Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Filtered. Brown glass.
Launched 2004 as a lower abv version of the 5.2%abv Fiddlers Elbow, Retired by 2014.
Ingredients: Pale wheat and Crystal malt; Styrian and Northdown hops.
"Fiddlers Elbow is Wychwood’s lighter style ale perfect for summer beer and evokes lazy, hazy days of summer images of golden meadows & ripe corn fields. This wheat brewed refreshing summer ale is 4.5% ABV. The addition of the choicest English wheat malt perfectly complements the use of Styrian Goldings hops. The end result is a wonderful combination of citrus and floral aroma, with tart citric fruit flavours and a long hoppy fruity finish. A wonderfully refreshing beer."

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Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottled. Pours opaque amber. Thin head with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, and honey. Flavor is honey, biscuit, citric, sweet malt, and soft bitter resin finish. Nothing impressive.

ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a hazy copper with a billowy head that quickly diminishes to a gauze-like cap. Not what I was expecting, but not bad. Nice balance of hops and malt. Bitter, though not overly so, with nice caramel notes on the finish. Very drinkable and one I would buy again.

ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2008
Bronz színű,nem túl tömör habú főzet.Az illata mint a tavaszi virágzó mezőé.Komolyan ez jutott eszembe róla!Gyógyfüves,gyümölcsös,virágzó komlós íze van,keserédes hosszan tartó utóízzel.Ebből bármikor,bárhol,de legfőképpen társaságban beszélgetve.Nagyon finom!

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
pours hazy copper, small off-white head, with some lacing. aroma of sweet malt, citrus hops and sour fruit. no sour fruit and little citrus in the flavor, dominated mostly by a ceramy caramel. medium bodied, with a full-mouthed creamy kind of finish. overall, too light, too creamy. i detect no hoppy citrus which was disappointing, and knocks my rating down a point or two.

RickS95 (36) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
First off, the name and the bottle alone score points with me. Not exactly what I think of when I think of beer from the UK, it seemed a bit of a hybrid between what I’m used to in the States and what I get from overseas. What I liked about this beer was the taste and the finish. Mouthfeel was fresh and crisp. Sip after sip, I expected a bitter finish, but it never came. You know the bitter was there, but it was subtle, giving it a nice drinkability.

zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Taste 7/8 Bottle Date:7DFI 12:12? Looks: Gold, white top. Aroma: Sweet malt, yeasty sour, mild floral hops. Taste: Nice even bitter. Sour and bitter evenly mixed. Tea, lemon, grain. Nice in the southern humidity and sun.

FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
500ml bottle.
Same bottle as in image, so presuming it was 4.5% not 5.2%
Fruity Citrus aroma. Quite sticky bitter hops. A bit drying. Fruity and sweet. Passable bitter, but too drying for the style.

maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Unknown if this is the 4.5 or 5.2% version, but label matches that on screen left. 500ml (?not specified) bottle. Pale amber with a fleeting head and poor lacing despite adequate and lasting carbonation. Faint lightstruck aroma, rife with green banana, pistachio, and cherry aromatics.. . lychee and orange juice in the background.Sweet/tart and brown sugar flavor also features pear, tobacco, sour apple, and bacony phenols. Despite its watery heft, the mouthfeel is slick and oily. The finish: creosote, paper, and mushy old peaches. Grassy and overly tannic aftertaste. Overall impression is of a good ESB mixed with muddy water.

JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bronze color with average head. Great lacing. Aroma of yeast and floral hops. Slightly fruity malt flavor with a nice semi-sweet dry finish. Great Ale!

RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
straw colored best bitter....great label....a good fall beer.......worthy of a try...widely available

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