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


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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (413) - Ontario, - NOV 22, 2013
Scent of apple, malt, and caramel. Clear copper colour. Slight sweetness with mild bitterness. Notes of malt, toffee, and vanilla. Medium body and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onesimus (42) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Mahogany Red with two finger light tan head that quickly dissipated to a ring around the glass. Aroma, plenty of dark fruits with hints of spice and malts. In the mouth it's smooth with medium carbonation and quite warming. Tastes upfront is restrained sweetness of fruits and dandelion and burdock. Balanced by a follow through of slightly pungent bitterness and perhaps some cloves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (1121) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2017
0.5 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Višnja 666, Tanja, Davor and Goran. Clear amber, small off-white head. Dry fruit, floral, perfumed. Sweet, marzipan or cake. Not bad tasting. Medium body, medium carbonation, moderate, sweet finish, light toasty. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1479) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2017
780/5000 I sense the a spicy caramel aroma and slightly floral hop aroma. The taste has chocolate malt sweetish taste which is accompanied by fine ripe berry and slightly nutty flavor. Coffee?, although the coffee flavor is said to be very weak. The hops are sufficiently adapted in this ale and stands out as a fine finish that sets a nice edge to this ales sweet tones. The hops are slightly floral (typically British) and contributes to maintaining a malty sweetness in an elegant way. My overall impression is a malty ale with an emphasis great taste and balanced malt which do not compromise with bitterness, but is in good balance in the overall impression. The carbonation is soft and contributes to the good and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZxWx (58) - MEXICO - JAN 13, 2017
Aroma: fruity, sweet, toast, Apperance: dark reddish brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, Taste: medium bitterness, malt, light sweetness, fruity Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5200) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear tea amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and flowers, with notes of malt and touches of fruit. Sweetish flavour of malt and fruit, with bitter and grassy notes of hops. Hints of leaves and yeast. Estery and bitterish aftertaste with mild malty hints. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, 6.6%. Fruity, malty and nutty aroma. Almost clear dark amber colour. Big stable off-white head. The flavour is very malty and quite fruity. Some dried fruits and nuts in the finish. Mild alcohol burn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (4764) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Sainsbollocks. Clear, dark copper colour. Film and ring of off white head. Nose has buttery malts. Some vine fruit. Taste is mostly sweet with some harsh, leafy bitterness. Thin body. Unpleasantly acrid, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (8018) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle. It pours mostly clear deep amber with a creamy off white head. Quite toasted malty with ripe fruity notes. Underlying hoppy notes. The flavor is deep malty with light caramel and ripe berries. Long toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itstasty (63) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. Mahogany brown, medium body. Head holds for a couple of minutes before dissolving. Sweet, malty and fruity. Lasting flavours in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (878) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2016
Clear red-amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt and bread. Taste is raisin, malt and hops

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