Wickwar Wessex Brewing Reviews

Wickwar Falling Star 2.8
Amber hazy. Citrus and cereal flavours. Quite sweet. Moderate bite on palate. All over average.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Wickwar Wessex Witchcraft 3.2
Cask at the White Swan, Ilsington, London. Pours amber, small off-white head. Roasted, caramel, malty, some fruit notes. Decent stuff.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Wickwar Falling Star 3.1
Cask at Hamilton Hall as ’Wickwar Falling Star’, 4.2%. Amber orange, slight haze, still, small minimal off white head. Aroma is caramelised sugar, some orange peel and marmalade. Body is smooth, oily, lowish carbonation. Taste is sweet, honey, boiled sweets, resin, toffee wafer, marmalade. It’s a decent straight forward sweet number. Not my preference but drinkable.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Wickwar Falling Star 3.1
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Lovely warm caramel flavours with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wickwar BOB 2.9
Mid-amber with slight rubbery aroma. Hint of autumn fruits and an average level of bittering hops. Pleasant but rather undistinguished.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wickwar Falling Star 3
Cask @ Hope & Anchor Bristol, deep amber with a cream head a grapefruit , lemon taste with also a biscuit taste nice beer.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wickwar Falling Star 2.2
On cask in Posterngate, York. Served through a sparkler which left this southern beer with a large head, which the brewer probably didn’t intend. The beer was golden and quite hazy. A promising fruity taste of grapefruit and lemon soon disappears to give a biscuit like finish. Very little in the way of bitterness. A bit bland
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Wickwar BOB 3
Handpull in clubhouse at Yate Town . Reddish brown body nothing on top. Basically caramel and nutty taste bitter on the way out. Ordinary.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wickwar BOB 2
Bottle thanks to Nick. It pours clear deep amber - brown with a small white head. The nose is cardboard, damp leaves, paper, grainy, soda water and toffee. The taste is grainy, cardboard, toffee, chewy, water, murky water, burnt cracker, with a dry, watery finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Tepid and watery brown beer water.
Friday, February 26, 2016

Wickwar The Big ’O’ 2.7
Cask @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester. Golden with a creamy head. Light textured, light tasting, with an extremely light and stewed orange citrus fruitiness in both aroma and taste. There’s also some small activity in the palate from its texture.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Wickwar Station Porter 3.5
500 ml bottle. I liked this well balanced porter. Not too heavy and well drinkable.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Wickwar Penny Black Porter 3.7
Cask (backlog). Deep brown, close to black colour, with a mediumsized beigeish brown head to it. Aroma is chocolate, some nutty and coffeeish notes along with mild toffee and some ashes. Flavour is quite similar, but also has a quite lingering long bitterness, which also stays for a while in the aftertaste.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wickwar Christmas Cracker 3.1
Cask at Standing Order. Pours clear amber. Nose is sweet christmas spices, candies and light chocolate. Taste is malts and similar sweetness as nose. There is christmas in this, just not completely sure it fits in beer.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.9
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of red berries, cherry lozenges, some watermelon, slight caramel and subtle biscuit. Taste is sweet of red berries, caramel, slight watermelon, a little biscuit and subtle sour cherry. Light bodied and a slightly oily texture. A quite sickly sweet, red berry finish. Not a lot to say really, sweet and only a half will do. Nice but not sessionable.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 3
Cask. Aroma berry and toffee but mildly so. Pour chestnut with tan lacing. Taste is balanced to the point of oblivion and I waited for the hoppy finish, promised in the commercial deScription and I could still be waiting. Brewers beware what you promise. A session bitter that will do no one harm but needs a Cotswold view to do more than that.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.9
Cask at JDWs on Whitehall. Malty, slight sweetness, not too much hop character. Nice enough session beer.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wickwar Falling Star 2.8
Cask at Merchants Inn, Rugby 20/10/15 Poured deep gold with white head. Bland cereal aroma, taste is malt barley, very light citrus. A bit boring.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 3
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, light red berries and caramel. Taste has biscuit melon and a light red berry tangy finish. Light bodied with okn carbonation. Overall, ok
Monday, October 19, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.9
Cask, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow, weak fruity aroma, amber, brown with a thin bubbly off-white head, negligible lacing, malty, berry fruits, oily, slightly sour finish.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.9
Cask at Crown Rivers, pleasant dark brown and malty bitter. Lightly toasty nose, hints of toffee and lemon.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2
Cask. Clear amber color. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is watery burnt caramel. Bland.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 3.2
Deep amber/copper colour with foamy off white head. Caramel, malt aroma, some coffee. Malty, caramel taste, not too sweet mild bitter finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wickwar NC6 Trial Strong Porter 3.3
Cask-conditioned at the Hope & Anchor, Bristol, April 2015. Near black with a decent, beige, head. A very solid porter, with plenty of chocolate and some coffee before a toasty finish. Good.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wickwar Try Time 2.9
Cask-conditioned at the White Lion, Bristol 21/9/2015. A sweaty, flabby pale ale, with some over ripe malts, a touch of summer fruits and moderately bitter finish. Not a beer I would rush to drink again.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Wickwar Falling Star 3.1
Cask-conditioned at the White Lion, Bristol, 21/9/2015. Deep gold with a slight white head. Aroma of cereal malts, a hint of citrus and a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was mainly malty, with some lemon character and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Wickwar BOB 3.7
Bottle. My first from this brewery for some time.Lovely clear bronze appearance and a clear bottle with a modern label. Slightly fruity with citrus in background. A well balanced and easy to drink beer.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.8
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Copper beer with medium bubbly head and some lacing. Aroma is dry malt and a little fruit. Taste is twiggy, some caramel and a little tobacco. Ok at best.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2.6
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. Dark amber coloured with a sweet red fruit and strong malty flavour with oak notes followed by sulphur and toffee on the finish.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 2.7
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.99/pint. Amber close to brown beer with diminishing off white head like river scum. Little nose at all, just a touch of smoky malt. Flavour is not bad, malt dominates with smoky, roasted caramel and toffee primarily and too a lesser extent coffee and molasses. Taste is more sweet than bitter but with enduring dryness to finish. A little watery and non one I’ll chase again,
Friday, September 04, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 3.2
500ml bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown almost black with tan head. Nose is metallic Chocolate cocoa. Taste is dark malts chocolate hint of coffee and cocoa.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 3.6
Nice one. Caramel and bready aroma. Hop’s strong. Lovely amber appearance. Would be excellent after long walk. Will try again.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Wickwar Falling Star 2.6
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Jersey Lily (Bristol). Citrus bite gives way to slight bitterness.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Wickwar BOB 3.4
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Jersey Lily (Bristol). Hints of marzipan give way to smoky aftertaste.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Wickwar Falling Star 3.7
Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Malt , slight fruity flavour with a nice tangy bitterness.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2.2
Pours a mid-amber. Sweet malty fruit but let down by a metallic astringency.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Wickwar Falling Star 2.9
Tried at the Theoc, Tewkesbury. Amber colour with a thick creamy white head. Aroma is mainly fruity. Taste a touch sharper than I expected. Nice enough I guess.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2.9
Bottle as birthday gift. Amber colour with a thin off shire head. Aroma and taste us sweet malt. Body is sparkling.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wickwar BOB 3.6
A dark Amber brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light malty aroma, nutty and caramel then a background hint of raising fruit. Medium dry mouthfeel. A smooth but bittersweet taste, mouth filling nutty, raisiny and caramel malt flavours are refreshed by a mild fruity bitterness. The finish is dry and malt led. Bottle from Lidl, Fakenham.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2.8
Cask @ White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Copper-amber with a small head. Malty in its nose with a more balanced taste. There’s a sweetness here as well as a bitterness.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wickwar BOB 3.2
Cask at the Earl of Beaconsfield. Light brown, clear with a slight white head. Aroma of caramel malt with some astringency. Taste is bittersweet with a slightly sulphurous finish. Light palette. Ok, inoffensive but nice enough.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 2.9
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is salty bacon crisps, light smoke, maple glaze. Flavour is composed of sweet brown malts, caramel, smokey bacon, little phenol, meaty. Palate is smooth and sweet, moderate to low carbonation. Woody with light tart beery. Bit too sweet to be palatable. Rough varnish.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 4
Deep dark red-black with a tan head. Rich and heavy, with a winey and coffee nose. Dry-sweet and tangy, with lightly sour fruits notes and touches of liquorice, blackberry, caramel and toast.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 3.5
Pours a half finger of head on a black body. The aroma is coffee, toast and roasted malt. The taste is bitter black coffee and licorice. The texture is soft. Nice.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 2.7
I'm really not sure about this one. It looks right. Smells a bit flowery. Tastes very fruity. Not sure if it's supposed to or not. :0/ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Wickwar Gold 3.5
Cask at Penny Black’s, Birmingham. Citrus and caramel with short bitter finish. Decent.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Wickwar Cotswold Way 3.5
Handpull cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Slightly reddish brown, very transparent, with a loose cream/tan head. Forest fruits and freshly baked bread in the nose. Slight twiggy notes. Taste is bittersweet with a decent hoppy rush. Some bitterness at the back of the throat in the finish. A nice basic English bitter.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wickwar BOB 2.8
Bottle courtesy of Andy. Amber colour beer with a good sized off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and citrus. Light bitterness, light-medium body, average carbonation. Drinkable
Friday, March 06, 2015

Wickwar Station Porter 3.1
500ml bottle from Gloucester M5 Services. Deep black colour with a tan head. Aroma is a touch light but has a maltiness. The flavour has more chocolate, and roasted malt, the taste a slight bitterness. Deep and rich.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wickwar Christmas Cracker 2.7
Cask @ Turls Green, Bradford. Clear copper with a creamy head. Crisp with a light malty bitterness in its taste, with a very small sweetness in its nose, but still recognisably a bitter in this respect.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Wickwar Christmas Cracker 2.8
Sampled on draught at the Tally Ho in Finchley. Amber coloured beer with a whitish head. Not particularly Christmassy, just a regular light bitter with a sweetish taste. Some caramel and fruit, like a fruit loaf or similar. Light bitterness. Pleasant without being memorable.
Monday, January 05, 2015