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


on tap

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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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.

cyrenaica's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (994) - Milton, Ontario, - DEC 18, 2012
500ml bottle
4.7% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 27, 2012
The beer is part of a Wychwood Variety Pack available at the LCBO for Christmas and I had the ’Scarecrow’ version. The beer pours a translucent pale reddish gold colour with a short-lived half inch white head. The aroma is weak grains, some earthy hops, and butterscotch. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is grass, muddy hops, and weak caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daefido (3) - 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 (5791) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wiosna (175) - - OCT 2, 2014
0,5 pullo Stockmann Herkusta. Lähes kirkas kullankeltainen. Tuoksussa humalaa, miedosti mallasta ja vähän ruohoa. Maussa mallasta, humalaa, ehkä aavistus hedelmää. Ihan ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
0,5l bottle from Stockman. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is a bit stale grassy malts. Flavor is a bit fruity malts with some hops in the finish. Decent bitter, but wouldn’t call it an ESB.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (442) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3 finger head. some leaves lacing. pale clear carbinaded. smells of mass produced lager a little and citrus. Taste veary little watery and light with a heavy body. Grassy and citrus(lime,tangerine,grapefruit,(lot of lime)) Like a craft lime beer but ale style instead of lager. Not great, but is good. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
filippomassari (6) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
golden, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2014
From a bottle. Pours golden with almost no head. Skunky aromas with faint smell of hops. Flavors are herbal with cut grass, biscuit and slight citrus tones. A rather unimpressive, herbal hop finish--almost unpleasant. Light, fizzy mouthfeel. What happened to this beer? I’ve had this in the past and it wasn’t this bland and uninteresting. This is the last time I waste my time with Scarecrow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (128) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Very smooth and easy drinking beer. Loved it. Has light texture with loads of taste packed into it. Average carbonation witch gives it a lively bite. Pleasant after taste that doesn’t;t linger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Psytron (1343) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Smell of malt. Cloudy amber colour, high white foamy head. Aroma of herbs, malt, rubber. Bitter. Artificial taste. Flat carbon, mildly oily texture. Quite a disappointment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 15 Jul 2011 -- A good easy drinking beer, nothing in particular to keep me coming back for more, however.

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