Brewed by Wychwood (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; February; Avoid the scrum & make sure you score an early try as our most popular seasonal ale makes a winning return. A full-bodied malty beer with a clean citrus aroma tackles your taste buds & kicks its opponents into touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2016
Tasted this in the Red Squirrel, Stevenston on the 22nd March 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale copper in colour with a thin white creamy head. Malty aroma with sweet date fruit present. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base with sweet toffee and raisin fruit notes present. Earthy flavour to the hop resins gives a standard bitter backbone in the short aftertaste. Finish is malty with weak syrupy dates evident in the palate. Run of the mill bitter to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Cask at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham. Not on a rugby day, I hasten to add. Caramel and malt sweetness balanced by earthy hops. Solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (741) - - FEB 25, 2016
Sampled on draught at the John Baird in Muswell Hill. Light brown with a white head. Some caramel on the nose, and a taste of light toffee, hints of apple and an earthy, moderately bitter finish. Easy drinking and quite light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
Cask @ Wagon Works, Eastleigh. Clear, deep golden body with a thin, lacing off-white head. Mild fruity aroma with a hint of caramel. Mild, soft flavor of caramel malt, citric fruit and apples with moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Light and easy, quite smooth but lack some personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5422) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Clear brown colour. Very smooth texture. Quite a sweet beer with a dry woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Cask at the Green Man in the City, brown with a lacing head and nice malty and herby nose. A little tasty sweet golden fruit and burnt toffee initially, but a bit acrid in the finish. Needs more work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
anfractuosity (345) - - OCT 6, 2015
Fairly bland, although rather quaffable bitter. Could probably do with some more crystal etc. malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Cask at the Market Porter. Pours amberr with acreamy off-white head. Warm malty aroma. Near med body. Flavor is mildly roast caramel, citrus and a surprising light spice note. Itís very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4061) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
500th Bitter Rating. Cask@the imperial, walsall. Amber beer with medium head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of caramac bars and a little citrus. Taste is caramel, malts and some citrus. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
On cask, poured into a nonic. The aroma is initially tropical but turns floral and citrus like with some cotton candy notes late. The beer is oily looking with a deep, brilliant caramel shade and a dense, whipped, off-white head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium sweet combination. The beer is oily and slick in texture with a flat-ish fuzz for carbonation. The medium body has a bright, waxy orange and citrus membrane quality with other floral notes. The finish is syrupy with a zesty and floral herb zip that turns somewhat burnt and leaves an aftertaste thatís mostly floral with light orange, and light burnt sugar notes that are dry and slightly sticky.

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