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

bottled
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RATINGS: 390   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, bready and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041111

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Botella. Clear amber colour. Sweet dark malty caramel fruitish herbal hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty caramel fruitish bit spiced like flavour with a medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10186) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Malty toffee aroma, brown sugar, roasted and sweetish. Sweet malty flavor with a bit too much alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9440) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2012
from Amstein - clear reddish-amber beer with a creamy beige foam; nice lacework; yeasty and flowery with notes of caramel; sweet and with a low carbonation; pretty dry and flowery hoppy finish with hints of red fruits


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