Just my kind of colour! A beautiful dark copper coloured amber ale with a thick frothy cream head that, despite first appearances, disappears to a thin layer. It has a mouthwatering aroma of fruit and sweet malts with a slight hint of hops so I couldn't wait to dive in.
I was certainly not disappointed as the sublime malty flavour exploded on my tongue. The bitterness of the hops is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the malts, which left a very pleasant sweet aftertaste. The carbonation is perfect for an amber ale with gentle bubbles giving a very smooth feel as it slips down far too easily.
Wadworth 6X really surprised me; I think I was perhaps a little guilty of judging a book by its cover as the label did nothing to entice me. 6X can be perfectly described by 2 idioms (is it just me that thinks of the 2 silly bulls moment in Blackadder whenever I think of grammatical nouns?). Anyway, the two very apt idioms I was thinking of are: appearances can be deceptive and it's what's inside that counts.
Ale be delighted to see Wadworth 6X again!
Brewed by Wadworth Brewery, Wiltshire