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

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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (539) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle Coppery colour with light tan head .Aromas of fruits malts caramels . Sweet taste to start quite rich like muscovado with flavours of dark and green fruit .nice medium bodied mouthfeel . taste trends to hoppy bitterness at the end providing a refreshing contrast to the sweet start . Quite a nice occasional ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
500ml bottle, dark copper color, with an off-white head, light fruity, toasted, caramel malt nose with a faint apple skin, flowery hop aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity apple skin, biscuity, toasted, caramel malt character, with a light toffeeish, flowery earthy leafy, grassy hop backbone, leading towards a mild fruity, lingering earthy leafy hop bitterness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
I always enjoy English Strong ales and Hobgoblin is a favourite anyway. This beer takes the flavours a step further. Vinous, fruity aromas hint at berries, toffee and liquorice. An initially treacley taste gives way to a really well rounded bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue. Excellent

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (960) - ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. I’ve had this before and didn’t think much of it... I must have been in a bad mood. Today’s bottle pours deep copper with a decent head. Bready malts and a nice helping of herby grassy hops. Perfumey and there’s a buttery taste. There’s a small alcohol kick/burn and the bitterness on the palatable finish is a lip-smacker. Nicer than I remembered.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Sweet but very mutely balanced otherwise. A bit more mellow than I was expecting. It’s a good beer, but lacks in bite for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured into a pint. Smells super malty, like a barleywine. Pour is a dark amber. Super crisp mouthfeel, little carbonation. Fruity and malty backbone with a clean, crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Poured a copper amber with a tiny white head, that was gone rather quick. Aroma was malts, bisscuits, caramel and yeast. Flavor was caramel malts, with a hint of biscuits. Malty and sweet with a mild hop bitter in the finish. Very mild and not enough for me. Average at best.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (271) - - JAN 20, 2012
I don´t think Wychwood ever have failed in their brewery. The look of the bottle gets eleven points out of ten.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
euankidd (1) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
Pours a beautiful deep copper with reasonable head. Smooth and rich with caramel and chocolate flavours, but with alcohol hidden, remains surprisingly light and very drinkable. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (401) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Bottle, 500ml. Pours a clear, reddish copper colour with a fine tan head. Rich yet drinkable with a heavy, complex finish. Very nice.


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