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

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common

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RATINGS: 210   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (341) - 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 (3115) - 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 (4209) - 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 (6088) - Montréal, 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 (2170) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (359) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from shop. Actually a very nice, fruity beer. Would likely buy again. Very well balanced

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (218) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark orange with a fine light tan head. Aroma of roast and raisins. Flavour is very malty and a little sugary. Body is medium. The finish stays malty but starts to balance out with a hint of bitter but never really gets there. It stays slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Golden brown in colour, hoppy&nutty taste with low-medium carbonation. Good beer but too expensive for its quality.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5233) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle - Sweet malts, honey, apple and apricot. Clear orange with a thin beige head. Slight hops, booze, caramel and a hoppy bitter finish. Body is a bit thin and overall this is not my cup of tea.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Clear mahogany with a thin bubbly white cap. Metallic and malty aroma. Tasty malts, well balanced, slightly bitter with a dry finish. Bitter mouthfeel and medium lasting aftertaste. A good ?comfort? beer.


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