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


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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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

martinrumsam's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, - NOV 4, 2012
Golden clear with fluffy white head. Aroma is honey .bead and cooked cabbage. Taste is light fruit sweetness and modest hop bitterness with some toffee aftertaste Low carbonation thin watery mouthfeel . It’s ok for a light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
500 ml bottle. Hazy pale gold color. Small creamy white head. Grainy malt nose with faint fruity notes. Tart grainy malt flavor is biscuity with a hint of mustard seed.light citrus hops with a touch of lime zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle thnx to fille. Pours rather clear blonde. Smell is malty, bit engelish yeast. Taste is Sharp, engelish typical malts. Sweet, verybremotely hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (684) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a light copper with a white head. The aroma is pear drops. Taste is a little lacking, some sweetness, but overall like a normal English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (533) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Poured from 500mL bottle. Appearance is a light golden hue, decent head. Aroma is lightly sweet and definitely a blonde ale. Taste is same sweet, fruity malt, reads very blonde. Palate is medium body with a decent carbonation. Overall, decent blond, for its style, but low ABV, decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9213) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2015
this bottle seemed a little fresher than most of the esb types from wychwood that have sat on the shelves at BevMos for Godknowshowlong. Outside of a cool fruity hop profile, though, it’s pretty light and forgettable. Decent refresher.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tfontana (500) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is a little bit metallic, laundry hamper. Appearance is hazy light gold with mild sparkle and quickly dissipating bubbly white head. Minimal lacing. Taste is lightly bitter and maybe a little sour. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and carbonation level just above flat. Finish is wet but virtually tasteless. Overall, can’t really think of a reason to drink this beer other than it has a cool bottle cap, label and bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
This stuff was my first of Wychwood and have had several since, amazing summer drink. It packs a very lively spring fresh scent of grass, Grapes and mild lemon. Pours an okay pumpkin blonde, cloudy before settling to clear with a decent level white foamy head. On the Palette is bears a light, bubbly carbonated feel that is a little on the sticky side. Lovely, well balanced, if a little mild, highly refreshing, with Extra bursts of Green grape, some lemongrass, hoppy and grainy. Bears a crisp, long finish leaving the mouth feeling slightly tingly. Pleasant Blonde Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Smells of caramel, yogurt, sugar, dough, traces of sweet oranges. Tastes earthy with some underlying nuttiness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly hoppy. Finish is mildly bitter with some peppery splashes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7271) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating, best before 30 Sep 11. Smooth and nice blond Ale. Hints of grain, slightly dry with a nice herbal hop characteristic. Fresh and slightly grainy, but round. Nice bitter-herbal ans Ale typical aftertaste. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (959) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Yamaya. Hazy gold, decent lacing. Aroma has dough with light floral hops. Dry floral, fruity finish.

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