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

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   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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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Pours cloudy with cidery, pungent nose. More cider with initial mouthful that works into a sour bitterness. It’s almost like this beer was orginally made to be an IPA. but was changed at the last minute. The effort is there but overall a let down.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VamboladeTolly (1658) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle @ Tartu Kaubamaja. Pours clear golden with small white head, stays. Aroma: metalic, hay, sweetish, weak honey and maybe ginger. Taste: wet cardboard, sweetish, metalic, sour rotten hay. Thin body. Bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrNosha (1826) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
500ml Flasche. Dunkelgelbes Bier, cremiger Schaum. Es riecht nach Trauben und Getreide. Wenig Kohlensäure. Bitter im Antrunk. Wenig Körper. Gras und Kräuter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bierdimpfe (518) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Hazy golden color with moderate activity. Slightly creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of caramel, honey, barley, leafy hops. Lots of sugars but well balanced from some bitter grassy hops. Oily smooth almost full body with the perfect amount of crispy carbonation. Light finish, short lingering roasted malts with butterscotch and a dash of herbal spices. Slightly missing some freshness being a little flat and thick. Else the flavors are nice and the feel ends well with tongue coating honey. Overall decent quality craft.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lidor1995 (58) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2016
Beautiful gold color with smell white head, watery palate and smooth citrusey taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2686) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
500ml bottle from Ken Warne, Darlington. Golden colour, white foam head leaving lacing and grain, citrus in the aroma. Taste is malty & grainy, with some biscuit, and fruity citric & grassy metallic hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
phfyysik (869) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours golden clear with medium but quickly disappearing head. Aroma is malts, dust, herbs, basil. Taste is oily, malts, grainy, some sweetness, light bitter, biscuits, butter. Drinkable, but quite oily.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (723) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
aka Circle Master. Pours a huge bubbly white foamy head. Appearance is slight dark golden colours. Has thick lacing. Malty aromas as well as some grassy/earthy and floral scents. Pretty faint hops. Flavours are of light roasted malts. Some citrus like flavours as well, more hoppy in taste than aromas. Has a creamy mouthfeel. Smoothness on the palate. Average retention and medium carbonation. Not too bad, easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (3021) - ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Nose has some spicy hops, grass, mild dishrag-y malt. Flavor is dry, hops, biscuity malt notes, some vague fruity sweetness. Malty finish, some dishrag in the background, malt and mild malty acidity. Nice malt character, not so nice dishrag. Drinkable though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15768) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 4.7%. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, grass hop, biscuit, sweet and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gehbe (297) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours clear golden, big offwhite head, little lacing. Nose of light malts, some citrusy/spicy/herbal notes and a hint of honey. Tastes light sour and light sweet upfront, very light bitterness gets more prominent on finish. High carbonation, somewhat sticky finish. A light refreshing summer golden ale, somewhat overcarbonated.


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