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

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2011
A rich copper brown body is topped by a thin white head. The nose has molasses and a little bit of orange. There is also some hint of amaretto. The taste has a little bit of brown sugar sweetness along with some apple core. There is also a little hint of almond in the finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Average white head. Sweetish with a complex flavor af almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, some smoke, coffee, with lighter tone of flowery meadows and biter dandelion leaves. A complex ale that has a lot to give. Try it again and again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Burnt copper pour, frothy cream head. aroma is bready, yeasty and bitter malt. Some floral notes. Trying to be nice about the palate - some black tea and bitter nuttiness up front, but the finish is a sour metallic skunkiness. Possibly spoiled? Nasty. Couldn’t even finish this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Thin tan head atop a amber-chestnut body. Poor head retention. Caramel and hop and juicy malt nose. Juicy fruit. Some pine. Rather sweet, cloying. Full bodied with a dry finish. Perfect libation for the dark winter nights.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate malt, medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
500 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is sweet maraschino cherries, candi sugar, molasses, and roasted almonds. Smells really sweet. Rusty red with a medium, long lasting, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet fruit, very light bitterness, and toffee with a tiny burnt note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5569) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Ruby amber with a tan ring of foam. Aroma is sweet malt, earthy hops, tea leaves, caramel, and light grassy notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral hops, earthy hops, tea leaves and light nuttiness. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a mild, creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, nutty notes, earthy hops, tea leaves, light floral notes and soft biscuit.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Aroma reminds me of yeast, like dough, not all that great. Hardly any hop aromas at all beside a minor floral note. Pours a brownish colour with a thick creamy foam. Taste is slightly burnt with a hint of bitterness, not all that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Redish amber with a medium off white foam. Malty with hop notes. Malt, bitterness and fruit. Medium body with long, bitter after taste.


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