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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.

ontario102's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Sampled at The Kings Arms, Sheppherds Market, London: Yeasty aroma, simple caramel maltriness with a clean, earthy hop finish. Thin body with a moderate kick for a bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
red fruit and malt aroma, reddish tinged amber with creamy white lacing, tastes a bit like custard cream, its ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is grain. The taste is dark grains and woody. The texture is smooth. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2254) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Cask shoulder mutton slaithwaite. Malty roast aroma taste same slight sweet light hoppy bitters. Ok body. Ok at best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Average British ale. Very drinkable, with caramel malts to the fore. On the lighter side of medium body. Copper brown with a decent head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
A cloudy, ruby-red beer with a firm, compact layer of foam. It has something nutty in the aroma, but that’s about it. A full bitter, somewhat watery taste bij the lack of carbon, and it leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste which hangs on for a while. Een troebel, robijnrood bier met een stevige, compacte, lichtbruine kraag. In het aroma zit iets noterigs, maar verder niet veel. Een volle bittere, maar verder waterige smaak door het gebrek aan koolzuur. Een iets bittere nasmaak die even blijft hangen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(cask) hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of butterscotch and caramel, with a hint of brown sugar, wheat, some smoked eel and sugar icing. flavour is mostly butter, black tea and herbal hops, slightly chalky, with a hint of raisins and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (56) - - 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 (560) - 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 (3221) - 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 (1383) - 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.

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