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Bronze - The Celt Experience

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Celt Experience visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A malty body outlined by a stern spicy bitterness. An escape to the wild. Inspired by ancient Celts brewing beer from alchemy, forged with new bronze tools.

(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 06-01-2011)
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Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml brown bottle, stamped "best before" May 2013, with black plastic wrapped tightly around the neck and cap, and displaying the USDA Organic seal.
Pours copper in color, hazy with a thin and irregular white head that soon settles to an irregular ring.
The aroma is full of caramel/toffee, with a background of dry grains and biscuits and a hint of fruity esters. Surprisingly exotic. The flavor is a little more mundane, with the malts coming to the fore, and enough hops to mostly tame the sweetness as well as adding a nice spicy note in the finish. Some herbal, fruity, chocolate and nutty notes
Medium-light-body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: A distinctive and flavorful beer well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 23:46:14 | More by chinchill
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Jetulio

Spain

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Orange bright clour beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers very persistent and lacing in the sides

Aroma... raisins and orange/tangerine, grass too. Herbal aroma predominance

Taste... Some citric notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth all the time.

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a very recomendable and well crafted ale, hops are present with style. To revisit. Aftertaste very long.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 19:06:29 | More by Jetulio
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Troublebar

China

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2014 07:42:00 | More by Troublebar
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 01:35:29 | More by EvanWilliams
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2014 05:03:16 | More by Pens1967
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB date unknown (left blank on the back label), served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Note: 52 IBUs, using US, NZ and UK hops.

A: pours a bright and clear amber colour, coming with a fluffy but well-lasting off-white frothy head and abundant feed of carbonation.
S: burned sugar, raisins, orangey fruitiness and a touch a cream/butter, featuring quite sweet and syrupy malt sweetness upfront with a lightly salty tail.
T: like a premium bitter, the entry has lots of ripe dark plums and dried berries like raisins on a balance with rich flavours as of lightly toasted teas and biscuity malts, followed closely by an expanding wave of spicy, earthy and mildly tannic hop bitterness which concludes each sip with a decent level of bitterness but also a rounded mouthfeel, never too harsh on the part of hop tannins. The delicate edge of Cascade/Fuggles-like hop aroma seems to linger amidst the malt aroma and spicy bitterness.
M&O: the mouthfeel remains pretty decent, full of tiny carbonation to be enjoyed on the palate without going too fizzy, which goes well enough against a medium body and a moderate flavour profile. The sweet, burned sugary notes on the nose don’t seem to render much on the palate. All in all, a decent Best Bitter with easy drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 17:30:26 | More by wl0307
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smart & nice labeled 500ml bottle brought from L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Wine glass. Orangish amber color, veiled appearance. White froth creates a close & lasting crown that leaves a thin layer on top & some lacing on sides. Crystal malt, tangerine, ripe fruit & slight herbal aromas. Toasted & fruity upfront then slight citric & earthy bitterness arises. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Funny palate. Earthy & slight resinous touches mixed with soft astringency linger into a long bitter finish. Citric aftertaste. Good job !!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 08:36:21 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-14-2014 05:15:57 | More by BYOFB
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-01-2014 20:51:15 | More by lswilma
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-21-2013 04:12:07 | More by Exeter
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the stubby bottle stamped 09-09-2013. Sampled on November 3, 2013 so I am two months beyond the max.

It pours a slightly hazy medium to light amber with a modest off-white head that settles back to a ring.

The aroma has a definite caramel and butterscotch quality to it with some earthy hops to balance it all out. It does have a sort of cellared feel to it too.

The body is medium and on the creamy side.

The taste is more sweet and malty than bitter although the mild bitterness does creep in on the backside.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 19:17:51 | More by puboflyons
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flagmantho

Washington

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep orange hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with a hint of an orange cast. I think it's quite attractive.

Smell: toasty malt with a little bit of a floral character. It doesn't blow me away, but it's not bad.

Taste: very malt-centric; toasty and a little bit biscuity. Actually, the biscuit kind of grows on the palate; not my favorite. Hop character is nil, but there is a bit of bitterness at the end. Not my favorite, but there is something here if you don't mind biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a pretty nice creaminess, especially for the style. I rather like it.

Overall: this beer has some elements I like and some which aren't my favorite. Still, as an interesting example of the style, it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 02:48:27 | More by flagmantho
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CloudStrife

New York

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 05/13.

A: Pours a hazy brownish ruby with a thin mostly white head. Quick to dissipate there is only spots of lacing.

S: Fairly malt forward, can tell age has taken a bit of a toll on this lighter beer. Perhaps a bit of oxidation with a cardboard like quality.

T: Flavor has held up alright, there is still some nice hop bitterness. Malts provide a roastiness, carmel and dark fruit character. Earthy tones to this.

M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Sessionable beer here that you could drink all night.

Overall not a bad beer that is worth another try fresher. Was on a discount or else not sure the organic price tag would be worth it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:18:00 | More by CloudStrife
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a very thick film evenly covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly fruity malts and earthy yeast with slightly stronger aromas of herbal and floral hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of cereal grain and biscuit malts with a light amount of light fruit/stone fruit sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of earthy yeast and stronger flavors of herbal hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present but fade fairly quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: I found this beer to be very enjoyable and a good representation of the style - I'm looking forward to trying some of the other offerings from this brewery. Easy to drink and quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 22:12:40 | More by dbrauneis
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Darkish orange and murky brown color with awesome off white creamy head that laces the glass in clumps of foam. Smells creamy, like mashmallows and vanilla custard with hints of coffee creamer and berries. Flavor is somewhat similar, but milder. There is an initial impression of sweet cream and marzipan, with the flavor building to notes of black tea and toffee and eventually chocolate on the finish. It has a balanced and persistent bitterness that keeps this beer from ever coming off sweet. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, like a Boddington's pub can, gives me the impression of a milk chocolate truffle.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:53:54 | More by BeerZack
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a quarter finger high puffy head covering the surface and lots of thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of earthy and fruity yeast in addition to floral and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell but also has hints of underlying biscuit and cracker malts. It's not very bitter, but the bitterness stands out and particularly lingers through the finish given the lighter-bodied nature of this beer.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was rather easy to drink and quite flavorful for the style. I would definitely consider getting this again if I was looking for a good representation of an English Bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 01:55:48 | More by metter98
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gory4d

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2013 01:53:05 | More by gory4d
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger slightly off-white head that dissipates slowly to a thin film and ring around the glass. Aroma dominated by caramel, almost toffee malt, very light dark fruit, slightly buttery. Flavor follows with biscuit and caramel malt and mild dark fruit, finishing with pleasant low-key slightly earthy bittering hops. Like other Celt Experience ales, the earthiness seems close to peat, which fits with the malt very nicely. This brewery's ales are, as a group, some of the best and most satisfying low ABV ales I've ever tasted. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:08:13 | More by LiquidAmber
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patre_tim

China

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber with a slight cloudiness, a fine off white foam and not much head to speak of, a little visible carbonation.

S: Malt, toffee, caramel, apples, very light and not much strength.

T: Very light toffee, caramel, some apple, and a very little bitterness at the end that lingers much like grapefruit pith, but certainly not strong like an American IPA. Very dull and long lasting like many English styles. English style almost hint hard water, dry grass or hay.

M: Medium somewhat metallic heaviness, little carbonation is fine and rather like a fermented fruit.

O: A nice British style beer. I like it, its refreshing, its simple and plain and traditional. Would go great with pub food.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 13:46:29 | More by patre_tim
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Chepe

Chile

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2012 02:18:53 | More by Chepe
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bgibbard

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-13-2012 22:29:19 | More by bgibbard
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-11-2012 00:40:10 | More by cfalovo97
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice copper colour, thin layer of head after an aggressive pour with little retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Metallic caramel and leafy hops, traditional musty scents and wet cardboard on the finish.

T - Delivers a decent musty hop profile, along with a noticeable bitterness that lingers alongside some metallic caramel and hints of toffee and a nutty finish.

M - A tad thin and watery, could use a bit of a carbonation boost.

O - A decent english bitter that delivers a respectable flavour profile and is easy drinking. Worth a try, but unlikely something that I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:10:05 | More by andrenaline
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.5%.

A - Poured a clear copper-bronze with a 2cm white head. Head slowly reduces to an everlasting thin cap and plenty of lacing.

S - Earthy, caramel, some fruity notes.

T - Mild caramel, hint of fruit, some spiciness, bitter finish.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium body, creamy, crisp finish. A bit thin at times but not as flat as many other English Ales.

O - Pretty good. Easily sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 01:27:09 | More by decimator
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Kristin87


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-26-2012 23:58:03 | More by Kristin87
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Bronze from The Celt Experience
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.