Brains SA Bottle –  500ml

Brewery: Brains
ABV: 4.2%
Style: Bitter
Available: Keg, Cask, Bottle (500ml) or Can (440ml)

Brains SA is now the flag-ship of their premier beers. Named after their founder, Samuel Arthur (also colloquially known as ‘Skull Attack’) it was introduced in the 1950’s as SA Best Bitter.

The brew uses a blend of pale and crystal malts as well as three varieties of hops: Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles which are balanced flavours to give SA its unique taste. In 2006 the quantity of these hops was increased.

Pours a nutty golden, syrup like colour with an off-white head. The aroma is quite strong with citrus and hoppy at the front.

It’s quite thin in the mouth with hoppy earthy tones. Somewhat a biscuit and malty taste.

The finish is very dry and warm at the back of the throat. Overall a decent, average bitter.

Appearance: 16/20
Aroma: 9/20
Taste 19/30
Palate: 5/10
Overall: 14/20
Rating: 63/100



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