Wychwood Fiddlers Elbow (4.5%) (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Wychwood (Marston's)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


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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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madquacker (1176) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a copper brown with a good head. Lots of hoppy citrus and some bubble gum. Good but not great.

JorisPPattyn (10113) - BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2007
Muddy orange-amber beer with a good, dense, yellow coloured head, leaving some lace. Very meaty esters’ nose, dried raw ham, dried (sorry, really!) dog poop. A bit grassy too, thankfully. Soft-sweet, cookie malt taste. Just a bit nondescript fruity, ending a bit lacty. Malts dominate throughout, never shaking off the esters. Very slick, medium bodied. Aftertaste becomes more fruity. Well thìs lagerboy is not exactly over the moon with all this taste. It might be better on cask, no doubt, but what I’m getting is pretty close to off-taste!

kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2007
(bottle) hazy orange. Aroma of vegetables and yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, a bit of citrus in the finish.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2007
A better offering from wychwood, but not saying much. Aroma is wychwood yeast, smokey burnt character with grassy hop trying to burrow through. Taste is similar the burntness dominated and distroying everything in the ber thats good, as the hop character is not bad.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Fruity aroma of honey yet bitter. Lovely copper appearance with a good white head. Fruity but musky taste. Lacking flavour.

BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
bubble gum from the moment it’s opened. baseball card and topps variety. looks good, but looks are deceiving. long sweet and fairly cheap lingering malase of a thin and gummy tasting malt and barely discernable hop mirage. good mouthfeel and nice head on the beer. but the carbonation is unnoticeable and the flavor does’nt go away, although it needs to.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Golden with a nice head. The aroma has notes of fruit and hops. The flavour has a lot of fruit notes, citrus is the most dominant. It has a nice bitterness in the finish, that also is citrussy, almost a bit harsh. When it gets a bit warmer it’s less harsh, and that’s how I prefer this beer.

DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
Coppery orange pour with a vanishing slick of off-white suds. Unappetisingly metallic vegetable snout in the manner of Peeterman Artois. Watery cardboard hoppiness. Some slightly pleasant biscuity notes from the wheat. Sticks around with a nastily bitter sweetener-like aftertaste. The worst Wychwood beer I’ve tried.

ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
bottle . . pours copper . . aroma is rotten apple, vinegar . . a typical english ale . . not good . . acidic . .

Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
This is very good ale,pours amber cloudy.The head small and tan colored,a very average tasting ale with a bite and nose like a grapefruit.This would be a good start if you’ve never had an ale.Mild hops presence with notes of carmel malts, that are balanced very well together,I could drink 2 pints easy and be very satisfied,I would buy this one again.I would rather have the real european with a stronger ABV #.

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