Brightside Reviews




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

undercurrent25
2.6
Brightside B Side
Pours a blonde colour. Taste is cotusy amd slightly sour. Musty type aroma. Just about drinkable
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fin
3.3
Brightside Polaris
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Friday, 26th February 2016 The little snowstorm of bubbles slowly recedes to eventually reveal an attractive looking light golden very clear beer with a white head. A citrussy nose, mostly lemony. Citrussy in the mouth but only slight, fruity with a little maltiness, nice good looking beer, no showstopper though in the aroma or flavour department, I guess the Polaris hop is holding it back ever so slightly. A6 A5 T7 P6 Ov13 3.3
Sunday, February 28, 2016

imdownthepub
3.5
Brightside Polaris
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival í16. Gold with white head. There is a pine needle type flavour at the start of this, slightly resinous then berry fruitiness, pleasantly hopped. Easy drinking and fine.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

amhart88
1.7
Brightside Odin
Very pale. Watery - an unfortunate soapy taste and texture. Citrus, lemon, some wheat. A bit too bland
Saturday, February 27, 2016

harrisoni
3.3
Brightside Polaris
Cask gravity at Merton Winter BF 2016. Clear gold beer lasting white head. Lemon aroma. Decent enough . Good hops excellent condition .
Saturday, February 27, 2016

downender
3.4
Brightside Underworld
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 24/2/2016. Dark brown with a tight, beige, head. Coffee notes and a touch of plain chocolate, with some leafy hops and dryish finish. Good.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ladnewton
3.2
Brightside The Beast
Cask at the Magpie and Crown, Brentford on 12th February 2016. Amber with thin off white ring-and-film giving scant lacing. Sweet caramel malt and remote grass in aroma. Sweet fruitiness in-mouth with herbiness - bay leaf. A bitter finish. Light mouthfeel and body. Improves down the glass.
Friday, February 12, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.9
Brightside Polaris
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016. Light golden coloured ale. Hoppy with light fruits, but more of a bitterness.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside The Beast
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016. Golden coloured ale. You expect more from the name, however itís just a standard bitter with a low to medium bitterness. Malty in its nose.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

mike_77
2.4
Brightside The Beast
Golden colour. Aroma has some farmyardesque manure notes amongst the malts. Taste is similar. Strange.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

undercurrent25
2.7
Brightside The Beast
Pours a blonde colour. Taste is quite restrained and a bit watery. Aroma is bit like a field or manure
Thursday, January 21, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.6
Brightside Best Bitter
Cask @ Molly House, Manchester. Golden with a small creamy head. Light easy-drinking session bitter with inoffensive malts and a low to medium bitterness.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

jjsint
3
Brightside Maverick IPA
Handpull cask at the Harlequin, Kelham Island. Golden, slightly hay. Light layer of loose white head. Some citrus in the aroma but itís surprisingly malty. Taste is less engaging: somewhat salty and soapy at first with. Short hoppy bitter finish. OK.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

joe19612
3.2
Brightside Topaz
Ascot 2015. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head, hoppy and citrus aroma, taste is bitter and fruity, with a dry bitter finish.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

cgarvieuk
2.9
Brightside Kiwi
Cask at cloisters... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits nose.. Sweet toffee fruit.. Juicy fruits.. Herbal grassy fruits
Sunday, November 29, 2015

leaparsons
3.2
Brightside Kiwi
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a firm off white foam. Sweet grainy malts with resinous lemon and citrus rind. Some marmalade. Quite sharp citrus with grapefruit bitterness. Clean on the palate. Pretty good.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

downender
3.1
Brightside American Pale Ale
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol, 3/11/2015. Deep gold in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish orange and caramel, digestive malts and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Stuu666
3
Brightside Kiwi
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is herbal, lime, dung, taste is sweet, toffee, dry, herbal.
Monday, November 16, 2015

swampwater
2.7
Brightside Odin
Aroma: Lemon soap and hops.
Appearance: Cloudy gold. Barley any head.
Taste: Lemon, hops, grapefruit.
Palate: Mild sweetness, followed by a mild lingering bitterness. Light carbonation - almost flat. Light body.
Overall: Nothing special. A bit flat, carbonation wise, as well as flavour wise, and aroma wise. A painfully average beer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The_Osprey
2.7
Brightside Odin
Cask, gravity dispense at The Mulberry, Twickenham. Light orange, clear, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is light and watery, a touch of the seaside - saltwater and beach pool. Body is medium, smooth, watery. Taste is light, biscuity, a little medicinal with a tangy finish. Not much to it. Doesnít live up to the strong name.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

The_Osprey
3.2
Brightside Gridlock
Cask, gravity dispense at the Mulberry, Twickenham. Clear orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is light, touch of ashtray. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, sweet honey, dry floral finish with an enduring bitterness. Dry floral hop vibe.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

BeerViking
3.3
Brightside Gridlock
Gravity at the Mulberry Tree beer festival, golden brown with little head, light pine and toffee nose, fruity and malty with more pine and toffee. Nice example of a historically inclined English IPA.
Friday, November 6, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3.1
Brightside Gridlock
Gravity dispense at the Mulberry Tree, Twickenham, 06/11/15. Clear golden copper with a decent beige covering that retains well. Nose is a touch thin, light floral notes, bready, orange, caramel. Taste comprises caramel malt, sweet tunes, toasted sugars, candy floss. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Sweet and unbalanced ... just about drinkable but not great.
Friday, November 6, 2015