Wainwright - Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PartyHatjo on 07-15-2008)
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2.2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.25/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Eduzanardi
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of MishaEriksson
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of DerBayer
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmmm this beer is distinctly aberage in its appearance though more reminiscent of a pale ale in my view.

Smell is English hops with English hops and faint faint fruity esters

The taste is much the same there and nothing remarkable

The palate is medium dry and leaves a slightly unpleasant coating.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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?

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Jet70
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of wl0307
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml slim, short neck brown bottle in presentation, filtered and likely pasteurised. BB 18/01/11, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: light golden in colour, coming with a huge off-white frothy head settling slowly to a thin cap to last, on top of rather restrained yet healthy steams of tiny bubbles.
S: orangey-citric, sweet lemony and peach-blossomy floral comes the aroma, with a very very thin support of pale malts and also a touch of yeasty sourness lagging behind. Sufficiently fruity and aromatic, not terribly hoppy.
T: rather light in flavour, showing a... "neutral" flavour mixed of very pale malts and some kind of citrus-peel-ish fruitiness, smoothening gradually in terms of flavour intensity and hop bitterness, leading towards a rather bland finish where only residual bit of fruity hops can be picked up by my bored taste-buds...
M&D: okay in terms of overall body and palate, not too thin for 4.1%abv. but the flavour really is a bit too light. For a light-weight golden ale designed for summer (I suspect), the combination does the job not too bad, but this simply is not quite my cup of tea. I prefer either boldly hoppy, or balanced, or really really bitter ales, neither of which alas can be found in this bottle.

Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of g4g2008
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mdagnew
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of russpowell
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite a light golden colour in the body, this beer pours with a crackling white head of large bubbled foam which is audible as it dissipates, leaving a wonderful honeycomb lacing down the inside of the glass. Great clarity. Looks very decent.

Nose is rather sweet and rich with malt, giving rise to aromas of early-stage processed sugar. Something rough and slightly salty in there too, almost a whiff of dry dog food. Certainly something grainy and husky.

Pleasant smooth entry; when swilled, I can feel the carbonation crackling against the roof of my mouth. Really nice mouthfeel for a bottled beer. The palate yields flavours similar to those on the nose - some rough grain, sugar syrup and quite a flat back palate, which isn't unwelcome, but it does leave something of a hole.

Drinkable enough all up. It certainly has some things going for it. Quite easy to drink - it would make a very pleasant summer beer. It's light enough and clean enough that you could give it to a macro-lager drinker to get them to try something different.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of petluo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of yesno1011
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a medium/light golden colour with a small head that vanishes to nothing.

Smells faintly yeasty and hoppy.

Tastes light with light malts and citrusy hops. Fairly sweet too with a dry mouthfeel from the carbonation.

Overall a decent pint, very drinkable and satisfying.

Photo of diverite
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of marty21
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden with two fingers worth of white foamy head. Settles to a a solid ring with a couple islands of foam. Lots of thick lacing on the top of the glass.

S: Grassy hops with some lemony notes.

T: Grassy hops with some faint notes of lemon and pepper. Finishes with a bit of biscuity malt. Has a bit of a bitter finish as well.

M: Medium carbonation with a light to medium body.

D: A very easy drinking beer. Not something i'd normally drink but it's not bad. Great session beer with the very low Abv.

Photo of fullsweep
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

First things first, I doubt this is technically a bitter--it has none of the typical characteristics. It lacks the earthy/bitter taste, and the generally brownish colour. Much more like a pale or blonde ale. But anyway . . .

A: great blonde colour, clear, with lots of foamy white head--leaves tonnes of lacing.

S: a sour/bitter scent with floral notes underlying

T: very mild, mellow taste--relatively non-distinct and not matching the scent all that much.

M: moderate body and carbonation--nice and smooth with just the right amount of bite.

D: incredibly drinkable--goes down VERY easy. Beware. ;)

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