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

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RATINGS: 755   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.


Fatehunter's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1474) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
A thin head with no retention on a hazy, dirty straw colored body. The aroma is malty with apricot. The taste is watery overall, mild bitterness and lemon. The texture is smooth, moderate carbonation and medium body. A disappointment, particularly in the taste department.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (978) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle pour. Pours a hazy copper color with a big foam head and lace. Soft grainy aroma. Flavor is grainy and a little floral. All flavor is light, and a little creamy. Finishes mostly empty. Not a whole lot going on here. It’s alright.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fdomig (487) - München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
500ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is light hops. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a light white foam. Taste is bitter-ish. A bit dry. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2436) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy semi - transparent orange to brown color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipating to the body and leaving some nice looking foamy rings clinging and then falling into the beer. The smell had a rich sweet nutty to caramel maltiness running in and out underneath my nose. The taste was mainly sweet through the malts leaving a slight creamy nutty aftertaste. A light dry sweet nutty finish presented itself adequately. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled as it didn’t give off too much harshness. Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB that I would have again. It would definitely go well with food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2355) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Calisky 01/2015, merci. Translucent orange. Aroma of Lady Grey tea leaf, candied orange peel. A mild concoction of those aromas in taste with a clean late bitterness, some caramels. Very clean expression of all flavours. May be macro, but enjoyable and underrated here imo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle: light haze, straw, very light head and lace. This has a funky yeasty, malty nose. Dominated by bottle condition and spice. Dry, not sour and moderate bitterness. Medium weight and flavor. Very traditional old world ale. Certainly like a cask beer from yesteryear. This beer reminds me of Coopers Pale Ale more than any beer I’ve ever taste. There’s a dank, yeasty profile. Honey, malt and spice. First time I’ve tasted this beer and its full of memories.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2015
Couleur dorée très légère mousse bouche. Nez Malt et caramel, typique premium bitter. Gout malté et leger caramel avec notes fruitéé, bien cremeux. Pas mal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4730) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dzhigga (187) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ILduce (216) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (790) - 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.


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