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

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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2005
Very clear and golden with little head. Buttery aroma with a little caramel. Spritzy on the palate with an unpleasant bitter finish. Weak in flavor, astringent and grainy. Also, watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2005
Pale hazy yellow. Thick white head, doesn´t last very long though. Citric, hoppy nose. Spicy flavour. Acidic, chemical taste. Fruity. Great bitterness. Refreshing with segments of herbs and yeast. Medium to full bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2005
Bronze golden amber colour with a pretty poor white head. Caramel and grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is nothing exceptional. Thin sweet grapefruit start in the taste with some bitterness accompanying it.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2005
very unimpressive if this beer is representitive of other beers termed organic i will pass in the future.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Original rating 03/30/2005     I felt sorta bad panning this beer because it’s catty, but it’s the brewer’s own damn fault for using clear bottles (my second bad experience with Wychwood). Straw colored with a faint layer of white head. Grassy hop aroma hiding under the skunk. Some caramel malt flavor and a lemony-sour finish.  4/3/5/2/9=2.3

Re-rate 08/09/2006    Well... RAYBOY01 brought a couple of these to our latest tasting, so we all got a chance to re-rate this gem. Pale blond with a weak haze and a skinny white head. As far as the aroma is concerned, a huge skunk-assedness & herbal funkedness equals a general barnyard-crappiness. Thin & tingly on the palate with a sharp yeast profile, a grassy/herbal finish and an overall "off" flavor.  2/3/4/2/5=1.6

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
A golden colored ale that has a similar aroma of a pilsner. The first taste coats the tongue offering some honey flavors. There is also a bittering effect in the aftertaste. Not a bad organic ale but not as good as the beers Wolavers is producing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
Golden with a white head. Aromas are sweet, buttery malts with fruity hops. Flavours are initially fruity, caramel smooth malts and lots of hops. Followed by a dry, bitter, citrus aftertaste. Somehow a bit rough on the palate and has too much carbonation. Otherwise, not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2005
Very hoppy aroma, cascade?, fruity (apple, apricot, don’t how to qualify it). Pale golden color, small white head, good lace. Maltsweet and hops but that’s it. Thin and stale.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
When my girlfriend can smell this in the other room, that’s never a good sign. This brew is a skunk run over on a major interstate in a rural part of your state. Drink only for the cool pic on the bottle.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Smells both like urine and hunting skunk scent cover... seriously, not stretching that at all. Taste is mild straw and farm animal poop, mud, grass and sweat flavors. Oh boy!! give me more. ugh this is so damn nasty. Thanks for putting it in a clear bottle fellas. Actually has some oatmeal and toasted bread flavor, but they don’t redeem this one. The sublte ashtray notes really win me over on this one!!


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