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

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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: pasteurised.
Previously sold as Circle Master in the UK.
Traditionally craft brewed in Oxfordshire using organically grown English Barley Malt and Organic Target Hops. Scarecrow is a wonderfully refreshing Golden Ale evoking lazy, hazy days of summer in golden meadows & ripe barleyfields. A winning combination of tart citric fruit flavours perfectly balanced by a rich biscuity maltiness and rounded off with a spicy bittersweet finish.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Yuch. No good. Definitely skunked completely. Clear yellow, no head. Sweet flavor like a Molson. Leads to a dry finish. Poured the rest out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thechandler (590) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Pours a golden-copper color. Aroma is light, slightly hoppy, and slightly skunky. Flavor is refreshingly light. Nice solid hop flavor, but not too bitter. A slight bit of caramel malty flavor. Crisp. Slightly thin on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
This was an all organic beer. The 500 ml. bottle poured a sparkling clear golden colored beverage with a small smooth white head that was mostly diminishing but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma had a rich roasted malt character with nice undertones of floral hops. The body was medium to full with lively carbonation and a dry, clean texture. The initial flavor was slightly bitter with a sweet background. The finish was long and brought out a bit of an alcohol warmth to accompany the nice bitter end.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 4, 2009
Good slight floral aroma. Slight bitternes but not much flavor all around. Like a plain taste and not much after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured a hazy orangey colour with a tinge of brown and a frothy white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of butterscotch, caramel, some malts, light vanilla notes and faint grassy hops. Flavor was similar to aroma with smooth caramel, malts, more butterscotch and a light hoppy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fdomig (544) - München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
500ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is light hops. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a light white foam. Taste is bitter-ish. A bit dry. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2004
Ho hum. Usual Wychwood aroma characteristics (clear bottle?, yeast character? Golden. Obviously has plenty of hops but their aroma is drowned out. Taste of grapefruit and good bitter finish though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Cold 16.9oz bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a frothy alabaster head that dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles with some lacing. Aroma is of sweet malts, orange, grass and spice. Taste is of sweet malts, light grassy hops, orange and spice. Light to medium body and smooth, with ample carbonation. Ending is of grassy hops and spice.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2008
no head . Had a flowery aroma and a smooth palate very light in colour tasted more like a lager than a beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Basically just a really good budweiser. All its got goin for it is its light and refreshing character. Sweet malts with a barely noticable hops. I’ll take it over a BMC for sure, but that aint really sayin much.


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