Brakspear (Marstonís) Reviews




JanEric
2.8
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Bottle from Lidl English package. Amber. Almost no head. Low carbonation. Malty and sweet taste. A bit metallic finish. Short finish.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

meldorf75
2.7
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Barwa zlota. Piana srednia szybko sie redukuje. Aromat pszeniczny z lekka siarka w tle. Dosc wysoka goryczka a w smaku czuc chmiel.
Monday, January 16, 2017

GeorgePratt
2.2
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Pours a dark Amber with a non existent off white head which disappears very quickly. Aromas of honey, malts, oak, charcoal. Metallic tasting malt with an even more metallic finish. Poor.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

john44
3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Bottle. Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, buttery caramel. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Robust malty fruity full-flavoured ale. Long bitter finish. Easy Drinking. (2014-10-21)
Friday, January 6, 2017

john44
3.2
Brakspear Triple III
Bottle. BCA - Amber Brown in colour. Foamy off-white head. Very Malty; grainy malts, caramel/toffee. Spicy. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy, grassy hops. Bitter hoppy meets caramel malty; quite dry. Very drinkable, but it is only a shadow of the terrific and original 7.2% version. Progress I suppose but not in a good way. (2014-10-03)
Friday, January 6, 2017

zacgillbanks
2.9
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a fruity, burnt toffee and nutty flavour followed by a smooth earthy and bitter-fruity finish. Not bad.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Marko
2.8
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Bottle, Victa Belvedere, shared with heavy. Poured a clear dark amber body wtih a white head. Mild sweetish doughy aroma, meh. Soft, flat taste, doughy maltiness, herbal, perfumey hoppiness. OK, has enough taste for 3.4%, but I see no reason to purchase a 3.4% beer for this price ever again.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

ogivlado
2.3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Bottled 500ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Darker golden coloured, small white to off-white head, whiff of caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, slightly herbal and nutty with rather bitter finish. Watery palate; not offensive, pleasant in a way but just watery.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Dervock
3.3
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle - pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma is honey and citrus. Taste is bit if spice up front with s drying bitter finish.
Friday, December 23, 2016

simontomlinson
2.6
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
Frothy beige head quickly left a cover on a lightly effervescent, copper coloured body. Very fruity aroma, slightly hoppy. Medium to thin body, crisp, clean & a little tickle on the tongue. Nondescript fruitiness, relatively sweet on the palate with a long bitter, hoppy back. Not very Hoppy & not very Christmassy
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

josanguapo
4.3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
From Costco. At lunch, with fried potatoes + fried eggs + croquettes. In Ikeaís pint glass. Full of english dry bittering hops and a smooth and creaming feeling. Itís incredible they packaged all this in such a tiny ABV!
Sunday, December 18, 2016

ralphdot
3
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
4.0% gold in colour (or very pale amber) with a nice head, with a bitter hop aroma, there is a slight Christmasness to the taste but also lots of hops, although not too much.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fin
3
Brakspear O Be Joyful
Cask handpump at pub in Thame, Oxon, Wednesday 14th December 2016 at our works Christmas lunch Pours chestnut brown in colour with a slim white head. Malt and fruit dominate in this Christmas offering, the mild spiciness adding to the festive feel. Hops only notable by their absence. Ok but if being critical slightly past its best, not too tired and perfectly drinkable but just lacking a little freshness and zip. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BlackHaddock
3
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
500ml Bottle: BBD 31 Oct 17, shared with my son on 11th Dec 16 (at home). Amber/copper coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma of malty molasses and dark berries. Taste was also malty, semi-sweet and again with traces of dark berries. Slightly disappointed to be honest, not very Christmasy at all.
Monday, December 12, 2016

josanguapo
4
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
From Costco. In Ikeaís pint glass. Playing Electronic Super Joy. Very refreshing, with smooth, creamy body that although a bit watery is very well compesated with a good dose of english hops. The more I drink the better it becomes
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SarkyNorthener
2.6
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
Bottle from B&M, West Bromwich and shared with bjammin and Caitlin. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malts, dry yeast and some fruit. Dull, nothing Christmas here.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

1MrCabbage
3.4
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
29/11/16 bottle at home. Lovely old school downland bitter. Belies it's 3.4%. Bitter, chalky, gentle malts, takes well to chilling. This is close to that elusive beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

fajry
1.8
Brakspear Hoppy Holidays
Flasa Saltney. Tmavo zlata farba, slaba pena. Vona sladova, zemita, karamel, jemne citrus. Chut vodova, prazdna, zemita, karamel. Skoro ziadna dochut. Nic moc teda.
Friday, November 18, 2016

fajry
2.3
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Flasa Saltney. Jantarova farba, slaba pena. Vona citrusova, zemita. Chut sladova, zemita, jemne citrusova.
Friday, November 18, 2016

mabuzzer
2.9
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
500ml bottle. Clear, amber with a frothy off white head. Citrus aroma, flavour is floral, lemony. Ok
Friday, October 21, 2016

Cimbasso
3.4
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Sampled from a bottle from Tesco.Good fruity, malty aroma. Colour is a rich copper with a quickly-fading white head. Good mouthfeel and a great taste of malts (not too sweet) and a a fruity, earthy hop taste. Good bitterness, producing autumn flavours in a glass. A really delicious classic bitter. Highly recommended.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MayumiH
3.3
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber colour. Citrus and floral hops. Taste is mildly bitter. "You know they should all dress up like me"
Monday, October 17, 2016

martjoobolut
2.9
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle (at bierhaus, timisoara). Pours golden amber. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, grass. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, grass, malt, some sugar. Overall: drinkable, but still macro.
Friday, October 14, 2016

Bijl
3.3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Donker amber/koper, helder, crŤmekleurige kleine schuimkraag , weinig koolzuur. Aroma: Graan, karamel, broodachtig/biscuit en heel licht kruidig. Smaak: Bitter, netelig, prikkelig, iets zoet, iets hout, moutig en graan, broodachtig. Medium body, zacht en romig, weinig koolzuur. Afdronk is bitterzoet. Propper Bitter it is!
Friday, October 14, 2016

YantarCoast
3.4
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
500ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small wheat head. Aroma is citrus, floral hops. Taste is malt, honey, citric bitterness. Very drinkable.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

dimeon
3.4
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
A: Deep amber with a small white head N: Hints of caramel T: Quite bitter with a faint floral note P: Medium O: Standard bitter ale. Not bad
Sunday, October 9, 2016

FCox143
3.3
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Aroma: nothing too powerful, light fruity smell. Appearance: amber in colour with thin white head. Taste: citrus and floral flavours with bitter finish. Not bad, but nothing that interesting.
Friday, October 7, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Brakspear Varsity Pale Ale
Gravity cask at the Land Rover Beer Festival 2016. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is yeast, light tropical fruit. The flavour is light to moderate bitter sweet with a smooth fruity woody light pepper spice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

I_LUV_BEER
3.4
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours coppery colour with a medium off-white head. aroma is caramel, grass, hints of honey. Taste is biscuit, caramel, hint of honey, bitter-sweet with slightly dry bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Enjoyable and solid bitter!
Thursday, September 22, 2016

MarkoNm
2.3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Pours a little hazy coppery color, topped with a medium small off-white head, a bit creamy. Mild caramel nose, not much else. Some biscuity feel, but mild. Medium full body, gentle sweetness with metallic feel. Some medium bitterness. Not nice after. Terrible aftertaste actually. Ruins the first impression.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.2
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Small yellowish head over faintly veiled orange-copper, lazily carbonated beer. Toasted malts, very, very lightly liqueurish. Good hoppy bitterness, but ending harsher metallic. Some sweetness; bit herbal, citrus (also in the aftertaste). Medium bodied at best, feels better carbonated than it looks. Not bad, nothing special.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ktwse
2.6
Brakspear Bitter (Cask)
Pours clear deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, bread. Taste is mild sweet followed by a lingering bitter finish. Light, very creamy body with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Muzzleloader
2.8
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Pours clear golden/with thick white one-finger foam. Nose is honeyish floral and citrus. Body shows some complexity but is very weak. Bit of a shy bitterness is lost behind hop citrusy. Mouthfeel is quite nice, but somehow watery. Medium carbonation.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MasDen
3.3
Brakspear Triple III
Red color. Carbonation is higher than medium. Head with big bubbles. Bread and burn sugar aroma. Little bitterness in the finish.
Monday, August 8, 2016

HonestGriff
3.3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Good strong bitter, strong alcoholic smell, no chemical taste or aroma, deep oaky colour, sweet bittery tang, good beer :)
Thursday, July 21, 2016

aleksander9
3.1
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Clear copper with thick white head. Toffee, english esters and noble hops. Sweet, dry and crisp finish. A good one!
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Enteogenisk
2.5
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle in wine glass. Doesn?t look all that good when poured. Clear and not very full of life. Aroma is slight as well as the palate. It is refreshing though and the hops are delicately added to make what I?d call a perfect all-round food beer.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dzhigga
3.7
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle. Brown-reddish color with thin head. Aroma of fruit, citra. Taste is medium bitter. Texture is thick. Finish is rather long. Good bitter.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.1
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Cask)
Cask at High Wycombe cricket club, 25/06/16. Golden orange with a decent egg shell white head. Nose is biscuit, light hop strains, bitter fruit esters, a touch of twig. Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, earthy, brown bread, faint orange. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter edge. Ok bitter.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

BeardedAvenger
2.5
Brakspear Bitter (Cask)
Cask at the The Crabtree, Frimley. 20/06/16. Dark amber with a lovely creamy head. However thatís the best of it. Zero aroma - only got points as it wasnít minging. Zero taste as well. Sweet with the vaguest hint of bitterness. But the texture matches its appearance - creamy. Looka nice but completely uninteresting.
Monday, June 20, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.3
Brakspear Mild Ale
Cask at the Bull, Bell Street, Henley. Back in production, and being brewed at the Bell Street Brewery at the back of the Bull. An attractive tawny brown pour with a cherry red gleam and tight cream head; aroma of toast; thin at first with a fruity sweetness, then some soft oaty grains add body; the finish is dry with lingering licorice. A proper old-fashioned mild.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

teorn88
1.4
Brakspear Triple (7.2%)
50cl bottle shares at Leightonís had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. it pours a clean light Amber color with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet and chemical medicinal with some spicy note. Taste is also quite sweet musty and medicinal. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, bad
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Theydon_Bois
2.8
Brakspear Triple (7.2%)
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Fergus, 24/05/16. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is varnish, spice, tarte fruit esters, sharp bitter notes, not overly pleasant. Taste comprises caramel, fruit loaf, less of the sharp and bitter, dates, Xmas cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so ... nose lets this down a few points.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Scopey
2.5
Brakspear Triple (7.2%)
Old bottle thanks to Fergus at level 42. It pours murky deep brown with a thick Biere head. The aroma is earthy, dirty, brown bread, nail varnish remover, candy, melon, old musty apple and candy. The taste is earthy, musty, old dirty apple, earth, damp leaves, alcohol, pear drops, barnyard and wet cardboard with a dry, musty finish. Medium body and foamy carbonation. Pretty knackered.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

remALUS
3
Brakspear Bitter (Bottle)
Bottle 500ml. Price 0,99 Ä . Rudos palvos, greitai iönykstanti gelsva puta. geriamas..
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Beastmaker
1.7
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Distinct aroma of prunes and wood. Sweet Taste of apples and plums, with medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. Overall a bit disappointing, but not undrinkable. Not my kind of beer
Friday, May 13, 2016

I_LUV_BEER
3.4
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, apple and slightly floral. Taste is grapefruit with herbal notes and a pleasant lingering bitter finish. Medium body with medium to lively carbonation. Very nice bitter.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

liquidbread86
3
Brakspear Bitter (Cask)
Standard real ale. Smooth and easy to drink. Nothing challenging here. Recommended.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

marcnow
2.9
Brakspear 2.5
jasny bursztyn, przejzysty kolor. pianke zrobili nieiwielka ale sie osadza na kuflu. troche chlebowy zapach, srednie cialo i dlugi gorzki finish
Friday, April 29, 2016

jjsint
3.2
Brakspear Oxford Gold (Bottle)
Bottle from Sainsburyís, drunk at home. Mid- to dark gold. Very little smell. Bittersweet taste replete with bitter earthy hop. Nicely carbonated. Average, or maybe just above average at a pinch.
Sunday, April 24, 2016