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Wychwood Dogs Bollocks (Bottle)

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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in pasteurised bottle.
A full bodied hoppy, golden colored brew. Stygian hops from Slovenia are combined with wheat to give this beer a burst of fruit flavors.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. Appearance: Delivered to the table a clear, golden-amber body with just under an inch of white head. Smell: Wishy-washy aroma of weak malted barley with a thin whiff of their house yeast strain. The hops didnít bother to show up in the aroma, and I canít say I blame them. Taste: Faintly bready malts with a very, very small amount of toffee crisp sweetness. 1-2 drops of apricot juice. Dissatisfyingly watery from the onset. Iota of yeast. Leafy green hop character, albeit minuscule, with very little bitterness. Drying, water-soaked finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Balls.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
14th March 2008
A 1997 bottle at 6.5% abv. Cloudy brown beer. Sweet malty caramel with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Hardly a trace of hop. Has survived well and was quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Had this for quite a while. Gold amber with white head. Full, slightly sweet and cardboardy beer, but with a background spiciness and grainy flavour. The hops have melded into the malt body over time. Itís ok.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
There seems to have been an older and newer formulation, I reckon, so my rating is an average of the two. As has been noted elsewhere here, the newer version is a wee bit hoppier, and I fancied more the older, slightly sweeter variant. Still, a nice lighter ale, well drinkable under any conditions.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
Aroma is typical wychwood with their sort of burnt soggy cardboard hoppines, but not as bad as usual since a sweetness helps it out. Taste is mainly malty with a nice honey sort of sweetness finish is a nicer type of wychwood hopps which is reasonably wet. Alround a not bad beer not sure if i could session it though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8085) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2002
Please note - I cannot compare this to real Dogs Bollocks, understood. Anyhoo, This is an average ale that is quite strong and fruity with a dry mouthfeel. Pretty dull, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2002
Clean, zippy and refreshing. The sweetness has been reduced, and there is now a hoppy balance to the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2498) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2002
Silly name, stupid label, nice bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2002
Despite its stupid name itís actually very nice. Quite sweet to taste and smell ok too

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TJSackville-West99 (1) - - DEC 31, 2001 does not count
Rare treat to find this interesting drop. They put some effort into this brew


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