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


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4033) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4330) - 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 (3482) - 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 (281) - - 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 (12971) - 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. It’s very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3350) - 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 (979) - 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 that’s mostly floral with light orange, and light burnt sugar notes that are dry and slightly sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (408) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Cask at Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham, £3.30/pint. Deep amber/copper beer with thin, white head and visible carbonation. Nose is floral with soap, lavender and parma violets. Citrus comes through strong in flavour on a puckering dry palate but there’s an underlying soapy, butterscotch sweetness. Different to many citrusy ales out there at the minute but it doesn’t quite work for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (282) - - SEP 3, 2015
Aroma malty. Amber appearance. Caramel tones. Bitter finish with good kick on the palate. All in all nice. William try again. No pun intended !!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2391) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2459) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On cask. Amber, with white head. Some bitterness and caramel behind. Average beer marketed for the six nations.

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