6X - Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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6X6X

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wadworth and Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2002

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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by crwills:
Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL can purchased at the LCBO. A nice, malty English Pale that went well with starchy comfort food. Moderate carbonation, light mouthfeel, slightly roasted flavours (although not in the aroma), and a clean aftertaste. Very little in the way of hops, although enough to make it mildly refreshing. Fine, just fine.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Purchased a while back from a B&M store. This is a classic ale that I've enjoyed in the past.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A coppery-amber colour with light carbonation and floating sediment. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of toffee, fruity ale yeast, faint raisins, stewed hops and a whiff of cardboard or sherry in the background. Slightly sweet.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild fruitiness and a dry finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast, faint toffee, earthiness, stewed hops and hints of wet cardboard. A faint harshness in the background, followed by a mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with light carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity caramel malt and harsh stewed leaves.

OK, but nothing spectacular. A fairly humdrum malty flavour with mild bittering hops and little hop aroma to be found. Cardboard notes suggest that it might be a tad old. Decent body. Rather average, although I suspect it would be better on cask. Worth sampling, but don't go out of your way.

Photo of watermelonman
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a great warm brown color. The head was modest and it left some pretty plain lace.

The smell is of nothing but malts. The taste is nice, bringing a good balance of grains and malts. Hops are a little hard to find. The mouthfeel was very full and smooth.

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light with a bit of coco colour in body, off-white firm head. A bit floral, understated British hops. An understated pale, non-offsensive and boring. Medium to lighter mouthfeel. Fuggle and Goldings hops.Malty with sugar. Well carbonated. Fair.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is grain.
The taste is dark grains and woody.
The texture is smooth.
Okay.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a dark amber color ale with small foamy head with minimal retention and some fine lacing. Aroma of dry English malt is present but lacking in floral or fruity aspects. Taste of dry malt is interesting but the missing floral/fruity layer makes it a bit boring and the absence of any notable hops presence also make this as an average offering.

Photo of irishkyle21
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nut brown colour with good head retention and some lacing. Nothing amazing on the nose, sweet, biscuits, and a slight amount of hops. The taste is sweet and malty with some hoppy citrus like tones. I cant see myself drinking this all the time but it is pretty quaffable.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand-pulled pint in The Euston Way (a plastic pub) in Telford on 17 Nov 2012 as I wait for my transport to a beer festival.

Dark gold/old gold in colour with a good covering of off-white foam as a head: lacing followed the beer down the UK sleeve it was poured into.

Slight aroma of fruitiness and malt semi-sweetness, but nothing strong.

The taste was as the nose: malty and fruity.

I used to love this before I started to stretch my taste buds and bounderies: still a good example of a UK Best Bitter but it could be so much more with a little more care and alcohol content.

Photo of Mark
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This ale is not seen too much around london, but the venerable Lord Moon Of The Mall pub comes through again. This ale is a copper color and has a thinnish head. Lacing was not as thick or lasting as most other cask ales I've indulged in. Slight aroma that's malt dominated. Taste profile is very fruity with a bit of malt. More bitter than most cask beers. I liked it more than the score might indicate, but then I can't remember a cask ale I didn't like. Worth a try.

Photo of BigBry
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While visiting friends in England, of course we had to try some real ales from hand pump.
6X has become one of Wadworth's flagship brands, and is available every time you turn around. Served a proper pour, pint glass, cellar temperature.
Clear golden brown color, with a thin head that left thin lace sheets. Aromas of earthy malt and slightly fruity hops. Tastes clean and crisp, lots of flavor but without one element coming through too much. Not as full bodied as I was expecting. Slight balancing hop bitterness to finish. Dry, slightly herbal finish. A decent sessional English Pale Ale.

Photo of Quej
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy red colour with lots of head and no visible carbonation.
S - Smells quite roasty and malty, sweet, boozy and fruity.
T - Sweet and malty, lots of caramel and molasses flavours. Hints of maple, fruits, peaches, apricots. No aftertaste and quite light in taste. Very English tasting.
M - Quite creamy and nicely thick and slightly coating.
D - Pretty good, but a little heavy for a long session.

Photo of Wintermute
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dull copper colour. Good clarity. Decent off-white head that lasted a few minutes. Some lace.
Smell has a mild malty sweetness and the hops are slightly earthy and floral. Some fruitiness and graininess.
Taste is mild. Fruity character is more dominant. Hops are fairly mild. Only the slightest of lingering hop bitterness.
Somewhat watery mouthfeel. The carbonation is completely propping it up.
Its an OK beer but there are others in the style I'd rather drink.

Photo of grub
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a nice amber colour with a half inch of very dense cream head. drops very slowly and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is ok. very plain. some dms. bit of malt and earthy hops.

taste is ok. kind of watery. grainy malt. low bitterness. bit of earthy hops. slightly fruity with a light sweetness. slight mineral taste.

mouthfeel is alright. slightly watery. nice low carbonation level.

this one is ok, but nothing special.

Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on gravity cask at Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

Pours a golden brown, slightly hazy, with a frothy white head. Not much in the aroma...nutty, toasty, some funk. Taste is grassy and bready up front, some light caramel; a load of farmhouse funk comes in afterward, finishing off with lots of hop bitterness and a decent drying effect. Light mouthfeel, a little stale and metallic, but pretty decent overall.

After reading some other reviews, I wonder if this was a bad cask, but whatever...I just go with what I had.

Photo of GreenCard
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazelnut brown, good clarity, spongey layer of light tan foam, great head retetnion, lace

Aroma: sweetly malty and nutty, hint of fruity hops

Flavor: up-front roasty acidity, not much sweetness; roasted hazelnuts, very slight hop flavor and bitterness; finishes dryish with a lingering vegetal bitter taste and acidity

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, mild carbonation, somewhat minerally

Other comments: Smells a lot sweeter than it tastes. It's an OK beer.

Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served a deep copper color with a small head and nice lacing.

S: Primarily a malt aroma.

T: Mainly a malt flavor with a bit of fruit. Has a nice touch bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy.

O: Easy Drinker and true session beer. This is my go to beer when in the "South of England". Worth a try.

Photo of John_M
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid amber orange color with fair head retention and lacing. As soon as I enhaled, my first thought was the "burton snatch?" However, the sulphar aroma dissipated pretty quickly, leading to a light aroma of light sweet malt and cereal. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though I get a bit more on the palate than I did on the nose (thankfully). There's a hint of bitterness in the finish that is enjoyable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a decent, slightly bitter finish. As one might expect, there's barely a hint of alcohol in this beer.

Mehhh... would certainly take this over BMC in a heartbeat, but otherwise this is pretty mundane stuff.

Photo of funkengruven
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an interesting one. Poured a nice amber with a head that actually stayed till the end. Smell was very malty, Bold. This was carried into the flavor as well, a slight bitterness followed by a distinct sweetness. This came as relatively smooth and decently drinkable.

Overall not a bad brew at all.

Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With it's modest hopping, this is sort of between a mild & a pale ale. I'll try to review it according to its weight (rather than a strict pale-ale style).

A: Chestnut-amber; off-white head; some retention & lace.

S: Brown sugar, vanilla, biscuit &a pleasant fruityness... like freshly baked cookes. Mild spicyness (with hints of orange-citrus) from the hops.

T: Impressive maltyness for its weight (bready; brown sugar; caramel); pleasant fruityness (figs from the fuggles, but some added depth from their yeast). There's some residual sugar here, but it's fairly well-balanced by the bitterness.

M: Moderate body is very impressive for its weight; carbonation on the low side of moderate.

D: Quite good.

Very impressive for its weight.

Thanks to the LCBO for bringing this in. I'd be interested in trying some more of their stuff!

Some technical info from their website:

6X is brewed from 93% pale malt, 4% crystal malt and 3% cane sugar. The bitterness units of 22-24 are obtained from fuggles hops (85% of total) in the copper and Goldings hops (15%) on the hop back plates. Colour rating is 28.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy copper; medium, light head; long lasting

Aroma: Spicy; malty; biscuity; little vanilla

Taste: Thin and a little watery; pretty well balanced between sweet and hops, but doesn't jump out as anything special

Remarks: Probably a good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Photo of helloloser12345
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: Brown 500ml bottle

Pour: Nice foamy tan head which subsides quickly. Slight lacing

Appearance: Dark amber with ruby red hues.

Smell: Nice malty aroma, slight smell of dry alcohol. Very subtle aroma of dried fruit.

Flavour: Well balanced. Slight malt flavour with a nice balance of hops. Im getting a slight aftertaste of strawberry’s!?!?!, strange?, I thought so as well.

Overall: Not too bad. Worth a try.

Photo of BenConnery
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a first for me. My first real ale, my first "flat warm" beer, my first beer in England and my introduction to the many different types of beer available out there. A fairly typical English bitter, a nice brown colour with little head. Not gassy and with plenty of body and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I would not rave about this beer but it certainly made me want to try more, both of this style and of others....

Photo of bark
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is deep red-brown. The beige head sinks slowly into a thick lid.

There are notes of hops in the smell as some dark bread, treacle and some bitterness.

The taste includes notes of aroma hops and spices. Some growing anonymous bitterness. Fresh notes of fruits (apricots). The aftertaste is bitter with lots of dried fruits and some creamy matured flavours.

The carbonation is rather strong; small bubbles make some foam in the mouth. The liquid is a bit smooth.

Photo of Viggo
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear orange/red, thick creamy off white head, nice lacing, decent retention. Smell is very sweet, sugary, some caramel, vanilla, bit of citrus and bread. Taste is cloyingly sweet at first, brown sugar, caramel, then some spice, bit of fruitiness, metallic finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. Way too sweet, but not bad.

Photo of cypressbob
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Pours with an amber body, slightly foamy head which soon dissapates, slight lacing

Smell, slight malty body, some hop profile

Taste, dry and malty, some hop bitterness

A pretty good ale, nice and flavourful, i'd take a few english ales over this but still, not bad, i'd like to try it on cask

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6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.