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


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RATINGS: 410   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy white head. Aroma of quite sweet malt and tastes of an upfront bitter with lacings of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, tall, long lasting, fluffy head. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, earthy hops and cherry. Body is full and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt, ripe fruit and peppery notes fill the mouth. Finish is long, peppery. Delicious brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Average white head. Sweetish with a complex flavor af almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, some smoke, coffee, with lighter tone of flowery meadows and biter dandelion leaves. A complex ale that has a lot to give. Try it again and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (780) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Dark clear brown pour with white head. Thick malty nose. What an odd mouth. Quite the mix of taste and flavours. It may be a bit much. I haven’t decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness that’s replaced by a really earthy malt. This is then replaced by a bit of a boozy burn. The aftertaste is roasty and lingers a bit too long. I do like the way the booziness kind of burns away the confusing beginning of the mouth. It’s a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and I’m saddened that this is seasonal.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (750) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (734) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at Craig’s house. Pours with a thin head. Dark brown colour and clear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (715) - Riga, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fajry (708) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa. Tmava jantarova farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, zlty melon, karamel. V chuti sladova sladkost, zlty melon, kvetinove tony, med, v pozadi jemna horkost.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (707) - 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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