imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Red amber with short lasting white head. Working my way through some old bottles and realised I hadn’t rated this one. Tjin and slightly cardboardy body, the aging hadn’t gone so well. Still hints of hoppiness and a cereal like malt body with a slightly perfumed background. Average.
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Regularly picked up at Sainsbury’ Kidlington, though haven’t noticed it much for a while. A reddy brown coloured bitter that has plenty of hoppyiness about it, but it’s a bitter that has no real stand out charactersitics but otherwise is absolutely fine.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pasteurised. Copper/red. Diminishing head. Trademark Wychwood aroma (yeast characteristic? - apple/toffee/cardboard) Medium mouthfeel. Slightly spicy. Medium length hop finish. Not unpleasant, just a bit boring.
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A thin and quite hoppy bitter,an ok effort from Wychwood,nothing that different here.
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
slightly sterile aroma, pours with a dark copper hue and off white head, fairly bland and sterile flavour, bitter finish, not very good.
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tawny coloured with a white, bubbly foam - this starts OK. Juicy malts are accompanied by an odd musty flavour. Wychwood always use clear glass bottles even for the bright supermarket lights - is that wise?
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hoppy grass aroma. Red in colour with a small head. Light carbonation. Massively hopped taste with questionable balance. Initally sweet with a bitter after taste.
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The involvement of oats in this beer is interesting. Oats used to be a common ingredient of beers, but hasn’t been so for some years, apart from stouts and porters where they add a certain smoothness and head retention. Some Scottish beers, such as Red Cuillin, contain oats, and this could well be an attempt to copy a Scottish beer style. It is a pleasant and refreshing bitter with a nice hoppy tang in the finish, but is otherwise unremarkable. Less oats and more barley would be appreciated.
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average bottled ale (bitter?), with a very hoppy aroma.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes stronger than it is, bitter but pleasent flavour. Not bad at all