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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (331) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Aroma is very malty and surprised me when i took the first sip. Taste is of carmel, hops and alcohol. Slightly watery and ends very dry. I thought it would be more full bodied but instead was strong tasting with a light/alcohol palette.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Clear copper with a large off white head andd lacing on the glass.Slightly malty aroma and a taste of malt. Fairly smooth needs a bit more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with a white head and solid white lacing around the glass. Aromatics are fruity and sweet in nature toffee, caramel, light fruit tones. Medium body with a dry fruit raisin and apricot tone, very smooth and drying, with a mild bitterness. A really solid offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erish (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2010 does not count
I poured this 500 ml bottle into a Nonic pint glass. Aroma: lightly roasted malt, a slight metallic note, just a hint of grassy hops, lightly toasted oak. Appearance: bright, coppery-amber color, thick and fluffy cream-colored head that falls into a good cap with good lacing over the course of a few minutes. Taste: bread-like malty sweetness up front, with a flash of green apple, and then a raisin-like fruitiness, the middle releases a flash of grassy hops, and then a drying, metallic/mineral note, the finish is grassy, lightly citrusy, dry and long lasting. Palate: medium-bodied, somewhat silky, moderate carbonation, bracing finish. Overall: a good beer, but I find the extremely grassy finish a little off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Sort of the good parts about the regular Hobgoblin but more so. I enjoyed it. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Copper colour, sweet aroma with heavy hop background. Metallic flavour, strong hop and some faint caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Deep gold with a rapidly fading white head that laces the glass nicely; rich fruity aroma, apricots and peaches; toffee malt flavour; with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle via beer world. Pours a crisp deep copper with a nice thick tan head. Pinpoint lacing encompasses the entire glass, no quaff rings. Moderate body (light undulation)with malt dominating. Some light butter at finish, Can someone snopes the viability of only brewing on the moons. While I am aware of the increase in soil respiration during differing moon phases, this seems to be no way to run a brewery. Ride yer fekkin brooms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2010
500ml bottle - Pours dark amber with a two finger head. It smells of toasted malt with caramel and bready characteristics. The flavor is sweet, roast caramel malt with good balancing bitterness. It finishes with some toasty, toffee accented bitterness. This full flavored brew is quite enjoyable. I much prefer it to the regular Hobgoblin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Pours a clear, pale copper brown with a 3 finger, chunky, off-white head. Aroma is toffee, dry grass, citrus, caramel, toasted crusty white bread, heavy mineral water, cereal sweet red apple and a bit of earth. Flavor is biscuit, toast, buttery toffee, light citrus, caramel, lots of sweet crystal malt, big mineral notes and a little grainy malt. Palate is on the light side of medium bodied, slick and slightly sticky on the finish. Decent beer, tastes a little over sweet though, like it’s loaded with artificial sweeteners or stevia or something.

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