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


on tap

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RATINGS: 220   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (472) - Alberta, - FEB 3, 2013
For some reason I thought it would be better, was it the Waitrose label? Maybe. The price I paid for it? Maybe that too. Pours light brown, aroma of malt, hint of coffee. Starts out ok, but becomes a bit too watery....somehow. Refreshing I guess, I would drink it again on a hot summers day....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (323) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Spicy aroma, tangy hop bitterness, toasted, bready malt flavors and soft, rounded mouthfeel. Nice color of hazy, ruby amber, with a slight white head that leaves lacing. A tasty British ESB with traditional earthy, herbal flavors, slightly above average. Low carbonation, smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
500ml Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier ohne nennenswerten Schaum. Röstmalz und Karamell Noten. Im Geschmack verbrannter Zucker, trockenobst.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (492) - - OCT 6, 2015
Amber colour with a good off-white head. Little aroma. The taste is rather sweet, dominated by a caramel flavour from the malt. Rather thin. Some hop flavour from the Plumage Archer hops used, but not particularly flavourful. I'm surprised that, at 5% ABV, there is not more flavour. Not particularly harmonious, unfortunately.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small head. Aroma of malt and caramel. In taste very sweet, medium bodied with very low bitterness. Weak, malty sweet, one dimensional beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. High fluffy and lasting white head. Clear dark and beautiful amber body. Roasted malt fruity caramel aroma with a hint of the alcohol. Sweet and dry malt caramel fruit falvor. Low carbonation. Long bitter finish. Unfortunately you can both smell and taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamaty (1549) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Color miel. Espuma escasa. Aroma escaso ligeramente ahumado. Cuerpo muy ligero, algo aguada. Baja carbonatación. Sabor de malta tostada. Bebible. Poco más.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (1073) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Aromat: głównie estry w postaci jabłek, śliwek, może wiśni z wyraźną nutą metaliczną oraz lekkim utlenieniem. Słodów specjalnie nie czuć. Barwa: pomarańczowa, klarowna. Piana ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała. Smak: kwaskowo słodka podstawa, wydaje się oparta na ekstrakcie chmielowym. Karmel, melano i miód. Goryczka poniżej średniej, choć zaznaczona. Pełnia średnia minus z wytrawnym. lekko szczypiącym akcentem. Słabo, nie dałem rady wypić nawet połowy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2015
amber in color, standard english esb everywhere else. i did like it (the hops mainly)a little better than the duchy organic, but not by a ton. One timer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2916) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
I didn’t really know what to expect from this as it was more or less a blind buy. Reddish body. Slightly grainy sweet aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, not a lot of hops, richness or complexity. Pretty basic esb. Nothing interesting going on here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamedra (716) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2015
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je sladové s jemným nádechem banánu a kvasnic. Pěna je zašedle bílá, jemná, vysoká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je jasně měděná. Chuť je výrazně sladová s kvasnicovým nádechem,finiš je středně hořký a držící s jemným kvasnicovým ocasem. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o vcelku dobrý bitter.

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