Wickwar Wessex Brewing Reviews




DragoninForest
3
Wickwar Station Porter

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mmitchell30
3
Wickwar Cotswold Way

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Towey1989
3.1
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek. A clear deep golden colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of grains, fruit, a hint of peach, maybe orange and subtle spicy hops. Taste of grains, some red fruits, slight peach, a hint of orange and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A solid sessionable golden ale with a decent grain bill and spicy, fruity hops.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

harrisoni
3.2
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys JDW London. Clear gold colour lasting white head. Grassy hoppy pale ale. Its fine ok malt a little minerality some dry bitterness on the finish. Some light peach and apricot fruit. Fine. Ok condition and temperature.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.2
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask at Wetherspoons, Birmingham Airport. Poured a clear light golden colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is skunky malt, some light fruit, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, light malt, woody hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

tombyars
2.9
Wickwar Sundowner
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) on the 2nd November 2017. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus zest short in intensity. Thin creamy mouthfeel with excellent lacing. Pale malt gives a light digestive biscuit base with citrus grapefruit evident in the mouth. Hoppy bitter aftertaste with grassy overtones in the resins, leaving a tart note on the palate. Finish is again hoppy with citrus pith present. Standard session Golden Ale.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Clembo1957
2.8
Wickwar Sundowner
At a Wetherspoons in Stirling. Golden colour, crisp finish. Fairly bland.
Monday, November 6, 2017

Finn
2.8
Wickwar Sundowner
Fra cask på Rockingham Arms, London 16 Okt 17. Gylden. Lavt tett kritthvitt skum. Teppelacing. Ferskenaroma. Smaken tørket frukt. Blir veldig bitter etter hvert.
Sunday, November 5, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.1
Wickwar Sundowner
26th Oct 2017: cask half-pint in my local Wetherspoons. Golden bodied, snow white crown on top. Hoppy, dry, piney and fairly bitter, like the fact it had no citrus notes within it's make up. Would have liked a bit more 'oomph' though.
Friday, October 27, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
3.2
Wickwar Falling Star

Monday, October 9, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
2.3
Wickwar Cotswold Way

Monday, October 9, 2017

downender
3.4
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask-conditioned at the White Lion, Bristol 4/10/2017. Deep gold in colour, with a slight, white, head. Dusty hops, some crisp maits, some berry fruit sweetness, hint of hay and a lingering, bitter, finish. An enjoyable beer and one of Wickwar's best.
Friday, October 6, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Manchester. Golden session ale with a small head. It's lightly malty and crisp.
Friday, October 6, 2017

The_Osprey
3.3
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as Wickwar Sundowner. Pale amber orange, still and clear, dense white head doesn't endure very long, leaves full lacing. Aroma is airy, white bread, pale wood. Airy and nothingy. Body is fairly light, smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is assertively hoppy, lemongrass, dusty, wood shavings, meadowsweet. Raspy straw bitterness gets quite intense over time. Not very balanced but certainly well hopped. Not really sure about it. If they'd reined it in a little I think it would have been better. Still, I did enjoy it. (5-4-6-4-14=3.3)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

imdownthepub
3.4
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Burnished Gold with white head. There is a light, dry bitterness to this, quite pithy and earthy, palate drying and herby. There is a fullish palate to this. Pretty decent.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.9
Wickwar Station Porter
Clear 500ml bottle from a local B&M Bargains store: BBE Jan 2018. Drank at home on 21st Sep 2017. Poured into an old 'Wolnzacher Brauhaus', tall glass half-litre tankard, just because I can. Lovely ruby hue to the body, beige crown on top. Chocolate and coffee notes in both the aromas and flavours, semi-sweet throughout. An uncomplicated and simple Porter, with all the right attributes: liked it.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.4
Wickwar Sundowner
Cask at the white lion Bristol... Light golden.. Thin white lacing.. Soft floral citrus fruits nose.. Juicy citrus Hopped fruit.. Light dry finish
Friday, September 1, 2017

GeorgePratt
4.2
Wickwar Station Porter

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Quack-Duck
3
Wickwar Wessex 1027

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.4
Wickwar Wessex 1027
Clear 500ml bottle: BB end of Feb 2018. Obtained from a local B&M store and drank at home on 14th Aug 2017. Didn’t notice the ABV when I bought it and was surprised how good it was for such a low alcohol content, so well done ’the brewer’. Toffee apple colour, white crown. The nose was full of malty molasses, the taste also malt sweetness forward, my sweet tooth really enjoyed this one.
Friday, August 18, 2017

benebuckley
1
Wickwar BOB

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.1
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Cask at the white lion Bristol... Copper.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet woody toffee malts nose.. Soft metalic woody toffee malts
Friday, July 21, 2017

MarcinG
2.3
Wickwar Wessex 1027
Butelka 500ml. Mahoniowy kolor. Piana biala,nikla,szybko zanika. Slody i karmel w zapachu z calkiem niezlym chmielowym finiszem. W smaku wodniste. Duzo ciastek wody karmelu i wody ,nie widze sensu by produkowac takie piwo...
Monday, June 5, 2017

SarkyNorthener
2.6
Wickwar Wessex 1027
Bottle from B&M, West Bromwich. Brown beer with medium head. Aroma of dry malts. Taste is dry malt, brown bread, caramel and a light bitterness. It is what it is.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wim
3.3
Wickwar Station Porter
On holiday in wales black dark brown colored body with an off white head and with a spicy malt coffee aroma a spicy malt coffee light sweet bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Don2711
1.4
Wickwar BOB
Amber appearance. No aroma to mention. Chemical taste. No hit on palate. Overall very disappointing considering appearance.
Friday, May 19, 2017

redders1974
3.7
Wickwar Station Porter
Tasty porter light but with bags of fresh coffee chocolate liquorice dark ruby with thin silky head.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

redders1974
2.9
Wickwar Wessex 1027
OK amber ale for the low abv small head caramel toffee dry finish.bottle at home.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

imdownthepub
3
Wickwar Spring Ale
Cask conditioned at The Drillmans Arms, Stratton, Gloucs. Burnished gold with white head. This has quite a caramelised character to it, boiled cereal notes, some bitterness, some fruitiness. Just okay.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.8
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask @ Sir Titus Salt, Bradford. Clear copper with a creamy-frothy head. Bitter in character with a light sweetness that is slightly more stated in its nose than taste.
Monday, May 1, 2017

deanso
2.8
Wickwar BOB
50cl bottle from B&M Doncaster. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. A bit thin and watery. Ok.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

deanso
3.2
Wickwar Station Porter
50cl bottle from B&M. Drunk i honour of my Dad Medium creamy beige head,Clear deep amber pour. Nice roasted notes.
Friday, April 28, 2017

deanso
3.1
Wickwar Wessex 1027
50cl bottle from B&M Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Light bitterness. Good for the Abv.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Martin243
2.7
Wickwar BOB
Live rating of a 500 ml bottle from B&M Gateshead, picked up by mistake when I was stocking up on the brewery’s Station Porter which I love: this however, is a different beast. Amber with a white head, so it looks good. Weak lemon barley water in a rusty tin can aroma, which manifests itself in an initially sourish flavour. A bit of muted lemon, a soupcon of toffee malt, a mildly bitter finish, and that’s yer lot. Perhaps it’s about context: perhaps after lashing it back on a night out with a group of raucous mates, I would score this higher. It doesn’t stand up to much scrutiny at home. Not horrible.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

zacgillbanks
3.4
Wickwar Wessex 1027
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Dark amber coloured with a malty, toffee and earthy flavour followed by a bitter-sweet red fruity and roasted finish. Excellent for the low ABV.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

imdownthepub
3.3
Wickwar Falling Star
Cask conditioned at The Drillman’s Arms, Stratton, Gloucs. Orange gold with white head. Quite a dry, malty beer, there are bitter cereal notes, biscuits then an earthy hopped character. Reasonable.
Monday, April 10, 2017

SaintMatty
3.4
Wickwar Shanakee Stout
Cask (Anchor Inn, Cowes) - Dark brown with red tinges. Coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Coffee, nuts and raisins in the taste.
Friday, March 31, 2017

downender
3.2
Wickwar Shanakee Stout
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 21/3/2017. Dark brown in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Leafy hop, berry fruit and toasted malt aroma. Flavour had brown sugar and dark berry sweetness, and bready malts leading to a toasty, yet fairly gentle, finish. Fine.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

zacgillbanks
3.6
Wickwar Station Porter
Bottles from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead; White Lion Pub, Bristol; Binns, Darlington. Black-brown in colour with a very thin white head. It has a sweet red fruity and chocolate flavour with tart currant and dried fruit followed by a warming malty, slight roasted bitter-sweet finish. Good.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beddy
4
Wickwar Station Porter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DruncanVeasey
3.5
Wickwar Falling Star
The Felix, April 2016. Orange amber capped thinly with white. Juicy pine, orange marmalade aroma with fresh sap and biscuit. Decent with rounded tangy orange and biscuit sweetness. Soap and sherbet. Nice slap of bitterness. Held its own against the Oakham, which I wasn’t expecting. Respect.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
2.2
Wickwar BOB
Pint at JDW. Pours bright amber with deep bubbly head. Rather too sweet and with somewhat astringent after notes.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

john44
3.3
Wickwar Station Porter
Cask. Extremely dark ruby beer. Malty (roasted malts, caramel, toffee, some chocolate and hints of coffee). Lightly fruity (dried fruits). Sweet and smooth. Dry slightly bitter roast finish. (2008)
Thursday, February 16, 2017

stravale
3.4
Wickwar A Christmas Tall Tale
Cask @ The Tuesday Bell, Lisburn [301216]
Ruby caramel, clear, dense white head
Aroma of soft fruity caramel, red berries, getting hint of strawberry
Taste of red berry fruity malts, touch of toasted malts, hint of fruity chocolate, malty, slight raisin
Palate - Medium body, soft sweet. Finish of fruity caramel malts, dab of bitter spicy hops
Overall - Quite decent

Sunday, January 29, 2017

john44
2.8
Wickwar Cotswold Way
Bottle. Deep Amber in colour. Malty; sweet toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; apple. Hoppy; slight hops. Sweet malty throughout. Easy drinking. (2011-11-03)
Friday, January 27, 2017

john44
2.8
Wickwar BOB
Bottle. Amber in colour. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Fruity; citrus orange, apple. Hoppy; mildly grassy hops. Sweet fruity malty and dry throughout. Ok. Very easy drinking but bland. (2011-08-27)
Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

rhosddured
2
Wickwar Falling Star

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