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Wadworth Swordfish (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular
We salute 100 years of naval aviation with this unique beer. Developed by Wadworth with the addition of Pussers Rum from the British Virgin Islands, the original Admiralty rum ration issued daily to the sailors of the British Navy since 1665. With a gentle rum aroma and dark, unrefined sugar adding a rich smoothness, it is a full-bodied, deep copper coloured ale with a base of crystal malt and delicate Fuggles and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask at the Belle Vue, Wycombe, 29/05/16. Clear golden copper with a decent off White head. Nose is light caramel, grain, touch of bread, faintest of rum notes. Taste comprises light bread, fruit esters, biscuit, straw, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. So so ... doesn’t offer much - rum is hardly noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Cask at the Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth. Pours clear dark copper with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, light raisin and light earthy hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (879) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Cask 1 Pint, The Goat & Tricycle, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Miedziane piwo o puszystej pianie oraz rumowym aromacie. W smaku kremowe, minimalnie słodowe, lekko drewniane z bardzo łagodną goryczką i posmakiem rumu na finiszu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8564) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Weak and mild malt fruit caramel aroma. Plum raisin prune sweet malt flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Cask. I couldn’t smell the navy rum. The aroma was malty and fruity. Copper colour thin head. Smooth enough with a dried fruit taste and bitter finish. So the hops have the last word.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3277) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Tried at the Berkerley Arms, Tewkesbury. Reddish brown colour, small off white head. Malty aroma with a touch of fruit and toffee. Taste sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2015
Gravity cask at the Lady Lane Wharf beer festival, June 2015. Poured a clear copper colour with a broken white head. The aroma is yeast resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light malt, metallic resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sound67 (603) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
[International Beer Festival, Burton-on-Trent, 2015] - Wadworth Brewery Swordfish, 5%, kupferfarben leicht trüb. Aroma malzig, mit floralen note, leichten dunkelfruchtigen Akzenten. Kaum wässrig, voll im Körper. Antrunk sehr floral gleichzeitig auch malzig. In der Mitte deutlicher floral Ausklang und Nachhall malziger. Kein sehr langer Nachhall, minimal bitter. Ordentliches Mainstream Best Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6291) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask half pint at the Tall Ship, Gloucester. Reddish brown colour, small off-white head. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee and rum. Malty and smooth flavour, some caramel and rum, very moderate hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5510) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
The Cottage, Netley. Good malty ale. Traditional and tasty. My sort of beer. I can drink these ales till the cows come home.

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