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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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours a mahogany red/orange with a thin off white fizzy head. The aroma is a little off, maybe the bottle is a little old, all i smell is light skunk and tin with some undertones of malt. Wow, you can really taste the full lunar moon in the taste! The crystal malts really shine in the flavour, reminds me of some fullers vintages I’ve had, biscuit, toffee sweetness all the way through, the just a hint of hops to balance things, alcohol sweetness blends with touches of anise in the finish. It’s a solid, drinkable brew, just not something I would go out of my way for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at Craig’s house. Pours with a thin head. Dark brown colour and clear.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (728) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber to copper with nice white head. Aroma is malt, English hops, candy, caramel. Flavor is malt, candy, lingering hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (705) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Colour is deep brown. Aroma is toast, floral, fruit and sweet caramel taste is the same. Reminds me of a Belgium beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Lev i nuet, rapar alla självhjälpsexperter. Kan det bli mer abstrakt? Låt oss därför ta ned det hela på en mer begriplig nivå, till det konkreta och handfasta: Drick en King Goblin. Medan alla andra är där ute och försöker fånga dagen (lycka till, säger jag bara) fångar jag en ölflaska med häftig etikett.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Brewed under a full lunar moon. If I’d been around at the time, you know, pre rock and roll days, I’d have been a fan of The Lunar Society. Who they you say? The Lunar Society of Birmingham was a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment, including industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham, England. At first called the Lunar Circle, "Lunar Society" became the formal name by 1775. The name arose because the society would meet during the full moon, as the extra light made the journey home easier and safer in the absence of street lighting. The members cheerfully referred to themselves as "lunarticks", a pun on lunatics. Venues included Erasmus Darwin’s home in Lichfield, Matthew Boulton’s home, Soho House, and Great Barr Hall. I get nail polish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle- a very good dark and malty beer, with a good hop finish. A very moreish beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (681) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
Attractive deep reddish-brown with ample head. Aromas of caramel/toffee and dark honey. This is very specific, but I also got clover flowers out of this. Alcohol is hidden. Taste is realtively sweet but not cloying, hops provide balance. Chewy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (669) - LATVIA - FEB 26, 2013
Clear copper with medium off white head, quite stable. Bit lacing. Aroma.. quite intense malty, caramel, floral hoppy, fruity, bubble gum, alcohol. Bit bit metallic in aftertaste Sweet with quite long bitter finish Decent quite interesting strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Chestnut pour with big off-white head. Nose is very malty, hint of vanilla, nuts and english hops. Light bodied, fruity,nutty, caramel malts and english hops. bittersweet finish. s’ok but could be stronger.


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