Wainwright - Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
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Reviews by Shadman:
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
An award winner as far as golden ales go...given the smoking hot deal on a 4 pack I got I feel like I'm already a winner
Well...looks golden...as in a nice dark amber....lot's of fine carbonation bubbles = an English Ale head fit for a king.
Classic aromas...really is there more to add...ok...this...really liked the fruitiness that lies underneath all the classics.
Smooth, without some of the iron water twang prevalent in some Anglo ales. Again some nice fruitiness that pokes thru the withering tea-like bitterness.
Given the low ABV I was surprised at how much body this brew has...maybe goes flattish a bit too soon, but overall that's a minor detail
English session ale par excellence
08-04-2013 04:41:46 | More by Shadman
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4/5 rDev +9%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue IX:
Crystal-clear shimmering golden color; tight, small-bubbled lacing may not stick to the glass that much but it does hold together quite well. Sweet pale honey malt, hint of buttery diacetyl and fruit from the yeast with a faint herbal, woody hop in the aroma. Smooth with a subtle creaminess, moderate size body. Malt wants to be dominate with a sweet biscuity character throughout. The hops have other plans though, as the modest but solid bitterness cuts off the top edge of malt sweetness, laying a blanket of herbal flavor. The yeast strolls in with a quick kiss of buttery diacetyl and ripe fruit. Pleasant biscuity malt in a semidry herbal-hopped finish.
A real pleasure to drink, a quaffers delight. It reminds us of the delicious ales we had back in the early '90s in England. Ale lovers looking for a session beer should seek this one out.
09-20-2010 17:21:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
500ml can. This may be an ode to a beloved English writer's walk in the local fields, but around here in Alberta, the name Wainwright inspires no such heady prose.
This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy, rather creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a near solid wall of multivariant, webbed painted lace around the glass as things duly move southwards.
It smells of bready, biscuity pale malt, a mild honey sweetness, a bit of apple fruitiness, and earthy, leafy noble hops. The taste is more understated pale, grainy malt, a touch of breakfast biscuit, mild orchard fruit notes, and subtle earthy, leafy hops. Simple, but that's its thing, apparently.
The bubbles are quite low-key, and mostly innocuous throughout, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, an oh so slight pithiness pecking at its heels. It finishes off-dry, the mostly unchecked sweetness petering out slowly, with the musty hops holding fast in their basic inequity.
A so-so pale ale of the English pale ale bent, with some pleasantly mixed fruity notes, and little more. The kind of offering that defines a sort of easygoing session experience, the kind where you might be less than concerned with the state of your walk on the way home, I suppose.
07-24-2013 05:45:01 | More by biboergosum
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
Had at a hotel in Kettering, UK
A: extremely smooth head, like a guinness. 1 finger. pours extremely cloudy and very slowly clears starting at the bottom. No visible rising carbonation. but massive lacing
S: Creamy wheat, almost citrus wheat, apple cider, light, refreshing
T: Light wheat, apple juice, bright and refreshing, just a hair of plant bitterness, creamy.
M: Mild micro carbonation. smooth and creamy.
O: Very nice, nice flavors and lightness.
07-24-2012 00:07:43 | More by sfprint
3.35/5 rDev -8.7%
Another Midtown liquor pick up
Pours apricot with a pinky of sandy colored head.
Head falls a quickly to a thinnish film covering the top of the ale, a bit of head retention & lacing
S: Leafy hops, hints of cling peaches
T: Fruitty (pears & peaches) up front, plus muted floral & herbal hops. Crackery notes, more peach sweetness & a modicum of herbal & lemon hops as this warms. Finishes dry, crackery with herbal hops, plus a touch of honey
MF: Light bodied, low carbonation, okay balance
Drinks okay, not too exciting, I'm sure this is tasty on cask, but just fails to deliver in bottled form. Very few of these low ABV offerings thrill me, I prefer cask by a mile. Drink this at cellar temp or higher
08-07-2009 04:05:24 | More by russpowell
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
500 mL bottle at 42* into a Murphy's pint glass.
A: This pours a rustic golden-orange color with very little head but decent, spotty lacing.
S: It has notes of sweet pale malts, buttery biscuits, some feint fruity notes, and honey.
T: It is reminiscent of grapefruit, apricots, honey, and sweet buttery hay.
M: This has a rather thin body that is quite creamy; perfect for a session ale.
D: This is nicely done with an increasingly disappearing style.
11-24-2010 03:56:06 | More by bucklemyshoe
United Kingdom (England)
3/5 rDev -18.3%
Light brown 500ml bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank on a sunny afternoon in July 2009.
Poured into a UK pint straight sided glass.
Pale amber/old gold colour with a thin white head. The body was almost clear, just the hint of a mist, plenty of bubbles rising upwards, so good carbonisation within the beer.
The aroma was weak, some hops and yeast esters but nothing very strong throughout the tasting.
Crisp, refreshing and slightly hoppy, an apple taste hovered in the background, a bitterness comes through in the aftertaste.
Nothing special, might be a whole lot better in cask form?
07-08-2009 15:46:41 | More by BlackHaddock
4.43/5 rDev +20.7%
Had a proper pint on cask at the Collingwood Arms in Jesmond (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Appearance: Hazy, straw-colored brew with a fluffy head (helped out by the sparkler). Some decent retention and lacing for a cask ale.
Aroma: Floral hoppiness with some sweet malt undertones. Some yeastiness gives the aroma of fermenting bread.
Taste: Wasn't expecting the amount of hops I was getting, some American citrus character interplays well with the floral / earthy English hops. Solid sweet maltiness as well fades into a bitter finish. Fruitiness from the yeast is present in apple / pear like undertones that adds complexity to the brew.
Mouthfeel: Medium - light body, proper cask carbonation / temperature. Creamy consistency.
Drinkability: Another solid English bitter that goes down smooth and almost as easily as water. I'll need to return to Collingwood tonight for another pint or two.
07-15-2008 07:46:01 | More by PartyHatjo
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.3/5 rDev -10.1%
500ml bottle bought from a local Spar..
Poured a light golden colour... white head poured quite small then faded quickly to very light layer. Fair amount of continuous carbonation drifts to the surface... very little lacing...
Aroma - Biscuity malt sweetness, light spicy fruits (oranges, apples, some lemons), grassy, light floral honey, some sea saltiness, herbal / vegetal notes, hight peppery hops...
Taste - Quite strong peppery hops, light fruity sweetness (apricots, lemons, pears), some light sickly sweetcorn notes, salty, some creamy vanilla hints, light almond / marzipan nuttiness, some honey notes, decent biscuit maltiness..
Feel - Quite sharp initially then becomes more rounded as you drink... light bodied... pretty drinkable but a little boring..
Overall - An OK pale ale... nothing special.
05-26-2009 08:43:42 | More by mdagnew
2.25/5 rDev -38.7%
Bottle into Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Bought at Harvest Off-License.
A: Clear gold. Three finger head - kind of thin, but retains decently. Appealing.
Sm: Estery and fresh. Cut by clean barley. Pleasant but unremarkable. Some sweetness, almost honey, in the finish.
T: One sweet but pleasant note of sweetened barley until the finish, which is an off-adjunct taste that is rather musty. Overall quite bland and one-note.
Mf: WAY too smooth. Far too wet. Uninteresting. The mouthfeel doesn't complement the taste.
Dr: Never again at this price and quality. Even as a get-you-drunk-beer it's only 4.1%. Not good enough even for a session beer.
12-16-2010 01:47:46 | More by kojevergas
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4/5 rDev +9%
Appearance - poured a very clear ,dark gold colour, little head and small amount of bubbles.
Smell - light smell with a little apple hint to it, almost like a cider but some stale cider smell to it too which doesn't really bother me much but might be unpleasant for some. has what i can only describe as a rich smell which starts me salivating which i like.
Taste - when i taste this its a mixture of subtle fruit sweetness and a little spice which is almost savory, its a weird combination but not in a bad way, just a touch of bitterness on the finish and the spice notes last quite a while. the apple smell has come through but not in a major way
Mouthfeel - very smooth with just the right carbonation, has a nice texture, not too watery or thick, stays in the mouth long enough that you can drink it slowly and savour it.
Overall - this is a good beer for drinking slowly and enjoying when you want one or two drinks but not get carried away, i wouldn't choose this if i was looking for something to quickly quench my thirst but i would reach for this when winding down and not wanting something too carbonated.
06-18-2011 11:45:32 | More by shearer292
Wainwright from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
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