, May 1, 2017

ladnewton
3.5
Brightside Best Bitter
Cask at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham on 30th December 2016. Copper with thin, off-white ring-and-film, and pattern lacing. Malty aroma. Biscuit malts and tart fruits in-mouth. A sweet finish with continuing toffee and butterscotch malt and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside Wildside IPL
Oldham Beer Festival 2017. Golden-blonde with a strength, but is slightly dour.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Brightside Wildside Triple Chocolate Stout
Oldham Beer Festival 2017. Stout with a low sweetness, low in chocolate flavour and quite smooth.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

mr_h
3.5
Brightside The Mancunian
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 8 Apr 2017, grassy, toffee, light citrus aroma, golden yellow with a thin bubbly off-white head and excellent film of lacing, toffee, grassy flavours, oily, sweet grassy aftertaste.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

mr_h
3.3
Brightside Odin
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 27 Mar 2017, very weak resiny, grain aroma, golden with a thin white head and no lacing, floral, grain, light citrusy flavour, creamy, bittersweet.
Friday, April 7, 2017

witthatsbier
1.9
Brightside Best Bitter
yuk poor beer strange taste,no body virtually no nose avoid like the plague
Monday, April 3, 2017

Stuu666
3.2
Brightside B Side
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear golden amber, nose is lemon, passionfruit, taste is sweet, fruity, soft toffee.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Stuu666
3
Brightside The Mancunian
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear golden, nose is grass, light toffee, orange, taste is sweet, grassy, toffee.
Friday, March 31, 2017

SamVimes21
3.1
Brightside The Mancunian
Cask @ Old Moseley Arms,Birmingham,golden with a white head with a hoppy and malt taste leaving a standard session bitter ,it’s ok.
Friday, March 24, 2017

madmitch76
3.4
Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold
4th March 2017
Can. Clear gold beer, thin pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine minerally carbonation. Smooth malts, mildly sweet. Floralness and spicy esters. Orange peel that develops bitterness. little lemon. More esters, bubblegum now. Light and bitterish finish. Interesting idea, it’s not an IPA and is more Gold than English Strong, so kinda achieves it’s objective, just a little estery.

Monday, March 6, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold
Cask @ PI, Altrincham. Golden with a small head. Fuller-Bodied, strong but crisp and slightly sweet, with a somewhat sugary taste.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

ManVsBeer
3
Brightside B Side
Cask @ City Arms, Manchester. Golden-blonde coloured. It’s a light citrus session pale.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside US Cask Lager
Manchester Beer Festival 2017. Light golden in colour and light with its lager character. It’s still very much an ale in design though.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

edsspoon
3.4
Brightside Amarillo
Gravity - light golden with a foamy white head. aroma of lemon, apple and mango. Very juicy fruit aroma. Taste is peppery with a light lemon and mango flavour, light sourness. Medium body, dry mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

jfb
2.7
Brightside Wildside East Coast Pale Ale
(cask) clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of almond milk and dill, with some notes of oyster brine, heavy parsley and pale malts. flavour is mostly nettles, oatmeal and herbal hops, with a hint of physalis in the light-bitter yeasty finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

ManVsBeer
3
Brightside Identity Crisis
Cask @ Gasworks Brewbar, Manchester. Clear dark brown with a fairly sessionable texture for its strength. Has light tasting dark malts.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Brightside Citra Blond
Cask @ City Arms, Manchester. Blonde with a head, hopped with a very palatable citrus fruitiness.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Brightside Unobtanium
Cask @ Seven Stars, Manchester. Clear golden with a creamy head. Has a fairly high bitterness with a hint of bubble-gum sweetness.
Monday, February 13, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside Kiwi
Cask @ The Paramount, Manchester. Golden with a small creamy head. Slightly tangy with its citrus tropical fruitiness and bland tasting.
Monday, February 13, 2017

fonefan
3
Brightside B Side

Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield - Kelham Island, South Yorkshire, England S3 8GG.

[ As Brightside B Side ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good to fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150216]
6-3-6-3-12

Thursday, February 2, 2017

fonefan
3.4
Brightside Amarillo

Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield - Kelham Island, South Yorkshire, England S3 8GG.

[ As Brightside Amarillo ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange, zesty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, zesty, citrus, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150216]
7-3-7-3-14

Thursday, February 2, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.8
Brightside Equinox
Manchester Beer Festival 2017. Golden coloured ale. Hoppy-sweet and fairly strong tasting too.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

mike_77
3.3
Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold
Golden colour with soapy head. Aroma has grass and light malts. Smooth, thick texture. Syrupy sweet but with some tropical fruit hop too.
Friday, January 20, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Brightside Citra Blond
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - pale golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - lemon and some plant stalks. Floral. Taste - more lemon with gentle malt holding it together at the back. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good blonde.
Monday, January 16, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.7
Brightside Citra Blond
Cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas of light citrus, light biscuit. Taste is light bitter, pithy, good balancing malt backbone. Light bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

fonefan
3.2
Brightside Admiral

Cask (handpump) @ EBF21 2015, 21th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

[ As Brightside Admiral ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, marzipan malt, light to moderate hoppy, herbs, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, pale malt, herbal, citrus, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150809]
6-3-7-3-13

Sunday, January 1, 2017

downender
3.3
Brightside Identity Crisis
Cask-conditioned on gravity at Just Ales, Wells 3/12/2016. Dark brown, with a small, beige, head. Some toastiness, brown sugar and red berries before a gentle finish. Good.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Peteorn
3.1
Brightside Identity Crisis
Nice dark colour, average head. Smells good. Taste a bit zingy. Palate lasts long a bit coffee and smoky. A nice beer on a cold night.
Friday, December 23, 2016

fonefan
2.9
Brightside Odin

Cask (handpump) @ Sir John Borlase Warren, 1 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG7 3GD.

[ As Brightside Odin ].
Clear medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, pale malt, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151006]
6-3-6-3-11

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

fonefan
2.8
Brightside Indian Summer

Cask (handpump) @ Sir John Borlase Warren, 1 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG7 3GD.

[ As Brightside Indian Summer ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, apple, tart notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, apple, pale malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151006]
5-3-6-3-11

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ralphdot
2.8
Brightside B Side
4.2% gold colour with a thin head, some fruit in the aroma, the taste is slightly sweet.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

joe19612
3.2
Brightside Darkside Stout
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is light and with hints of roast malt, the taste is medium bitterness and light with a dry bitter finish.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

joe19612
3.2
Brightside Manchester Skyline
Bottle. Pours a deep gold colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is light and hoppy with hints of fruit, taste is very bitter and fruity with a dry bitter finish.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

gegwilson
3.6
Brightside Darkside Stout
Cask in the North Riding Brewpub in Scarborough. Mahogany, almost black with a foamy cream head. Lovely coffee aroma. The taste has coffee, dark chocolate and a little hospital/elastoplast flavour. An interesting one.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

elbernays
2.9
Brightside Amarillo
Bottle in solita Manchester. Light citrus notes. Biscuit sweet with a strong bitter finish. Pretty meh.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stuu666
3.8
Brightside Darkside Stout
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours black, nose is roasted, toffee, chocolate, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, bitter chocolate.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

hatzer
3.2
Brightside Manchester Skyline
Like this dry peppery finish tastes ok full bodied ale sampled from flavoury
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Brightside Happy Days
Tried at the Three Horseshoes, Waddington. Golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is light fruity, taste dry, with a medium body.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Brightside Amarillo
Cask at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light fruity, dry pepper spice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Monday, September 5, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.8
Brightside Hoppy Mondays
Keg @ The Paramount, Manchester. Clear bright pale golden with a small creamy head. Has a crispness, which is greater than its hoppiness, which is understated. Slightly dry, with a hint of fruit trying hard to get noticed.
Saturday, September 3, 2016