Welsh Pride / Balchder Cymru | Conwy Brewery

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Welsh Pride / Balchder CymruWelsh Pride / Balchder Cymru

Brewed by:
Conwy Brewery
Wales, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 10-23-2008

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by atis:
Photo of atis
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy dark amber and large sediment settles on the bottom of the glass, small head, small lacing. Aroma is sweetish malt, fruity esters, hints of spicy yeast.

Taste is biscuity malt with sharp hoppy herbal bitterness that is enhanced by very strong carbonation. Notes of fruit and presence of yeast is felt as well.

The beer is drinkable, but it seemed that carbonation was excessive and there was too much of yeast residue.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4th April 2010 was the date this bottle conditioned beer had to be drank by. It was opened and reviewed on 24th March, two weeks before.

Poured carefully into an 'Old Speckled Hen' vase shaped pint glass.

Clear light amber body with a good, large bubbled, white head on top. Sadly the head fell away to leave just a collar and a few wisps.

Sweetish hoppy aroma, flowery and semi-citrus at the same time.

Tangy and well carbonated, almost fizzy in the mouth. The beer (according to the label) contains Barley, Wheat and Gluten, as allergy advice. It also claims all their bottled beers are vegetarian. I liked its sharpness and the bitter aftertaste as the mouth dried, which left a nutmeg/corriander feel between gulps.

Not bad at all!

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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper colour. Extra thick frothy head as a result of the bottle conditioning.
Vibrant hoppy aroma. Some malt detected.
Good balance between hops and malt. Tangy bitter finish.
Light body. Again the carbonation brightens the beer.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle conditioned
Quite a pleasant drop of bitter, very refreshing!
A copper coloured bitter with a well balanced blend of malt & hops. An initial rich, malty mouthfeel is rounded off by tasty orangey / zesty hops and a touch of spice.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Maxbier
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Pour from bottle. Cooper color with off white head. Strong raw yeast aroma. Flavor is predominantly malty and a bit bitter with more hop bitter than hop flavor. Finish includes a hint of the raw yeast from the up front aroma. Serve at proper temperature, if it's too cold it amplifies the yeasty flavors. Regardless, the aroma is what brings this rating below 3.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light amber colour with a fizzy head that settle down quick.

Smells carbonated and hoppy.

Tastes fairly citrusy and hoppy, ruined by the high carbonation in my opinion which bombards the tongue too much.

Overall quite a nice beer but not the best ive had.

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Photo of wl0307
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased in Church Stretton, Shropshire, bottle-conditioned; BB 22/04/09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: dark amber hue with very good clarity (thanks to a careful pour), coming with a fast dissipating fluffy head and sporadic fizziness (rather large bubbles).
S: lightly metallic and salty notes, spicy-orangey hops, and a rather smooth sugary maltiness hover in the air... somewhat timid in the overall aroma, but in no sense unpleasant.
T: lightly biscuity and faintly honey-ish in the foretaste just like a typical English pale bitter, then the slightly herbal and also spicy bitterness of hops expand in the middle, preceding a rather quiet, soothing aftertaste with a light orangey-citric undertone and lingering waves of semi-herbal bitterness as of the work of phenol.
M&D: for a bottle-conditioned bitter, the texture is pretty clean and not tainted at all by the yeast sediments, making a refreshing and also soft palate; that said, this light-bodied bitter is somehow too timid in taste to sparkle more interests from drinkers (like me). The lingering subtle hop bitterness is very welcomed, though.

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Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Welsh Pride / Balchder Cymru from Conwy Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 10 ratings