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


on tap

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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   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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burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
This had an average head.Color of straw.Aroma of hops.The taste was bitter hops.Had a medium body.It is a good pale ale,but I like the stronger beers.I will buy again anyway.

gnoff (11100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2006
Honey golden color, big white head. Sweet and hoppy scent. Strong taste, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and bitterness.

Lunkie (1964) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2006
Sweet hop malt aroma. Murky amber slight red colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet hop malt flavour. Flat palate.

vanvenlo (1917) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2006
11 Apr 2006 - Nice fruity hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour, low head and ordinary lacing. Big hoppy, light sweet fruit flavour. Light fruit bitter hop finish.

Fin (10980) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2006
Picked up in Morrisons Tewksbury (about a week or two back) Golden coloured hoppy bitter with nice lingering finish, not that exciting but a fine enough beer.

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 I’ve 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. I’m actually dumbfounded by the low ratings. Must be a lot of Americans who don’t 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. ’04. 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.

yngwie (17262) - 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)

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.

KnutAlbert (6797) - 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!

decaturstevo (6343) - 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.

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