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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Cask, keg & bottle.

American Yeast, Big World Hops and Euro malt.
Willow is instrumental in spawning spiritual visions, engendering a clearer understanding of the world in which we live.
A Big beer….
A Magic craft…..
Magestic……
Yes Magestic, not just majestic
Created with percolating, infusing and dry hopping with potent US hops, but allowing balance through deep bodied British malts and cultivating a smooth citrus backbone from Eastern European hops.


downender's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - FEB 21, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 19/2/2014. Copper coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and crystallised oranges, grapefruit, solid malts and a lingering, dryish finish. Good.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Hazy dark orange to reddish color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, pine, resin, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite heavy on the malt and piney hops I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (73) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Aroma: fruity, caramel, citrus. Taste: nicely bitter, little caramel, lot of citrus and grapefruit. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (418) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle - Hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is very floral with orange, coriander seeds and grassy hints. Lots of honey too. Taste is orange, grass, hay and a strong bitterness with some grapefruit. Medium body, strong carbonation, quite warming. Super.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of fruit and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, hops, and caramel, leading to a raw bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10845) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
clear amber, smooth light yellow head. aroma is sweet honey, malts, flavor is malty, bitter malty, like a barley wine, nice euro hops, great taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is earthy, caramelish and herbal hoppy to teaish. Bitter, herbal, teaish. Dense malty, herbal bitter and bone dry into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle pour at the GJBF Osaka 2014. It poured a dark copper gold with a thin beige head. Full bodied with a sweet malty character I honestly felt this was barrel-aged, it had lots of woodsiness to it. Kind of too strong and in your face though it was very well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle pour at GJBF Osaka 2014. Dusty, brown sugar nose with dried dark fruits. Cloudy dull copper color. Fruity with some thick citrus in the background. Hops develop very well throughout. Medium-heavy body. Almost cloying, but still quite tasty and actually refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Celt Experience Ogham Willow ].
Light unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, light butter. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, riped fruit - fruity, orange, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140217]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Tap at Brewdog, Nottingham. Hazy amber. White, lasting head. Sweet, thick, sugary grapefruit. Taste is fusty bitter. Thick, chewy palate. Sweet and bitter finish. Tipping me over the brink, after a long days rating...


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