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


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours ruby red, nose is floral, toffee, taste is similar, light berries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Nov 2012 - draught. OK bitter. Apparently made with elderberry, and there was some fruitiness. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7958) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Copper coloured with a malty nose, also with a malt bitter flavour. Slightly weak texture.

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