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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (716) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (693) - , 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.

3.7
   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 (676) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (666) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2012
a sucker for special releases. Odd as an American to think that a 6.6% abv beer can be called a strong ale. Color is full caramel amber. Aroma is a touch toffee and pumus soap and malt. taste is light butteriness with some sweetness and mineral quality. Probably better enjoyed in a pub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (652) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mad_Ferret (646) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark amber with medium creme white head that disappears pretty fast leaving some traces. Aroma is malty, fruit, butter, aquarium/wet stone. Taste is malty, butterscotch, fermented fruit, some salmiac in the aftertaste. Medium body, small tickeling bubbles. Could have been better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (642) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Klar brun-röd öl med begie skum. Doft: Malt, röda bär, alkohol. Smak: Malt, jäst, övermogna krusbär, skumbanan, gräs, röda äpplen.


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