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Special - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 3
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: n/a
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W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 3
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3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted by half-pint at the Anglesea Arms, a pub deeply in the heart of South Kensington area, London.
A: served in a straight half pint glass, the colour comes dark tawny and slightly hazy, while no beer head is detected~~
S: lightly berry-fruit aroma on top of a skunky and earthy hoppyness, with the sulphury note a touch too much for me... But it smells fresh anyway.
T: an intense flavour consisting of bittersweet dark fruits, caramel (not sweet) malts, plus tea-leaf+tea-sprig like bitterness prevails upfront; after the mid-flavour a residual taste of caramel sustains, along with a touch of saltiness, while at the back of the palate a flow of earthy and woody hop flavour lingers brilliantly, leaving a slightly tannic touch deep down there.
M: lively mouthfeel throughout this drink, thanks to the tiny-fizzy body, while the texture also remains very soft maybe due to Brakspear's double-drop fermenting system. Yet the body falls a bit thin in the aftertaste as the flavour slowly dissipates.
D: overall a solid brew and quaffable, albeit slightly one-dimensional. (1,080 characters)

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3.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Solid little bitter here, herbal and citric hop bitterness, decent malt middle, i think my ratings suffered from having one to many bitters while in england ( i think they're easy to get bored of), but nice enough in the end, middle of the road. (245 characters)

Special from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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