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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1617) - Buckinghamshire, - NOV 8, 2012
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Deep amber, moderate white head. Lots of straw, some lemon, a growing almond and cola flavour. Crisp bitterness balances it all in the finish. Good rich flavoursome bitter. Well done Waddys.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 Oct 2012. Poured brown, with a large white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt and Wadworth esters. Sweet fruity flavour, with some light grass and grain. Finish was flat malt, peal and copper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29848) - 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 (4975) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (2041) - 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 (11862) - 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 (6524) - 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 (4402) - 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 (4424) - 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 (8490) - 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).


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