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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask Regular.
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (166) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Hand pulled, amber with thin head. More malt than some bitters with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (532) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Cask. Pours amber with thin white top. Aroma of hop soft fruits and undertones of caramel. Taste more immediately bitter and has a sour mash quality with a definite acrid edge in the aftertaste. It wouldn’t be my choice for the evening but it wakes up the senses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4806) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Prestwick Pioneer, malty, sweet toffee aroma, amber brown with a thin, white head and intermittent lacing, fruity, toffee, oily, bitter grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Cask @ Wetherspoon’s Piccadilly, Manchester. Deep amber in colour with a very small head. Has a lot of winter ale character with a heavy aroma full of dark and winter fruits, which is fairly sugary too. It has a similar taste, but a little less stated so remains palatable in this respect. Quite sweet throughout its character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1925) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear Amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of hedgerow fruits, slight orange, subtle caramel and some grass. Taste of fruity malt, soft caramel, slight red berries, subtle tobacco, some orange and grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A tobaccoey, fruity bitterness in the finish. A good old fashioned beer this. Quite bitter though. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, 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 (6293) - 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 (2381) - Cambridge, 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 (6404) - 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 (1502) - 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.

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