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

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (256) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
The wife ordered this one with the groceries. Needs slopping from glass to glass - way too fizzy if you can’t be bothered. No appreciable aroma, sweet and rather thin. Not in the least ruby coloured, actually being just on the pale side for a bitter ale. Finish is short and only slightly bitter and all in all, a very disappointing beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Deep amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, bready malts and caramel, with some slightly yeasty berry fruits and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, caramel, fruits. Flavour: Fruits, caramel, vague spice. Thin bodied. Ends fruity and caramelly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Toasted, berries, sweetness, some roasted notes, light tobacco, knækbrød, soapy, boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear oraneg coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Bitter, toasted malty and light oxidised. Dry and bitter to herbal finish. Dry and herbal far finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear amber with a dense off-white head leaving a little lacework. Caramellish, nutty aroma. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, typical British yeast character and a subdued bitterness. 270413

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose Sunningdale shared at Jack and Leightons birthday pleasantries, 13/04/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is dark fruit, malt, sugars, light toffee. Taste comprises dark fruits, malts, toffee, brown sugar. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish with light bitterness. So so drinkable gubbins but nothing to return too!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle. Ta Coleen for the pour. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The aroma’s marzipan, almond, red berry and caramel apples. The taste is more sweet autumnal fruits. Chewy caramel graham cracker body. Lightly oxidized. Hints of ye olde cardboard. Medium body, smooth. Overall, fine.


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