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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that settles slowly and leaves a healthy spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some caramel, citrus and earthy notes. Taste is caramel malty sweet with some light roasted grain bitterness supplemented with a light citrus and earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium in body with generous carbonation leaving the palate pleasantly teased. Slightly more robust than the Organic Original and highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8585) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle: Clear, chestnut-foxy coloured, stable creamy off-white foam, fruity and bready-malty nose with hops in the second row; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, pretty soft; shorter fruity-bitter finish. O.K., nothing to complain…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a small market in Crawford Bay, BC on 08/03/2012. Colour: mix of orange and brown and slightly cloudy. No head. Nose: sugary malt, old couch, red nibs, faintest trace of smoke. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Light but equally distributed balance of grain and sweetness. There is a lingering barley through the finish. Mild mannered one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (3249) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average to huge, firm, frothy, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly sweet fruity aroma has notes of red berries, cherry, a minimal dry touch of wood and leather. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, a bit flat and minimally artificial, unspecific dry finish in wood, leather and fruit parings direction.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy amber color, small head. Mild aroma of sugar and cabbage. Some caramel flavor, with moderate bitterness, and again some flavor of vegetables.
Unexciting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose, Headington, Oxford, consumed at Carol & Haydns Summer party Saturday 30th June 2012 I drank this straight out of the bottle so I’m unsure of the exact colour of this. Malty & fruity with low hoppiness and a slightly metallic twang As expected really, very much the Wychwood stamp on this nothing special. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 2.9

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sulawang (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
pours copper brown, minimal head, several active CO2 streams. Medium malts, transitions into a watery body, rough finish in mouth. Finishes medium bitter. Low complexity, low-medium depth, okay transitions, not so good carry, no good drinkability. I only taste malts, quite boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (1935) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy, medium amber, with an off-white head. Malty, spicy aroma, caramel, yeast, apricot, toffee. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, fruity taste, caramel, hops, orange peel, yeast, earth. (2012-06-11)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Psytron (1155) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2012
Malty, rubbery smell. Red-copper colour, beige high head. Mildly sweet, rubbery. Aftertaste of metal. Some citrus to be found.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
500ml bottle. Don't be frightened by the word, ORGANIC! This beer is GREAT! Pours a large, pillowy head - clear tawny brew (Lovibond 13/14). Distinctive scent of gum balls although it's very light. Head and lace persist through the duration of my drink. Tastes amazingly unique. Some of that gum ball sweetness, with a hoppy note for balance. Some mild hints of smoky, nutty flavours which make for an interesting beer. Totally in my favorites! Some long mildly bitter aftertaste though to trump a perfect review, and the carbonation is moderate to low.


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