Cwtch
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.

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From:
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
 
Wales, United Kingdom
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #101
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,827
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 9.5%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 07, 2023
Added:
Dec 12, 2012
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  12
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Arguably the coolest word on the planet, Cwtch is our very own Welsh Red Ale. 6 malts, 2 US hops and weeks of Tiny Rebel love and attention go into making this unique beer.

30 IBU
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Reviewed by Offa from California

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cask at Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon.
Deep brownish red. Creamy lasting tan head. Aroma brown bread and orange marmalade. Taste toasty toffee and bitter orange. Ends up being a bit too spicy bitter. Good. Not great. Has a bit of an American character, which is not my preference.
Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look :- Dark brown with red around the edges where the light catches it , highly carbonated.

Smell :- Hops and toffee.

Taste :- Lightly burnt caramel and a nice sweetness that is balanced by a nice bitterness.

Mouth feel :- Thick and extra poppy bubbles.

Overall :- A luxurious feeling beer , good caramel taste , the sweetness and bitterness compliment each other well .
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 4.6%. Copper to amber colour, moderate white head. The aroma has moderate notes of grapefruity hops, some malts in the background. The flavour is citrussy with dry malts in the background. Bittering hops in the dry aftertaste. Fair enough.
Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by MAB from Canada (AB)

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Day 7 of the advent calendar 2021

Unpronounceable shouldn't come in as a factor, right?

Mid-ruby color, white and long-lasting head, toffee on the nose. So far so good.
Sweet but balanced, caramel and something else-- almost pine resin? Whatever it is, it provides a long aftertaste and it's one that I really enjoy. The only thing missing from the equation is alcohol. At 6% this would stand a chance at being exceptional, but at 4.7% it's merely very enjoyable.
Dec 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy reddish body and large thick two fingered head. Smell of dark fruits, chestnuts. Very complex palate, fruits, malts, nuts and toffees as well as quite a high hop bitterness fighting through it. Pretty thick stuff. Tasted much stronger and denser tan the 4.6% abv. I didn't like my first beer but gave it another go and it's grown on me a bit. Can't imagine putting too many of these away in one session but it's a nice unique drink.
Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Half pour (cask) at Purecraft. Dark brown with one finger creamy head. Woody, leathery earthy aroma. Taste brings the bitterness, nice rich dark malts. Touch of chocolate, minor sweetness. Excellent feel.
Jan 06, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cask at the Leather Exchange, London, England

A: The beer is clear dark red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin light beige head that left large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of tea leaves are present in the nose along with hints of sweet malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of black tea leaves along with hints of sweet malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the taste develops a nice balance between the tea leaves and the malts as it warms up.

Serving type: cask
Oct 24, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can. Cloudy amber. Thick frothy and dense head. Lacing present.
Rich aroma of mixed fruit and grain.
The taste is a subdued variation of the smell. Toffee apple now apparent. Multi faceted.
A bit chewy. Moderate body with soft carbonation.
Enjoyable.
Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by alesinwales from Wales

Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Cwtch hit the spot.
Looks a pale, let's say chestnut. Smells a fruit, then a nut. Tastes mostly malty and bready with moderate bitterness. Then, the hops finish long but not too strong for enjoyment and refreshment.

My first from Tiny Rebel, so I went on their website. I didn't find out much about them, other than they are iconoclasts and pay lots of attention to graphics and swag and have three taprooms. All is good. I don't get many beers from Wales and I like the Welsh fighting spirit. So, some big OA hugs.
May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330ml can.
L: Opaque, auburn colour with a small, big-bubbled head and rings of lacing.
S: Lychee & hazelnut. Kind of.
T: Spicy, sweet & bready. Light bitterness.
F: Medium body, some chewiness and a dry finish.
O: Perfumed, crisp and agreeable. Tasted like there was rye in the grain bill but apparently not the case.
May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by desint from Belgium

Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.29/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
L- Pale chestnut, slightly hazy. Pours with 5mm white head.
S- Damn this might be the smelliest beer I've ever had. I could clearly describe it now from 30Cm away, extraordinary! And up close it's solid passion-fruit and lychee.
T- Oh my, it's dry and very sour on the front end. Some highly perfumed passionfruit in the middle and a bitter/sour/dry after-effect having swallowed.
F- A curious very dry and very perfumed beer.
O- I don't get it, and I wonder who would enjoy this kind of beer profile. I shan't be having this one again.
330M can; £2.20, from Waitrose Windsor. BB: 29/08/19
Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.48 by Vader444 from Scotland

Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by zacroyce from England

Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Fast-fading tan froth over cherry amber. 3.75
Honey graham crackers, red currants and blackberries, some orange peel, and deep spice. 4.25
Thread of toffee, some salted peanuts, batch loaf crust, Red Delicious apple, granola then orange jellies, pine resin and burnt grass. 4.25
Numbing cough drop + chalk linger.
Almost medium, round, clean. 4

Juicy, mutli-layered nose that I can’t parse right away - that’s not so common. It carries across to the flavour: layered malts and a mix, if I had to guess, of US + UK hops (ed: Citra + Columbus in the official homebrew kit.) Almost like a cross between a best bitter and 5 AM Saint. I could see why this won Champion Beer of Britain. 4.25
Jul 03, 2017
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Rated by gracient from Australia

3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Like a cross between steam ale and IPA
Jun 28, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From miguel. In Teku glass. After dinner + playing 12 Labours of Hercules 12. Superb hoppy aroma, below in taste but leaves nice aftertaste. Caramel and pine. Good feeling for such low abv, probably thanks to a high carbonation that doesnt hide the taste
May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2018. Purchased recently from M&S. A hoppy red ale from Wales - CAMRA's Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2015!

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A reddish-amber hue with faint haze and moderate carbonation. Produces a vast head of creamy off-white foam with excellent retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of tropical fruit, light mango, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, leafy undertones, caramel malt and earthy yeast. A whiff of lurking diacetyl in the background. Rather nice.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with notes of tropical fruit, subtle mango, citrus, grapefruit, peel, vague grassiness, caramel malt and earthy yeast. A robust hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body for the strength. Aftertaste of fruity aroma hops, bitterness, light malt and earthy yeast.

O: Good stuff - a relatively lower strength ale that packs a ton of flavour. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by fruity hop notes, yeast and sweet malt. A twinge of diacetyl doesn't detract too much from the beer. Nice body for a lower ABV brew. Highly drinkable and goes down a treat - well worth sampling.
May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by JavierGC from Spain

May 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by jhart96 from England

May 11, 2017
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a rusty red body that's slightly hazy and decent enough white head
High class peach soap like Lush
Fruity without being cloying
Good stuff
Mar 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.9 by Gooljd from England

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by DeanCHS1980 from Kentucky

Nov 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by life_of_agony from Australia

Nov 23, 2016
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Rated by Marius from Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle at home. Murky ruby-brown with a tall off-white head. Notes of orange zest, herbal hops, caramel, overripe apples. Bitter and metallic.
Nov 19, 2016
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Hazy murky color, half finger white head, messy lacing, minimal carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel, hops. Great aroma!

T: Bready, biscuity, malty, sweet caramel.

F: Smooth, very drinkable.

O: Decent beer, must be great during a hot summer day.
Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Champion beer of britian 2015...lets see what you got. Pours more brown than red/amber with a solid head that stays for a while and leaves lacing. Bottle conditioned. Nose is pleasant citrus and tropical fruit that started out strong but oddly seemed to fade quickly over the course of a glass. Flavor is not as pronounced, but a reasonably balanced ale with no real defects. I'd love to get this on cask to get more flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp and a touch too carbonated for my taste. Overall, a very good beer that falls a bit short of being great. Would certainly drink again.
Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by BKotch from Texas

Mar 25, 2016
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Rated by MerseyPirate from England

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
330ml from great Londis on Penny Lane, Liverpool.
Puired nicely like out of a handpump.
Good balanced flavour and very repeat drinkable.
Mar 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Mar 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by BAsbill from California

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by Tdenham from England

Mar 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by TGS from California

Feb 11, 2016
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
330 ml, Marks and Spencer's, Bristol - Pours cloudy amber with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - Slight citrus fruitiness with a light malty background. Taste - Citrus in thr foreground with light roasted malts and a medium bitter finish. Nice well balanced distinctive ale.
Feb 06, 2016
Cwtch from Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 58 ratings