Brakspear Bitter | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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3.76/5
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141 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,066
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
141
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Again a low alcohol bitter with Goldings and Fuggles hops brewed with the Double Drop process trademark of Brakespear - which means hopping? Therefore overly bitter?
I'm not familiar with English Bitters but I understand this to be similar to a Session IPA - just the hops are different, bitter.
It is not bad but compared with their American counterpart, a little boring...

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of count_von_count
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Markofsoton
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this, perfect bitter really. had a bottle tonight but it always reminds me of hot days after work in London.

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Photo of dandy14
2.94/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metalsnota
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavierGC
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmaggot
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Costco. At lunch, with fried potatoes + fried eggs + croquettes. In Ikea’s pint glass. Full of english dry bittering hops and a smooth and creaming feeling. It’s incredible they packaged all this in such a tiny ABV! Avg 4.25

17 Jun 2018. From Lidl. In Ikea's pint glass. At lunch, with rice soup + fried squids. Very mineral, with a light yet not watery body, plenty of herbal bitterness and some malty sweetness

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Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spike
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught in The Crooked Billet pub near Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Pours a clear copper with a dense, creamy, white head that persists despite no visible carbonation.

Sweet, malty, light, clean nose.

Taste is of sweet malt base with earthy, woody, bittering English hops. Very nicely balanced.

Dry mouthfeel with a creamy finish. No carbonation, which is typical of the style. Astonishingly rich for a mere 3.4% ABV.

An excellent, well-kept pint of English bitter served cool. Super refreshing. Nicely bitter.

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Brakspear Bitter from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 141 ratings