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

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RATINGS: 398   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2011
alcohol, toffee, jam, marmalade, fruity, typical English in style with lots of earthy hops. Ruby colour, medium beige head. rich, warming, malty with lots of notes of toffee, marmalade and honey, ending in a soft bitterness. Small lively bubbles. I quite liked this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2011
Bottled:
Pours a nut brown colour with a foamy head. Big, malty toffe aroma with some almond notes. Sweet, malty flavour with some licorice and almond notes. A little bit of alcohol shows up in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5401) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of gnoff.Clear dark reddish with medium off-white head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma with lots of floral hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced with a nice lingering bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. BB 31 Mar 12, sampled on April 16, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish to medium tan head. Sweet, malty, herbal and floral hoppy scent. Malty, mineral, hoppy taste that dies very fast. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness to the dry and chalky side that is the only thing that lingers in this beer. Almost like sucking on a piece of dry wall.
An alcoholic touch starts to show when warming up.
Pretty good stuff, though the ABV is a bit too high to be drinking too much of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2011
500ml Bottle - Dark amber/copper with a foamy head. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of banana, toffee, dried fruit and caramel. Fairly rich and fruity taste with notes of spicy malt, nuts, toffee and orange. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours clear dark amber with a small creamy off white head. Fruit, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied. Smooth. A touch of alcohol. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. It’s a clear, dark amber beer with small, off-white to beige head. Fruity nose with bready malts. Some alcohol, and hints of dried fruits. The flavor has a pleasant bitterness, with fruityness and bready caramel malts. Full-bodied. Bitter, fruity finish with a nice malty back. Overall, a quite pleasant one, not impressive, but tasteful. 110416

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nutty, caramellish nose. Solid body, nuts and caramel with a metalic touch. A little late tropical fruits perhaps. The hop finish is a little boring. 160411

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10883) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, nuts, sweet, toffee, hops and bitter.


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