imdownthepub (15132) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Red amber with short lasting white head. Working my way through some old bottles and realised I hadn’t rated this one. Tjin and slightly cardboardy body, the aging hadn’t gone so well. Still hints of hoppiness and a cereal like malt body with a slightly perfumed background. Average. Fin (10821) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2006
Regularly picked up at Sainsbury’ Kidlington, though haven’t noticed it much for a while. A reddy brown coloured bitter that has plenty of hoppyiness about it, but it’s a bitter that has no real stand out charactersitics but otherwise is absolutely fine. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Clear bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pasteurised. Copper/red. Diminishing head. Trademark Wychwood aroma (yeast characteristic? - apple/toffee/cardboard) Medium mouthfeel. Slightly spicy. Medium length hop finish. Not unpleasant, just a bit boring. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
A thin and quite hoppy bitter,an ok effort from Wychwood,nothing that different here. RobBestwick (951) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2003
slightly sterile aroma, pours with a dark copper hue and off white head, fairly bland and sterile flavour, bitter finish, not very good.
leaparsons (10695) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2003
Tawny coloured with a white, bubbly foam - this starts OK. Juicy malts are accompanied by an odd musty flavour. Wychwood always use clear glass bottles even for the bright supermarket lights - is that wise? nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2003
Light hoppy grass aroma. Red in colour with a small head. Light carbonation. Massively hopped taste with questionable balance. Initally sweet with a bitter after taste. SilkTork (5804) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
The involvement of oats in this beer is interesting. Oats used to be a common ingredient of beers, but hasn't been so for some years, apart from stouts and porters where they add a certain smoothness and head retention. Some Scottish beers, such as Red Cuillin, contain oats, and this could well be an attempt to copy a Scottish beer style. It is a pleasant and refreshing bitter with a nice hoppy tang in the finish, but is otherwise unremarkable. Less oats and more barley would be appreciated. RichardGretton (4772) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2002
Average bottled ale (bitter?), with a very hoppy aroma...................... Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2002
Tastes stronger than it is, bitter but pleasent flavour. Not bad at all.....