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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours a semi hazy amber brown with a very small white head. Medium sweet aroma with pears, light caramel and nutty. Flavor is very nutty (from the Maris Otter I am sure), malty sweet and a very light earthiness. Low carbonation, light bodied. One of the Best Bitters I have had out of a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
bottle - Poured murky brownish yellow color with thick foaming head that quickly faded. Aroma - caramel apples and sweet pears. Flavor - tasted like the aroma... apples, pears and some sweet caramel malt. Palate - Light/medium bodied with average carbonation. Goes down easy and finish is somewhat bitter. Overall - I am actually surprised by this beer. Paid $1 for this beer and liked it. Its nothing that great but easy to drink and very cheap!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3380) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2009
From the 1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz. bottle marked L8009-13:33. It pours amber-red and a tad cloudier than I would expect with a short-lasting, thin head. Overall the aroma is sweeter with a floral hop background and something akin to apples or pears. It is a full-bodied texture that has a dose of sweet malts and warm bitterness to it. This is my favorite beer style and this one passes the test.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2009
Amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma with a touch of fruit. Malty flavour with caramel, some earthiness and bittering hop finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - AUG 9, 2009
bottle... as with the other offering i tried from watkin, it was very bland ith not a whole not going.... drinkable thats about it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (6107) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Finally Welsh Beer here in the States - I wonder if its because of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival?!? Deep dark brown amber tinted colour with some haziness and a thinnish tan head - nice! Aroma of bitter nuts, apples, malt, yeast and a light bit of hops. Med-bodied; Mild malty flavour with some apple tastes tucked in with a little yeast and caramel and some mild figs too. Aftertaste shows some bitterness, but relatively mild along with the taste. Overall, a fairly typical bitter, with perhaps a bit more carbonation, more apple tastes and some mild nuts - decent, but Im happier to have my first beer from Swansea! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 25-July-2009, sampled four days later at home here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5305) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2009
500 ml. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of creamy foam and nice lacing. Earthy-spiced caramel apple aroma. Flavor is the same with some tart cinnamon apple, nutmeg and toffee-caramel on front and a crisp, dry-spicy finish. Hints of bitter chocolate and roasted pecan. Later sips seems to have some traces of smoke and peat as well. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well-dried on the finish. Nice session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a thin white head. Dingy malt, wet paper, ashen tobacco and light dried fruit. Thin with a lightly fruity body and a light woody bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours a cloudy amber, nice carbonation and a huge off white head with great lacing. Great nose of sweet malt, flowers and dulce de leche. Beautiful, round, malty and slightly sweet. Taste is light toffee and fruit. Finish is long with a light bitterness. Very nice. I love Welsh Bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3182) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
rich tasting with a weak yet enjoyable malt flavor. slightly plastic with a touch of hop. done very well.

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