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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18731) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
Cask @ The Speaker, Westminster SW1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
500ml bottle from Nelson Wines. Clear amber, disappearing white head. Soft malt nose with toffee and some fruits. Toffeeish taste and a balanced finish. Nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (16644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle at home ... amber with a light white head ... fruity sweet hop ... metalic fruity hops ... medium heavy carbonation ... bit bitter in linger.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5360) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
500ml bottle bought from the brewery market stall in Newcastle. Hmmm, this is lovely. A good malt mix which is both fruity and toffeeish. The cold-filtering is gentle and hasn’t harmed the beer in the way that pasteurizing does. The force-carbonisation is acceptable. This is 5% abv, which gives the beer a full body. A decent brew.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Smell of flowery hops. Amber colour with a very thin head. Strong flavour of hops, quite sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11359) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8650) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1077) - 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.


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