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


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (78) - - NOV 26, 2014
Fresh malty notes in the aroma - not the most pleasant but often the best cask beers seem to have that sort of aroma. Not too strong. Slightly weak mouthfeel. Appearance is a little bit cloudy. But, the cask really rewards this type of beer, and the freshness comes through. Quite refreshing, and slightly sharp for a bitter, but otherwise fairly typical bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (693) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Cask 1 Pint, The Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth, England, UK. Miedziane piwo o puszystej pianie i słodowym, owocowym aromacie. W smaku kremowe, słodowe z przyjemną, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3675) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
One of those good old classic English bitters, from a brewery which still works with copper brewing kettles and wooden barrels, at least at the time when I tasted this (2006). Brownish copper-coloured ale with thin, creamy head as expected from an English cask bitter, very malty aroma of caramel and walnuts, sourish touch, delicate aromatic hops. Rounded, supple palate, vague sweetishness, lots of buttermilk-like diacetyl, sourish accent, dried fruits, ending in a thirst-quenching hop bitterness. Stereotypical alright, but at least very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1661) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
I used to live in the South West, and I’ve had more bad pints of this beer than you’ve had hot dinners mate. Last time I had this was Newcastle, 2011. But now I’m rating it in perfect condition. Cask at the Boot, St Albans. Light brown with a wispy head of natural carbonation. Aroma is sulphurous, nutty, and biscuity sweet. Taste brings out the astringency and the sweetness simultaneously. Sulphurous bitter finish. Not great, not even good, but certainly not bad. Seek it out in a place that knows how to keep it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap - pours amber with creamy head. Malt and nut aroma. Moderate bitterness. Creamy to thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2454) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Pint from Bull, Bracebridge Heath. Pours clear amber brown, thick white head. Aromas of nuts, and malts. Taste is of an average bitter, malt and caramel, with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbionOakley (32) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Dark copper with a small head, very refreshing but with good body and a very well balanced flavour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is sweet, caramel, some nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (607) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Appearance is quite a dark amber, very clear, almost no head. Aromas and taste of caramel, malty, a bit of nuttiness, understated bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1545) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Cask!keg!Brew no. 6 ipa@pig&fiddle,Bath. Copper haze. Chill haze. Caramalty. Grassy Earthy notes. Noble hops? Quite pronounced bitterness. Way deep deep Down some sweetness too.

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