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style
Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1608) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick orangeish-brown body. aroma: moderate malt, mild coffee. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. Saboroso dulçor maltado. Amargor amadeirado, com leve lembrança de álcool. Sem defeitos. Leve aquecimento alcoólico. Notas oxidada lembra vinho do porto. Amargor de casca de fruta. 70 s

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2011
(500 ml bottle) Pours a pretty copper, very clear. Two and a half fingers of biege head stand at attention and are well-retained. Aroma is sort of tinny-sweaty with vanilla and caramel, not overly appealing. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth but feels very filtered and processed. Lightly prickly. Large, droopy rings of lacing. Flavor is sweaty-tinny and bitter. Vanilla and buttery caramel with hints of fruitiness. Bitterness builds toward finish. Lots of malt but pasteurization and over-filtering and processing seem to have turned it to weak mush. Avoid it, pretty much like every other Wychwood.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Dark, flame orange coloured beer with a thick off white head. Roasted malt aroma is followed by a slightly grassy hop element. Full-bodied mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, only in reverse! The hops come through initally, resinous (which could also be put down to the alcohol), grassy, a touch citrusy and quite bitter. This is then followed by a slightly sweet, biscuity malt flavour. Both of which are present right through the long finish.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghawener (1579) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle: Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence. If you say so! Cheers. Food Pairing: Shepard’s Pie!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Clear brown pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel malt, melanoidin, malt bomb but kind of oxidized. Ok, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1562) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Clear reddish-copper with medium creamy beige head. Fruity aroma (cherry, banana), biscuity, malty notes, a bit yeasty. Sweet milky flavor, fruity, light hoppy bitter finish, semi-dry. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium body. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Clear brownish amber brew, off-white head. Aroma is nutty with toffee and caramel - flavor is fruity and earthy with bready malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1555) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a khaki head; aroma of caramel, malt, and dark fruits; taste is sweet with malt with caramel and dark fruit; sweet finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1553) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Fakta. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, some fruits, syrup, brown sugar. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1534) - ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
500 mL bottle at home into a pint glass. Dark brown beer with an uneven head. Fruity, hoppy head, smells good. Very sweet, fruity, raisiny, and rich a fine ale, and hides the alcohol. Very pleasant, and typical of the Hobgoblin stable, one of England’s better ales.


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