Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Pasteurised bottle 500ml.
A full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Pours well. Color is strong amber with a touch of gold. Head is high but dissipates quickly (Ive come to realize this could be on account of my 1830s tasting glasses). This is, in the best summation, a uniquely powerful brew. The malts are _extremely_ dominant in the drink - caramel apple and metallic in a positive sense. Likewise, the hops are quite dominant in the aftertaste, with a strong bready-oatmeal slant. An odd yet pleasant thing is that Witchbrew tastes like it has been aged in bourbon barrels (perhaps it is the spell of the Halloween Witch?) With the profoundness in taste this only irony that this brews aroma is slight and rather stale, like a cheap American micro. But Ive given this beer a couple extra Overall points because it stands out as a worldly unique British beer, a country known for great brewing but not so much for unique variation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Orange Coloring. Good head. Woody. Some Fruit. Very Good Average Brew. Not one I would Drink Often, but Was Fun to Try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5029) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Orangish coloring with a medium head. Kind of a fruity aroma with a slight tinge of wood. Taste has some more wood (was this in a barrel at any point in its life?) and finished off with apple. Not too bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Dusty tan. Nose sweet, lots of toffee. Very malty flavor, caramel and toffee, some peachy fruitiness as well. Good finish of hops at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bright copper colored pour with a spongy, but thin white head. Fresh, flowery aroma with a bit of an overripe fruit back end to it - subtle but nice. Sweet, malty flavor with some peach and nectarine accents. Very enticing. Excellent balance, bitterness comes through silently and softly in the back end. Mouthfeel feels just right - could see myself downing several of these in an English Pub

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (6006) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent orange brown color. The aroma was mild with malt and ale like notes with peach an dust. The mouth feel was initially smooth and a mild bitter finish with some vinous notes. The flavor was mildly bitter malty and it became a little more bitter as I consumed the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5053) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Bottle. Small sized creamy off-white head and fine-medium sized bubbles. Fast-rising carbonation, semi-transparent and an orange hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy and fruity aroma. Light bitter, malty, hops and vinuous flavor. Smooth and thin mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied with fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
The aroma is very fruity with notes of chocolate, lemon, and spices. The color is a beutiful golden with a fine beige head. The flavor is very roasted, very dry, very flowery - primarily elderflower, and very hoppy. It gives a sting to the tongue while drinking. Quite an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2004
Pours with a decent, somewhat off-white, head. It's duration is average. My nose isn't working to well but the ale smells sweet. The taste is enjoyable with the malts standing out. There are just enough hops to make this beer not tip too far on the malty side. The palate is all malt and is also enjoyable. Hey, this a well rounded brew. Probably would go great with fried or grilled foods. Maybe has a little too much carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
Poured orange with a small head and a musky sour aroma. Taste isn't much better except it does have a bit of malty sweetness to it. Finish is clean but way too light.

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