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Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights - Brains

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Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 12-05-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 6
Reviews by soulgrowl:
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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Crystal clear brass. White head with poor retention. Aroma is mostly clove, cinnamon, honey, and toast – the more I smell it the more it reminds me of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This is no bad thing, no bad thing at all. Tastes soft and sweet like honeyed bread, but with a pleasantly dry finish. The spices aren't 'spicy,' if that makes sense, but they are pleasantly aromatic – especially cinnamon and clove, wedded neatly to a pinch of leafy hops. I can imagine this would be a lovely winter warmer. In fact, I almost want to drink it hot. Almost. This is, essentially, a pleasant and balanced ESB with just enough spice to make it more interesting than most.

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3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the brewery: Bragging Rights is a lightly golden pale ale. The addition of honey, followed by a blend of nutmeg, coriander, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and ginger, create a refreshing beer that is initially sweet yet spicy at the same time.

Let's see if I agree.

Hand-pulled half-pint in 'Chequers' Oxford on 23rd Nov 13 during a mega pub crawl.

Poured a golden orange with a slight haze, on top a white coating of bubbles.

The nose was a blend of toffee apple and ginger nut biscuits.

The taste had a semi-sweet malty, fruity start, mild ginger notes along with other spice flavours arrived mid-mouthful. Not sure I picked up any honey, but as I said, it was fairly sweet initially and that sweetness should have been enhanced by the addition of honey in the brew.

OK rather than great: different for sure and I enjoyed it.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Limelite
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwillh
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Have had this one twice now, once on cask from a pub in Southwark, and picked up a bottle at Whole Foods.

It has a very pleasant aroma, sweet and a little spicy. The taste follows the smell, with a nice malty sweetness at first, followed by some spices. Ginger and Pepper maybe? Smooth mouthfeel. Very solid offering, will be picking up more.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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