Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Bitter
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Available pasteurised in cans and bottles.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should NOT be entered here; it has a separate listing.
Wadworth have been brewing 6X in their Devizes brewery for over 80 years. This delightful copper-coloured beer has a malty, fruity nose with a restrained hop character. The same characteristics emerge on the palate but with more intensity,leading to a lingering malty finish. The beer is full bodied and distinctive but with a high drinkability, ensuring its position as one of the South of England’s most requested beers.
6X is brewed from 93% pale malt, 4% crystal malt and 3% cane sugar. The bitterness units of 22-24 are obtained from Fuggles hops (85% of total) in the copper and Goldings hops (15%) on the hop back plates. Colour rating is 28.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
But I guess it just wasn’t going to work selling a beer called 6X, which sounds like it’s meant to be strong, but definitely isn’t.

sammybee (12) - Bradford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Loved this on tap when i lived in Bristol in late nineties; thankfully the bottled vers doesnt dissapoint: mild bready malt flavour dominates , with some refreshing hops and touch of fruitiness, subtle but not bland; well balanced, refreshing, and full flavoured without being harsh. Some of the newer brewers out today would do well to note the strong flavour which is pleasant rather than overpowering;refreshing the palate rather than scorching it, whilst retaining bitter and sweetness.

Grumbo (3720) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle from The Goat & Tricycle, Bournemouth. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

djfreeart (27) - FRANCE - JUN 25, 2017
Fine mousse qui disparaît vite. Robe cuivrée relativement claire, peu pétillante. Goût de malte et caramel. Le goût se dissipe rapidement. Manque de levure.

Wezzielad (42) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Smell of toffee and copper. Taste is toffeeish with a bit of fruit in there. As it says on the bottle, it’s ’ easy drinking. You can have a fair few sips of it in a short time scale, there is an after taste but it’s hardly memorable by any stretch of the imagination. A solid beer though that I would like to try on tap if I’m around the area that sells it (in the West Country/South West)

Evilman (269) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2017
Well, not bad for what it is, nothing special for a craft beer and it was fairly cheap in my local supermarket so I’ll be nice with this one. Typically the kind of beer I like to enjoy in pubs (in large quantity), a bit spicy but rather tame overall, pretty easy to drink and low abv, not a beer to really write a lot about, just simple, correct, refreshing. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW!

zacgillbanks (5413) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. A dark amber fruity ale with sulphur, almond and chrisatmas cake flavours with a slight burnt toffee finish. Pretty good.

thejackpacker (574) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. A yummy, slightly spicy ale that could go the mile down the pub.

edgallow (4362) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2017
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off whit head. Aroma is earthy and malty. Taste is sweet malts, earthy and some citrus

Davros IX (439) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
A true English bitter and that is a compliment. Good malt, mild bitter hops and a beer that you can just keep drinking and enjoying.

seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2016
(Bottle)Typical of a English bitter. Light in taste,not really bitter. Lack of a head. Amber in color. Sits ok on the palate. Decent bitter.

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