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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (557) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Couleur d’un orange-rouge avec un beau col. Nez typique de caramel avec quelques fruits rouges. En bouche c’est une bière assez typique moyennement complexes, beaucoup de caramel quelques fruits rouges, un peu trop sucré mais se bois bien. Une bière dans la moyenne.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - Orangey Gold in colour. Malty; grainy malts, caramel. Fruity; light orange citrus and apple notes. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Sweet-bitter malty fruity & rather dry throughout. OK; Nothing special. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (632) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a small creamy beige head. Light biscuit malt nose with a hint of chamomile. Smooth light toasted malt flavor has a slight bready undertone. Not much body or complexity. Fairly straight forward and lacking. Light dry hops in finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yingwait (51) - - FEB 7, 2014
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazed copper/caramel with an off-white, one finger head. Carbonation rising up as well. Aroma has big notes of caramel, bread, and fruity hops. Taste is a mild bitter with hints of bread, caramel, apple, berries, and other fruits. Slight herbal/spice on the finish. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth. Overall not bad. A fair amount of taste. Worth a try. Cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (309) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
500 ml bottle sample @ Wellington Gastropub Ottawa. Pours a light, clear ruby with a small off-white head. Aromas are spent grain and copper (like an old penny). Taste is dominated by sweet caramel malts, a little copper, and a faint hint of bitter on the back end. Medium body, mildly creamy, flat, with a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2960) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 341 ml, savoured on December 5 2013; eye: caramel; nose: grain, malt, old English hops, tea, caramel; mouth: grain, malt, old English hops, tea, caramel, finale in grain with presence of tea, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 341 ml, savourée le 5 décembre 2013; œil : caramel nez : grain, malt, houblon anglais suranné, thé, caramel; bouche : grain, malt, houblon anglais suranné, thé, caramel, finale en grain avec présence de thé, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD 31 May 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 26 Nov 13. Looked good, a light ruby body that was clear and clean above sat a full and lasting off-white pillow of foaming bubbles. The nose was weak: hints of fruits and malts if you sniffed hard enough. The taste was of semi-sweet malts with fruit notes, was expecting more to be honest. Medium bodied and easy enough to drink, but it lacks polish and depth from start to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez ANBL (Tracadie, N-B). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-ambrée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de céréale et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5323)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose in Northwood. A dark orange coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Vague fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes slightly fruity, caramel and not much else. I really struggled to drink this one.


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