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


on tap

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RATINGS: 536   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
500mL bottle, pours a hazy dark golden orange with a small head. Aroma of raisins, caramel and English malt. Flavour is similar, with raisins, English malts and some grassy hops. Pretty standard / watery English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, caramel, fruit. Flavour is caramel, malt, alcohol, hop, fruit. Medium to full body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear light brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft texture. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, plum, light cherry and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, plum, cherry and light pipe tobacco with a smooth dry lingering fruity toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Copper with off white head. Big malty beer with a light, metallic, tinny note, slightly boiled hints, but these give a touch of depth to this beer. Dry leafy notes and a lashing of caramel, its really quite easy on the palate. O.k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, orange, and toffee. Flavor of nuts, roasted malt, some raisins, and caramel with mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12572) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt and a hint of salt in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty salty flavor. Chloride. A very soft bitterness. Hint of confit fruit. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate malt, medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

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