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Wainwright | Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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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:
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Added by PartyHatjo on 07-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,112
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
87
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 35
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2.2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.3/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

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Photo of Eduzanardi
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
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

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of DerBayer
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmmm this beer is distinctly aberage in its appearance though more reminiscent of a pale ale in my view.

Smell is English hops with English hops and faint faint fruity esters

The taste is much the same there and nothing remarkable

The palate is medium dry and leaves a slightly unpleasant coating.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbloomberg3
2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brown 500ml bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank on a sunny afternoon in July 2009.

Poured into a UK pint straight sided glass.

Pale amber/old gold colour with a thin white head. The body was almost clear, just the hint of a mist, plenty of bubbles rising upwards, so good carbonisation within the beer.

The aroma was weak, some hops and yeast esters but nothing very strong throughout the tasting.

Crisp, refreshing and slightly hoppy, an apple taste hovered in the background, a bitterness comes through in the aftertaste.

Nothing special, might be a whole lot better in cask form?

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of horshack7
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of Martine
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wl0307
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml slim, short neck brown bottle in presentation, filtered and likely pasteurised. BB 18/01/11, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: light golden in colour, coming with a huge off-white frothy head settling slowly to a thin cap to last, on top of rather restrained yet healthy steams of tiny bubbles.
S: orangey-citric, sweet lemony and peach-blossomy floral comes the aroma, with a very very thin support of pale malts and also a touch of yeasty sourness lagging behind. Sufficiently fruity and aromatic, not terribly hoppy.
T: rather light in flavour, showing a... "neutral" flavour mixed of very pale malts and some kind of citrus-peel-ish fruitiness, smoothening gradually in terms of flavour intensity and hop bitterness, leading towards a rather bland finish where only residual bit of fruity hops can be picked up by my bored taste-buds...
M&D: okay in terms of overall body and palate, not too thin for 4.1%abv. but the flavour really is a bit too light. For a light-weight golden ale designed for summer (I suspect), the combination does the job not too bad, but this simply is not quite my cup of tea. I prefer either boldly hoppy, or balanced, or really really bitter ales, neither of which alas can be found in this bottle.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of g4g2008
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of DanB1
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Midtown liquor pick up

Pours apricot with a pinky of sandy colored head.
Head falls a quickly to a thinnish film covering the top of the ale, a bit of head retention & lacing

S: Leafy hops, hints of cling peaches

T: Fruitty (pears & peaches) up front, plus muted floral & herbal hops. Crackery notes, more peach sweetness & a modicum of herbal & lemon hops as this warms. Finishes dry, crackery with herbal hops, plus a touch of honey

MF: Light bodied, low carbonation, okay balance

Drinks okay, not too exciting, I'm sure this is tasty on cask, but just fails to deliver in bottled form. Very few of these low ABV offerings thrill me, I prefer cask by a mile. Drink this at cellar temp or higher

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from a local Spar..

Poured a light golden colour... white head poured quite small then faded quickly to very light layer. Fair amount of continuous carbonation drifts to the surface... very little lacing...

Aroma - Biscuity malt sweetness, light spicy fruits (oranges, apples, some lemons), grassy, light floral honey, some sea saltiness, herbal / vegetal notes, hight peppery hops...

Taste - Quite strong peppery hops, light fruity sweetness (apricots, lemons, pears), some light sickly sweetcorn notes, salty, some creamy vanilla hints, light almond / marzipan nuttiness, some honey notes, decent biscuit maltiness..

Feel - Quite sharp initially then becomes more rounded as you drink... light bodied... pretty drinkable but a little boring..

Overall - An OK pale ale... nothing special.

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Photo of stevoj
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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Photo of Dentist666
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of hamrwolf
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wainwright from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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