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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1475) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Pint at the Broad Street Tavern in Wokingham. Clear amber with very little head. Tastes bitter, hoppy and of sulphur. Easy to drink but not the best tasting. Indistinct light fruity aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2470) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Pours a brown copper colour with a slight head. The aroma is all bread and malt, the taste is quite biscuit like with some bready warm malts and a dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, caramel, some fruits and mild wooden notes. Flavour is quite much the same with some nutty and malty notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6396) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Sampled at a local pub in Kensington, London. Clear copper. Nutty and caramelly, with some herbal hops. Medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask. Golden beer, no head. Toffee aroma, some fruity hops. Malty fruity flavor with some toffee. Slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1958) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Served a deep copper color with a small head and nice lacing. Primarily a malt aroma. Mainly a malt flavor with a bit of fruit. Has a nice touch bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Easy Drinker and true session beer. This is my go to beer when in the "South of England". Worth a try.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (7606) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2011
Cask at The Bridge on Wool, Wadebridge. Pours clear copper with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruity malts, pretty weak that is. Taste is overall on the sweet side, with nutty malts, ends on the light bitter side. Ordinary and boring.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2345) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Copper in glass, thin white head. Nose is smelly - ’Burton snatch’. Sulphurous and eggy. under that it’s bread yeast and fruity hops. Taste is earthy and minerally with a fruity flavour. Bit of roasted malt. Standard English country bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
An old favourite when I was living down South - reliable if nothing particularly special.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
On cask at Black Cock, Blythe Bridge. Poor aroma but an acceptable bitter. Lacks depth and an ordinary beer.


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