Brewed by Tomos Watkin
Style: Bitter
Swansea, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich red premium cask ale produced using pale ale, crystal and wheat malt. A full fruity/citrus hop flavour of willamette and fuggle with the light aroma of goldings.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4222) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Dark amber beer with medium head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and malts. Taste is caramel,toffee, malts and some toasted bread. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Mildly chocolatey taste. Long lasting head. Deep brown colour. Very full flavour. Mild aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3658) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
Amber with a modest off-white head that lasts well. Floral aroma with some citrus and spices, caramel, light bread. Sweet with more bread than caramel, vague fruity notes, some mild roasty notes: interesting and slightly rustic malt side of thing. Dryish and quite bitter with pepper at the end. A pretty good best bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6308) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Cloudy brown with a short, off-white head. Sweet fruit, bread aroma...apple... Caramel and fruit taste........malty...with a slight bready bitter.... Not a fresh bottle, sadly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 500 ml bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. Caramel in the nose. Tobacco and caramel on the tongue with a little butterscotch. The flavor departs quickly though leaving a very clean finish. Somewhat unremarkable but very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Amber ale with small white head. Slightly sweet fruity aroma. Good malty flavours with biscuit and caramel before a bitter finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11794) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
a bit oxidized. HEavy english yeast, hops are faded and earthy, slight funk. Easy dirnking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from K&G. Nice malty ale. Aromas of caramel, nuts, with hints of liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitteness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1165) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper amber, with a small off-white head, which does not last very well, but leaves reasonable lace. The aromas has some candied fruit and toffee notes and faint floral hops. Floral hops up front lead into some plum and candied fruit notes. Toffee comes in towards the finish. A sweeter-style bitter, but nevertheless a very satisfying beer at the end of a very long day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, by Hurns Brewery, same address as above, but a brewery name change? Drank on 25th March 2009, best before the end of May 2009. Poured into UK pint sleeve glass. Bright and clear amber coloured body with a huge foaming off-white head. Plenty of carbonisation, well loads of bubbles rising through the beer anyway. Lighter in colour than I expected (old style bitter just made me think dark and musty). Good malty, beery aroma. It may well be Welsh but it has all the hall marks of a good English Bitter, yeast and hops can also be sniffed as you drink this very pleasant beer. Good flavours, of all things beery. This ale tastes like an ale, crisp, refreshing and clean. Wheat has been used, but I couldnt detect any, just malted barley on the grain front. Very drinkable and one of the best beers Ive had from Wales, ever.

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