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

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5874) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and some caramel. Taste is smooth, caramel and alcohol. Filling mouhfeel. Lingering dark light bitter caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Brewed on a full moon drank on an empty stomach. As smooth as my chat up lines but more successfull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (995) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
500 ml bottle pours a dark copper color with a small white head and good lacing. The first smell is full of malts and caramel Aroma is similar, Body is full with low carbonation. Initial taste is neither bitter nor sweet, but the hops kick in on the finish, shich remids me of a doppelbock. There’s an unfortunate chemical afteraste here which is the only negative to an otherwise enjoyable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear amber with an off white head. Fruity malty aroma and flavour with slight caramel and yeast. Slightly bitter finish. Prefer Hobgoblin over this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1828) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2012
Flaska 50 cl. Bärnstensfärgad öl med medium krämvitt skum. Doftar av toffeekola, päron, knäckebröd och är det grapefrukt månne? Trevlig bitterhet i smaken, där kolan och en fruktighet är dominerande.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
deep brown colour, ruby, stable cream head, nice deep malty aroma, with hoppy hinds. medium bitterness, medium sweetness, nice full tasteslick feel, long finish, surprice that the beer is lively, long long finish. good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1002) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
6.6% deep amber with a nice head, burnt malt aroma, very complex bitter taste (that means that I do not have the ability to describe it), very nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Clear brownish amber brew, off-white head. Aroma is nutty with toffee and caramel - flavor is fruity and earthy with bready malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
A malt job. Nothing special to look at, neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel. Ok drinkable, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3425) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
Dark amber pour big blocky head medium carbonation aromas lots of fruit rich malts caramel floral note flavours honey and caramel maltiness very smooth fruit taste dark citrus some stone flavours strong bitter medium strong well balanced with the sweetness the finish good aftertastes of malt rich smooth fruity hops bitter sweet balance okay ale


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