Brightside Reviews




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 ,itís 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, itís not an IPA and is more Gold than English Strong, so kinda achieves itís 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. Itís 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. Itís 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

redders1974
2.8
Brightside B Side
Bottle from the co-op golden thin head ripe fruit aroma sweet in taste peach? So so golden ale
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

flying_pig
3.4
Brightside Soli-Pa
Pint (Cask) at SoLIta, Manchester (£3.80):
After initially being disappointed to find out this would be a cask offering, thankfully this wasnít too bad & went down relatively easily. It was fresh, moderately bitter & had nice citrus bursts & the odd tropical fruit coming through whilst holding a nice balance. It wasnít flat but the carbonation levels werenít the best & it was definitely more golden ale than IPA but overall it was a nice beer & worth considering if you find yourself in a SoLIta restaurant in the near future.

Friday, May 27, 2016

ManVsBeer
3
Brightside IPA
Bottle @ The Boot Inn, Burnley. Golden coloured ale with a thin head. Crisp with a pleasant dry, and light tropical fruit character.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.5
Brightside Classic Pilsner
Bottle @ The Boot Inn, Burnley. Crisp golden beer with a thin head. Has a lager style character with a light fruitiness.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Fullpintofbeer
3.8
Brightside Underworld
Cask conditioned @Beer Emporium, Bristol. Small off-white head, dark brown colour, very good lacing. Nice aroma of coffee and vanilla, also a bit of cookies. Lightly sweet with bitter/sour aftertaste. Light body, very drinkable. Could have been more heavy, but generally not bad.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.8
Brightside Green Bullet
Cask @ Dockyard, Salford. Clear golden with a creamy head. Has a very light hoppy character with a dryness but hardly any fruitiness.
Friday, May 20, 2016

RichTheVillan
2.9
Brightside Amarillo
Cask at Paramount; clear golden yellow pour with a creamy off white head, aroma has strong sweet malts and a hint of citrus, taste citrus, sweet malts, a hint of biscuit, bitter finish.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

zacgillbanks
3.2
Brightside Manchester Skyline
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Hazy golden coloured with an earthy, malty, fruit and peppery hop flavour followed by a dry, herbal finish. Nice.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

madmitch76
2.4
Brightside Topaz
19th March 2016
Almost clear gold - amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and has decent fine carbonation. Smooth but dry pale malts, a little sweetness. Dry floralness with a distinctly soapy edge. Pithy dry citrus brings a mild bitterness. Some grapefruit before a soapy dry finish. Bitter linger. Itís not awful but a long way short of muster.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Theydon_Bois
2.7
Brightside Maverick IPA
Cask at the Bootleggers, 14/03/16. Golden blonde with a moderate off White cap. Nose is lemon rind, straw, grain, bread. Taste comprises melon, faint orange, grassy, bready malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Limp and directionless.
Monday, March 14, 2016