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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


mr_h's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2862) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin white head, no detectable aroma, good lacing, toffee fruitiness, old school medium hop finish


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Cask in Langtry’s, Nottingham. Amber with a small off white head. Quite sweet with toffee and apple notes. A soapy finish. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (706) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On cask. Amber, with white head. Some bitterness and caramel behind. Average beer marketed for the six nations.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 23, 2013
Cask @ JDW Inverness [200313]
Amber, clear, thin white head, touch of lacing
Aroma of soft fruits, berry fruits, soft lemon
Taste of pale caramel malts, some cereal, hint of bitterness, dull pale fruits, dull lemon, not great
Palate - medium body, oily. Bittersweet. Finish as main flavour, bit astringent bitter, touch tannic
Overall - Not great

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Cask @ the Clarendon, Leicester. Golden amber colour. Smells sweet, fruity citrus. Tastes sweet, summer fruits and almonds with citrus slightly bitter finish. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 09/03/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is light malts, touch of hops, citrus, cereals, barley. Taste comprises summer fruits, light hops, grain, cereals, light sugars, citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, pleasant on the palate, some bitterness in the finish. Pretty basic average bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Poured a medium golden amber with a thin white head. Very faint malty aroma. Medium body, flavour is a bit of citrus and some caramel malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4..0% amber colour with a good head, sweet aroma, slightly sweet almond and vanilla taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2013
On cask at Gatwick airport. Appearance: golden red, tiny white head. Aroma: grassy and minty, some malt, wet bread. Flavour: Grassy, sweet, lots of malt, drying with a long grassy finish. Okay.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3885) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Golden ale with a small head. Slightly malty but hardly noticeable, it simply has an easy drinking character.


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