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

bottled
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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: pasteurised.
Previously sold as Circle Master in the UK.
Traditionally craft brewed in Oxfordshire using organically grown English Barley Malt and Organic Target Hops. Scarecrow is a wonderfully refreshing Golden Ale evoking lazy, hazy days of summer in golden meadows & ripe barleyfields. A winning combination of tart citric fruit flavours perfectly balanced by a rich biscuity maltiness and rounded off with a spicy bittersweet finish.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Brown bottle from Whole foods. Hazy golden yellow hued having average white diminishing head with good lacing. Soft carbonation. Soft flowery hop aroma. Light bodied that starts with dry, light nutty malt flavor and finishes dry with hint of bitterness. Unlike Wychwoodís Fiddlerís Elbow, I did not detect skunk in Scarecrow ale. A decent drinkable beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle: Got it for the organic quality. Got more than I bargained for. It had some caramel and some hops to it. Was not excellent, but I was expecting a 1 or 2 out of 5... and it was slightly better to me.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2005
Pale piss w/ minimal thin head. Hm, smells like a wet locker room and corn accompanied by some hops and pine. It tastes about the same, moderately sweet and cornish. No real bitterness or weight. Itís a disappointment, but I could drink it for the alcohol.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate creamy white head. Aroma of grass and grain. Flavor of toasted malt, skunky hops, and a hint of caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Light on the palate, lots of breadiness. Rather boring, really. I got a faint trace of british hops but that was pretty much it.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Skunky nose (expected, from the clear bottle). Cloudy and deep yellow; virtually nonexistent head. Crisp carbonation; watery texture. Flat malt flavors. Weak notes of orange and lemon. Dryish, bitter finish. Plant-stem-like bitterness lingers in the aftertaste and becomes disturbingly distasteful. Ended up dumping half down the drain.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Pours a cloudy golden body with no head. Aroma is offensive! Reminds me of a boring lager. Flavor is smooth but there really isnít much here besides some grassy hops and hints of malts. Hints of caramel. Worst beer to date that is imported and not available in a 4/6/12 pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2005
Actually didnít mind this one, went down considerably easy with nothing unpleasant that stood out. Poured from the bottle (good to see its brown tinted) into an English pint glass, cool and not cold. Wonderful honey gold hue, slightly hazy, with no head that formed past a white ring. Peaty, forest floor aroma with a little tangy fruit and sweet toffee. Quite sweet in the mouth, citric oranges and sourdough mix with a íbarely thereí balance of grassy hops in the back. Quite tangy, medium-light bodied and soft in carbonation, it eluded becoming gluggy in the finish and seemed to remain quite fresh and crisp with only a little length to save it. Nothing special about it, balanced, simple and refreshing, which is probably why I liked it. Suited to long nights at the pub, it could easily go down pint-after-pint. Decent. (50cL, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville, BBE 12/05)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Sampler from bottle at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/orland-par Orland Park, A good session beer with a pale golden color, and a light taste that puts is more into a lager category. All I can say besides, though, is that itís a bit of a comedown after all the other great beers Iíve been sampling. Needs to be enjoyed of an evening by itself.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Pale yellow moving into a nice gold in the thicker portions of the glass. White foam and a little lacing. Has that slight metallic odor one expects from an Eastern European beer. Nothing remarkable about the flavor, and the metallic taste lingers afterwards. Smooth and slightly sweet. It has a slight hay or grass aroma that one would expect from a scarecrow!


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