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

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RATINGS: 402   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, nuts, and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13797) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Martin at White Cliffs BF 2014. Clear brown beer thin lasting beige head. Malty aroma some hop on the finish. Decent I thought. Sweet malt aroma. It’s fine. Some perfume in the mouth which is ok then a spritzy finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13617) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Chocolate, fruity notes, high malty, light bitterness, light grassy, light citrus, light hoppy, light grape.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle 500ml @Beer Factory, Athens
Dark copper brown color, small steady beige head. Aroma has caramel, nuts, light spicey notes. Medium-bodied. Nutty malty, caramelly, very Fullers ESBish flavor. Short finish. Good drink but not very exiciting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, orange, and toffee. Flavor of nuts, roasted malt, some raisins, and caramel with mild bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11278) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, bready and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041111

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, nuts, sweet, toffee, hops and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11144) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!


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