Wainwright
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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Style:
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #135
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,359
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.85%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
95
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Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
 
England, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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OrdinaryManDrinks from England

2.71/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours pale golden and clear, lots of bubbles on the side of the glass, small head that disappeared quickly. Pleasant smell, taste is light and unsubstantial, fresh. Feels quite thin. Overall not too bad.

Jun 01, 2020
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James94 from England

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear golden colour, pretty lacing
S: Slightly soapy, zesty, grapefruit
T: Grapefruit, vanilla, oakiness, light malts, biscuit
F: Somewhat watery, quite freshing

O: 3.5

Jan 25, 2020
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drmeto from Germany

2.46/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L:
-pours a clear golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-skunk ?,grainy,roast,cereals,honey,candied fruits
T:
-grainy,spicy,cereals,roasty
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
This is weird.
Overtly grainy like many alcohol free beer.Weirdly skunky despite being in a brown bottle and only 2 months old..
I thoroughly didn't like this.

Sep 01, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Authentic from the north of England, Wainwright tastes different than the EPAs I'd been getting from the south (for example, just had a very soft Marston's brand.) Glad that I'm learning enough to make the geographic/taste connections.

Wainwright's Looks, of course, are more golden; but the lace on the glass seems same. Smells are mostly malt and some citrus hops popping out. Tastes are nicely balanced and the malts reemerge subtly in the finish. Refreshing.

My first from Thwaites, I went on their website and I see that they've "been working on the perfect pint for 200 years." I discover they are mostly a hospitality company with inns and pubs and that they brew their own beer... which is really good hospitality. Maybe our paths will cross again.

May 30, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really great example of British Pale ale. I could even see this as a chief rival to Landlord’s throne. Had the cask version at the New Inn in Marsden, Yorkshire and would’ve been happy if I’d not tried anything else. I wasn't expecting the light golden color to pack the flavor it did. The Styrian Goldings and Hallertau hops were lemony and not heavy handed in typical English fashion. I felt the balance between malt and hops as good as anything I’ve had. You really could drink this one all night.

Jan 01, 2019
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horshack7 from England

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This one is clear and golden with a white head only an inch worth of head.

Aroma: A little bit of yeasty notes in the front faint citrus with traces of biscuits and buttery.

Taste: Light bodied fairly smooth mouthfeel. Faint citrus notes with some grain sweetness is there but it's more underlying than anything which lends a good balance.

Notes: This one is solid, straight forward and a drinkable English pale ale. Cheers.

Aug 28, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours golden and with a small head. The aroma is reminiscent of a hoppy pilsner. The taste is fairly mind much in the tradition of British ales. Nice balance between the malts and the lemony hops.

Jun 13, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From Costco. In Ikea's pint glass. After dinner. Dull in both nose and mouth, with just some lemony citrus and a even a slight sourness. BBF this month. To repeat fresher

Dec 08, 2016
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Spike from England

3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle.

Perfectly clear, golden colour. No sign of carbonation at all despite the rich and persistent cap. Rings of lacing. Looks right ready for drinking.

Nose is subtle. Faint trace of summer hay. Nothing unpleasant.

Nicely balanced. Malt is not too sweet. Hops are floral. Designed for easy but enjoyable drinking. Very refreshing.

A little buttery, a little sweet, a little bitter, an edge of carbonation. Smooth, light, drinkable, silky body.

Jun 14, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed as a cask beer at The King’s Head. Golden color with minimal head, slight fruitiness in the palate. A little different from the normal bittrer, but pleasant with some pub grub

Jan 17, 2016
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DypsoBubble from England

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big malt hit of flavour with nice hoppy balance. Not a full mouth-feel as it tends to disappear at the back of the mouth to a citrus-like twang. It urges you to drink more. Refreshing. Best to be consumed after coming down from the mountains!

Oct 09, 2015
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint from cask. Pours a light gold with minimal head (head was probably minimized by server). A very light nose, just a bit of bready malt and honey coming through...was hoping for more. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy. Very grassy and mildly bitter, it is surprising after the lack of hops on the nose. A bit watery, but plenty of those grassy notes and some malt and apple skin. Overall, an interesting brew that could really benefit from being more well rounded.

Sep 02, 2015
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TaNgEnT from England

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light head falls quickly, Light Golden straw, smooth and watery thin, malty with Fruity hints ends with honey undertones. Medium Dry Plenty of lingering hops.

Jun 21, 2015
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into english pint.
Pours clear golden with compact white head, receding quickly to a ring. Smell of pale malts, butter, honey. Taste of pale malts, mineral, delicate hop bitterness in the finish. Smooth body, high drinkability. A bit weak for golden ales.

Mar 21, 2015
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EmperorBevis from England

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

Bottled though my dada will take a beeline to it when he says the pumpclip when it is on cask
Golden, fruity, sweet bit drying towards the end not a great deal of bitterness to challenge, its ok.

Nov 01, 2013
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Shadman from Canada

4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An award winner as far as golden ales go...given the smoking hot deal on a 4 pack I got I feel like I'm already a winner

Well...looks golden...as in a nice dark amber....lot's of fine carbonation bubbles = an English Ale head fit for a king.

Classic aromas...really is there more to add...ok...this...really liked the fruitiness that lies underneath all the classics.

Smooth, without some of the iron water twang prevalent in some Anglo ales. Again some nice fruitiness that pokes thru the withering tea-like bitterness.

Given the low ABV I was surprised at how much body this brew has...maybe goes flattish a bit too soon, but overall that's a minor detail

English session ale par excellence

Aug 04, 2013
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biboergosum from Canada

3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml can. This may be an ode to a beloved English writer's walk in the local fields, but around here in Alberta, the name Wainwright inspires no such heady prose.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy, rather creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a near solid wall of multivariant, webbed painted lace around the glass as things duly move southwards.

It smells of bready, biscuity pale malt, a mild honey sweetness, a bit of apple fruitiness, and earthy, leafy noble hops. The taste is more understated pale, grainy malt, a touch of breakfast biscuit, mild orchard fruit notes, and subtle earthy, leafy hops. Simple, but that's its thing, apparently.

The bubbles are quite low-key, and mostly innocuous throughout, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, an oh so slight pithiness pecking at its heels. It finishes off-dry, the mostly unchecked sweetness petering out slowly, with the musty hops holding fast in their basic inequity.

A so-so pale ale of the English pale ale bent, with some pleasantly mixed fruity notes, and little more. The kind of offering that defines a sort of easygoing session experience, the kind where you might be less than concerned with the state of your walk on the way home, I suppose.

Jul 24, 2013
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mick303 from Canada

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint, bright golden colour, with a lot of active carbonation, some nice film and light lacing on this ale.

S- bright clean malty note, bready malt, honey, some mild liquorice, apple, lemon. Subtle, overall clean and fresh, but mild.

T- a clean barley malt, then a nice bit of english hops, slight granary bread, field-like notes, lemon cake, bitterness lasts till the end, some mild fruity apple notes. Finishes clean and crisp with a balanced dryness. Really tasty, and nicely balanced flavour profile.

M- clean crisp body, very refreshing and sessionable. Overall light carbonation, but really smooth maltiness comes through with a nice lemon citrus bitterness. Moderate malty coating body, well balanced bitterness.

A good example of a solid English Bitter that has some more assertive flavour. Nicely balanced and tasty, particularly for a session ale, a bit of earthy spice to liven it up. Good complex beer. Wouldn't mind finding it on cask and having it again.

Apr 25, 2013
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thierrynantes from France

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color with white foam head.
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malt with caramels notes, bitter and dry finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style English Bitter

Apr 20, 2013
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sfprint from Germany

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at a hotel in Kettering, UK

A: extremely smooth head, like a guinness. 1 finger. pours extremely cloudy and very slowly clears starting at the bottom. No visible rising carbonation. but massive lacing
S: Creamy wheat, almost citrus wheat, apple cider, light, refreshing
T: Light wheat, apple juice, bright and refreshing, just a hair of plant bitterness, creamy.
M: Mild micro carbonation. smooth and creamy.
O: Very nice, nice flavors and lightness.

Jul 24, 2012
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CwrwAmByth from England

3.48/5  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.

Mar 29, 2012
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shearer292 from Scotland

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured a very clear ,dark gold colour, little head and small amount of bubbles.

Smell - light smell with a little apple hint to it, almost like a cider but some stale cider smell to it too which doesn't really bother me much but might be unpleasant for some. has what i can only describe as a rich smell which starts me salivating which i like.

Taste - when i taste this its a mixture of subtle fruit sweetness and a little spice which is almost savory, its a weird combination but not in a bad way, just a touch of bitterness on the finish and the spice notes last quite a while. the apple smell has come through but not in a major way

Mouthfeel - very smooth with just the right carbonation, has a nice texture, not too watery or thick, stays in the mouth long enough that you can drink it slowly and savour it.

Overall - this is a good beer for drinking slowly and enjoying when you want one or two drinks but not get carried away, i wouldn't choose this if i was looking for something to quickly quench my thirst but i would reach for this when winding down and not wanting something too carbonated.

Jun 18, 2011
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marty21 from Canada

3.53/5  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.

Mar 11, 2011
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mattipt from England

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale, clear and pretty. A subtle lace but not much of a head. I guess I'm a careful pourer.

S - Balanced, dry hoppiness.

T - Earthy hoppines dominates again. Dry finish and cerealy aftertaste. Very easy drinking. It has got a hint of diacetyl which I don't normally care for but it seems to suit this one well.

M - It feels right and balanced. The body is as good as you could hope for.

D - This is an excellent session ale. At 4.1%, it's surprisingly complex and highly drinkable.

Jan 02, 2011
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kojevergas from Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

Dec 16, 2010
Wainwright from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 95 ratings