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


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This rich, ruby autumn ale is bursting with red berries and spices from the rye crystal and elderberries used, resulting in a full body which rolls gently to a crisp, decisive finish from the late addition of Cascade hops. Hops used: Bramling Cross, Cascade, Fuggles

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (8417) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is rich toffee and caramel, sweet malt flavors. Hints of astringent apple cider and tree bark. Soft spun sugar and harvest fruits. The taste is weirdly tangy acidic red apple skin. Mild apple cider vinegar. There’s sweet, soft forest fruits, rich malts. Some cereal grain. Medium body. The flavors are ragged, and not in harmony. Overall, not a great beer. Sorry.

john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Reddish Amber in colour. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Fruity; subdued orange citrus, berry fruit. Hoppy; rather earthy hops. Sweet-bitter malty fruity throughout. Easy drinking. (2012-10-27)

Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours ruby red, nose is floral, toffee, taste is similar, light berries.

Beese (3209) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 Oct 2012. Poured brown, with a large white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt and Wadworth esters. Sweet fruity flavour, with some light grass and grain. Finish was flat malt, peal and copper.

Ungstrup (38381) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and elderberries. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, straw, elderberries, and caramel, leading to bitter finish.

jmgreenuk (9964) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is stale bitter malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Served at the right temperature it’s great for a session. A typical English ale.

DandyLion (529) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Cask @ The Marquis of Wellington Leicester. Red colour nice enough. Good mouthfeel. Middling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

The_Osprey (9102) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Nov 2012 - draught. OK bitter. Apparently made with elderberry, and there was some fruitiness. Light body.

Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear ruby with a fine, white foam head. Toasty malts, some dry orange, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more leaves, some toasty malts. A pretty classic British bitter, and not especially exciting.

downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a slight white head. Well balanced combination of elderflower cordial, caramel and the Wadworths house yeast, culminating in a decent bitter finish. Good.

Finn (8130) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
William Morris, Hammersmith 7 Nov 12. Dyp brunrød. Lavt tett skum som varer litt og fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden, litt søt frukt/plommearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken litt tørr frukt med en syrlig bitter ettersmak.

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