Brakspear Bitter - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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Reviews by EmperorBevis:
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a tulip glass providing a lovely reddish hue and golden body with a thin white head with large bubbles which quickly dispersed but was easily recalled due to the very slightly over gassy nature.
a very hoppy aroma compliments a nicely bitter peppery taste that quenches the first.
quite drinkable very reasonable and low enough gravity to be sessionable.
not very exciting but alright wallop
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2011 18:07:14 | More by EmperorBevis
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4.44/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2013 14:27:54 | More by dwren89
4.36/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: cask
03-22-2013 01:46:46 | More by woosterbill
Brakspear Bitter from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.