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Bleddyn 1075 - The Celt Experience

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Celt Experience visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A commanding IPA balancing bitterness, sweetness and a grapefruit finish. An IPA to preside with you and your friends at the dinner table. King Bleddyn, most merciful of all Welsh kings. Lived and ruled until 1075 and the number of our original gravity.

(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 06-02-2011)
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Russian Federation

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured into english pint.
Slightly hazy, amber-golden beer, greenish hue, with 2-finger smooth head. Smell of citrus, pine, pale malts, somewhat bready, all that we love in IPAs. Taste is excellent, refreshing, grapefruit, strong medicinal bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation. Robust, masculine beer, probably, a bit unbalanced between malt body and hop profile.

08-09-2014 06:53:01 | More by Dentist666
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Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-01-2014 12:43:57 | More by lelepat
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3.49/5  rDev -5.2%

500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Orange hazy  beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox(lasting a two mm film)

Aroma...   malt and herbs, cereals and fruits.  herbal aroma predominance

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

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a very recomendable pale ale, not so brilliant as Bronze from same brewery, in my opinion.

07-19-2014 18:50:08 | More by Jetulio
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-30-2014 07:42:10 | More by Troublebar
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-25-2014 08:59:55 | More by mrjez
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United Kingdom (England)

4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 04/06/2015, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: 57 IBUs, using US, NZ, UK hops.

A: pours a bright, light golden colour, coming with a thin off-white head to last and gentle carbonation.
S: sweet flowery, peachy, citric and lychee-ish fruitiness abound upfront, backed by semi-sweet and biscuity malts with a gentle whiff of acidity vividly felt in the midst of the other more assertive elements.
T: bitter-sweet, the foretaste goes immediately flowery, grapefruity, sprigy and zesty hoppy with plentiful fruity notes to boot; gradually the bitterness catches up to render a fairly deep and yet chewy and dry aftertaste. Through out the drink, a pleasant edge of acidity is never far away, while the maltiness comes with enough weight as the backbone without interfering with the major hoppy theme, much more in line with an American take on the style than what I’d relate to an English IPA.
M&O: the carbonation level remains light and refreshing, the body is medium-plus but leaving no trace of alc. whatsoever. All in all, this is a strong hoppy ale that is as quietly exciting to the taste buds as inviting as a balanced session beer.

05-16-2014 18:23:28 | More by wl0307
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Half pint at Wetherspoons on Greenock. Gold to amber colour with a typical 'spoons head. A sweet nose with some honey and pink grapefruit. I found very little citrus in the taste though. It had a thick syrupy feel and the first sip started sweetly but after that surprisingly big hops dominated, with a really strong leafy hop flavour lingering on the tongue in an oily finish. Very bold for an English IPA so I actually found it to be a sipper. I very much liked it, but I took it slowly.

05-07-2014 19:47:05 | More by charlatan
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

02-13-2014 04:10:40 | More by Whiskeydeez
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-09-2014 16:13:26 | More by Synapstic
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-08-2014 00:50:15 | More by Azpittil57
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United Kingdom (England)

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

Slightly hazy light amber body with big foamy white head that sticks around the edges and has a slight bald spot in the centre

Big malt nose salt crackers and bonfire toffee

Really complex taste here fruity boiled sweets backed by wholemeal toast that quickly becomes intensely bitter with yeasty tangs

Solid stuff on the MF

Fantastic ale and since it was from a supermarket superb value

02-02-2014 21:12:01 | More by EmperorBevis
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-21-2014 18:41:43 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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South Carolina

3.21/5  rDev -12.8%

.5L bottle, BB dated Nov. 2014 and USDA certified organic, served in a Belgian snifter. The label suggests an English Pale Ale but it has enough hops to warrant the English IPA designation.

Pours hazy, light honey in color, with a thin but partly durable bone-colored head.

Both the aroma and flavor are unusual. The slightly pungent aroma has clear and quite distinct contributions from sweet malts plus light grains, as well as herbal/fruity hops. In tasting, the hops are stronger and more earthy than suggested by the nose, despite the appearance of grapefruit notes there. They build quickly to a moderately strong level, then magically (OK, it's the malts) diminish, soon leaving a mild-moderate bitter, fruity and hoppy aftertaste with some underlying bisquit.

Feel: medium-thin body; medium carbonation.

01-17-2014 00:43:40 | More by chinchill
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-06-2014 17:45:58 | More by Bcolbert
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Hong Kong

2.3/5  rDev -37.5%

Reddish copper in the glass.

Unusual soysauce, peppery nose leading into brambles. Not what I expected.

Quite rough in the mouth, hot alcohol feel, feels unfinished.

This reminds me of Pinotage wine which is similarly rough and jammy. Perhaps it would be better on tap.

Thanks to Jeff of Hop Leaf HK for sharing this at a tasting.

12-24-2013 09:33:51 | More by GarthT
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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma dominated by biscuit and bready malt, slight grassy hops. Flavor of biscuit and light toasted malt, pleasant light peat smoke, light lemon citrus, finishes with a bit of citrus rind and grassy, light citrus hops. Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. A very nice light English IPA with an excellent balance of malt and hops. The faint to light smokiness is well integrated. I like this, and the other Celt Experience ales very much.

10-14-2013 01:23:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-07-2013 02:38:41 | More by BYOFB
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-03-2013 04:06:13 | More by Braz
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North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours a transparent amber with a foamy white head.

The smell is very hoppy, grass and citrus dominate the nose.

The taste is much like the smell, the hops with some bitterness with a very slightly sweet malt backbone coming through in the after taste.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and oily with medium carbonation.

Overall a great beer, I see it's listed as an English pale ale, but I would compare it more to American IPA's. My first Welsh beer and a very good start.

09-24-2013 17:44:38 | More by Dave1999
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%

SRM 10-14 (honey amber) with a one-inch fluffy white head that lingers a few minutes before leaving fine lace on a Harp nonic while carbonation clings below.

Bread dough, caramel, and faint fruit are accompanied by light hop aromas, some warm butter and grapefruit.

Resin bitterness is moderate while caramel and light apricot lingers in mild finish. Warmth brings out lemongrass.

The creamy smooth texture is complimented by the medium-to-full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Alcohol is surprisingly higher than anticipated in this very dry beer.

This is another well-composed, relaxing summer beer. One could easily while away many hours people-watching from the front porch or enjoying the company of good friends. I imagine a cheese plate or cold shrimp with hot sauce would pair well.

The Celt Experience Brewery includes fun little history lessons on each bottle.

09-22-2013 17:35:30 | More by SLeffler27
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-23-2013 14:25:23 | More by Kirk
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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from 500mL bottle into a dimpled mug. Best by 02.11.2014 according to the label.

Appearance: lightly golden hue with plenty of haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite nice.

Smell: mildly sweet but richly flavored malt aroma. There's a little bit of smokiness and just a hint of earthy hops. I want to say the aroma is too mild, but I just love the composition.

Taste: good malty flavor, but not overly sweet. There's plenty more smokiness in the flavor than in the aroma, which I happen to really like. Not a lot of hop flavor, but plenty of bitterness. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel: good body and a good carbonation yield a satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a rather impressive beer. The smokiness may not be for everyone, but I could drink tons of this stuff.

05-30-2013 18:23:20 | More by flagmantho
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4.43/5  rDev +20.4%

A: Medium honey, amber, low to medium cloudiness, fine foam of yellow tinge fades fast, very low carbonation with very few fine bubbles rising to the surface.

S: Caramel, grass, slight fruitiness, stinky feet, floral, typical British ale.

T: Caramel, grass, maltiness and floral, then a swoosh of ginger ale or champagne, and a strong dull British hop bitterness that comes in and lingers in good strength for some time. Straw and hay in there too.

M: Medium heavy body, bready, low carbonation, dry finnish.

O: Delicious and flavourful British ale. Perhaps my first from Wales. Lots of bitterness in this compared to more well rounded ones in this category, but really flavourful and complex. Great bottle. Would go well with pub fries.

05-05-2013 13:41:08 | More by patre_tim
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Nice golden caramel color. Smell is sweet with slight hop. Smooth biscuit flavor that has a nice malt backbone with decent bittering aftertaste. The mouth feel was thicker and more velvet like than I would expect for the style.

Glad I got to try my first Welsh beer. Solid beer that I would definitely drink again.

01-28-2013 23:56:23 | More by ddedhed
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-28-2012 02:18:21 | More by Chepe
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Bleddyn 1075 from The Celt Experience
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.