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


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RATINGS: 225   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper with a small dull white head that settles to a thin ring and has decent legs but leaves little to no lace. Aroma is bready, fruity esters, toffee, and rasins. Flavour is grassy, watery, mildly bitter, faint caramel, and bread crusts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Ar: Hay, moss - some pear, light caramel. Ap: Amber and clear - medium off-white head with big bubbles, moderate retention, leaves a fair amount of foam. T: Red apple and pear - some moss, hay, and light toasted malt - medium bitterness, fairly clean - light crackers. P: Medium-ligh body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Decent beer - easy to drink, but nothing really standout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with 2 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Raisin, dried fruit cake, umami, brown bread. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry fairly abrupt bitter, sweet, burnt toffee, dried fruit, malty, golden syrup finish. Comments: Very tasty and glass lacing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml. Dégustée le 24 novembre 2013 (pint). Bière rousse limpide. Mousse peu, col mince blanc éphémère. Très très peu effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur de champagnette. Saveur assez surette au départ, de bois, puis assez âcre vers la fin de la bouteille. Le tout est fade, manque de punch, pas d’effervescence notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Nice ale. Soft mouth feel. A touch of fruit on the tongue. Pours reddish with slight head. Hint of biscuit and floral on the nose. A slight bite from the hops. Typical English style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (769) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a crystal clear deep copper with minimal tan head that is gone quickly. Nose is grain and caramel and light vanilla but all very muted. Taste starts very sweet with toffee and fruit leading to a some mild bitterness. Mouth is quite thin with very soft carbonation and a lingering light bitter finish. Just OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pour a deep copper with nice active carbonation and very little head. Light, sweet caramel aroma. Very faint. NIce sweet flavour with just the right amount of bitterness and a thin texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Canmoore (405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a brilliant ruby, with a very minima head. Aroma is quite muted, with some faint notes of ripe fruit and biscuits. Tasting notes include deep notes of fruit, slight peppery, nice carbonation bite, and a slight bitter finish. Decent ESB, nothing spectacular though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ILduce (254) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at LCBO: hazy orange with basically no head. Malty floral nose. Biscuity and sweet flavour. Clean mouthfeel with decent bitterness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darioklc (691) - Karlovac, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2014
Poured a clear copper with a white head. Some lacing is produced. Caramel sweetness, earthy, floral, and fruity. Smooth, creamy, and a persistent bitter aftertaste. Beautiful beer

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