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

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark pitted fruits with some light chocolate and caramel. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Full bodied with mild carbonation. A beer that sits heavy in the belly and is not as satisfying as it should be. I like the Hobgoblin better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (351) - Killarney, IRELAND - SEP 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Aldi - pours dark amber with slightly off white head - aroma: malt and grass/citrus. Taste: fruitcake, malty-sweetness, and a decent alcohol kick. Pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (393) - Birěai, LITHUANIA - SEP 19, 2015
Clear chestnut brown color with small brownish foam. Aroma of malt, and bit fruity, but on the weak side. Taste bitterish and has this nice sweet hop flavour also has some nut notes to it. Also tastes bit on the strong side. Over all very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnsrgnt (20) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
I go to this a lot, as itís generally dirt cheap and delivers plenty for the price. Itís inconsistent, but usually it kicks off with a huge hit of eggy sulphur. As with Hobgoblin, you get a bit of citrus and raisin, but with a lot of diacetyl, veg and some kind of soy/umami thing. At one stage it starts to taste a bit like a liquid version of an old hardback book you found in an attic. Also, Stilton and gum balls. I actually really like it, thatís the thing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (421) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Small white head , dark ruby colour bitter sweet taste with carmel ,spice, bread notes. There is potencial....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (1981) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark amber, yellow-white medium size head, rich lacing. Bitter pine aroma, dried fruit, earthy hops, alcohol. Dry mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Bitter taste, raisins, notes, hay, wood, pine. Ends with spicy bitterness slightly vinous.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (831) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Pours copper with some thin lacing. Sweet malt aroma. A sweet malt taste, some fruity alcohol notes on the tongue.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (358) - - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle - sweet malty aroma. Still looking clear and thin, Darkish red with minimal head. Slight ting on tongue continues in mouth. Full strong tasting but overall lacking any pleasant characteristics - not the best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1340) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2015
Lovely dark red coppery color, clear, minimal white head. Malty sweet aroma, pleasant caramel taste. Watery, average carbonation. Easy going. //stella

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml bottle. Mahogany color, good foam. Aroma: floral, slightly grassy hops, malts, caramel, toffee, fruit set with a bit of chocolate. Taste: fruity esters, hop bitterness, malt, cake with nuts, decorated with fruit, brandy.


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