Brewed by Tomos Watkin
Style: Bitter
Swansea, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich red premium cask ale produced using pale ale, crystal and wheat malt. A full fruity/citrus hop flavour of willamette and fuggle with the light aroma of goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Finally Welsh Beer here in the States - I wonder if itís because of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival?!? Deep dark brown amber tinted colour with some haziness and a thinnish tan head - nice! Aroma of bitter nuts, apples, malt, yeast and a light bit of hops. Med-bodied; Mild malty flavour with some apple tastes tucked in with a little yeast and caramel and some mild figs too. Aftertaste shows some bitterness, but relatively mild along with the taste. Overall, a fairly typical bitter, with perhaps a bit more carbonation, more apple tastes and some mild nuts - decent, but Iím happier to have my first beer from Swansea! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 25-July-2009, sampled four days later at home here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2009
500 ml. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of creamy foam and nice lacing. Earthy-spiced caramel apple aroma. Flavor is the same with some tart cinnamon apple, nutmeg and toffee-caramel on front and a crisp, dry-spicy finish. Hints of bitter chocolate and roasted pecan. Later sips seems to have some traces of smoke and peat as well. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well-dried on the finish. Nice session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a thin white head. Dingy malt, wet paper, ashen tobacco and light dried fruit. Thin with a lightly fruity body and a light woody bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours a cloudy amber, nice carbonation and a huge off white head with great lacing. Great nose of sweet malt, flowers and dulce de leche. Beautiful, round, malty and slightly sweet. Taste is light toffee and fruit. Finish is long with a light bitterness. Very nice. I love Welsh Bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
rich tasting with a weak yet enjoyable malt flavor. slightly plastic with a touch of hop. done very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
The aroma is sweet and nutty with floral hops, yeast, caramel, toffee, and fruit. The appearance is hazy amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but more bitter than expected. The palate is thin. Overall a pretty good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight malty nose. Flavor is malty, hints of sweetness. Mild bitter finish. $4.45 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Clear amber red with a thick pillow of off white foam. Herbal floral fruitiness, toffee aroma. Taste is sweet toffee, light pears and apples, nice grassy English hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours deep amber into an English pint. White micro head with excellent retention leaves spotted sheets as it slowly recedes to coat surface. Sweet fruity malt aromas. Thin with slight berry and caramel upfront. Lasting mild hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Clear amber golden with a creamy off-white head. Lightly sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a heavy carbonation and a little tart fruitiness. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 070209

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