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


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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (390) - - JAN 20, 2012
I don´t think Wychwood ever have failed in their brewery. The look of the bottle gets eleven points out of ten.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a dark red/brown liquid with almost no head. Nose : caramel and dough, some flower and nuts aromas. Raisins. Sip : Low to medium density with oily and a bit creamy texture. Carbonation is delicate. Sweet and quite fruity with a rich bitter hop ending. Tastes like US hops. Roasted malts adds well to the bitter aftertaste. Nice. Extra points for the full moon abracadabra ;}

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
Beautifully rich, strong ale with an air of prestige about it. Satisfying and mysterious, much like it’s progenitor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thechobgoblin (10) - - JUL 27, 2012
I love when regular beers appear in strong versions (Old Crafty Hen, Abbott Reserve etc) and this is no different. Decent malt backbone, and a hearty alcholic taste. Defniitely one to warm the cockles on a cold winter’s evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zombi69 (12) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Another winner from Wychwood! Though listed as a strong ale, this is actually very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
partchapol (84) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Toast, floral, citrus, clear dark amber, sweet caramel with balanced bitterness, easy drink last with tannin, somewhat imitate Belgium beer, above average, good size bottle 500 ml, about half more than normal bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1231) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gueuze (730) - - AUG 31, 2013
Leider fällt der Schaum flott zusammen. Schöne Karamellaromen. Bittere angenehm, aber schwächer als Hobgoblin vom Fass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD 31 Jul 14, poured (twice) into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip at home on 29 Dec 13. Lovely light ruby red hue to the amber brown body: clear and clean looking, on top of each pour sat a creamy foam that gave good lacing. Caramel, toffee and all the other malty molasses combine in the aroma to give a rich and sweet nose to the beer. The taste follows, but it isn’t as sweet s the smell indicates, this is more complex than just a sweet malty brew. The hops may well be hiding but they still give the beer a little balance and a mini bitterness towards the end of each sip. Good feel to this beer: I make no secret about my preference towards malty, sweeter brews and this sits right in that slot for me. If this was brewed by some fancy Dan brewery people would be pontificating about it for ages, well they should do so even if it’s from a Marston’s subsidiary like Wychwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Clear amber. Fine off-white head and lacing. Aroma of dark and sweet caramel, dried berries, cherries and blueberry squash. Similar taste, balanced with slightly metallic bitterness.

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