Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
A deliciously robust, rich blend of hops and malt, including an English barley first used in 1905 called Plumage Archer. This traditional ale is lovingly brewed using barley from selected organic farms, including Duchy Home Farm at Highgrove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Slightly malty aroma. Stweet start, bitter finish with notes of caramel. Decent light flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hateball16 (105) - - APR 6, 2013
Pours medium copper, not as dark as I expected, less ruby than the name suggests. Aromas of caramel, bread and grassy floral hop notes. Moderate carbonation, quite creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied with dark toffee malt backbone and some restrained bitterness in the longish finish. Can’t compete with Fuller’s ESB but drinkable all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle in Sofia, Bulgaria. skunky pear, nice sweet, green fruitiness. honey dew, dark orange caramel. sweet fruity, clean ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Mild, subtle bitterness/maltiness, nice enough but a bit too bland for me. Wouldn’t recommend it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Well, the appearance is definitely ruby. Small tanned head too. Aroma is not too exciting, just hoppy and not much else. Tastes ok but ultimately just a standard bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Une couleur ruby avec peu de mousse. Nez de malt un peu sucré. Le goût est de malt avec un peu de sucre. Il y a peut-être un goût légère d’agrumes a la finale. Je l’ai trouvé bonne mais aqueux.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
For some reason I thought it would be better, was it the Waitrose label? Maybe. The price I paid for it? Maybe that too. Pours light brown, aroma of malt, hint of coffee. Starts out ok, but becomes a bit too watery....somehow. Refreshing I guess, I would drink it again on a hot summers day....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Smell of hops and a touch of sweetness. Pours clear yellow-brown. Imagine you had a delicious, flavourful beer. Then imagine you evaporated this beer, leaving all the good stuff behind. Now, imagine the vapor was condensed. That’s this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 Light citrus and malt aroma, cloudy light red appearance, easy on the palate not too strong in bitterness or sweetness, a light tasting and feeling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (826) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
Aroma: Slightly hoppy with orange notes, caramel and licorice. Appearance: Orange copper, very clear, fast diminishing rocky head with no structure. Taste: Attack is smooth and tasteless. Slightly acid with tiny caramel notes. Pretty refreshing and light but no accent is sticking out. A thirst quencher with no characteristic of a good beer. Just drinkable, no taste but no default.

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