Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured into a pint. Smells super malty, like a barleywine. Pour is a dark amber. Super crisp mouthfeel, little carbonation. Fruity and malty backbone with a clean, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, some caramel, slightly spicy hops. Flavor is bread, caramel, a bit of toffee, some mild fruity esters. Fairly sweet. More mild than I thought it would be, so a bit of a disappointment, but I guess that’s far the course with Wychwood, in my experience. Certainly drinkable and fairly tasty, particularly since I love English ales, but just not quite enough oomph.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1391) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour from a 500ml bottle. Medium brown ale with sudsy white head. Aroma of malt and a little skunk. Taste is sweet malt start to finish. Not unpleasant but rather one dimensional and bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (1387) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1376) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Clear reddish-copper with medium creamy beige head. Fruity aroma (cherry, banana), biscuity, malty notes, a bit yeasty. Sweet milky flavor, fruity, light hoppy bitter finish, semi-dry. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium body. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
Aroma of malt with hints of tangy caramel and hops. The taste is very malty with hints of fruit, toffee and caramel, the alcohol is evident. The aftertaste has a distinct bitterness. No! This one I do not like, to boozy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1361) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Cheers my friend! Bière brune très foncée offrant une mousse généreuse d’un blanc cassé et formée de grosses bulles qui se tiennent très bien, tant à la surface du liquide que sur les parois du verre. Les dentelles ne sont pas très serrées ni originales, mais plus qu’honnêtes pour une bière douce et légère comme celle-ci. Arômes francs de malts torréfiés. Peu ou pas de houblons au nez. Je reçois même la visite, au fur et à mesure que le liquide se réchauffe, d’un raisin qui me rappelle un curieux croisement entre une ABT et une stout. En bouche le liquide a un corps moyen ainsi qu’une effervescence plaisante et constante. Les saveurs sont très délicates et la torréfaction initialement pressentie presque effacée. Néanmoins une belle présence des malts, tout-à-fait en accord avec le style brown ale à l’Anglaise. Agréable et très facile à boire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Coppery Amber pour with a full frothy offwhite head. Aroma is bready malt, nutty, with some dried fruits, a touch of booziness. Flavor is more bready, luscious maltiness. Too much alcohol throughout though, as it takes away from pleasant malty richness. Finish is clean, and relatively dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1354) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 22, 2012
500ml brown bottle. An amber brown beer with an ample dense cream white head. Nose is sugary sweet with notes of raisins and plums together with flowery hops and a hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied fruity malts with a medium English hop finish. Lovely smooth easy drinking palate. Like a turbo charged Hobgoblin.

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