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Duchy Originals Organic English Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
82
good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for HRH The Prince of Wales's Dutchy Originals (duchyoriginals.com) with profits donated to HRH’s Charitable Foundations. Made with organic barley including some from the Home Farm at Highgrove (princeofwales.gov.uk)—the country home of HRH.

(Beer added by: zjungleist on 11-05-2005)
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sacfly

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz, no date.
Muddy brown iced tea like appearance. Little to no head. Lightly sweet aroma balanced by a lemon herb. Aroma is subtle, but very nice. Taste is grainy with the crystal malt balancing the bit of tannic bitterness present. Just a hint of apricot. Mild bitterness in the finish lingers on the side of the tongue well into the aftertaste. A good organic product and states that the profits are donated to the Prince of Wales’s charitable foundation.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 21:06:55 | More by sacfly
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T: Very tasty goo flavor, complex with a nice combination between sweetness and bitterness a difference from smell you can feel some cereal barley tasting and some hops and again the honey sweetness for a balanced and pleasant combination.

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Duchy Originals Organic English Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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