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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gueuze (352) - - AUG 31, 2013
Leider fällt der Schaum flott zusammen. Schöne Karamellaromen. Bittere angenehm, aber schwächer als Hobgoblin vom Fass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (788) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulocerto (25) - BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2014
Cor vermelho queimado, espuma em tons marrons. Bem equilibrada entre malte e lupulo.mais para o doce. Lembrou frutas passas. Ideal para uma noite mais fresca.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle. The best beer i have tried from this brewery. Golden with a small head and some maltiness. Medium body with a bitter finnish. Definitely worth searching out although I dont believe the bit about being brewed under a full moon!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1050) - SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2010
A big malty brew, lots of toffee malt flavours, not overly hoppy but stll well balanced. Good finish that lingers. Nice stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle: caramel malt, herbal hoppy bitterness, fruity, honeycomb, bready bisquity malt, a bit of banana-nut bread, light coffee notes, a bit light bodied but nevertheless a really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 9, 2011
Lightly filtered brown body and small tan head. Focus is on the malts, with caramel, bread and leather. Nice full flavour yet very drinkable. Fatty body and dryish aftertaste. Not very complex but I like it. (3,55 EUR, 50cl bottle)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2011
4/5 i mörkhet. Luktar humligt och honungsaktigt. Tjock, honungsaktig, humlig och lätt besk i smaken men en fyllig besk eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
Thxto Mr.Rask: Bottle: Clear red/coppery colour, Creamy head. Aroma is Dry hopy,Sweet malty mix, witha caramelly, and chocolate. Flavor had a caramelly, dry fruity mouthfeeling and a medium body, medium caramelly, sweet malty fruity finish.


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