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Brakspear Bitter - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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BA SCORE
85
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2002)
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9%

Served on cask in Philly. Pours light amber with an almost grapefruit-like hue and the thick creamy head of cask beer. Nose has faint whiffs of biscuits and toast. Taste is surprisingly fruity with back current of woody tannins. Body is thin but supported by the nice carbonation from the cask. Both that and the cask temperature were a huge compliment to the beer; it would have been a far lesser beer served cold from a keg.

08-24-2014 04:41:51 | More by RichardMNixon
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-04-2014 20:51:05 | More by steverx8
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Mariozi


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-01-2014 08:48:22 | More by Mariozi
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-20-2014 15:44:53 | More by patre_tim
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MechMessiah

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2014 09:47:10 | More by MechMessiah
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Iaido

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-05-2014 06:06:38 | More by Iaido
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-20-2014 00:21:58 | More by MisledTitan
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-01-2014 20:37:17 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-13-2013 21:55:09 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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dsolonenko

Singapore

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-02-2013 12:24:35 | More by dsolonenko
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-13-2013 08:42:24 | More by hansavijaticar
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dwren89

Virginia

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
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-20-2013 00:56:52 | More by cervezango
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Robert-Simmonds

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2013 21:49:48 | More by Robert-Simmonds
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cambabeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-06-2013 15:57:05 | More by cambabeer
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magpieken

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-04-2013 06:20:29 | More by magpieken
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-27-2013 06:03:09 | More by pin
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BKLRIBS

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-26-2013 22:05:28 | More by BKLRIBS
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KiltedCulinarian

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2013 21:48:11 | More by KiltedCulinarian
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woosterbill

Kentucky

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.

Cheers!

03-22-2013 01:46:46 | More by woosterbill
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-26-2013 19:13:28 | More by rulisekmartin
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-17-2013 16:38:38 | More by vinicole
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BILF

Israel

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2013 16:32:05 | More by BILF
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2012 17:41:28 | More by Viceroy
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Bix

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-25-2012 16:33:12 | More by Bix
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Brakspear Bitter from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
85 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.