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


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1108) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2009
Cask. Apperance; Amber with some red in it, small white head. Aroma with some fruits and hops. Medium bitter at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2267) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Sweet caramel aroma with a thin creamy looking head. Amber in colour. Soapy finish. Not the best looked after.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
not much malt, both smooth yet watery, not too hoppy onefor the round at the pub

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
Cask, various locations over the years. Never had a pint and wanted another. Pretty much a real ale of last resort. Nearly always cloudy, I guess it should be a coppery colour. Predominately malt qualities in aroma and taste. Criminally under hopped. Half decent body. If it’s all that’s available, I now go for the Guinness...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1733) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4975) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10187) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3322) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10092) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7173) - 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

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