Wickwar Wessex Brewing Reviews




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

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

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