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

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RATINGS: 398   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Amber brown with a medium off-white foam. Aromas are lemon and yeast with woody, spicy notes. Toffee and caramel maltiness. Flavours are sweet totter and raisins with autumn fruit. Citrus with dry, spicy hops. Marstons-like in character. Quite decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nutty, caramellish nose. Solid body, nuts and caramel with a metalic touch. A little late tropical fruits perhaps. The hop finish is a little boring. 160411

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Itís a clear, dark amber beer with small, off-white to beige head. Fruity nose with bready malts. Some alcohol, and hints of dried fruits. The flavor has a pleasant bitterness, with fruityness and bready caramel malts. Full-bodied. Bitter, fruity finish with a nice malty back. Overall, a quite pleasant one, not impressive, but tasteful. 110416

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, wood, caramelized malt, malt extract. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - 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 thatís 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (963) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
(Sample at PapsÝís) Pours a clear amber with little, white head that laces the glass. Aroma is lightly hoppy with lightly malty notes. Brew is medium-bodied, oily texture with medium carbonation and a dry finish.Taste is mildly sweet with medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a thin white head. A very malty aroma, with traces of toffee and hops as well. The taste is of malt more than anything else, but also had toffee, hops, a nutty quality, and a slight spiciness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Tesco...Dark amber, clear, average slightly off-white frothy head, some lacing, diminishing head.....Aroma of caramel malt, bit of fruit, some peppery hop, slight roast malt....Taste of bitter light grass hop, bittering hops, sweet dark caramel malt, wood, warming alcohol...Finish bittersweet initially then a bitter lingering tail with some warming alcohol.
The appearance and aroma is good, the taste not quite so good. Itís better than average, but itís doesnít do a lot for me. I recall the cask version was better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1897) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Pours copper with a large fading head. Nose shows banana, nutty and grainy malt and sultanas. Also a faint industrial note. The nutty, grainy malt transfers through as a flavour along with the industrial note. Some caramel is also apparent. Body seems pretty thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - 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


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