Brewed at Wychwood (Marston's)

Style: English Strong Ale
Holborn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
"Strong & Rich Ale"
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml clear glass bottles.
Contract brewed for Sainsbury’s.
English Northdown and Goldings hops.

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BlackHaddock (7951) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2008 drank July 2007, brewed for the Sainsbury supermarket chain. Whenever I buy a supermarket only beer I worry, will this one be better than the norm? Read on and find out. Poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass, which it didn’t fit into, so i had two glasses. Terracotta in colour, with a tight off-white head, bubbles rising through the bright clear liquid. The head did shrink away as I drank, but not overly fast. Rich biscuits and malty sweetness hit your nose, toffees as well, it smells good. It reminded me of an old traditional sweet shop smell, all goodness and big jars of little things that rotted my teeth. The malt is in the taste too, but the sweetness has gone from the aroma leaving a dryer beer than I expected from the smell; bet it would rot my teeth though, if I left them in the beer overnight! The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a 6.5% beer, but apart from that it is one of the best supermarket only beers I have ever had.

ralphdot (1093) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
6.5% deep amber with a thin head, strong sweet aroma, very nice malt taste with a hind of vanilla, good beer. Brewed exclusively for Sainsbury’s supermarket chain

madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
25th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Complex beer - hint of smoke. Stronger tones of malt and caramel. Slight fruit. Slighty sweet, certainly not bitter. Long finish.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
500ml Bottle at Home 26/05/2009 Big fruit aroma. Small white head. Some carbonation. Amber coloured strong in alcohol fruity and rich on the palate with a little bitterness in a dry full malt finish.

Ungstrup (38861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2009
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, Wychwood yeast, and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, fruit, nuts, and yeast - typical for Wychwood, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear red brown with light brown head. Rich caramel toffe hops nose. Malt hops fruit flavour with alcohol notes. Rich full mouthfeel. Long bitter finish.

Christian (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with some malt and a hint of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
From bottle. Copper colour. White frothy head. Malt aroma with a little spice, fruit and syrup. Reminds me of a dessert. Tart flavour, a bit of citrus in the finish. Sweet and smooth. Close to a cheap whisky. Better when settled.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Clear medium amnber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light hoppy, toffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nuts and fruit. Medium body with burned caramel and fruit. The finish is dry with some alcohol present. 230808

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