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The Briar Rose (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
WharfeBank - Black GeldExcellent1
Kinver - Light RailwayExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Excellent1
St Austell - Coxswain's SpecialExcellent1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Birra del Borgo CastagnaleExcellent1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Black BearGood1
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPAGood1
Butcombe - Old VicAcceptable1
Adnams - Avery 3 Point 5 Session AleAcceptable1
Temperance Union - Ott SoftyAcceptable1
Kinver - EdgeNot Tried0
Three B's - Pinch Noggin'Not Tried0
Coach House - Flintlock Pale AleNot Tried0
Elgood's - GreyhoundNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Keltek - Magik (superseded by the 4% version)Not Tried0
Wadworth - Pixley BlackNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Warwickshire - Churchyard BobNot Tried0
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock DunkelNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game OnNot Tried0
Batemans - Black & White Not Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 1075Not Tried0
Naylor's - CitradelicNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Wheat StreetNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
16:30 and a good crowd in. I note, some 5 years since my last visit, and I've stayed in the Wetherlodge too. Usual fayre, and all 10 ales on àt £2.50 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Ott Softy1.00Acceptable£1.80 here.
09 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An shining example for other Wetherspoon's. All 10 handpumps in use - not one doubled up beer and not one Available soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40ExcellentTop notch, smooth with no harsh tones and all at £2.15 pp
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game On4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Black & White 3.60Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 10755.60Not Tried
Naylor's - Citradelic4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Wheat Street5.00Not Tried
24 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Fair crowd for a Monday. Pleasant relaxed hubbub of conversation all around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
WharfeBank - Black Geld4.50ExcellentExcellent bitter beer and at £2.30 pp too
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not TriedClip turned through 90° so was it on or was it off?
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Warwickshire - Churchyard Bob4.90Not Tried
Wychwood - Cigar City Brewing Siren's Song Session IPA5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock Dunkel6.50Not Tried
26 Oct 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy late afternoon on a Friday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Avery 3 Point 5 Session Ale3.50AcceptableHoppy amber bitter with a strong hop bitteress. A little too bitter for my taste but a well brewed beer. My score 14/20.
08 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Not very busy but struggling to keep up with demand.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Black Bear5.00GoodDark brown strong mild with quite high bitterness from dark chocolate malts. Full bodied with some hop in the finish. My score 15/20.
30 Oct 2010 (Alenomore)
0945 and first port of call on this day out to Brum.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Coxswain's Special4.00ExcellentSecond new ale here and very good too.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Birra del Borgo Castagnale4.40ExcellentAnother festival winner.
Elgood's - Greyhound5.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Keltek - Magik (superseded by the 4% version)4.20Not Tried
Wadworth - Pixley Black6.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2010 (ChrisE)
A busy Friday evening, but plenty of space to enjoy a drink. Service at the bar was good, and plenty of good beers from which to choose.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kinver - Light Railway3.80ExcellentA good light session bitter.
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPA5.00Good
Kinver - Edge4.30Not Tried
Three B's - Pinch Noggin'4.60Not Tried
Coach House - Flintlock Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
31 Oct 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Old Vic4.20AcceptableQuite bitter with a dry hop taste and finish. My score 14/20.

About The Briar Rose

The pub sign. The Briar Rose, Birmingham, West Midlands

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good2
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5RE.

Large pub with a side entrance leading to the attached Wetherlodge (The Briar Rose Hotel) in the centre of Birmingham. There is also an internal door to the hotel reception inside the pub. Usually has good range of beers available through 10 handpumps which are in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B2 5RE