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

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Only available bottled (not bottle conditioned).
This was the first beer brewed for the Duchy Originals organic range. The beer is brewed using a rare breed of organic barley - Plumage Archer - harvested from The Prince’s Home Farm at Highgrove.
Duchy Originals Organic Ale has opted for a traditional, British barley variety Plumage Archer to give the beer a rich depth of flavour.
The organic hops for this delicious beer are also British, First Gold, a new dwarf hop variety grown in Kent and Worcestershire. The beer is brewed to Duchy Originals' recipe.
The Duchy Originals Organic Ale is a ruby-coloured flavour-packed beer which combines the rich caramel flavours of the barley malt with the signature ripe orange nuance of the First Gold hop.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Nov 2009: Brown 50ml bottle had two months before its best by date. It was poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass. Clear, but not bright, the colour was golden brown with a reddish hint. An off-white head sat on top, thick at first then a thinner covering. The head did produce some good laceing as the glass emptied. No huge aroma came from the beer, some hop and toffee maybe. The taste was fairly bland, fizzy, mid-dry, the malts and hops are there but neither grabs the beer by the neck and sorts it out. The 5.0% ABV doesn’t feature or show in any way, the body suffers because of that, it seemed watery and lacking in the creamy, rich stakes. Drinkable, but a mild disappointment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Thought this was very average. Had a weak fruity aroma which was all too similar in the taste. Not enjoyable but not bad in any way

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1408 bottle; nose is decent caramel, some mediumdry malt, cinnamon, feel is watery, carb is mediumweak, taste is mediumdry hops, some caramel, little cork

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. Very clear bronze with no carbonation. Malty medium body with a clean sharp taste, Malty aftertaste. A well bottled and quite impressive beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1136) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
Fruity, but weak, aroma. Clear amber (not ruby). Pleasant creamy and fruity taste, with a full body. A pretty decent English ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
En av de först öl jag provade under vår höst i England -09. Bra maltkropp och fin balans ihmulingen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
I like this stuff. Beautiful amber color and an attractive label on the bottle. Clean, crisp, slightly bitter with a flavorful dry finish. Medium-bodied mouthfeel, nice level of lively carbonation and I really like the hops in this stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4046) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Caramel and a tinge vinous in the aroma while the appearance is medium amber and cloudy. The flavor is a mix of old ale and premium bitter, the vinous part of an old ale and general characteristics of a premium bitter. Rather different for a premium bitter, the vinous flavor is a bit out of place and the body was relatively thin, but overall it wasn’t that bad.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1354) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Appearance: clear dark amber with copper highlights. Aroma: sour fruit and musty grains. Taste: slightly sour and bitter, with hoppy fruit up front and some sweet malts. Finish: medium bitter tang of hops gives way to tart dryness and hidden undertone of sweet graham cracker. Notes: While the very end of the finish was a pleasant surprise, this was simply not my cup of tea, guv’nor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity and hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. A bit light bodied. A pleasant surprise. 050311


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