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Special - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 23.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2002)
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Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.63/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

Serving type: cask

01-02-2006 11:28:31 | More by wl0307
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2002 06:27:42 | More by rastaman
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.98/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Very low carbonation, strong, hoppy with lingering after taste, a very typical English bitter but not my cup of tea. 500ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2002 18:46:06 | More by jdhilt
Special from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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