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

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Pasteurised Bottle. A cask version did appear in 2001 @ 3.7% Goliath: The Beer to slay a mighty thirst. A full bodied & robust ruby bitter brewed with Pale & Crystal Malts, with a rich malty taste & a hefy wack of Fuggles & Goldings hops, just the beer to slay that thirst...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je příjemné, kvasnicové, sladké s lehkým ovocným nádechem. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná nízká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je opálová, a kalná. Chuť je velmi výrazná, připomíná sladké oříšky s lehkým ovocným nádechem, průběh je kvasnicový a finiš je jemně hořký a nedržící. Vcelku se jedná o velmi chutné pivo, vysoká pitelnosti, ideální na zahnání žízně.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1625) - WALES - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle BB Oct 2014. Orange, sparkling, small foamy white head, white lacing. Smell - malty, bread, slight rubber. Body - medium, not really foamy, carbonation is low. Taste - malty, bitter-sweet toffee, hint of under-ripe fruit, a little drying in the finish. Not bad overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with 2 finger thick loose white head. Aroma: Floral, lemon, biscuit. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt fruity, floral finish. Comments: Easy to drink, refreshing and an enjoyable session beer. Slight lace.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ILduce (205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle LCBO mixpack: Amber with big beige head that disappears quickly. Various hop content present in the nose with some bready malts. Taste is musty and mainly malty with biscuits and other grains. Hops hidden. Lacking in body and any real appeal. Prototypical Wychwood brew, unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AtronSeige (562) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 5, 2013
Aroma: Strong hops aromas, earthy, guava, caramel, Appearance: Clear, light copper body, Spare off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, light sweetness, dry finish, earthy, crisp. Lingering bitterness, light caramel, fruity, Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, astringent Overall: The astringency is high, making it rather difficult to enjoy. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
This is a nice beer to drink chilled after a long shift at work, good taste.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
marlipin77 (3) - WALES - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
Nice, refreshing beer. Cheerful drinking. Hopy, citrus and malty notes in aroma. In taste same but more citrus than hopes. Nice colour, froth quite strong.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16.4oz bottle old rating -Pours a darker golden with a small head. Aroma of malt, dough, and bread. Taste of the same with some maltish caramel thrown in there. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drunk_again (164) - GREECE - NOV 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. clear amber color with low head. aroma of malts and yeast. taste similar with hints of hops. light body.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsř, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle abv 4.2% bought at Kilpishalli Finland. Deep golden to amber hazy body with an off-white to beige head. Some scents of dough, malts, hints of fruits. Malty taste, sweet caramellish hints, grains and hops in the background. Fruity on palate and tasty, not watery. Mild and sweet ending. The most sweet "bitter" I have tasted so far.


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