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White Horse Wayland Smithy (Cask)

Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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The power of the blacksmith is legendary so this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy and the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Deep red like the fire at its heart and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops its enough to give other brewers the hump.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (465) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Pint at royal Blenheim. Decent looking amber pour though not much of a head. Fairly fruity aroma. Taste has orange, some berries. and a decently bitter finish. rests medium on the palate. Great thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the White Horse in Oxford. Malty smell with caramel. The taste had allot of caramel and a fruity finish. Felt a bit aged or old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1135) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask @ Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Reddish brown with a decent foamy head & lacing. Aroma of freshly fallen leaves and fruit malt loaf. The sweet fruity taste gains a bitter edge fairly quickly, leading to a lingering balanced bitter finish. Some tea, strawberry & vinous notes in the aftertaste. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Last beer of the day (23rd Nov 13) from an Oxford pub crawl: Royal Blenheim being the establishment that this hand-pulled half-pint was poured for me. It’s wet and got some alcohol in it: my notes by now were patchy and in a written hand I can’t decipher too well. Apparently it was a dark amber and had a fruity nature to it’s aroma and taste, I also scored it fairly highly so I either enjoyed it or my scoring was getting mellower after a hard days rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Dark brown-amber with bubbly head. ’Meaty’, bitter, dry, hint of chocolate. Dark malt and hops aroma, nice. Smooth but a touch tangy. Fairly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask. Orange amber ale with haze. Thick white head. Smells of orange marmalade with a hint of lemon. Taste is very full - there's berries, strawberries, blackberry, gooseberry and marmalade. It's also like maltesers without the chocolate have been dipped into it. Finish is smooth and "beery". Tasty and moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This beautifully malty Bitter develops velvety caramel upon leafy hops and delicately jammy fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the clear amber.
-An earthy nod is felt in the nose.
-Malt flavours are brightly showcased.
-The mouthfeel is rich and silky for this gravity, yet this remains an easy drinking brew.
-The leafy hop bitterness has peppery angles.

On cask at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3940) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark amber pour with soapy off white head, fruit and malt aroma, some hop bitterness in the taste, biscuity malts, quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask@St matthews hall, Walsall. Dark amber beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruity malt. The taste is very malty and a bit of fruit, some bitterness too. Medium bodied. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fairwater (137) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask @ Back of Beyond. More copper than deep red. Slightly yeasty nose, maybe a hint of sulphur. Fruity balance between the hops, malt and yeast. Not exciting but drinkable nonetheless.

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