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Bitter, 5%

I usually like weird and hoppy beers, however this one just fell over somewhere. Apparently they’ve used no bittering hop, but just overwhelmed the beer with Citra and ‘experimental’ hops late in the boil. This gives the beer the pleasing aroma of dishwashing liquid, coupled with some slightly odd fermentation aromas, followed up with matching sharp and bitter flavour. There’s a little sweetness behind the hop, but the beer is completely unbalanced, and leaves a bitter and acrid aftertaste. To quote the bottle, they’ve made this to be ‘interesting, tasty and exiting’. Exiting seems appropriate. I didn’t finish my glass.

Overall score: 2.5/10

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Site: http://www.wadworth.co.uk/ourbeers.html

Bitter, 5.0%

Comments: A rather odd blend of Wadworth’s 6X and Pusser’s Rum, giving a slightly sweet beer with a caramelised aftertaste. The underlying metallic flavour of the 6X, however, still comes through and dominates the flavour. Some crystal malt flavours are also there, but not much in the way of aroma hop. In general this is an interesting idea, but I’d probably try using a different base beer for the blend.

Overall score: 6.0/10

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Site: http://www.wadworth.co.uk/ourbeers.html

Bitter, 5.5%

Comments: This is a generally pleasant beer, with a firm malt base and some noticeable aroma hopping. Golden tan in colour with a fine white head and good retention. The initial flavour is dominated by the malt, with the sweetness slightly masking the initial hop aroma. This continuous throughout, with a full mouth feel, slightly dominated by the malt. Quite a sweet aftertaste, with the hop acting to partly balance it out, but not as clean as it could be.

Overall score: 6.5/10

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Site: http://www.wadworth.co.uk/ourbeers.html

Strong ale, 5.8%

Comments: A fairly classic british strong ale. Tan colour, fine white head and moderate retention. As might be expected, most of the flavour comes from the heavy malt used, giving a somewhat sweet beer, with plenty of crystal malt characters. Hop is only moderately used, but is enough to largely cut through the sweetness of the beer. Even so, the aftertaste is not particularly dry. I’d be happy to have this if there wasn’t much else, but probably won’t remember it.

Overall score: 6.0/10

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Site: http://www.wadworth.co.uk/ourbeers.html
Served at the Anchor hotel, Oxford.

IPA, 3.5%

Comments: Another modern British IPA, and at 3.5%, this beer seems unable to survive the voyage to Oxford, let alone to India. A fine white head with moderate retention, and an amber colour. Quite a sweet beer, with some malty characters, but the hop only appears late and doesn’t quite make it through the aftertaste. A thin mouthfeel. Sadly this beer really did not survive the trip to Oxford, or perhaps was poorly brewed, as there were clear off flavours – possibly from transport or fermentation. The aroma was completely dominated by a catty/skunky smell. I didn’t finish the pint.

Overall score: 4/10

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Site: http://www.arkells.com/ourbeer.php

Bitter, 5%

Comments: A fruity strongly flavoured bitter. Tan colour, fine white head an moderate retention. Early flavours are malt driven, with the aroma having little hop in it. Fruity flavours also kick in from the beginning, with estery flavours (even perhaps a touch of banana?) dominating. Some sweetness and enough hop for a clean finish, but with a gentle and well balanced aftertaste. A reasonable beer – no clear faults, but nothing particularly noticeable.

Overall score: 6.0/10

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Site: http://www.arkells.com/ourbeer.php

Bitter, 4.0%
Served at the Rickety Press, Oxford.

Comments: An amber coloured bitter, with a coarse head and low retention. A fairly mild flavour, sith sour notes dominating. No real bittering or aroma hop noticeable to begin with, but enough  for a clean flavour and crisp finish. Not particularly sweet. A pleasant beer, but unremarkable.

Overall score: 6.0/10

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