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

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11839) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
bottle. trade with papsoe. clear brown amber, loarge smooth light brown to beige head. Aroma is pretty strange (not bad) flowers, honey, syrup, caramel, herbs and spcies that adjust the flowery note with something sort of citrussy or limey. a very full and solid aroma, although not powerfull (english beer after al) . flavor is nutty bitter, caramel, flowers, honey. a rather bitter flavor, with subltle notes of sweetness, caramel, herbs, flowers. bitterness manages to round it up just shy of being cloying. okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11689) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle from some good friends of mine. Thanks Chris and Katherine! Pours a clear amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, banana, floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, banana, faint nutty notes and a leafy, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. Clear deep reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, fruits and light earthy notes. Sweetish malt flavor with toffee, biscuits, caramel, fruits and a drier bitter finish with herbal, spicy and slightly earthy hops and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
500ml bottle, many thanks to Finn for sharing. Huge, mostly diminishing, beige head to a clear amber coloured body. Nice malt-fruity aromas. Caramel malty flavours with leafy hops towards the ending. Fine bodied. Clean in the mouth. Pleasing without greater excitements (at Finns, Tromsø 27.05.2014).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10789) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
A malt job. Nothing special to look at, neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel. Ok drinkable, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9979) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle: Clear, dark copper coloured, small off-white layer; vegetables and caramel in the moderately fruity nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; very faint vinous fruits in the bitter-caramelly finish. Disappointing........


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