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Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights - SA Brain & Co.

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Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SA Brain & Co. visit their website
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 by soulgrowl:
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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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 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.

Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights from SA Brain & Co.
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