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


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 6X and Pussers Rum.
We salute 100 years of naval aviation dedicated to the unswerving courage of the crews of the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers, which were launched from aircraft carriers during the Second World War to attack the enemy battle cruisers Bismark, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, risking their lives against impossible odds.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (2206) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle from the brewers own stand at the Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC. Amber, thin and fizzy. Biscuitty malts and not much else. Very much the poor relation of the cask version- youd hardly know it as the same beer. Still drinkable though, but the pasteurization has not done it any favours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3831) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle, from Tesco, Marlborough. Deep red brown, thin but lasting off white head and moderate condition. Fruity malt and a woody earthiness in the nose with a muted spirity note. Quite malty in the mouth with hints of toast and burnt sugar, some fruity woodiness and a little saltiness. Finish has a lingering burnt sugar sweetness and a touch of burnt bitterness and some rum notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (401) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home - legacy rating. Pours clear amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma caramel, bread dough, dates, some plums and brandy. Rather rich on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
500ml bottle from the brewer at Cheltenham Food and Drink festival. Pours a reddish brown with a medium white head. Grainy aroma, rum comes through a bit. Very sweet to the taste, typical malty flavour, rum comes through in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fullpintofbeer (257) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Gift from my better half - thanks :) Appearance: medium white head which disappears quickly, dark amber/red colour, clear, fair lacing. Aroma: grain, coffee, nails, cardboard. Taste: sweet with a bit of roast and coffee. Palate: medium body, medium bitter finish, flat. Overall: not well balanced, not great aroma, average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (737) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown/red/copper colour, creamy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is mostly malt... caramel, maybe a very slight hint of rum, but if the bottle hadnt have said so I dont think Id know there was any. Same can be said for the taste, a pleasant malty flavour, any rum there is too subtle, maybe thats a good thing... Overall its a nice beer but I was expecting something a little more interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (837) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Lovely clear auburn colour, with a frothy off-white head, though this has soon gone. Medium bodied. Little aroma, and the rum balances out the sweetness quite nicely. Good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 8, 2014
Pours with a tight creamy head. Barely noticeable caramel aroma. Bland taste with a soft Oak on the finish, I love Rum and I love Beer, but I dont like Rummy Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Pours amber with a cream froth. Quite fruity with acitrus and caramel malt. A bit bland, but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
Small, dense amberish cream head over totally clear reddish copper beer. Rich caramel & toffee nose, hint at diacetyl, shortbread. Toffee, but seriously watered down, and with an agreeable hoppy/parsleylike flavour, suggesting freshness. Leafy too, no doubt again the coloured malts talking. Diacetyl is fairly imperceptible in the mouth, if not completely gone. Toffee remains in the aftertaste for a while, but in the very end, only a harsh bitterness, dissolved in water remains. Feels better carbonated than it looks; light body, but very slick. It might not be real ale, its far from bad all the same - exception made for the poor aftertaste.

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