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Fiddler's Elbow - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
82
good

257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a very dark amber/copper color with almost no head. Leaves a nice, creamy lacing behind.

Smell - Sweet, earthy, and bitter.

Taste - Has a subtle sweetness, with citrus and orange zest. It's very earthy, with bready malts, and has a nice, light bitterness in the finish. Has somewhat of a floral flavor too.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with low carbonation.

Overall - This is one of the best pale ales I've ever tried. Simple and delicious.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Rifugium
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: bottle from Total Wine, Cherry Hill, NJ

Not bad, not great. Poured a clear copper color, not much of a head other than a few stray bubbles. Thin biscuity aroma, toffee and sweet malts. Mostly malty taste, caramel, some light fruits, toasted bread, and a bit of a hoppy aftertaste. A bit lacking overall in the flavor department. Quite light and a bit watery; moderately drinkable if your taste buds are meek, but probably nothing I'd want to have again.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with amber tones. Has a nice two finger rocky head that fades slowy into a creamy film that leaves thick walls of creamy lace.

The aroma is of bready malts, a touch of caramel, and a zesty orange peel presense from hops.

The taste is bready with caramel and spice. The backend has a nice citrus touch of sweet orange. Some earthy and herbal notes with a touch of spice.

Very interesting blend of flavors with a creamy body that finishes with a smooth slickness.

Overall, nice EPA. Easy to drink, smooth, and tasty.

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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper color with some slight amber hints. There is a nice off white head that builds up to about .5 inches with some dense bubbles and then some bigger ones at the top.

S - Great English malt aroma with fresh biscuit and bread characters. There is also the traditional EPA hop character of orange peel and slight clean citrus.

T & M - Taste is a bit on the mild side but still quite good. There are nice hints of bread as the nose implies. The hops are a bit more subdued than the nose would suggest. Tons of grainy malt notes with some slight sweetness are present. The flavor is of an above average EPA. Mouthfeel is quite good though with good crispness and nice balance of flavors.

D - Quite drinkable because of the 5.2% and also a beer with flavor.

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2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a mug. The beer pours with little to no head, and presents as a muddled copper-gold color. The beer has aromas of malt and the lightest hints of hops. The tastes are muddled, but there is a spicy undertone to it that is very intruiging. Unfortunately, there aren't the main flavors to back it up. Mostly a bland bit of malt again. The beer is light in mouth, leaving a bit of an unpleasant film behind. Not the easiest beer to drink, that is for sure.

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3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a single 22oz bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in the fall of 2010 for about $4.

This english pale ale is different than American pale ales. It poured a medium brown color with a slight what I would call toffee scent. Upon tasting it had a bold toffee flavor. No bad aftertaste, definetly well made but not an everyday type of beer. Something nice to try.

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3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours toffee-amber with an off-white small creamy head.
Nose shows resinous, earthy English hops and a load of toffee and caramel malt. Some doughy notes in the background. Pretty nice, if somewhat faint.
Flavours follow along these lines with toffee and caramel followed by some resinous hops and accompanying light bitterness. Unfortunately it ends with a somewhat cidery metallic finish.
Good moderate carbonation and med-light body.

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

half litre bottle served in a chalice

Appearance- a dark auburn glow deep with little light passing through, appearing slightly cloudy, head is thin, a little less than a finger width in height, comprised of tiny bubbles and of pure white, whisking off to form a thick rim around the glass a few minutes after the pour, carbonation is notable in the body as the bubbles dance to the top

Nose- the nose presents slightly mild but caries a rich aroma reminiscent of grapes, citrus, and grain, and presents a bittersweet aroma with a slight smokiness

Taste- the taste is bitter upfront but as it settles on the tongue the sweetness pulls through as the fruity flavours present, with smoky flavours appearing on the aftertaste

Mouth- soft and slightly thick, feeling like milk, the carbonation is felt on the tongue but is not as fizzy as its appearance would suggest

Drinkability- on the first drink the drinkability seems poor as the bitterness overpowers the rest of the flavours, but as one continues to drink they slowly come out and reveal their intricacies, all in all quite well suited to sessions

Fiddler's Elbow from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
82 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.