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


on tap

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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle, from LCBO Christmas Giftpack. Dark yellow with some brown, very creamy white head. Some malt and citrus and hint of spice in decent aroma. Certainly lots of citrus in taste - quite refreshing really. Biscuit like malt in there as well. Finish a bit watery, but slightly bitter as it lingers. Not a bad refreshing golden ale at all (ESB category here?) - this giftpack is surprising; these pasteurized UK ales are tasting much better than they used to from this brewery, in my mind anyway, from 7-8 years ago when I tried them first (although this particular one is the first time for me).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 31 Aug 11. Smooth and herbal-mild Ale. Fresh with caramel hints, smooth, slightly bitter with hints of grain in the aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dzhigga (161) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with small disappearing head. Aroma is malty, some flower notes. Taste is medium bitter, some citrus notes. Medium-bodied beer. Finish is bitter and rather long. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ILduce (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle LCBO: amber orange beer with small white head. Slightly cloudy. Grassy, herbal nose with some malt. Taste is much the same, but is imparted with a stale aftertaste. Bitter throughout and thin body. Not horrible by any stretch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (772) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is malt, honey, slightly herbal. Taste is sweet and bitter with old hops, malt, honey, slightly stale. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4/10/2011. Golden yellow with a white head. Malt, citrus and light fruit aromas. Flavors are malty with grassy notes. Not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenkiGonzo (409) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from Yamaya. Slightly hazy gold. Mostly English hops with some malts and a bit of spice. Neither here nor there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Good bitter . Maybe too much close to lager , but still good. Light amber color , medium white head. Malt , caramel, English hop and hint of fruits in aroma. Same notes in taste. Moderate bitterness in finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (169) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Overall a pleasant bitter, though with features reminding about a pale ale, but without hoppiness and not too prominent citrus - good. Had this with mushroom soup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daefido (8) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
It is not quite interesting but so-so. To me, this beer is in between larger and ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6022) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -straight from the bottle near bus station in Birmingham. Sweet malty, some caramel and light herbal with discreet hoppy notes. Touch of fruits in the finish but all in all nothing special here.

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