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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask; Status uncertain.
NOTE: The bottled version (at 5.6%) has a separate listing.
Bleddyn ap Cynfyn was ruler of Gwynedd and Powys and probably of Ceredigion and Brycheiniog as well, and undoubtedly the most powerful Welsh king. After his death in 1075, his sons were too young to rule, and his dominions passed into the hands of a cousin Trahaern ap Caradog. This delicious pale strong ale has an original gravity of 1075 with a high mash temperature leaving a fine full bodied texture. Generous US and New Zealand variety hopping gives a very bitter tongue, which is complemented by a crisp sweetness and a delicious citrus and grapefruit aroma.


ianwelby's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (497) - - MAR 25, 2013
Golden beer with a thin head and a mild hop aroma. There’s a faint sweet edge to the taste but I couldn’t pick out what it was as the flavour is predominantly of hops. Taste-wise it’s one I could enjoy having a few of for an evening but given the strength that’d probably be a bad idea!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1890) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Cask at The Columbia Press (JDW), Watford on 29 September. Poured a deep amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of berries, grass and brown sugar. Pine needle bitterness in the flavour, with some mandarin and grain. Finish was really bitter resin, spruce and dry straw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’14. Hazy amber with white head. This is all about the hops, lots of drying, pithy grapefruity flavours, skinny then a dry plummy alcohol flavour. Nasal alcohol too. A little one sided but pretty good all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ Tap East Pub & Brewery, The Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, Greater London, England E20 1ET.

[ As Celt Experience Celt Bleddyn 1075 ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, earthy malt - hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, fruity, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140416]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2070) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Cask at The Metropolitan (W’Spoons), Baker Street, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, some pine and really quite bitter. This was decent but the bitterness needs dialling down somewhat for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Cask hand pull at The County Hotel Ashford. Clear amber lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma. Decent condition. Burst of grapefruit hop in the mouth. Wow that’s really quite hoppy. Not perfect but slap me on the bum and call me Sally it’s hoppy. Hop juice. Worth a pint after the half I bought

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Stunning strong ale which tastes nearer to 7.2% than the 5.6% printed on the pump clip! Wonderful resinous New World tropical hop flavours and Welsh origin conflict with our style description of ’English Strong Ale’! WTF - in this condition and under 3 quid a pint, this is a great beer in any category.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2088) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and hops. Taste is marmalade, tropical fruits and pine resin. Medium bodied with a little oil. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4567) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. An attractive golden amber with a tight cream head; aroma of orange peel and marmalade; lip-smacking orange marmalade taste with lots of strong resinous piney hops and a rich buttery biscuit body; then lingering crisp green hops and tart grapefruit to finish. Excellent, one of the few UK beers that could stand up against an American IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAY 19, 2014
Cask at City Arms, Cardiff. Pours orange with small bubbly white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Malty caramel taste with nice hoppy bitterness. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1831) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask at JDW, Balham. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, cake, lemon, light tropical fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation. Wood, light pine, lemon, grapefruit, light caramel. Solid bitterness. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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