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

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RATINGS: 112   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1420) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 26, 2016
Was really thirsty, so it worked wel las thirst quencher. Malty base, some caramel, light floral aspect, bit herbal, light citrus. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Simple, but quite nice for thirst quenching.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Bottled. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and spices, leading to a bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (7689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle from Meny (Amager), Copenhagen - pours amber with a off-white head. Sweet and toasted malty, caramel and toffee sweetness, some nutty notes, twiggy herbal hoppy backing. Pretty basic affair.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8079-20160226] 500mL bottle. Grainy floral leaf and light caramel syrup aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter evergreen-like sap flavour. Medium body is quite rough and bitter. Fair. (6/3/4/3/11) 2.7
(c/o HadiM, w/ blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Jarvis! Stop licking the backpack."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from the brewer’s own stand at the Witney Food Festival. Amber-red with an off-white head. Caramel dominates with some berry sweetness behind. Thin and sweet and caramelly. Poor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (757) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a medium, creamy, short lived, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of toasted malt, caramel, bread and nuts with a mildly bitter, hoppy finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Ok, but boring.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Amber colored with lasting off-white head. Sugars and caramel. Nutty flavor, sweet taste. Light start, to watery, light body. Weak.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (177) - - APR 20, 2016
Metallic notes, hints of red fruits, small beige head, copper, light/medium body, medium carbonation, malts, red fruits, poor taste of hop...some problems knight but ok for this time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
I_LUV_BEER (140) - - APR 18, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malt with hints of bread and dark sugar. Taste is pretty much the same with caramel malt and some bready notes. Medium body with a short mild bitter-sweet finish. Good an all-around beer, not a complex one but still very pleasant and easy to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottled 500ml (Sokos Herkku, Tampere)
Deep copper color, steady small beige head. Aroma is crystal malts and sweet berries. Light to medium-bodied. Caramel, sweetish berries like strawberries. Simple amber ale which lacks hop bite totally.


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