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Bronze - The Celt Experience

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BA SCORE
84
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50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
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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Photo of Aleott
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Aleott, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.63/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light unrefined grain notes. Taste consists of dry caramel malt with unrefined grainy notes which are not really pleasant. Body is about average with good carbonation. No interesting ester or light dry hops presence or even some interesting malt profile to distinguish this beer; no brewing flaws either but not something I would wish to revisit again.

Phyl21ca, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -19.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Kristin87
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Kristin87, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of lswilma
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

lswilma, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Exeter
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Exeter, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

CloudStrife, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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.

flagmantho, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial nonic a dull copper/bronze with a a 1/2 finger white that was gone pretty quickly.Mild fruity esters in the nose along with a hint of toffee wich was more pronounced on the palate.Toffee and caramel/biscuit notes with deep fruity tones on the palate,a pretty light feel took away from some of the flavors in my opinion.For an English bitter this is almost spot on,malty and somewhat fruity with light hopping,not bad for what it is.

oberon, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of patre_tim
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

patre_tim, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

puboflyons, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best Before 12.12

As perhaps expected, beer is bronze/copper in colour. Quite clear. Finger-width of white head. No lacing. Head recedes to leave a small film that sticks around.

Smell contains some caramel/butterscotch malt, some earthy hops, and a pronounced toasted malt scent.

Taste is similar to smell. The toasted malt flavour is most prominent, fairly bready. Some mild hop bitterness is present as well, and lingers at the end. Caramel flavours are there, but less so than in the nose.

Fairly carbonated, light bodied ale. Goes down easily, but with flavour.

Overall, a pleasant but not exciting beer. Would be a good session beer, and nice on a hot day. Flavourful but not strong.

jrenihan, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Clear light copper/amber colour with an average size fizzy off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, bread, hint of dark fruit

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some dry hops. There is also a bit of a dark fruit flavour and some fruit esters. The beer finishes with a malty dry hop bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Not bad at all.. There is actually a surprising amount of taste and hop bitterness going on with this beer. Not something that I'd rush out to buy a stock pile of, but if you're a fan of EIPA's or ESB's you'll enjoy this one.

spinrsx, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of wl0307
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

wl0307, May 11, 2014
Photo of daliandragon
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

New Welsh brewer I haven't seen before. Picked up at the Beer Dispensary in Apex for under five bucks for a sweet half liter bottle. Pours an unfiltered copper color with a thin cap and a thick coating of lace. Nose is funky with yeast and noble hops predominating. Definitely an organic, earthy scent.

The first sip is a bit disappointing. Plenty of hop bitterness, but the malt is either off or nonexistent and the balance needs work. Surprisingly high level of carbonation throws me off a little as well. I suspect this would be better on tap or better on cask. Improves as it warms with more sweet malt balance and is a pretty decent example of the style. I will give these guys' other offerings a good, hard look.

daliandragon, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

andrenaline, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BDTyre
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well-named: a nice bronze colour. Moderate head that is quite sticky and clingy. Rich malts: toffee, fresh bread, light nutty, buttery hint. Very slight fruity hint from the hops.

Lightly bitter (even lemony) taste, with a definite nutty, toffee taste. Nice crisp hops, good aftertaste.

Low carbonation, nice session beer. Not too complex or exciting, but definitely one to sit down with.

BDTyre, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

chinchill, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bgibbard, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

EvanWilliams, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Troublebar, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pens1967, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BYOFB, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

gory4d, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light copper colour, one finger white head that held up until the glass was empty, good lace left behind. Smell is malty and biscuity, mildly hoppy aroma, toffee and caramel. Taste is of biscuit and sticky caramel, good long lasting hoppy bitterness through out, lightly sweet fruity notes in finish and aftertaste. Lightly creamy, medium carbonation, medium weight, medium body. Fairly solid stuff, drinks very quickly, tasty but not super complex or anything, I may pick up another one or two of these while they are still available.

peensteen, Sep 17, 2011
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Bronze from The Celt Experience
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.