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6X | Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Wadworth and Company Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of dsloth
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice bitter. Poured at the right temp with a large thick cream-colored head, plenty of lace, and a clear old penny color. Aroma is malt and fuggles. Flavor is similar to nose with some metal in there, otherwise excellent drinking brew. Strongly carbonated for a Brit bitter. Still, I really like it.

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Photo of Bustersuess
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at the Bear Hotel in Devizes - Dec 2015

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper. Not much head but it sticks around (and around the glass as well)

S - Malt. British hops. Every so slight toastiness. Mostly floral hops though.

T - Typical EPA, but with an extra tart edge. Lemony citrus and and dry bitter finish typical of the style. Aftertaste is long lasting.

M - Medium bodied. Low carbonation.

D - Easy drinking, tasty and a little bit different from most EPAs I've had. Might be a bit hoppier than the average. Overall, not a bad brew, but not my favorite.

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3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is from notes I made this summer in England, I found them and never entered them into BA so here goes.

This beer is quite common all throughout southern England in the cask conditioned format. Its also heavily advertised, even in motorway rest stations. It pours a hazy chocolate color with a wispy eggshell head that dissippates quickly. Moderate patches of lace cling to the glass.

The aroma is very malty with little hop character. The taste is mostly sweet and fruity malts with raisiny and prune notes. Theres a little bit of chocolate flavor but this is very subdued. The hops are very meak with just a wiff of aroma and no real bitterness, even in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium and quite creamy with minute carb bubbles. This is a good cask ale but it definitely needs a little more hops. Its also a little too fruity (ie pruney) in the malt department.

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Photo of diablo14
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an x on a barrel represented the strength and quality of a beer in the old days, depending on how many were on the cask. think asterix comics for an indication of this lol. so 6x makes the big call considering the history. not nessecarily one of my favorite english ales, but gets points for its unique character that sets it apart from others. different in flavor, but still does what all english beers do so well, it stays within itself.

standard in appearance, classic amber color with a relatively thin head, that still hangs on till the death. interesting aroma, which is subtle as with all in this style, but along with malts and dried fuits, thers a slight buttery element lurking. has the regulation english ale flavors there, malty, raisiny, woody, but also has a strong citrus zest presence and is buttery(as in the nose). finished more bitter and dry than others ive had in the genre. i prefer things to be smoother, but this beer is not unbalanced for all that. very crisp and perky for this style. certainly sets itself apart from its counterparts, but is no less drinkable.

i prefer others to this, but for a changeup every so often ill get this in the mix. has a presence all its own, which isnt always a good thing but in this case it is. a beer worth the price of admission, and would appeal to those who like their beers more on the tart side.

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6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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