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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised
Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5213) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Aroma of sweetened white coffee mixed with caramel syrup. Taste of thick caramell cream that has got poured in coffee syrup and rum. Nice is the thick, creamy texture as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5202) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in a nice dark red to brown with small head. Nose is a bit caramel mixed with alcohol. Taste is complex with a bit malt and caramel. A good goblin beer. Surprisingly this one is not better than the hobgoblin which has less alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
August 30, 2012 bottle at BVery’s tasting. Brownish orange pour with some head. Fruity, sweet and yeast in aroma and taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2012
THOUGHTS: Nice and fruity. Also rather malty. Fairly smooth and rather British. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an ever so slightly hazy, medium, slightly brownish, orangey amber with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate grain, cereal and caramel; light to moderate herbal and citrus hops; and light to moderate fruity and spicy yeast. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, slightly acidic; and light to moderately bitter. There was caramel malt, fruity and spicy yeast, fruits, honey, citrus hops, herbal and earthy hops, and metallic hops. The medium body was fairly oily, but also slightly syrupy, then dry with tingly carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic, slightly alcoholic and lightly astringent finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle: Red brown pour. Yeast, berries, butter, and malt. Decent beer. Slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small head. Aroma of mild raspberry or some other tart berry. A bit of yeast in the aroma as well. Palate is slightly creamy and carbonated. Grain, butter, and a nice malt profile in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bought in Tel-Aviv. Brown wit a red note. Clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Nice malty aroma, laqurice and hoppy. Soft flavor, malty, nice soft laqurice, bitter finish. Creamy finish. Soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
The true "full moon" beer! Pours a beautiful, dark red with a frothy head that slowly dissipates to a thin lacing. One of the finest English bitters I've had. I would call this a dark bitter. Reminds me of my favorite, Riggwelter from Black Sheep brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Israel;old barnyard aroma,amber golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, malty finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rafaelbrand (1) - BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
Sabor forte e marcante, ótima cerveja. Feita apenas em noites de lua cheia (pelo menos de acordo com o rótulo...)


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