Wickwar Wessex Brewing Reviews




john44
3.3
Wickwar Penny Black Porter
Gravity Cask Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2011 - Dark Brown in colour; Reddish against light. Very Malty; roasty malts, roast coffee, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruit. Hoppy. Sweet roast malty with slight sour fruit/ hop edge. Dry finish. Very easy drinking. (2011-02-09)
Monday, January 23, 2017

nocheinbier
3.2
Wickwar Cotswold Way
From a half litre bottle, pours a nutty brown colour with a thin head. Has a nice soft grainy, malty aroma with a bitter hint of hops. A grainy taste with raisins and subtle grapefruit notes. It’s lightly carbonated and easy to drink. If you’re after a chestnut beer you can do better than that but as a 4.2% ale it’s an agreeable drink.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

redders1974
2.7
Wickwar BOB
Bottle Xmas day amber colour thin head standard supermarket bitter reminiscent of a sheperd neame creation
Sunday, December 25, 2016

tombyars
3.3
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 17th December 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thin white head. Short malty aroma with dry vinous notes. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts deliver a light maltloaf base with juicy raisins and sultanas adding sweetness. Earthy flavour present in the short hop prickle, fading fast in the brief bitterness but leaving a touch of winter spice though. Finish is malty with prunes evident in the palate. Tastes like an Old Ale in style but a decent effort from Wickwar for the dark ale drinker.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.1
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask at the moon under water Watford Jdw. A clear reddy copper coloured pour with a a loose light tan head. Aroma is brown sugars, twig, nutty toffee, berry. Flavour is composed of sweet toffee malts, woodland fruit, bark, berry. Palate is rounded, sweet, decent cask condition. Not bad.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

harrisoni
3.6
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask handpull at The County Hotel Ashford JDW. Clear chestnut colour lasting beige head. It’s an ok best bitter. Decent temp and condition. Some decent malts that go from fruit to light chocolate. Some hedgerow fruit hop i thought pretty good.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Nocturne
3.1
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask at JDW. Reddish amber. Off-white head. Flavours are berry fruits, caramel malts and slightly spicy undercurrent. Dryish feel to it. Not bad.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Don2711
3.3
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Aroma bready. Nice Tawney appearance. Some caramel in taste. Hint of spice.Palate reasonable with a little kick at the end. . Still overall not bad.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Finn
2.8
Wickwar BOB
Fra cask/gravity på Plymouth CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 24 Sep 16. Litt uklar. Filmskum. Aroma av søt frukt. Smaken mango & mørke plommer. Litt tørr etter hvert.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MarcinG
3.2
Wickwar Station Porter
Butelka 500ml.(ale dlaczego biale szklo.?). Ladny, opalizujacy prawie czarny kolor z rubinowym refleksem. Piana bezowa, wysoka. W zapachu palone slody ,leciutka kawa i czekolada plus owoce lesne. Aromat niestety nikly. Delikatna tekstura. W smaku kawa, delikatna czekolada i palone slody. Duzo owocowej slodyczy (czarna porzeczka) i karmelu. Dobry porter jednak brakuje mu wyrazistosci w smaku i przede wszystkim w zapachu...bez tego jest nijaki.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MarcinG
2.8
Wickwar BOB
Butelka 500ml. Bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala dosc wysoka ladnie prezentuje sie w szkle. W zapachu dosc swieze z chmielowo/cytrusowym aromatem oraz orzechami i owocami. W smaku slodkawe o karmelowej podbudowie. Owoce i orzechy w tle,lekko ziarnisty posmak.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

hatzer
2.2
Wickwar BOB
Dark red burnt carbonated water nasty evil not classic just not very good really
Monday, December 12, 2016

Martin243
4
Wickwar Station Porter
Live rating of a 500ml bottle from B&M bargains. Poured into a Morretti pint. A fine whiff of shiraz, gouda and Christmas cake on opening. Beautiful dark ruby body with a creamy off white head that faded to a persistent skim. Shiraz, black treacle, leather, and liquorice flavour. Still the undertone of a lactic hard cheese. Creamy silky palate soft carbonation. Top notch winter ale, loved it.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

BeerViking
3.3
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask at the Lord Moon, pours a deep tawny-red with a lasting med-fine head, malty nose with hints of red fruit and distant spice, spicy and dry-bitter, with the firm bitterness offset by lightly sweet malt. Pretty good.
Monday, November 28, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale’, 4.5%. Dark amber orange, still and clear with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is chewed up wholemeal bread, toffee. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is bready, full flavoured malts, spicy and resinous hops, thought I could get a bit of booze in the finish despite the moderate abv. A decent bitter.
Friday, November 18, 2016

piwnepodroze
2.1
Wickwar Falling Star
To golden ale bez historii, mocno słodowy z leciutko zaznaczonym profilem chmielowym. Karmelowy i nie dość pełny, jak większość piw w tym stylu. Nie dość jak dla mnie. Do bezrefleksyjnego łojenia w sam raz.
Monday, October 3, 2016

Brewkrezi
3.6
Wickwar Station Porter
Schoko Pflaume / braun klar / Schoko Karamell kaum Bittere / Session Feierabendbier
Monday, September 12, 2016

mr_h
3.6
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (14 May 2016), weak grain, malty aroma, golden amber with a thin bubbly off-white head and intermittent lacing, orange, caramel, sweet, creamy.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Don2711
2.8
Wickwar Falling Star
Amber hazy. Citrus and cereal flavours. Quite sweet. Moderate bite on palate. All over average.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Iznogud
3.2
Wickwar Wessex Witchcraft
Cask at the White Swan, Ilsington, London. Pours amber, small off-white head. Roasted, caramel, malty, some fruit notes. Decent stuff.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

The_Osprey
3.1
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask at Hamilton Hall as ’Wickwar Falling Star’, 4.2%. Amber orange, slight haze, still, small minimal off white head. Aroma is caramelised sugar, some orange peel and marmalade. Body is smooth, oily, lowish carbonation. Taste is sweet, honey, boiled sweets, resin, toffee wafer, marmalade. It’s a decent straight forward sweet number. Not my preference but drinkable.
Friday, May 13, 2016

minutemat
3.1
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Lovely warm caramel flavours with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vladivostok
2.9
Wickwar BOB
Mid-amber with slight rubbery aroma. Hint of autumn fruits and an average level of bittering hops. Pleasant but rather undistinguished.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

SamVimes21
3
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask @ Hope & Anchor Bristol, deep amber with a cream head a grapefruit , lemon taste with also a biscuit taste nice beer.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Euroscooper
2.2
Wickwar Falling Star
On cask in Posterngate, York. Served through a sparkler which left this southern beer with a large head, which the brewer probably didn’t intend. The beer was golden and quite hazy. A promising fruity taste of grapefruit and lemon soon disappears to give a biscuit like finish. Very little in the way of bitterness. A bit bland
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

jamesie1857
3
Wickwar BOB
Handpull in clubhouse at Yate Town . Reddish brown body nothing on top. Basically caramel and nutty taste bitter on the way out. Ordinary.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scopey
2
Wickwar BOB
Bottle thanks to Nick. It pours clear deep amber - brown with a small white head. The nose is cardboard, damp leaves, paper, grainy, soda water and toffee. The taste is grainy, cardboard, toffee, chewy, water, murky water, burnt cracker, with a dry, watery finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Tepid and watery brown beer water.
Friday, February 26, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.7
Wickwar The Big ’O’
Cask @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester. Golden with a creamy head. Light textured, light tasting, with an extremely light and stewed orange citrus fruitiness in both aroma and taste. There’s also some small activity in the palate from its texture.
Sunday, February 7, 2016

still_got_beer
3.5
Wickwar Station Porter
500 ml bottle. I liked this well balanced porter. Not too heavy and well drinkable.
Monday, December 28, 2015

oh6gdx
3.7
Wickwar Penny Black Porter
Cask (backlog). Deep brown, close to black colour, with a mediumsized beigeish brown head to it. Aroma is chocolate, some nutty and coffeeish notes along with mild toffee and some ashes. Flavour is quite similar, but also has a quite lingering long bitterness, which also stays for a while in the aftertaste.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

nihtila
3.1
Wickwar Christmas Cracker
Cask at Standing Order. Pours clear amber. Nose is sweet christmas spices, candies and light chocolate. Taste is malts and similar sweetness as nose. There is christmas in this, just not completely sure it fits in beer.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Towey1989
2.9
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of red berries, cherry lozenges, some watermelon, slight caramel and subtle biscuit. Taste is sweet of red berries, caramel, slight watermelon, a little biscuit and subtle sour cherry. Light bodied and a slightly oily texture. A quite sickly sweet, red berry finish. Not a lot to say really, sweet and only a half will do. Nice but not sessionable.
Monday, December 7, 2015

theprof
3
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask. Aroma berry and toffee but mildly so. Pour chestnut with tan lacing. Taste is balanced to the point of oblivion and I waited for the hoppy finish, promised in the commercial deScription and I could still be waiting. Brewers beware what you promise. A session bitter that will do no one harm but needs a Cotswold view to do more than that.
Monday, December 7, 2015

kwik-lime
2.9
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at JDWs on Whitehall. Malty, slight sweetness, not too much hop character. Nice enough session beer.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

47574xeCD
2.8
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask at Merchants Inn, Rugby 20/10/15 Poured deep gold with white head. Bland cereal aroma, taste is malt barley, very light citrus. A bit boring.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

teorn88
3
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, light red berries and caramel. Taste has biscuit melon and a light red berry tangy finish. Light bodied with okn carbonation. Overall, ok
Monday, October 19, 2015

mr_h
2.9
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow, weak fruity aroma, amber, brown with a thin bubbly off-white head, negligible lacing, malty, berry fruits, oily, slightly sour finish.
Monday, October 12, 2015

BeerViking
2.9
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at Crown Rivers, pleasant dark brown and malty bitter. Lightly toasty nose, hints of toffee and lemon.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Travlr
2
Wickwar BOB
Cask. Clear amber color. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is watery burnt caramel. Bland.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Parmenion777
3.2
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Deep amber/copper colour with foamy off white head. Caramel, malt aroma, some coffee. Malty, caramel taste, not too sweet mild bitter finish.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

downender
3.3
Wickwar NC6 Trial Strong Porter
Cask-conditioned at the Hope & Anchor, Bristol, April 2015. Near black with a decent, beige, head. A very solid porter, with plenty of chocolate and some coffee before a toasty finish. Good.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

downender
2.9
Wickwar Try Time
Cask-conditioned at the White Lion, Bristol 21/9/2015. A sweaty, flabby pale ale, with some over ripe malts, a touch of summer fruits and moderately bitter finish. Not a beer I would rush to drink again.
Monday, September 21, 2015

downender
3.1
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask-conditioned at the White Lion, Bristol, 21/9/2015. Deep gold with a slight white head. Aroma of cereal malts, a hint of citrus and a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was mainly malty, with some lemon character and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Monday, September 21, 2015

johndoughty
3.7
Wickwar BOB
Bottle. My first from this brewery for some time.Lovely clear bronze appearance and a clear bottle with a modern label. Slightly fruity with citrus in background. A well balanced and easy to drink beer.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

SarkyNorthener
2.8
Wickwar Cotswold Way
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Copper beer with medium bubbly head and some lacing. Aroma is dry malt and a little fruit. Taste is twiggy, some caramel and a little tobacco. Ok at best.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

zacgillbanks
2.7
Wickwar BOB
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead and B&M, Team Valley Gateshead. Dark amber with a sweet red fruit and strong malty flavour, oak notes followed by sulphur and toffee on the finish. Not bad for the low-ish ABV.
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hippoman
2.7
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.99/pint. Amber close to brown beer with diminishing off white head like river scum. Little nose at all, just a touch of smoky malt. Flavour is not bad, malt dominates with smoky, roasted caramel and toffee primarily and too a lesser extent coffee and molasses. Taste is more sweet than bitter but with enduring dryness to finish. A little watery and non one I’ll chase again,
Friday, September 4, 2015

47574xeCD
3.2
Wickwar Station Porter
500ml bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown almost black with tan head. Nose is metallic Chocolate cocoa. Taste is dark malts chocolate hint of coffee and cocoa.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Don2711
3.6
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Nice one. Caramel and bready aroma. Hop’s strong. Lovely amber appearance. Would be excellent after long walk. Will try again.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Alexi91
2.6
Wickwar Falling Star
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Jersey Lily (Bristol). Citrus bite gives way to slight bitterness.
Friday, August 21, 2015