Wainwright | Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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BA SCORE
43.5%
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3.59 w/ 85 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
thwaites.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PartyHatjo on 07-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,179
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
85
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.93%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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4.62/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of sfprint
4.45/5  rDev +24%
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.

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Photo of PartyHatjo
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had a proper pint on cask at the Collingwood Arms in Jesmond (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Appearance: Hazy, straw-colored brew with a fluffy head (helped out by the sparkler). Some decent retention and lacing for a cask ale.

Aroma: Floral hoppiness with some sweet malt undertones. Some yeastiness gives the aroma of fermenting bread.

Taste: Wasn't expecting the amount of hops I was getting, some American citrus character interplays well with the floral / earthy English hops. Solid sweet maltiness as well fades into a bitter finish. Fruitiness from the yeast is present in apple / pear like undertones that adds complexity to the brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium - light body, proper cask carbonation / temperature. Creamy consistency.

Drinkability: Another solid English bitter that goes down smooth and almost as easily as water. I'll need to return to Collingwood tonight for another pint or two.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of sokol_1993
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Shadman
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
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

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Photo of hdtrice
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevethebeerman
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good on tap or in a bottle. A local favourite for me.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue IX:

Crystal-clear shimmering golden color; tight, small-bubbled lacing may not stick to the glass that much but it does hold together quite well. Sweet pale honey malt, hint of buttery diacetyl and fruit from the yeast with a faint herbal, woody hop in the aroma. Smooth with a subtle creaminess, moderate size body. Malt wants to be dominate with a sweet biscuity character throughout. The hops have other plans though, as the modest but solid bitterness cuts off the top edge of malt sweetness, laying a blanket of herbal flavor. The yeast strolls in with a quick kiss of buttery diacetyl and ripe fruit. Pleasant biscuity malt in a semidry herbal-hopped finish.

A real pleasure to drink, a quaffers delight. It reminds us of the delicious ales we had back in the early '90s in England. Ale lovers looking for a session beer should seek this one out.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of shearer292
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mattipt
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of manccol
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle at 42* into a Murphy's pint glass.

A: This pours a rustic golden-orange color with very little head but decent, spotty lacing.

S: It has notes of sweet pale malts, buttery biscuits, some feint fruity notes, and honey.

T: It is reminiscent of grapefruit, apricots, honey, and sweet buttery hay.

M: This has a rather thin body that is quite creamy; perfect for a session ale.

D: This is nicely done with an increasingly disappearing style.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of joe1956
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured a pure gold colour with a thin head. The aroma has a hint of honey. Plenty of fruit and and some hops with a touch of a bitter taste. It has the typical Thwaites profile, and in spite of the low ABV a lot of flavour. A good beer from a good brewery.

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Wainwright from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 43.5% out of 100 with 85 ratings
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