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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Red, Imperious deep ruby ale. Do not fear the Imperial Red who comes in peace to liberate your taste buds with his robust yet succulent beer. A toasted malt flavour balanced by a bold pronounced hop delivered in a rich russet beer. Enjoy the imperial majesty and raise the red standard in celebration.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Medium amber color, bubbly head. Soft, simple nose, some caramel and earthy hops. Not much going on.Malty flavor, some caramel, earth minerals, Rather bland altogether. Not bad, but boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle: BBD 30 Jun 15, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Sep 14. Nice looking brew, chestnut red, clear and clean, deep creamy textured off-white head. Malty molasses fill the nose, the lightly roasted maltiness has toffee and caramel notes. Those malty flavours mentioned in the aroma come through loud and clear in the taste too. My sweet tooth liked this beer a lot. Body could have been richer and deeper, but the beer was not weak or watery, just not as heavy as the maltiness initially suggested.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (156) - ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Clear golden-amber with quickly diminishing off-white head. Heavy fruity aroma, peach, rose wine, some banana notes, melon. Sweetish fruity flavor, citrus, a bit hoppy, melon, peach. Medium carbonation. Light body. Very clear taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya. Sourish fruit caramel, berries, and rusty metallic aroma. Reddish/copper color. Caramel, sugar, and decent hops to balance, lightly bitter finish. British, for sure, but with modest US aspirations. Imperial, in what sense?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby, with a large off-white head, which lasts fairly well, and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is quite malt-dominated, with buttered toast and toffee notes, a little banana, but very little hops presence. Mild fruit and spice hops up front give way to buttered toast and nutty malt in the mid-palate. Sweet spice and a touch of banana make up the finish. A decent enough bitter, but it could do with more hops aromatics.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Bitter cookies flavor. Sweetish, hint of salt Biscuity floral aroma. Not my kind of ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Tawny appearance with a medium body. Slightly roasted and surprisingly nice considering its origins. Well worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottled 06/07/14. A dark brown coloured beer with a white head. Malty sweet and fruity. Quite chewy. Obvious pasteurisation. Malt dominates and there’s cardboard and woody notes. Not the worst Wychwood beer ever.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andriesradu (501) - ROMANIA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours clear reddish/amber with a small, long lasting, creamy head. Clean aroma wirh notes of malt, caramel, bread and a moderate sweetness. Flavor is sweet with notes of malt, some fruits. Drinkable

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
w_adwersarz (150) - Cracow, POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Barwa rubinowa, przejrzyste. Z niewielką piana która bardzo szybko się rozpadła, dosłownie 3 fotki pstryknąłem. W smaku jest dość wytrawne, wysoko wysycone i owocowe, czerwone owoce i wisienki. .


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