Brightside Reviews




Holmen2
2.5
Brightside Four Horsemen Oat Stout
From cask at The Angel, Manchester, with JFE 19.01.18. Very dark brown. Dense and persistent pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of sweet dark malt and vamilla. Taste of cream, lactose and chocolate. Low bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.
Friday, January 19, 2018

anfractuosity
3.3
Brightside Sahara Dust
Creamy head (had from cask), fruity and slightly spicy taste, nice amber in colour
Saturday, December 30, 2017

fonefan
3
Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold

Cask @ MBCF17 [ Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2017 ] Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M2 3GX.

[ As Brightside Wildside Imperial Gold ].
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, bread, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, pale malt, fruity malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20170118]
6-3-6-3-12

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Salian
3.4
Brightside Best Bitter
Good. Smooth fruit with a good bitter finish and a soft apricots/peaches aroma.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Salian
3.5
Brightside Maverick IPA
Orange and biscuit malts dominate, this is a fresh tasting IPA with a little sourness that helps lift it above the overcrowded IPA pack.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Salian
2.9
Brightside Odin
Light, thin feel, but a decent session beer with fruity citrus flavour and a sharp hoppiness, very pale yellow with thin white head, quite flat.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

redders1974
3
Brightside Maverick IPA
Has a dull chewing gum taste bready clear as a bell on tap cock a doodle moo.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Iznogud
3.4
Brightside The Mancunian
Cask at Peveril of the Peak, Manchester. Pours cloudy golden with small white head. Citrus, light to moderate hoppiness, grassy, malty, some sweetness in the middle. Light bodied.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

madmitch76
3.5
Brightside Wildside Kashmir IPA
28th October 2017
Can. Hazy gold beet, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Light and thin malts offer up just a mild sweetness. Hops bring a good sweetish floralness. Light fresh orange and a touch of orange squash. Traces of tangerine and lemon. Light semi dry finish. Interesting and fairly drinkable but would have been better with a lot more hops.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.3
Brightside Four Horsemen Oat Stout
Cask @ Pie & Ale, Manchester. Very dark with a thick creamy head. It's crisp tasting but with dry understated roasted malts.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

madmitch76
3.6
Brightside Wildside Lemon Sherbet Lager
26th October 2017
Can. Light haze on this gold beer, short bubbly white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light malts, mild lager character. Light lemon and yes, there is a touch of sherbet! Floral lemon. Light crisp finish. Light, clean and refreshing and does what it says on the tin. I'd like to see this one again with an even bolder lemon sherbet.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stuu666
3.2
Brightside Green Bullet
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours golden amber, nose is lemon, earthy, floral, taste is herbal, pine, lemon.
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Salian
3.3
Brightside Soli-Pa
Low carbonation makes it feel more like a Manchester bitter than an IPA, good head, dry, bitter finish, some floral and citrus notes. Ok.
Friday, October 13, 2017

letstry78
5
Brightside B Side

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

fonefan
3.1
Brightside Topaz

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

[ As Brightside Topaz ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, orange, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, tropical fruit, citrus, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150807]
6-3-7-3-12

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

fonefan
2.9
Brightside Bärensteiner

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

[ As Brightside Bärensteiner ].
Unclear matt medium orange yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast, yeast, banana, light leather - grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, fruity yeast, banana, grass - leather notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150807]
6-2-6-3-12

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

travisbicks
3.4
Brightside Green Bullet

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BlackHaddock
2.8
Brightside Odin
31st Aug 2017. Cask, half-pint. The Station Hotel, Oakengates. Light blonde body, thin white crown. Hop centric with subtle flavours and very little aroma, some citrusy notes throughout. A summer drink.
Friday, September 1, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.4
Brightside Best Bitter
Cask at the Wild Boar, Warwick. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is malt, peachy tropical fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a dry malt, yeasty, fruity light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.3
Brightside Odin
On cask at the Red Fox, Thornton Hough. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - very elusive but something floral going on. Taste - meadow flowers. Some custard. Lemony. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture. Dry finish. Overall - ok.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

redders1974
3
Brightside Topaz
Bottle at cock a doodle moo rochdale not much in the way of head soft caramel toffee missomg
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

WingmanWillis
3
Brightside Topaz

Sunday, April 16, 2017

FLBH
3
Brightside Boston

Saturday, April 15, 2017

WingmanWillis
3
Brightside Boston

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FLBH
4
Brightside Wildside IPL

Saturday, April 15, 2017

WingmanWillis
4
Brightside Wildside IPL

Saturday, April 15, 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

Kastytis
2
Brightside Maverick IPA

Friday, March 17, 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