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


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular. Also cold filtered and force-carbonated in bottles.
Ingredients: Water, Pale and Amber malt, Fuggles hops and yeast.
Named after the early steam locomotive, Rocket, built by George Stephenson who was born in Wylam.
Strength changed from 4.4% to 5% abv before 2007.
A lovingly crafted best bitter made with the best ingredients to give a fine taste experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11246) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Cask @ the Oakdal Arms.
Pours hazy amber with a small, white, film head. Aroma has light caramel and a touch of hazel nuts. Low carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly fruity, some caramel, raisins and more caramel. Finishes with a nice dose of dryish hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with nutty, woody earthy hops. Sweet, light chocolate with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet malts with bitter pine and grapefruit. Dry and bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Wylam is a local beer down my end, and bare with me for a brief review but itís a while since Iíve had one. As far as blonde light ales go this is a very good example. Nice mouth feel, good sweet/bitter balance and very refreshing. Better on tap than bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2008
I got a bottle of Wylamís Rocket from a friend who recently went to England and it was good. Copper in color and not too bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
This was a surprise find in Vicky Wines in Hawick, it was listed as a "local" ale, I suppose the brewery isnít THAT far away...about 50 miles give or take a few! Anyhow, itís deep copper in colour, the white head was quite soapy in appearance and vanished in less than a minute. The palate was packed with lots of malty(crystal?)malt flavours and a satisfying, although not overpowering bitter edge. This is crackiní stuff. Seek it out if you can, ask your local VW if they can get it in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14125) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
Cask gravity at Kingston BF 2007. Certainly has a good hit of Centennial hops, especially on the finish. Not a fantastic aroma, but mouthfeel and finish are excellent. Grapefruit, fleshy fruit finish is very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
[Cask from The Three Judges] Amber, small head. Hops are floral also some wet leafy notes, slightly earthy, definatly fuggles. Some berry fruit notes. Medium bodied, touch of sweetness upfront, caramel, dry, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
5% vertion. Aromais sweetish malts a bit of sugar, fruity mandarin at times. Taste is similar though fruitier, balanced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
Amber; fruity, bitter, good flavours, refreshing.

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