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


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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
500mL bottle, Lickbow. Pours a nice deep amber with a small beige head. The aroma is dubious, that weird garbage-malt character I tend to get from this brewery. Faint Brit malts and actually a touch of hops, it’s not totally awful. Flavour is much better, with some sweet Brit malts upfront, velvety feel, leading into some hoppiness in the finish. Also finishes sort of dry which adds some nice balance to the general sweetness of the beer, which is great as I tend to find Wychwood stuff overly sweet. Goes down really easily, the booze is not present at all. Probably the best thing this brewery does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bomber bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ small beige ring and good lacing. Mild aroma of malty cereal, toffee, cherries, and yeast. Flavor is light sweet initially w/ a faint bitter on the finish. Subtle taste similar to the nose, malt and a dry alcohol most dominate. Medium bodied and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Rich and toasty nose with medium bitterness. Pours a lovely deep amber with a fluffy head and good lace. A very pretty beer. Flavour is very pleasant - vineous, cerealey, full of sweet malt and underpinned slightly with a hop biterness. Well balanced, and surprisingly fresh for a beer of this hue and strength. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1127) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Niezwykle udane, mocne jak na Anglię piwo nie bez przyczyny w opisie ma extraordinary. Wielość smaków i aromatów w nim wyczuwalnych sprawia, że jest produktem nieporównywalnym do żadnego innego piwa w tym stylu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle poured into an English Pint glass -- Good English ale. I think it may have been a little old. Flavors didn’t ’pop’ like I hoped they would. Still a solid brew from Wychwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1120) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
500 ml bottle pours a dark copper color with a small white head and good lacing. The first smell is full of malts and caramel Aroma is similar, Body is full with low carbonation. Initial taste is neither bitter nor sweet, but the hops kick in on the finish, shich remids me of a doppelbock. There’s an unfortunate chemical afteraste here which is the only negative to an otherwise enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1116) - ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. I’ve had this before and didn’t think much of it... I must have been in a bad mood. Today’s bottle pours deep copper with a decent head. Bready malts and a nice helping of herby grassy hops. Perfumey and there’s a buttery taste. There’s a small alcohol kick/burn and the bitterness on the palatable finish is a lip-smacker. Nicer than I remembered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2010
A big malty brew, lots of toffee malt flavours, not overly hoppy but stll well balanced. Good finish that lingers. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2011
Clear deep amber red. Small bone white head. Aroma is malty, spicy, pepper, dark toffee. Flavor is also malty. Is medium sweet. Got dark toffe and some syrup. Medium bitter.

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