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


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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pasteurised bottle.
Barley and wheat malts and hopped with Styrians.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle from Sainsburys. A pale amber/orange colour with a creamy off-white head. Hoppy, slightly spicey aroma. Flavour is hoppy then bitter, with some yeast at the end. Dry with a longish bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not too bad at all. Don’t get the "skunkyness" referred to by others, perhaps because it’s not travelled far, is in a brown bottle and still has a year to go on its best before date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
16.9oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a medium brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and malt. Taste of the same with more malt. This medium bodied brew was OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
(Im internet wir es als "Summer Ale" bezeichnet) Geruch: malzig-frisch. Das Bier ist schön weich-vollmundig, sehr süffig; kaum herb und schön "sämig"-weich.  /> Sehr schönes Bier, da bekommt man ein Bisschen Lust auf Schokolade.... im Nachgeschmack schön frisch-hopfig, ohne spürbare Herbe. Sehr schön zu trinken!!!! Höchstens im Nachgeschmack einen Tick zu laff-metallisch, aber nicht weiter störend.
(Test vom 13.1.2008) --> 12,13,12,12,12,13 - 12,55

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
Helles bernstein mit wenig, aber feinporigem Schaum. Ein süßlich harziges Aroma. Honig, Biscuit und kräuterig im Geschmack, der auch irgendwie parfümiert wirkt. Der wenige Hopfen ist zudem blechern. Nicht mein Ding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1434) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Floral perfume and caramel aroma, very mellow scent. Clouded tan color. Dry sweet flavor, slight hop presence. Slick thinner body. Just an ordinary bitter IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This beer pours a clear light brown resembling the many great brown beer that England is known for. There was very little head. The aroma was very malty with some caramel and hoppy tones present. Maybe even a little nutty. The flavour was more malty than bitter making the hoppy presence less than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty boring bitter at a pretty high price. Not wort picking up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This English pale ale is different than American pale ales. It poured a medium brown color with a slight what I would call toffee scent. Upon tasting it had a bold toffee flavor. No bad aftertaste, definitely well made but not an everyday type of beer. Something nice to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur ambrée et légèrement voilée. Nez malté de caramel sucré et très légèrement rôti, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des petites notes fruitées (agrumes) et très légèrement épicées (poivre). Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux petites notes crémeuses. Goût légèrement fruité (agrumes) aux petites traces épicées (poivre doux) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi rapidement d’un goût malté du genre caramel aux faibles notes rôties, avec quelques traces de miel et de blé puis finalement l’on retoruve une légère amertume de houblon hebreux et floral. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon floral et herbeux avec des traces rôties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2012
Bottled, seemingly not the freshest. Golden and clear without much sign of a head; slightly caramel aroma with dried flowers; firm texture light on the fizz; not a whole lot going on with a mild bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Mediocre take on the style. A decent amount of alcohol. Caramel and dirt flavor. Some grass and honey. Medium bodied.

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