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

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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seritomi (351) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2012
Gyönyörű rubinszín, sárga sűrű habbal. Illata fantasztikusan gyümölcsös, főleg banán, és mazsola meg sok körte. Íze masszívan keserű, édeskés karamell aromával plusz kis csoki. Az egészet körbelengi egy savanykás gerinc. Nagyon szépen jön elő a 4 féle komló. Sajnos a Cascade kevés benne :). Finom, érdekes, összetett. Nagyon jó!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown with a huge fluffy beige head that persists forever and sticks lots of lace to the glass. Smells of toffee and butterscotch with a hint of caramel and brown sugar. Hints of earthy hops provide some balance, but this one leans to the malts side of the equation. The flavor is quite sweet with toffee in spades along with brown sugar and caramel batting cleanup. Hints of earthy hop flavor, burnt sugar and mineral water attempt to provide a balance to the sweetness but its not enough. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Decent enough beer, but a bit on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Clear brown, a little red with a soapy, off-white head. Scent is malt, bready and a little fruity. Taste is caramel, fruit,malt...toasted bread.... Dry finish with a hint of alcohol. Smooth and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4865) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Whole Foods, Bowery 50cl ($6): Pours a light brown with a light tan head. Aroma is mostly malty, with some toffee, and a moderate dosage of generic English hops. Taste is butterscotch with a minor amount of bitterness throughout that culminates in the finish. There is also a minor aftertaste. Not one of the better ESAs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
500ml bottle purchased for $4.99. I used to love hobgoblin back before I really got into craft and was mostly drinking British ales so i thought I’d try this for nostalgia’s sake. Dark ruby red, creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt vinegar hits me almost immediately and this is what I usually pick up from British ales, not a fan. Flavor is very fruity, malty, not bad at all. Overall I wish I had my $5 back because this just isn’t my cup of tea anymore. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-21-2012 16:14:51

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
500 ml bottle poured clear brown with a 1+ finger brown head. Head has decent retention and leaves some lacing. The aroma is rather unremarkable and a tad subtle, but with a good rich toasted malt component and more than a hint of dark fruits. The toasted malt is a major part of the flavor too, but there’s a clear hop presence. The flavor also has a bit of alcohol and a hint of fruit. Rather smooth; medium+ body; semi-dry finish. O: improved a bit with warming.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kentuk (1) - ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
Fantastic Pint..........hits the mark on all fronts..doesn’t taste over strong..no more than 4 in a session recommended

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bomber bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ small beige ring and good lacing. Mild aroma of malty cereal, toffee, cherries, and yeast. Flavor is light sweet initially w/ a faint bitter on the finish. Subtle taste similar to the nose, malt and a dry alcohol most dominate. Medium bodied and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6772) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Smells a little spicy. Some booze, british hops and a little malt. Head and lacing are pretty good. A bit of a boozy bitter aftertaste. A good session beer that tastes lighter than it is. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2955) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours a clean deep amber colour with a light beige foamy head, average retention and dirty lacing. Matly cereal nose with some toffee notes and a bit of alcohol. No burning from it in the mouth though and medium-bodied. A little more hop in the taste, well-blended with the caramel malt, adding some slight bitterness and dryness in the finish. Hints of roasted malts are also tasted in the aftertaste, with some fruits (apples, raisins) and then coffee and nuts. Not a bad brew and worth having once a year at this time of witches.


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