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Wylam Hedonist

Brewed by Wylam
Style: Bitter
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular
Note: This beer was originally a session bitter made with pale malt, Challenger, Fuggles and Goldings hops. The recipe changed before any ratings had been entered.
Robin has been playing with the formula and produced a totally different beer using the Hedonist name - because we like it. Four types of grain are used with Bramling Cross and Cascade hops. A fine session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this bitter in the Three Judges, Glasgow in February 2004. CXask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper red in colour with a thin loose white head. Slight malt in the aroma with a juicy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt complexes giving a digestive malt flavour along with a note of redcurrant fruit. Dry hop in the aftertaste giving a faint metallic tang. Finish is malty with dry vinous notes in the mouth. A good session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2011
golden amber ... Thin white head ... Light lemon nose ... Zezty lemon fruits ... Juicy and soft ... Clean and eaasy ... Refreshing... quite nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Cask, South Causey Inn, Stanley, Co Durham. Golden colour with a minimal head. Fragrant, slightly fruity aroma. Flavour malty and slightly sweet, with vague bitterness in the finish. Hugely average and dull like the loud conversation being played out at the bar while I was supping this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13070) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’07. Orange gold with white head, hazed. Beer with a big dose of caramel in the flavour and a sweetish toffee note with a chalky powdery feeling. Some malty graininess and a little late bitterness, but certainly not a session bitter of class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007
Squashtness is at a minimal here, but he must have been on glue here anyway as its one of the palest beers iv ever had. Excellent condition crystal clear. No aroma at all. Taste is honey with pale malts, lightly bittering pale malts. Easily drinkable but somewhat nothing as a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2006
[Cask at The Three Judges] Clear and golden with a minimal head. Aroma of dried apricot, slightly floral. Body is on the thin side, lightly sweet with a dry finish. I agree with Nekronos here, this one is not squashy at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
Cask conditioned@ Guide Dog, Soton. Light copper. Some spicy hop and fruit aromas. Lightly sweet with a fruity vinous acidity which although pleasant in darker beers seems slightly misplaced here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Huddersfield 11/03/2006 Golden coloured with some fruit and wheat flavours. Dry on the palate in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 6, 2006
Very interesting, sweet in some way and not squashy at all. The colour is a little dark. But it is still a bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
Although the brewery describes this as a session bitter, the colour is pale yellow and the aroma betrays a very obvious Cascade hop presence, so it is really more like a golden summer ale. Slightly cloudy. Lemon & citrus notes in the aroma as well as aromatic floral elements. However, the palate was very grainy and dull, with murky flavours and just the merest hint of peach in the background. Dull finish. No zing at all. Not in peak condition. Cask (gravity), Cambridge Beer Festival.

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