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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 569   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.

Ingredients:
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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1025) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 Bread, lemon, and mild caramel aroma. Cloudy golden-orange colour with decent lacing. Flavour is similar to aroma with balance between hops and citrus, but distinct bursting flavours...wish it had a better body. Fairly smooth, with faint bitter aftertaste

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Honey body with a loose foamy head. Nose-unrefined raw light nose. Taste-dry, green bean water, unsweet cotton candy, dirty, medium CO2, apple, pear, white grape juice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (1963) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
Light amber colour with a slim white head. Faint hoppy and malty aroma. Quite bitter and malty taste. OK; very good for a bottled Wychwood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TuckahoeJoe (12) - Tuckahoe, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
The label says ’triple hopped’...I don’t know about that, but it is nicely hopped with pleasant aroma of citrus and pine. It pours medium golden orange, and though it doesn’t have the longest lasting head, it’s wonderfully ’icecream soda’ like. It’s got a smooth refreshing malty (not bready) taste and finishes with delightful hoppy mild bitterness. I don’t think I could get tired of this ale, but at $3.99 for a half liter bottle I can’t afford to try!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2007
(bottle) Medium gold with generous off-white head. Faint floral hops aroma. Flavor was a good balance of mild hops and a slightly sweet malt. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1383) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2007
20 Aug 2006 - Fruit malt and big hop aroma. Golden orange-brown colour, low head and suds lacing. Big sweet grassy hop flavour. Big bitter hop finish and a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Pours a frost-hazed golden/copper with a decent-sized, off white head that loves me long time. Biscuity, lemony aroma profile with hints of diacetyl, vinegar and some aromatic grasses, mild florals (lilies) and sweaty yeast. Creamy & dry with a fluffiness that fills the mouth. Balanced flavor with pastry-like malts in elegant chiaroscuro against dank English hops. Flashes of tea, honey and lemon.

<font size=-4>Pint bottle purchased several months ago from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL 60453</font>

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1529) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Flat palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice gold; clear, yet thick. Smells of hops and grass. Has a Pilsner-like hoppiness with a malty finish. Average mouthfeel. Classic bitter; pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4391) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished with poor lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and an orange hue with a little bit of gold peeking through. Earthy, hoppy, bitter, citrus,and some hints of herbal in the nose. Flavor was mildly hoppy, lightly bitter, citrus, and earthy. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth. Light-medium body. Quaffable, but needs some more body.


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