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


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Aroma: not strong, but some fruity hop smell with notes of malt bitterness. Appearance: dark copper colour with thin foamy head. Taste: more fruity than other British bitters. Not first choice, but not disappointing either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
copper with a white head. Aroma of dried fruits, pale malts, citrus, some nuts. Taste of caramel, malts, biscuits, mild, some nuts, some dried fruits, a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Cask in a Wadworth pub in Woolverton. Amber with a cream head. No aroma. The taste is nutty with toast. Very light citrus and spice. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5785) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
St John, 5/27. Amber.  No head, light lace.  Malty and clean, lightly sweet.  Caramel and some earth.  Softer feel.  Drinks nicely. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Quafco (10) - - APR 3, 2016
Possibly a slightly rough pint from bad pump but it was cloudy and sour, I’ve had good pints of this before but more than one bad pint, maybe doesn’t like warm weather or travelling. Even when good too fruity for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17834) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250316

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Cask at the JDW Briar Rose; clear golden yellow pour with a creamy white head, aroma has light lemon, a hint of biscuit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Cask at The Swan, Hammersmith, last week. As ’Wadworth 6X’, 4.1%. Amber orange, clear, still, small off-white head. Aroma is bready, a bit farty and sulphurous. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is thin, watery bread, some apple and resin. Basic and thin. Just OK. Probably won’t come back to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5573) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Pale brown colour with thin creamy head. Aroma has toasted malts. Quite a mild flavour. Fairly strong with malts and a light fruitiness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Cask at the Windsor Castle - Fitzrovia, London. Pours lightly hazy, copper-gold with a foamy white head. Damp leaves in the nose, some grainy bread, berries. Light sweet flavor with simple bread, light toffee, dough, musty earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat bland on the finish, with a bit of sugary brown bread, caramel, earth, old leaves, musty berries. So so.

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