6X - Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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6X6X

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Reviews: 42
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2002

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of vancurly
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Purchased at Harrigan's bottle shop, Hunter Valley NSW.... $9 AUD.
a) Haze-free amber/burnt orange, good bubbling, off-white head, dense and rocky.
s) Nice English malts, slight citrus/marmalade, herbaceous.
f) Non-descript.... a bland version of the smell.
m) Too fizzy, thin front palate, medium mid palate, but no length.
d) Easy to knock a few back, but nothing to hold my interest for long.
For the money, not worth it. (424 characters)

Photo of biegaman
2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a creamy looking head, a really nice looking dark auburn colour. A caramel, toffee malt aroma; the distincly British nutty malt character. Sorta disapears shortly. A pretty light mouthfeel, nowhere near the usual heavy, chalky, mineral presence of English ales. Very little flavour, bits of malt but entirely watered down. Tastes nice, but hardly tastes at all.
Seems watered down. Absolutely NO bitterness or hop character. Carbonation very low. Very odd (and disappointing) for what I'd expect from this style. The diacetyl kicks in as it warms turning the flavour into a rouch, cheap butterscotch taste. A decent beer for the mainstream drinkers, but considering what I'd exepect from something this style (and what should be expected) I have to knock this one hard. I'm sure it being caned had a lot to do with it.
This has all the characteristics of a good British ale, but is heavily comprimised. (915 characters)

Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can produced a clear dark amber ale with a tight 2 finger cap which lasted well and laced the glass....soft carbonation.

Nose is fruity and malt pronounced with a light sweet tone.

Medium body, soapy mouth feel, light mild character.

Light malts in the front midway hwrbal-woody balance from the fuggles and then the finish is clean and earthy.

Nice pub ale..has a decent character for a light mild ale. (415 characters)

Photo of benclimbs
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pours brownish non opaque with a slight head and a small amount of lacing

the nose is a bit of nice bread and brandy notes with a strange astringent chemical smell

taste is quite biscuit like with some bready warm malts and a hint of dry bitter flat hop character - this is taken back a bit by some more of that nasty astringent chemicalish tastes - does not finish very clean.

overall, some nice flavours but is significantly taken back by some baaad smelling and tasting strangeness (489 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -11.8%
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 (330 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (250 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
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. (361 characters)

Photo of grub
3.06/5  rDev -10%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of Wintermute
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (475 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (527 characters)

Photo of GreenCard
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (478 characters)

Photo of slitherySOB
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice light red and amber colour, with a thin but strong head. Lace left small wisps of string on the glass. Sweet fruit candy smell, with some caramel, toffee, and malts. A little sweet tasting. Not cloying, but just too sweet for my liking. Plenty of malts, caramel, toffee, fruits(cherries, plums, figs, apples and blueberry), with a vanilla aftertaste. If one likes sweets, this is their beer. I don't. I prefer salty snacks. But, as stated above, it's not a cloying, sickening sweet. It's just sweet. For such a strong head, this beer has low carbonation, resulting in a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Lighter body. Not light bodied, but not medium. It's a good beer. Because I don't like sweet that much, I gave drinkability a 3.5. If you do like sweets, try this beer. (772 characters)

Photo of stcules
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark copper. One finger of a beige head.
Malty smell, with light notes of fruit, and a touch of hop.
The taste is better, with malt, hazelnut, oily notes, earthly and musky hop.
It fill the mouth, leaving a good taste.
Some burnt notes behind, with a good finishing bitterness.
Quite full and round body.
Roasted aftertaste, hop, and musk. (344 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark golden copper color with amber edges and a thin half finger white head that immediately disappears.  No lacing.

Slightly earthy aroma with delicate grassy hops countered by sweet and spicy malt notes.   Slightly spicy with caramel, rye toffee and hazelnut.

Medium body with very soft carbonation and a nice balance of subtle hops and sweet malt notes.  Minimal dryness and not too bitter with soily hops countered by spicy rye, sweet caramel, toffee, nut and light fruit.  Not terribly complex but well balanced and very quaffable. (604 characters)

Photo of BenConnery
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
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.... (424 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (1,203 characters)

Photo of thierrynantes
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : copper color, with white foam head.
Smell : malty and fruity aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malt and caramel flavours, with bitterness finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style English bitter. (253 characters)

Photo of 1759Girl
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance> chestnut colored, lacing.

Smell> Bih-tuuur

Taste> sweet start, bitter middle, rye-ness, finishes almost lagery which I 'm not a fan of

Mouthfeel> goes down smooth and easy. good mouf.

Drinkability> asi-asi. not my favourite pale in England, but not terrible. (289 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (695 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Served up a clearish, dark amber-hued body with not so much a head as a pile of large, bone white bubbles.

Smell: Cheerfully fruity, like a good whiff of fresh-baked fruitcake, but there's also some cream caramel and herbs in there as well.

Taste: Modestly sweet, with malty flavors of toast and caramel. Nibble of tart apple skins. So far, it's not nearly as fruity as the aroma, not by a long shot. Leafy, herbal hops with a light, cleansing bitterness. Firmly dry, herbal-toned finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Good enough, I guess. (587 characters)

Photo of brendan13
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly clear copper coloured beer poured into a pint glass with a few centimetres of off white head that falls away rather quickly.
S - Toasty, nutty aroma backed up by some floral English hop notes.
T - The toasted, nuttiness is also present in the taste in a big way. Some fruit touches.
M - Quite watery, medium carbonation.
D - It's ok. Many others I'd drink before buying this again though. (399 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber copper color with a thin head with short retention but leaving some laces.
Light sweet malty aroma with a hint of English hops.
Sweet malty flavor with refreshing earthy and herbal English hops. Fruity notes with toasted malts and caramels. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with low carbonation.
English well balanced session beer. (352 characters)

Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of helloloser12345
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (436 characters)

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6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.