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


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RATINGS: 451   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1330) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
500mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear and a beautiful red. A weak aroma of malt and dark fruit. Fruity flavours dominate: dark fruit and sweet cherries. A medium bitter finish follows. Nice full body and light carbonation. A nice strong English ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
Dark. almost cola coloured with a light brown head that doesn’t linger. Nice fruit-malt nose. Malt flavour is prevalent, but there is also some really nice bitterness thrown into the mix. The finish is also nicely balanced between slight bitterness and fruity malt. Doesn’t linger too long. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3928) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Near clear purplish red pour with decent offwhite head and densely sticky lacing. Malty, and a bit fruity, like berries, an a bit earthy. Semi sweet syrupy finish. A bit thin up front, but still chewy. Overall, nothing all that special just as a beer, but the ’brewed under a full moon’ part is pretty cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Decent malty aroma, a bit of vinous character. The flavor is caramel, grain and a slight acidity. Not the best due to the body being a bit thin, a decent ale though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2635) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Pours a ruby brown with a thin white top. Aroma is mostly malt, toffee and a little boozy. Taste is a solid malt profile with toffee and a slight spice. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle, pours amber with white head. Aroma is caramel, raisins, hops. Taste is medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle, amber pour, smell is very english and the taste is so as well, it had a good dryness and it was very drinkable, good offering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma mid high pitch od dry sugars ,hint of alcohol, touch of plum and molasses. 6+
Appearance neat shade of amber brown. Slight fire of copper. Lighter creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Mineral front with hint of caramel , British hop and alcohol. Decent depth. Finish oriented by vanilla with slight phenolic peppers. Gentle burn. Good lighter drinkable version of stronger ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. not a ton going on with this one. pours light brown with almost no head and minimaly carbonated. subtle malty nose, no hops in the nose. balanced flavour with more hop flavour then i was expecting. bitterness to balance. not bad, but pretty meh overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red color with a off white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, plums, fruit cake, marmelade, light citrus, earthiness, nutty notes, caramel and toffee. The flavor is kind of the same, very traditional british, with lots of maramaldy fruty esters along with fruit cake, dark fruits, earthiness, caramel, toffee, nutty notes and again subtle citus notes. The body is medium with a lightly dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid English Strong Ale.

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