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6X - Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2002)
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Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Pelicanrocks, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

BlackHaddock, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

BigBry, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

corby112, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of MEP
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

MEP, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
3/5  rDev -13%

jrfehon33, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of pin
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

pin, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -13%

ohtheguilt, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

soju6, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Rifugium, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of thierrynantes
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

thierrynantes, May 07, 2011
Photo of John_M
3.38/5  rDev -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.

John_M, May 06, 2011
Photo of benclimbs
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
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

benclimbs, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of Daredevil
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

quite rich copper colour .... fresh hoppy smells
the taste is quite interesting, at first there is a wave of flavoured mineral water, but it is immediately followed by exotic fruits over a strongly caramelized flan (almost creme brulee) with some fresh hops on the side ...
this brew seems to have some potential .... the makers seem to put more emphasis on power than on elegance though ...
.... overall, a bit uneven, but a great canned ale (will have to check the bottle version one day) ....

Daredevil, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of hunteraw
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light leather color, nice head that exhibits good retention. More carbonated than I'd expected for the style.

Smell: slightly soapy aroma, hints of toast and floral hops.

Taste: solid malt backbone, but balanced nicely. Hops are not too assertive, flavor-wise, but provide a long finish. Slight soapiness carries over from the nose.

Mouthfeel: smooth texture, better carbonated than I had anticipated

Drinkability: Quite nice, actually.

hunteraw, May 28, 2008
Photo of 1759Girl
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

1759Girl, May 21, 2008
Photo of Quej
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Quej, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of vancurly
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

vancurly, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of stcules
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

stcules, Dec 06, 2007
Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev 0%
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.

crwills, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of brendan13
3.43/5  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.

brendan13, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of bark
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

bark, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of Wintermute
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Wintermute, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of irishkyle21
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

irishkyle21, Jul 31, 2007
6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.