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

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RATINGS: 543   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2010
Copper with a cream head receding to a halo. Pleasantly heady aroma; mulled apple, berries, nutmeg, caramel and alcohol; just a rub of musky hop as it warms. More apple strudel fruitiness and spice on the palate; fine carbonation, cranberry, some chestnut and doughy egg custard emerging on the swallow, slight tack of candy floss. Hobgoblin turned up to 10 and pipetted with nail polish remover. I like it. A slightly offputting, radicchio/chiccory bitterness that lingers and doesn’t quite fit, but a better beer than I thought Wychwood were allowed to make if I’m honest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6169) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Deep gold with a rapidly fading white head that laces the glass nicely; rich fruity aroma, apricots and peaches; toffee malt flavour; with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Aroma is very malty and surprised me when i took the first sip. Taste is of carmel, hops and alcohol. Slightly watery and ends very dry. I thought it would be more full bodied but instead was strong tasting with a light/alcohol palette.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Copper with off white head. Big malty beer with a light, metallic, tinny note, slightly boiled hints, but these give a touch of depth to this beer. Dry leafy notes and a lashing of caramel, its really quite easy on the palate. O.k.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear coppery amber pour with a foamy beige head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is both fruity and malty with notes of toffee, raisins, cherries, figs and nuts. Flavour is very similar but with a stronger malt profile and hints of molasses, apples and sherry. Light, dry mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Nice, easy to drink and comparatively full-bodied English ale, probably slightly superior to the regular Hobgoblin but not hugely different.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17057) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, nuts, and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15765) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, nuts, sweet, toffee, hops and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15683) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours clear dark amber with a small creamy off white head. Fruit, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied. Smooth. A touch of alcohol. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9626) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. BB 31 Mar 12, sampled on April 16, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish to medium tan head. Sweet, malty, herbal and floral hoppy scent. Malty, mineral, hoppy taste that dies very fast. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness to the dry and chalky side that is the only thing that lingers in this beer. Almost like sucking on a piece of dry wall.
An alcoholic touch starts to show when warming up.
Pretty good stuff, though the ABV is a bit too high to be drinking too much of this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoFi (1711) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2011
Amber to copper with a nice beige head. Aroma: malty, raisins, earthy, sweet, candy. Taste: candy, earthy, raisins, grass, toffee, sweet malt, medium bitter. Earthy and herbal finish with some grapefruit. Medium-bodied with quite a high carbonation.


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