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

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RATINGS: 457   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.


3.2
   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 (5336) - 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...)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirLimpsalot (2553) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2012
@ Basunen: ganska medioker doft men smaken är inte den värsta. Lite banan och citrus. Ganska frisk men lite medioker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
2012-07-21. Crisp dark amber, small beige head. 3+ Flavour is sweet and malty, caramel malt, mild earth accents below. English malt character overall, very light toasty malt touches. Mild aroma, sweetly malty, mild fruity character over light toasty caramel malt. 6+ Average plus bodied palate is smooth and pretty well suited to the beer. Alcohol is not at all noticeable while chilled. Simple, enjoyable, it grows on me. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1928) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
A little bitter taste, not much smell, but not so special beer. Seems like the brewery just thrown together something quickly. Not perhaps quite bad but not quite good either. Do not like this beer. Mediocre, I think this beer is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle- a very good dark and malty beer, with a good hop finish. A very moreish beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thechobgoblin (10) - - JUL 27, 2012
I love when regular beers appear in strong versions (Old Crafty Hen, Abbott Reserve etc) and this is no different. Decent malt backbone, and a hearty alcholic taste. Defniitely one to warm the cockles on a cold winter’s evening.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoutmeiser (18) - Georgetown, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Dark English Ale, special reserve & brewed under a full moon. This ale goes down far smoother than Hobgoblin.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wabeerman (24) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Was thrilled to see this beer at Grinders (Shoreline, WA) - paired wonderfully with their Meatball/Sausage Sandwich. Wonderful rich malty tones, but not heavy.


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