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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle. Brown glass. <br /> Ingredients: Pale wheat and Crystal malt; Styrian and Northdown hops. "Fiddlers Elbow is Wychwood’s lighter style ale perfect for summer beer and evokes lazy, hazy days of summer images of golden meadows & ripe corn fields. This wheat brewed refreshing summer ale is 4.5% ABV. The addition of the choicest English wheat malt perfectly complements the use of Styrian Goldings hops. The end result is a wonderful combination of citrus and floral aroma, with tart citric fruit flavours and a long hoppy fruity finish. A wonderfully refreshing beer."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2005
A fine head didn’t last long. Pleasant appearance. The aroma had a hint of honeysuckle. Tasted a bit ordinary, a hint of caramel, and the bitterness wasn’t quite intense enough. Maybe their description is right and it would go down well on a summer’s day. I must say I always admire Wychwood’s artwork.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thevulcan (16) - ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Bottled. Very slight fruity aroma. fizzy appearance. Less arbonation in the palate than apperance suggested. Good session beer

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
I assume the reason only the 4.5% ABV was available was that it’s the bible belt. Alas. This beer poured a nice honey color. But it was pretty flat. Interesting apple aroma, reminiscent of some of the hard ciders I’ve had. Interesting flavored hops, though not particularly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
Murky reddish copper with a quickly disappearing head. Malty-caramel aroma with some graininess and a little English hops. Obvious sour wheat malt flavour that was refreshing and married well with the Goldings hops flavour. Nice bitterness and toffee malt flavours as well. If only the volume was turned up in all of the above. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
A bottle, bought from a Victoria Wine in Liverpool. Mid / Light brown in colour, this is a good solid bitter that is getting quite a common site in many off licences. A great light Ale, very easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2004
Dry malt aroma hint of dried herbs smell. Nice head and lacing. Toffee with a delayed hit of bitterness. Very simple beer. Pleasant enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Malty aroma, light sweetness and a bit of depth, like soup or broth. Some pear. Medium amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Medium malt start, with little acidity. Some fruitness and sweetness. Light hops finish, dull and not bitter. Has some floral quality and a light bitter herbal taste - not quite like lavender but something similar. After is light dry and mild bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 - Sept, 2004. - Pasteurised bottle - brown glass. The new Fiddler’s Elbow. Much like the old one, but drier and thus less attractive. There’s less of the rusty caramel, and less of the gentle citric notes - less of everything really. Aroma is rust, toffee and cardboard. There is some rusty toffee flavour with a touch of juicy red apple. Minimal hops. It’s a little bit nutty - and a little bit boring. Tried alongside Fullers London Pride and Marstons Pedigree. [2.7] - Sept, 2008 - Barley sugar aroma and flavour. Minimal aroma hops, but bittering hops have been boiled in. This is a straight forward British bottled bitter. It lacks character, and displays flaws, but is quite drinkable. [2.4]


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