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


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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - JUN 1, 2012
From bottle -pours a clear amber hue, with slight off-white head that dissipates. Aroma is slight sour cherry sweetness. First sip barley grainy with sweet and sour. Aftertaste is light fruit tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (406) - - 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 (1115) - 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 (7936) - 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 (1436) - 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 (997) - 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 (7440) - 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 (2839) - 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 (707) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2015
500mL bottle. Nose lightly-medium fruity with crystal, pours beautiful ruby-and-caramel with interesting subshades of amber and orange, a brief beige head. Taste lightly sweet but thick and barely bitter, dries out a touch, fruity and crystalline/mineral with some slight syrup (but not medicinal); light tannic character gives some nice support, not all that grainy, but sticky with toffee and caramel. Body’s fuller and seemingly only a few shades above still, hops are very gentle and slightly herbal, very slight touches of wood and hay, even less of toast and earth. Bitterness presently more strongly in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
g_georgiou (394) - CYPRUS - JAN 13, 2015
Clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Heavy sweet, with a bitter aftertaste. A bit unbalanced.

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