English Pale Ale (EPA) | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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English Pale Ale (EPA)English Pale Ale (EPA)

Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 01-10-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of eric5bellies
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my John Bull Tulip Pint

A - Pours a light copper co;our with an off white head that dies.

S - Earthy aromas that are quite hoppy.

T - Plenty of yeasty notes but not enough hops for me.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - Not a great experience and would not seek another

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Photo of mdagnew
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from a local Spar...

Poured a clear light copper orange colour. Slightly off white head poured fairly loose and frothy then faded quite quickly to light patchy covering. Some carbonation bubbles drift to the surface... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Juicy tart fruits (pears, some apples), bitter orange marmalade, some marzipan notes, faint biscuit malts, grassy, floral honey sweetness, earthy, quite yeasty...

Taste - Light nuttiness mixed with good juicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears), decent peppery and grassy hop bitterness, biscuit malts, bready, honey sweetness, some graininess, faint herbal notes...

M&D - Sharp and dry initially then smooths out... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew..

Overall - A spot on example of an English pale ale... nothing mind blowing just a good drinkable ale...

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy , sedimentary with an 18carat gold hue .There is a clinging lace dribbling down the glass like a geriatrics prostate to a finely bubbled head that surrounds and supports a centralfroth of larger bubbles.
There is a miserly fuggleness about the smell.
Could do with just a little more to it.
This tastes very much of malted barley , hops and yeast , yes , it tastes like beer should.
It is balanced and has a nice sharp edge to it.
It is not challenging or confronting , it is safe but secure in what it is doing .
It is a very sessionable beer , designed for long serious discussion of any matters that will become increasingly important and more easily solved as the pints go down

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Photo of wl0307
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Sainsbury’s supermarket when on sale (89p a bottle!); BB 07/11/2008, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: bright dark-orangey amber, coming with a creamy off-white froth with good retention; the lively carbonation consists of both microscopic and huge bubbles.
S: as orangey-fruity as a Goldings-brewed pale ale can be, while a mildly stinky, earthy & floral edge of Fuggles and Brakspear’s yeasty touch sustain at the back; pale malts seem to play the third fiddle, supporting the mainly fruity hoppy theme.
T: the initial lightly-flavoured entry of fruitiness quickly gives way to the English pale ale’s typical lightly-stinky, dirty-cloth like, yeasty taste that pairs with subdued biscuity maltiness, leading on to a soothingly dryish touch (reminiscent of Brakspear Bitter’s superb dryness). The aftertaste is moderate in bitterness, while the pale malts’ faintly nutty undertone also lingers.
M&D: med-bodied, refreshingly pleasant on the texture, slightly effervescent but not overly carbonated; this ale has not shown a profile as complex as Brakspear’s Organic Ale, but could be more enticing if given a more smooth texture – maybe the brewery might consider bottle-conditioning this ale as well? That said, Brakspear’s unique fermentation system seems to have done the same magic to this ale, rendering a very welcome dryness to increase the overall quaffability.

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English Pale Ale (EPA) from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
3.59 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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