Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.

A pale golden potion with delicate red hues, WychCraft has a heady burst of fresh citrus aroma derived from three infusions of Styrian golding hops. A sprig of gentle warming malty flavour finishes with a dry biscuit note and a counterpoise of bitterness.
WychCraft’s innovative new recipe includes adding three infusions of Styrian Goldings hops to the copper, to create a highly aromatic brew, bursting with succulent citrus and lime hop character. A light base of delicately flavoured English Fuggles hops, and the use of a lager malt, help retain the signature hop character and create a wonderfully aromatic and fragrant summertime beer. Beguiling to the end.

Hops: Fuggles and Styrians
Malts: Lager and Caramalt.

Only ratings for the bottled version to go here. There is a separate entry for the cask version

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thefederalist (290) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours golden hazy. Sticky looking head. Aroma is citrusy. Flavor is slightly salty, slightly sour. Nice biscuit malt finish. A lovely bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Clear golden colour with a white head. Malty, light caramel and fruity sweet aroma with vague notes of hops. Sweet malty flavor with hoppy bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4642) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Pale golden/amber color. Hoppy, with a nice citrus aroma. Flavor is a really clean, fresh experience that was extremely pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Pale golden color, small white head. Hoppy aroma. Light body, refreshing flavors. Slightly malty with a bit of a hop finish. Crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Clear, amber golden with a somewhat rough, off-white head. Very fresh aroma of citrus and litchi. Fairly light in body with a discreet malt base but extremely fresh and fruity accents with the citrus dominating. Dry finish. Extremely fresh and quaffable. 150807

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle. Sharp aroma, medium to high carbonation, orange hue with as always with wychwood beers a head which quickly goes. Not sure if this is a bad beer but I get a metallic taste which coats the back of my tongue, unpleasant to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Small white head. Citus, hops and yeast nose. Blond hue. Slight carbonation. Hoppy notes, long taste with a dry finish. Some sweetness. Nice balance. Light body. Some metal taste. Not a bad summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
Clear, pale golden body with red tinges. Straightforward taste, light citric notes similar to the aroma, light to medium body, easy to drink but a bit uneventful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Wychcraft’s aroma is mainly pale malt with citrus undertones. It pours cloudy light amber with marked cloudiness and light but durable carbonation. The flavor is clean pale malt with hops both in front and on the backthroat. The palate leaves behind a warming malt sweetness (nice) and up-front bitterness (not so nice). Overall a well-made British bitter, if not quite top tier.

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