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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Previously 4.3%. Alcohol content of the cask version reduced in 2014.

Ingredients: Pale malt, Crystal malt and cane sugar; Fuggles hops (85% of total) in the copper and Goldings hops (15%) on the hop back plates.
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1621) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 [On draught at Sweeney & Todd’s, Reading] This was ubiquitous in Wiltshire when I was growing up, and at the time I didn’t like it. I’ve avoided it for years, and was going to avoid it tonight as well. However, my first choice (Adnams The Bitter) turned out to have gone off, and so I thought I’d give the 6X another chance. And Wadworth’s rewarded me well - It’s sweet, malty, smooth, treacle, some raisin flavour, a hint of smoke; all in all, a beautiful pint. I can’t believe I avoided it all those years! [Re-rate, 31/1/2009 at Wadworth’s brewery] My previous notes stand, with added straw flavour. One of my favourite British bitters, very enjoyable indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2008
Cask at the Wardwick, Derby. Chestnut with a creamy tan head; tart fruit flavour, with a dry finish. Not very exciting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Cask. It’s a orange-golden beer with a huge and nice head. The aroma is fruity and malty and the flavour has notes of slightly roasted malt, caramel, fruit, hints of licorice. The finish has a light bitterness. The overall impression is light, but still it’s a wee bit better than the bottled version.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3243) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Cask draught at the Lamb and Flag London. Average bitter overall. Amber colour with a medium head. Aroma and flavour were rather sweet and some caramel notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Anchor, Cambridge) (2004) Rich amber, thin head. Pleasant beery aroma, on the sweet and fruity side. Taste expands on that - both light and dark fruits, from apples to dates. Good solid bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2007
on cask at the york in angel. amber with the faintest of heads. decent red berry and toffee aroma. light mint and caramel flavours. reasonably swillable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
On cask @ The Prince of Wales - Shrivenham, Wiltshire. Amber in colour with low carbonation. Mild fruit (ripe red apple) aromas, along with caramel malts, and a bot of herbal hops. Closer to the canned version than expected, except with a bit stronger caramel, and a touch less fruit. Medium bodied, and finishes slightly sweet. Not bad, but sort of an average bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Page 483 of Michael Jackson’s had both the bottled and the wooden cask version of this beer dry, malty nutty with a mouth drying late bitterness,. Cask version had at a tied pub in Laycock after touring Stonehenge. Bottle consumed on the market square in Bath. Only 184 of MJ’s Classic 500 Brews to go.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell S Gloucs. Brown coloured with an moderate off-white head. Aroma of red fruit and caramel. Flavour started malty but was marred by that distinctive Wadworths aftertaste - slightly sour and metallic.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2007
Cask @ St Christopher’s Inn, Borough, London. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Malty and slightly fruity caramel aroma. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor. Fruity malty finish with some hints of hops and caramel. Has a long malty finish.


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