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WH Brakspear & Sons
Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BU


Opened: 1779

Closed: 2002

U.S. Importer: Shelton Brothers

Brakspear ceased brewing operations at the end of 2002 in order to concentrate on developing the company's pub and property estate.

Updated: August 24, 2010

Beer List

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    • Date: July 5, 2003 (#4943)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Peabody's Ale House, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Golden amber, chill haze, low head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Light body. Huge fruity citrusy Challenger hop flavor...lemon-lime. Mildly bitter in the finish.
    • Date: February 27, 2001 (#3771)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Steve's Liquors, Madison WI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, some chunks, OK head. Soapy odor, with some diacetyl. Light body, floral hop flavor.

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    • Date: April 4, 1999 (#3231)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep amber, moderate head. Sweet, herbal aroma. Medium body, malty, big hop flavor. Not bad for a four-year-old beer. "Best before October 1995".

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