6X | Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
4
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7
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Tone
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong caramel malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and slight English hops. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong caramel malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and slight English hops. Overall, great appearance, but muted aroma and body.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
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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Photo of John_M
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of biegaman
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
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 corby112
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wl0307
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Revisited this beer in a new packaging--500ml brown bottle like the traditional bottle for German weizen. BB: 05/10/06.

A: served in a pint glass, it pours a clear, dark amber hue with an off-white frothy head coming very thick and creamy, dissipating at the pace of a snail; extremely low but noticeable carbonation. Very heathy it looks.
S: the balanced aroma is mixed - strong-scented floral and clean citric hops come with an underlying juicy pale maltiness, skirted by a rather faint but noticeable woodiness from wooden casks. After a swirl, the hop aroma passes on a deeper, leafy/hay-ish hint and a little sulphurous odor, while the maltiness also gives out a slightly more pronounced syrupy edge
T: smoothly-textured mild maltiness upfront quietly flows onto the palate, bringing with it abundant but not-sharp exotic floral flavour; the mixed hop-yeast flavour sinks in and turns lightly savoury on the sides of the tongue, while a little soapy hint (as of the work of wood-cask-ageing) also reveals at the back but by no means unpleasant. Attenuated bitterness lingers in the short-medium finish along with a dry-ish palate and even longer malty undertone. The more I drink this pint, the dryish touch gets more assertive.
M&D: the mouthfeel is very smooth overall, this beer retains a medium-body to match its quite moderate flavour for a pale ale. Quite different from the cask-version which generally imparts a stronger hoppy and woody presence on the palate as much as on the nose, but this bottle is by no means disappointing.

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Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bark
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
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 DrJay
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viggo
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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 FLima
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of stcules
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is grain.
The taste is dark grains and woody.
The texture is smooth.
Okay.

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Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
3.44 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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