Brakspear Bitter - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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4.44/5 rDev +18.1%
Appearance: amber with gold highlights, creamy off white head, great clarity
Aroma: toasty , toffee, earthy hops with slight metallic hint,
Taste: toffee and caramel flavors abound, slight toastiness with a bready malt character, earthiness from the hops
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft carbonation
Overall Impression: Considering this ale only sports 3.4% ABV, it packs a malty and flavorful punch! Surprisingly complex and flavorful, this is highly indicative of the English brewing style-- finding ways to create flavorful beers without having to jack up body and ABV. Toffee and caramel flavors explode in the mouth and finish with a earthy bitter twinge. This is an ale that you could drink all night long, enjoy every last drop, and not stagger out of the pub drunkenly.
07-04-2013 14:27:54 | More by dwren89
4.36/5 rDev +16%
Handpump halfpint from a fresh cask at the Eagle and Child in Oxford.
A: Clean bright chestnut body with a creamy finger of tan head. Lovely.
S: Very fresh aroma of floral hops, mild fruit, and nutty malt. Restrained but pleasant and complex.
T: Follows the nose. Great balance of leafy hops and toasty, nutty malts. Clean bittersweet finish. Simple, yet distinct in it s freshness. One of the best Bitters I've had this year.
M: Light-bodied with similar carbonation. Could use a bit more on either front, but it goes down easy.
O: Great session ale, period. I'm not surprised that bottles aren't as good, but on cask near the source this was a real treat.
03-22-2013 01:46:46 | More by woosterbill
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
This is a clear amber ale with medium sized bubbles, an offwhite head that leaves good lacing, but small curtains.
Smelling honey, ripe apples, nuts and oatmeal.
Starting with sweet brown bread, honey and orange marmalade, a hint of canned pears, grass and apple peel.
Medium low carbonation, soft and refreshing, a slow dry finish.
Very good, very sessionable, and very reasonable ABV.
07-05-2012 11:50:23 | More by rarbring
Brakspear Bitter from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.