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

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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle with Scarecrow Ale label. I was hopping to catch this brew at Beer on the Pier in Chicago as several other Wychwood brews were being offered. One of the stranger aroma experiences Iíve had with a beer as it changed considerably each of the 1st few times I smelled it. Started sour and then settled into an ESB-like aroma, but without as much bitterness, as say a Fullers ESB. Iím actually dumbfounded by the low ratings. Must be a lot of Americans who donít have a palate for subtle English brews. Perhaps they improved the brew, and the Rating Avgs by Month show a bit of a resurgence since Sept. í04. Or it could be a result of a lot of the clear bottles being lightstruck. Why do brewers continue to put beer in these bottles? I love the etched witches on the bottles and the labels are attractive as well, but these would still be great on, say a green bottle.

3.2
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2006
Bottled. Clear, golden with a nice, dense, off-white head. Fruity and light hoppy aroma. Quite pleasant, with some citrus notes. Thin to medium body with a flavors of piney hops, pale malt and some fruity notes. Low on carbonation, quite creamy, but feels quite good. Nice, but not a killer. (060508)

2.8
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Not bad, I guess. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma bolstered by malt. Flavor is subtle malt with a hop presence and bitter finish. Not bad. Not great. An ok beer.

2.7
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2006
An OK bitter combining malty sweetness with a bitter hoppy finish. No complex aromas to lift this to a high rating, but far better for quenching your thirst than 95% of all lagers!

2.3
decaturstevo (6240) - 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 canít identify it. Not much. If the beer was as good as the bottle and label looked it would be killer but itís not.

2.9
Yeggo (38) - USA - MAR 30, 2006
grass, clear, pale, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, lively,

3.2
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 Eweís 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 Fullerís ESB on cask - in London.

3.8
jephavn (9) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
From bottle., an orange golden color, nice strong malt aroma. Great malty taste, waow.

3.6
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.

3.2
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.


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