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Bronze - The Celt Experience

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 52
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 06-01-2011

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.
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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came to Ontario as part of a seasonal release from the LCBO. Pours a golden colour with thick white head. Small amounts of lacing, but beautiful head retention. Smells of earthy hops with some buscuity malt. Very nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. We seem to get a few beers of similar styles in Ontario each year and this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish gold with a bit of chill haze. Lively carbonation and a modest cap of foam.

The aroma is mild earthiness and caramel/toffee with a bit of toastiness.

Taste is chalky, toasty with a lingering bitter finish with a light musk melon fruitiness underneath.

Medium body, nice level of carbonation.

It's not a half bad beer.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of peensteen
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Stocean1
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a two finger head - decent lacing and retention - bronze colour - off white head

S - malt, dark fruit, hops

T - followed the nose with caramel and floral hops notes

M - light to medium bodied with some carbonation - not overly bitter - buttery smooth

O - a decent bitter with some interesting complexity

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Photo of bryehn
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber colour with copper tinges and a small, but frothy white head that gets retained well and leaves moderate lacing. A fair amount of visible carbonation.

Fairly mild, but pleasant aroma. Caramel maltiness with a subtle chocolate tone. Fresh grains, raisins, flowers and a soapy quality can also be found.

Nice taste. Caramel and chocolate malts are joined by an assertive hoppy bitterness that lingers throughout the finish and a subtle buttery note with a tinge of grapefruit and pepper.

Light to medium-bodied with a high carbonation level. Definite yeasty, bread-like quality on the tongue. Dry aftertaste with an earthy quality to it.

Very drinkable and well-balanced session-style ale with a surprisingly robust taste and North American-style hop profile. Miles ahead of their golden ale in my opinion and a beer I will certainly seek out again.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear copper with a small off-white head that sinks into some lacings. Lots of small bubbles in the liquid.

S: Slightly roasted malt, some caramell. Nice fruit and bitter from the hops. Red apples and faint lemon. A creamy, buttery smell to it as well.

T: Roasted malt, with some sweetness to it. Really creamy/buttery. Lots of bitter hops, but also floral that gives it a red apple vibe. Faint citric notes.

M: Long lovely bitter aftertaste with a little twist of cream and butter. Body is medium to full and carbonation is well balanced, rather rich but smooth. A very smooth liquid.

O: This is a well crafted English Bitter with a nice balance between the bitterness and the malt.

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Bronze from The Celt Experience
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.