Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Special | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
England, United Kingdom
brakspear-beers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
21.75%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of wl0307
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

 1,080 characters

Photo of rastaman
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
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
3.08 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe