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

bottled
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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


JRHBrew's rating

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - JAN 4, 2013
Mild and a bit more watery than anticipated. A tad too malty for my taste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (579) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
If I were at a party & you were to hand this to me, I’d think it was a frothy ginger ale. But this ain’t no party & you’ve never given me a beer. It’s a fine bitter. Nothing avant garde, but nothing too bad. If I were at the helm I’d turn down the caramel sugars & I’d also be a little concerned about the somewhat off metallic, coppery hint of an aftertaste. But yeah: it’s a bitter & its okay.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewGoblin (368) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Veddy veddy sweet. Well, not excessively, but for a Bitter it sure does have a lot of caramel and burnt toffee going on. Beautiful ruddy copper with a razor thin head. Smells of caramel, toast, earth and leather, light herbal hops. A dry finish, leaving a residual bitter bite is really the only thing that keeps this from being too sweet. It’s a nice mellow sipper, lunch beer. I wish the body was a little more full as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear red amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, herbs, nuts and bread. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, herbs, nuts and bread. Cap had leaked after travel so it had lost a lot of carbonation. Pretty ok though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Didn’t even know what type of beer this was, until now. Pours a clear amber with small head. Aroma is of pine, grapes, basements, and ripe fruits. Tastes of caramel, grapes, toffee, wood, and syrup. Has a medium body with low carbonation. It is smooth but feels almost flat and is watery on the tongue. Kind of has a grape juice aftertaste as well. Not the best bitter, but doesn’t deserve such low ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Newcastle. Hazy orange-amber coloured with burnt toffee, malty and orange blossom flavours, gentle nutty notes with peppery hops and caramel and vanilla on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1291) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Belle couleur cuivrée rougeoyante, limpidité et minceur totales, peu de mousse, nez qui évoque le sucre d’orge et la gomme balloune. Bouche ronde, à peine houblonnée, sans aucune complexité (seulement du sucre d’orge, du début à la fin) mais avec des saveurs justes, intéressantes, et franches. Malheureusement, si le côté malt est superbement représenté, le reste n’offre aucune caractéristique vraiment digne de mention.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, East Cowes shared with McTapps. Puring in quite ruby and clear with low head. Touches of fruits, malt, nuts and caramel in the aroma. Easily drinkable and classy piwo without hitting high score.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4314) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in a deep ruby-brown colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of barley and malt with some hints of cake. Taste of barley, wheat, grains, leaves, woods, bitter hops, nuts and straw. Medium bitter finish. Easy drinkable and not a bad one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8240) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2014
This brew pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and mild hops. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, grain and slight floral hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Average overall.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RD400F (185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Apperance: beer to pint glass, pour is a orangey red color with an off white head which fades to a small top. Aroma is surprising....dusty, old books, sour, bright fruit...quite a combination though not one I’d say is appealing. The taste carries the weird sourness present in the aroma but backs it with bitter roasted malt. There’s no sweetness, no caramel, no butterscotch. Only bitter roasted malt, dank earthy hops and a weird sourness similar to a acetobacter infection. Palate is thin bodied, co2 medium. Overall...pretty disappointed. I have a feeling something is off with this beer.


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