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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): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 88
Photo of irishkyle21
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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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 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 grub
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a nice amber colour with a half inch of very dense cream head. drops very slowly and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is ok. very plain. some dms. bit of malt and earthy hops.

taste is ok. kind of watery. grainy malt. low bitterness. bit of earthy hops. slightly fruity with a light sweetness. slight mineral taste.

mouthfeel is alright. slightly watery. nice low carbonation level.

this one is ok, but nothing special.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of funkengruven
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
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 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 slitherySOB
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice light red and amber colour, with a thin but strong head. Lace left small wisps of string on the glass. Sweet fruit candy smell, with some caramel, toffee, and malts. A little sweet tasting. Not cloying, but just too sweet for my liking. Plenty of malts, caramel, toffee, fruits(cherries, plums, figs, apples and blueberry), with a vanilla aftertaste. If one likes sweets, this is their beer. I don't. I prefer salty snacks. But, as stated above, it's not a cloying, sickening sweet. It's just sweet. For such a strong head, this beer has low carbonation, resulting in a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Lighter body. Not light bodied, but not medium. It's a good beer. Because I don't like sweet that much, I gave drinkability a 3.5. If you do like sweets, try this beer.

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Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can produced a clear dark amber ale with a tight 2 finger cap which lasted well and laced the glass....soft carbonation.

Nose is fruity and malt pronounced with a light sweet tone.

Medium body, soapy mouth feel, light mild character.

Light malts in the front midway hwrbal-woody balance from the fuggles and then the finish is clean and earthy.

Nice pub ale..has a decent character for a light mild ale.

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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 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 GreenCard
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazelnut brown, good clarity, spongey layer of light tan foam, great head retetnion, lace

Aroma: sweetly malty and nutty, hint of fruity hops

Flavor: up-front roasty acidity, not much sweetness; roasted hazelnuts, very slight hop flavor and bitterness; finishes dryish with a lingering vegetal bitter taste and acidity

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, mild carbonation, somewhat minerally

Other comments: Smells a lot sweeter than it tastes. It's an OK beer.

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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 helloloser12345
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: Brown 500ml bottle

Pour: Nice foamy tan head which subsides quickly. Slight lacing

Appearance: Dark amber with ruby red hues.

Smell: Nice malty aroma, slight smell of dry alcohol. Very subtle aroma of dried fruit.

Flavour: Well balanced. Slight malt flavour with a nice balance of hops. Im getting a slight aftertaste of strawberry’s!?!?!, strange?, I thought so as well.

Overall: Not too bad. Worth a try.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
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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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.68/5  rDev +7%
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 Mark
3.82/5  rDev +11%
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 cypressbob
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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 diablo14
3.68/5  rDev +7%
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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Photo of BenConnery
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a first for me. My first real ale, my first "flat warm" beer, my first beer in England and my introduction to the many different types of beer available out there. A fairly typical English bitter, a nice brown colour with little head. Not gassy and with plenty of body and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I would not rave about this beer but it certainly made me want to try more, both of this style and of others....

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6X from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
3.44 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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