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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2012
In bottle from Waitrose. Pours an amber colour with a beige head that dies away fairly quickly. An aroma of treacle, honeycomb, grassy hops and alcohol. Similar flavours with harsh hops upfront and caramel and alcohol to finish. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2012
(bottle) Slightly unclear, amber colour with a firm medium-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Cara-malty and leafy aroma with herbal and fruity hops. Mildly bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Slightly buttery cara-malty base with citric and berry-fruity hops; dry and mildly bitter and fruity hoppy finish. 28.V.12

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bunget (500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
500ml bottle. A clear orange body with almost no head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma composed of honey, earthy grass, hops and some citrus. Taste is of grainy malt, hops and some lemon. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
[bottle from LCBO] Sourish citrusy fermentation ester aroma with some brown sugar and apples. Clear bronze under a lasting white island and ring. Flavour is a fairly sour and slightly metallic biscuity malt balanced by significant bitterness and with notes of lemon and caramel apple. Metallic feel and bitterness sort of combine in a bad way. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lasting moderate bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frybeer (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1172) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Clear copper, small off white head fades. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet rich malty taste balanced well with a light earthy hop background, some dark fruit. Softly carbed, light - medium bodied. Long bitter finish. Nice enough. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear gold beer!!!? Little off white head. Light dry palate. Dry and slightly floral pale malt. Mild citrus. Dry finish. Dull and dry and hardly ’Ruby’

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travisd (4) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Received for Pagan Winter Solstice celebrations. Head foams up white and very quickly subsides. This beer is is a regular amber in color and clear as it’s filtered. Very mild aroma with not much standing out. Flavor is watery as I guess is kind of expected from filtered beer, a little bitter (not in a good way,) and generally very plain. It’s a light body, thin texture with mild carbonation. Overall, this is not terrible but pretty boring. I give it an extra point for using organic ingredients. We shouldn’t even have that distinction...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2012
500ml bottle, cellar cool. More mid-brown than ruby. Slightly hazy with a thin white head. abit of ripe red fruit in the aroma, and some plummy jammy flavour. Not bad, but not my type of beer really. I think it’s O.K. but personally, I think this style needs a bit more warming alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, nectar, some mild herbal and earthy notes. Also mild notes of the Wychwood houseflavour. Flavour is caramel malts, bitter fruity and floral notes with some wood and slight resiny notes.


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