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Bronze | The Celt Experience

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BEER STATS
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34
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Celt Experience
United Kingdom (Wales) | website

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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.

Added by Evil_Pidde on 06-01-2011

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 53
Photo of BeerZack
3.97/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.97/5  rDev +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 !!

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Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 11/2/12

A clear copper with some tiny particles being moved around by just a few bubbles that feed a two finger soapy head that leaves a couple partial rings of lace

S some green apple with some herbal and leafy hops, a little cracker and toffee

T more fruity notes with a little spicy hops on the finish, pretty solid bitter with good balance between sweet malt and hops

M full for the color with a little bite too it, much more bubbles then was visible

O pretty solid bitter that I could drink for a while without getting bombed or board, its a good beer worth trying

I can't think of having a Welsh beer before and this is a pretty good start, sexy looking bottle and a fair price 4.50$ here in Alberta

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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +7.8%
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 Evil_Pidde
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of Dentist666
4.08/5  rDev +10%

Poured into english pint.
Nice clear orange amber beer with solid off-white head, retention is well. Smell is rich, citrus, pine, toffee. hops, close to IPA. Taste is amazingly bitter and again close to IPA - resin, orange, zesty and herbal hops. The beer is much better than the biggest part of commercial british bitters. Very delightful!

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Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, attractively capped and sealed, with a BB of Feb 2013. Welsh beer for Rabbie Burns' turn on the social calendar? Why the hell not - I seem to remember the disparate Celts all being good neighbors.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber (ok, 'bronze') colour, with two fingers of puffy, pillowy off-white head, which leaves but a single arch of sudsy lace on the lee side of the glass as it all melts away. It smells quite enticing - sharp biscuity, slightly toasted malts, dark sweet raisin, mild toffee, and wet leafy, earthy hops. The taste carries through on the promise with more bready, biscuity, grainy, malt, a bit of tobacco, mild orchard fruit, some latent caramel sweetness, and pleasantly musty, earthen cellar-like hops.

The carbonation is rather more than sedate, with a wee, understated zippiness; the body a subtle medium weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes with a notable crisp, fruity flourish, the malt, fruit, and zingy hops still charmingly intermingled.

Siiiiggggh. What a lovely bitter - big (but not too much so - if that's even a thing) flavour, well rounded, and genuinely capable of coaxing you into that next swig before you may have otherwise considered.

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Photo of bryehn
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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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