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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (694) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je příjemně znát po praženém sladu s jemným dotekem karamelu. Pěna je zlato bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě rubínová. Chuť je velmi šťavnatá, má nádech sladkých citrusů a lehce banánů v pozadí. se sladovým podkladem, finiš je středně hořký, lehce palčivě alkoholový a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi chutné tmavé pivo, pestré chuti.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boingboomjimmy (20) - - OCT 28, 2014
Sweet toffee apple scent with hoppy notes alongside a dark ruby colour with small white head and audible carbonation. A warming taste of toffee, hops and a pleasant sticky finish that’s smooth on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (728) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Lightly hazy amber pour with a small soapy white head. Almost a candy apple aroma - fruity and sweet. Flavour is malty, fruity, with white grape, apple, sultana raisins. A little thin and low bitterness, but not bad flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
Beautiful bottle. Quite persistent light beige head on the clear amber body, uneven carpets here and there in the mug. Juicy fruity dark malts and slightly fermented apricots to the nose, plus lots of spicy stuff. Tongue gets brown fruity caramel malts, malted candies, spicy hops, notes of cinnamon, vanilla, nuts, dark almonds, sweet roasted stuff too. Feels clean and well bodied. Soft nice finish with dark caramels, sweet brown bread. Good. I think I need to howl now..... [500ml br.spc.btl 6.6%abv B@Alko FI BB20.04.15 T@hömeInTromsoe]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Light transparent maroon body with frothy off white head and bubbly lacing. Sweet fruit and vanilla and metallic aroma. Roses. Taste is sweet cherries candy a faint touch of hops. Molasses. Not bad. Tastes like an Innis and gunn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
No head, sweet rich malt. A nice floral palate, with rich sweetness and a hint of bitterness. A major step up from the regularhobgoblin ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
A nice ale. Great aromas of bubblegum and candy. Strawberries too. Flavors are sweet and fruity with a balanced hoppy finish. Good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (765) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Over sweet malt on the nose, and while there are some interesting flavous in the beer, they seem too reserved, hiding in the background. Not terrible, a decent esb .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Aromas of caramel, toast, and dried fruit. Clear ruby with a somewhat lasting white head. Malty sweet initially, fruity, balance is definitely towards malts. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a dark coppery color topped with decent off-white head. A relatively mild malty aroma, notes of caramel and some alcohol smell. The taste starts sweet, fruity, little alcohol taste in the body with some fairly pleasant bitterness in teh finish. A bit too sweet and malty, but still very nice.


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