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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Red, Imperious deep ruby ale. Do not fear the Imperial Red who comes in peace to liberate your taste buds with his robust yet succulent beer. A toasted malt flavour balanced by a bold pronounced hop delivered in a rich russet beer. Enjoy the imperial majesty and raise the red standard in celebration.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a copper colour. Nice head and lacing. I feel like everything tastes basically the same from this brewery. That sweet bubblegum undertone is present in the aroma and flavour. Very malty. There’s nothing imperial about this.. And basically no hop presence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Clear copper body, off-white head, good retention, nice lacing. Initially a strong whaff of sweet bubblegum, aroma fades to maybe some dried fruit-like malts. Taste is dry, semi-sweet, some bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Amber/brown colour with some head. Nutty malt flavour with a bitter end.I also found some flavours of banana. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ As Wychwood Imperial Red ].
Clear medium to dark red - orange amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramelized malt, sweet malt, light caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, caramel, toffee, caramelized malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20151122]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GFrom (8) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
Quite enjoyed this one. Not the strongest taste, but a great red ale after a hard days work.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (943) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
Meh. Has some nice hoppy notes and some malts. Fruity. Has some thin caramel malts. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (959) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
0.5 bottle. Clear, light brown color and a small, off-white head of poor retention. Aroma of malts, apples, caramel, and bread. Taste is sweet, malty, delicately fruity, not too definite. Light body, creamy texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is fruitier than the rest - quite pleasant. Overall a mediocre beer but it has this nice palate marked by its fruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DomD (206) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of malt. Pours clear red. Taste is light bitter. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Nothing to write home about.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Not very imperial or red but ok taste of cranberries and the wychwood twang that a lot of there beers drinkable but not one to get excited about.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
FraekkeFyr87 (214) - - OCT 3, 2015
The aroma is full of caramel and nothing much else. The color is caramelish and red. The taste is full of caramel and the finish is long and bitter. What a terrible beer!


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