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Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Bitter
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Available pasteurised in cans and bottles.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should NOT be entered here; it has a separate listing.
Wadworth have been brewing 6X in their Devizes brewery for over 80 years. This delightful copper-coloured beer has a malty, fruity nose with a restrained hop character. The same characteristics emerge on the palate but with more intensity,leading to a lingering malty finish. The beer is full bodied and distinctive but with a high drinkability, ensuring its position as one of the South of England’s most requested beers.
6X is brewed from 93% pale malt, 4% crystal malt and 3% cane sugar. The bitterness units of 22-24 are obtained from Fuggles hops (85% of total) in the copper and Goldings hops (15%) on the hop back plates. Colour rating is 28.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Fantastic local beer, with a nice malty body. Nice coppery light brown amber colour, with a head that disappears before you take your first gulp. Nice easy drinking beer with a nice bitter after taste that leaves you feeling nice and refreshed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
This was one of the beers which I started on when I was getting into proper beer, thefore it will always hold a place dear to my heart. Remember having this on cask and enjoying it thoroughly. Good clean beer with some caramel and a good hop balance. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle from Victoria Wine Kelso,Clean dark copper, the whitish head pours big and fluffy but this dies quickly to a thin covering. Fruit and hops dominate the nose, malt in the background. Good smooth mouthfeel, fairly full bodied, slightly sweet malt, but overall well balanced palate, nicely alcoholic, reasonable finish, a satisfying brew, liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is nicely malty with a sweet light caramel, toffee and a rich sweetness. A lovely spicy/earthy base. Quite a nice balance with a soft fruity finish. A touch of apple/pear esters and some lightly toasted malts. Lovely and rich. Spicy and fruity. Quite nice for a bottled bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
A decent effort, without being anything special. I would have liked more strength, adding depth of flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2002
Sulphur on the aroma with a nice malts-hops balance. Earthy flavours along with a long dryness. A good bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
malty/nutty aroma, nice copper hue with a small white head, not much carbonation, malty, nutty, woody with some toffee notes, this is very altbier like - nigos beware, I like this type of beer it is interesting and enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
500ml brown bottle.Poured a clear light mahogany with cream coloured head. Malty walnut aroma with some sulphur. Malty liquorice cognac flavour with full mouthfeek and long bitter finish. I’ve never tasted this beer before and I really enjoyed it. And for 3 bottle tops I get a tee-shirt!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Many Thanks to my friend Paul of Cajun Café for bring this beer back from his UK for me to drink!

Pours a bold copper body and a thick creamy ivory head. The aroma and flavor hold thick with some distinct caramel malts and a nice nuttyness. The hops help bitter out the finish, kind of woodsy, spruce chips… Finishes off with a creamy, buttery palate… A splendid beer indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - MAR 21, 2013
Jan 2013 - can, room temp. Drank initially out of can, poured most into a glass. Frothy in the mouth and mid body, sweet toffee and old ale flavours, malty. I like this actually, and I wasn’t expecting to particularly. It’s got a good balance about it, is drinkable with some interesting flavours. As you drink more and get used to it, it does become slightly watery tasting, but overall this is certainly a decent example of a British beer.


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