Brakspear Bitter | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

Brakspear BitterBrakspear Bitter
BA SCORE
63.3%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 128 ratings
Brakspear BitterBrakspear Bitter
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,620
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
128
Liked:
81
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
12.96%
Alströms:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 69
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavierGC
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmaggot
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spike
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught in The Crooked Billet pub in 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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2.49/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanLowery
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexW693
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint, yellowish copper with small head and decent retention. Smells of butter, faint floral notes, taste is buttery with toffee aftertaste, and a nice bitterness that permeates the palate and lingers long after. An enjoyable and quaffable brew. Went well with chicken and leek pie.

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

notes of malt, amongst caramel. The foam is confined to a thin layer. It tastes markedly bitter hops and has a small sweet tang of caramel. Not to bad.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into english pint.
Pours light copper beer with off-white 1-finger head, modest retention.
Smell - rubbery, butterscotch, some ordinary fruitiness.
Taste - butterscotch, hop finish.
Light body and carbonation.
Pros - surprisingly well-hopped.
Cons - nothing to blame. Lots of off-flavours.

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3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinivini
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is as classic an English bitter as you can drink. I had it on draught in several English pubs. It's a nice dark amber color. It has the telltale toffee aroma and taste, along with some sweet, bready malt - like smearing toffee on an English muffin. It's light, creamy, mildly carbonated, and at 3.4% ABV it is the ultimate session beer.

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Brakspear Bitter from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
Beer rating: 63.3% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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