Sixex 8 x 500ml Bottles
(22 customer reviews)


Brewed to the same recipe for over 100 years, Sixex is a dark and delicious strong ale with reams of rich, malty flavour.

Sixex is a legendary beer, beating off the newcomers to win the 2021 Gold Medal at the International Brewing Awards!

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Brewed to the same recipe for over 100 years, Sixex is a dark and delicious strong ale with reams of rich, malty flavour.

Sixex pours a tempting dark mahogany with illuminating ruby highlights and a full, creamy head. With wafts of toasted malts, caramel and fruitcake, the use of rich crystal and dark malts lead to a distinct roasted flavour with hints of chocolate, toasted sugars and coffee.

This strong ale is a divine choice for the autumn and winter months – if you’ve got a cosy fire and comfy armchair at your disposal, you’re on to a winner. A consistent winner of top awards, Sixex is a true champion ale.

Bottle Size 500ml
Beer Type Dark Ale
Alcohol 6.0%
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Allergens Malted barley, wheat
Beer Colour Dark





Rich, malty, fruitcake


Full bodied, rich, malty


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22 reviews for Sixex

  1. Sam Duxbury (verified owner)

    This is a real quality beer.

  2. Mr Dennis Joyner (verified owner)

    Superlative strong beer, well worth a try but do allow for the strength.

  3. Ben

    Delicious dark ale with real depth of flavour. This is the proper stuff.

  4. W Dunlop (verified owner)

    Lovely dark tasty ale

  5. Steven Prescott (verified owner)

    Cracking strong beer full of flavour, good with equally strong cheese

  6. Howard JONES (verified owner)

    Of all the bottled beeeeers I’ve drunk since March 2020 this along with others I bought from Joseph Holt is the best. Great flavour, reminds me of being in the Hard and Hound Shudehill on my trips to Manchester.

  7. Alan Woodhead (verified owner)

    Dark,rich sharp tasting beer.
    Lovely drink on a winter’s day.

  8. Graham DONNING (verified owner)

    Excellent quality beer a tad disappointed there is no free delivery within, say, 3 miles of the brewery? If so, I would purchase more!

  9. David Dinsdale (verified owner)

    Really good dark ale ,I found the taste rich and malty with a slight nutty taste. Ideal for winter evenings by the fire.

  10. baza7404 (verified owner)

    Love it, proper strong winter ale to savour. Definitely not a session beer, needs to be treated with respect.

  11. Michael Howe (verified owner)

    A very attractive and tasty dark beer. Served cold from the fridge Joseph Holt has brewed a winner here. You would have to go a long way to beat this on taste.

  12. Norman Burns (verified owner)

    First-time tasting this one and absolutely enjoyed it, great colours and taste

  13. Henry (verified owner)

    The finest Holts beer in my humble opinion beautiful depth of flavour and roastiness in finish- glorious!

  14. Marshall Faizey (verified owner)

    Really nice tasting beer had mine with a curry worked really well with it cold from the fridge.

  15. Adrian Straw (verified owner)

    Fabulous strong ale. A proper man’s beer!

  16. Mark Scott (verified owner)

    An excellent ale. Easy to drink, but be careful.

  17. Christopher fallows (verified owner)

    really like this ale good and strong just like it should be

  18. Edward Gerald Lunn (verified owner)

    Good strong tasty ale. I can recommend this one.

  19. ian hunt (verified owner)

    Have it for breakfast dinner and tea if I could. It really is a great beer. It can catch up on you though
    Thinking how lucky they are to live near Holt’s pub. Round here some pretentious places charge over £4.00 a pint and often it’s badly kept.

  20. Steve Bagnall (verified owner)

    One of the best, if not the best beer I’ve tasted. Placed several orders over the last couple of years, however, slightly disappointed this time that despite getting the beer late in Jan ’22 the bbe date is only May ’22. Hopefully won’t impact the tast any !

  21. Stuart Petch (verified owner)

    A perfect drink for those who like a strong full bodied pint.

  22. David Wood (verified owner)

    Deep malty flavour in a strong ale. Really good with cheese and biscuits.

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