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


on tap

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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle: pasteurised.
Previously sold as Circle Master in the UK.
Traditionally craft brewed in Oxfordshire using organically grown English Barley Malt and Organic Target Hops. Scarecrow is a wonderfully refreshing Golden Ale evoking lazy, hazy days of summer in golden meadows & ripe barleyfields. A winning combination of tart citric fruit flavours perfectly balanced by a rich biscuity maltiness and rounded off with a spicy bittersweet finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
decaturstevo (6022) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2006
A metalic aroma and flavor to this beer. A weak watery palate with an off bitter flavor. If there is malt here I sure can’t identify it. Not much. If the beer was as good as the bottle and label looked it would be killer but it’s not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - MAR 30, 2006
grass, clear, pale, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, lively,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Had this at a beer and cheese tasting. It was paired with Lord of the Hundreds - Sussex - Raw Ewe’s milk cheese. Decent enough beer with a nice floral hop aroma. Not a whole lot of malt in the aroma or the taste. Nothing really makes this stand out as an ESB. My gold standard for this style is Fuller’s ESB on cask - in London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jephavn (9) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
From bottle., an orange golden color, nice strong malt aroma. Great malty taste, waow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle 29/06/2003 Golden coloured with some pale and hop aromas. Creamy on the palate with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Caramel malts, with grassy hops in aroma. Taste is simialr an quite drinkable, and quite balanced also. Minimal wychwood burntish taste which can only be a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhshool (22) - Richmond, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
This 500 ml bottle is labeled: Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale Pours a dark, cloudy straw color with a smaller than average head and a little bit of lacing. Smell is citrus with a hint of malt. Feels a bit more carbonated than it acts. Taste is malt / citrus with a bit of bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit metallic. A pretty smooth, very drinkable ale - this is from a mainly pilsner drinker. Would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
This was an all organic beer. The 500 ml. bottle poured a sparkling clear golden colored beverage with a small smooth white head that was mostly diminishing but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma had a rich roasted malt character with nice undertones of floral hops. The body was medium to full with lively carbonation and a dry, clean texture. The initial flavor was slightly bitter with a sweet background. The finish was long and brought out a bit of an alcohol warmth to accompany the nice bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle. Nice hop aroma of sweet fruit. Almost clear copper colour. Stable white head. Thin mouthfeel. Flavour is yeasty with some aromatic hoppiness. Slightly above medium bitterness. Watery aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 20, 2006
orange golden color. no head. malt and mild hop aroma. similar to the fiddler’s elbow but with even less flavor believe it or not. malty, caramel flavor. chewy and sweet.

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