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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 hand pull @ argyll arms. Copper with a decent white head. Nose of hops, malt and lemon. Watery toffee malt taste. Flat with a thin malty hop finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Cask at the Bag O’Nails, London. Light fruity aroma. Translucent apricot color with a fine off-white head. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with light stone fruit - mild malt in the middle - with a fruity hop (light bitter) finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Cask at Duke of Ellington, Southampton. Amber of flowery hops and cinnamon. Fairly sweet with soft mouthfeel and light-medium body. A light minerally tone, some fruity melon flavour. Drier finish with a bit of salt, but not much bitterness. Drinkable but unspectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the clear bronze with orange highlights.
-Feeble caramel and moist, earthy hoppiness whip up an almost lager-like aroma.
-The aroma had properly announced the flavor profile, which is disappointing.
-Body is thin, and emphasizes drinkability, but a little too much to my tastes.

What if you dig deeper?
-Grainy dryness and empty hoppiness is all I can get from the finish.
-This was a boring pint with which I did not want to converse for too long.

On cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2007
Aroma is toffee malts, fruity at times with quite a bit of spice off the hops. Taste is similarly sweetish toffee with spice running around also.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Handpump. Pours a cloudy orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is woody, oxidized and fruity. The body is somewhat thin, very light CO2, even for real ale. The flavor is equally oxidized. Quite off. The beer is very watery and lacks any real character. Pretty poor beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
mellow, tea-like hoppy smoothness. Lots more sulshur than the bottled version. Big, firm Burton eggs up the nose. Lovely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Clear dark colden. Malty aroma. Rounded caramel taste. Roasted and hoppy impression. Dry finish (half on cask in perfect condition and temperature at the Dog & Duck in Soho 18.09.2006).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask, handpump. Deep copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Lots of malt sweetness, bit of fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Cask at the Tottenham, London. This bitter is advertised as displaying raisin flavors and biscuity texture. I suppose it delivers. Basically boring stuff, with no hop profile worth noting. The dry finish was interesting.

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