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Wadworth Blunderbuss

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

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
This rich, ruby autumn ale is bursting with red berries and spices from the rye crystal and elderberries used, resulting in a full body which rolls gently to a crisp, decisive finish from the late addition of Cascade hops. Hops used: Bramling Cross, Cascade, Fuggles


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and elderberries. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, straw, elderberries, and caramel, leading to bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4807) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is stale bitter malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Served at the right temperature it’s great for a session. A typical English ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Cask @ The Marquis of Wellington Leicester. Red colour nice enough. Good mouthfeel. Middling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1964) - WALES - MAR 21, 2013
Nov 2012 - draught. OK bitter. Apparently made with elderberry, and there was some fruitiness. Light body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear ruby with a fine, white foam head. Toasty malts, some dry orange, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more leaves, some toasty malts. A pretty classic British bitter, and not especially exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6446) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a slight white head. Well balanced combination of elderflower cordial, caramel and the Wadworths house yeast, culminating in a decent bitter finish. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
William Morris, Hammersmith 7 Nov 12. Dyp brunrød. Lavt tett skum som varer litt og fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden, litt søt frukt/plommearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken litt tørr frukt med en syrlig bitter ettersmak.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4371) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Copper coloured with a malty nose, also with a malt bitter flavour. Slightly weak texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
Cask, half-pint at JDWs William Morris in Hammersmith. Beige creamy head reduced to a tiny layer. Good lacing. Deep, ruby brown coloured body. Malt, fruit and berries to the nose. Flavoured with marmalade and mid-tart berries. Bittersweet vibe to the finish. Well bodied. Among the five best of my 43 beers at the Wetherspoons real ale festival (London, 07.11.2012).

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1402) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Slight taint of sulphur on the short nose. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malk gives a short fruity base of sweet pink grapefruit but really comes up short in depth and flavour. Earthy note is present in the short bitter aftertaste but hop resins fade fast. Finish is malty with tart citric grapefruit pith note evident but unremarkable though. A poor session bitter that tastes short of 5%


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