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WychCraft - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2005)
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Photo of Alejandro1983
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice easy-drinking beer, very mild in all the attributes that I care for like hop-malt-yeast balance. More bitter than aromatic, but still very mild by my palate. Aroma was more bold than flavor, reminded me of a Belgian blonde in maltiness and yeastiness, but didn't deliver those notes on the flavor. Mouthfeel was pleasantly light, and carbonation was medium-low. Fans of bold ales may find this a bit boring, but it would be a good summer beer.

Alejandro1983, Wednesday at 05:13 PM
Photo of Meggypop
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Pungent aroma. Good taste for a Blonde Ale but a little bitter.

Meggypop, Tuesday at 11:01 PM
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Drknight, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of itchytasty
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

itchytasty, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Blackoutvader
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Blackoutvader, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

claspada, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Hozat
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Hozat, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Drummermean
3.77/5  rDev +5%

Drummermean, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Dukesbarandgrill
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%

Dukesbarandgrill, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of animal69
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

animal69, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of therubicon
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

therubicon, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from 500mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little bit of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam and has middling retention. Not too bad.

Smell: lightly sweet aroma with a light grainy element and a rather fruity character. Definitely a blonde ale -- not too hoppy at all.

Taste: there's a little more hop character in the flavor, although bitterness remains quite low. Hops are noble and perhaps earthy in character, all mixed with that same sweet, fruity malt. It's not too bad if you're looking for a blonde.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very well-integrated carbonation and a very nice creaminess indeed. Well worth it.

Overall: I like this beer. Sure, as a blonde, it's not especially rich in character; however, it's eminently drinkable and low-enough ABV to provide a nice little session.

flagmantho, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a one-finger head which quickly diminishes to a ring; body is light copper and somewhat cloudy; some fine lacing. Aroma includes caramel initially, butterscotch after a minute or two; fruity aroma is mild with some apple, peach. Flavor is also quite fruity—apple, muscat grape; bitterness is quite subdued; mild hop flavor is earthy, spicy; a touch of vanilla sweetness. Medium-light body and soft carbonation with a slight bite.

An unassuming but satisfying beer—smooth and refreshing with considerable fruitiness and just a little sweetness and bitterness to keep things balanced.

fipoceilz7, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Tivlavrie, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Jamtek
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

Jamtek, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 7/30/14. Comes in a neat 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy golden yellow in color with about 1/2+ finger of a white fizzy head that settles down to just the top of the glass and sides. Some spotty lacing is seen. Perfect carbonation for this style of brew. The aroma is of hops right up front with some citrus and spice. More going on with the taste that what the aroma suggests with some caramel malts, hint of toffee and sugar as well. Slight bitter finish that doesn't last too long though. Lighter to medium bodied, Overall, it was decent.

BeerWithMike, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of KathrynD
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

KathrynD, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of mrjez
3/5  rDev -16.4%

mrjez, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 3, 2014.

A beer I have had several times but somehow failed to review. The pour is a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a modest white fizzy head that fades a bit but never disappears entirely.

The aroma is incredibly sweet and malty. It has that rather unique British sweetness to it that reminds me of sweet sugar, scones (biscuit), caramel, toffee, and a vague hop note.

Light to medium body. Easy drinking.

The taste is also jolly sweet (I say) with an overwhelming caramel and toffee note. Mild to low bitterness. Smooth to the end. Bangers and mash please.

puboflyons, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of DarrenBrule
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

xJMFCx, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Durandal_777, May 12, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: the standard 500mL embossed dark brown Wychwood bottle with a decent label.

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy light yellow colour with champagne-esque fine carbonation. A small white head pops up and fizzles to a thin ring with reasonable lacing.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma of sweet malt, white sugar and a touch of caramels and citrus.

Taste: as usual for an English ale this is too demure - a very light flavour dominated mostly by the sweet malt and white sugar in this instance, without much bitterness to back it up. If anything, a bit boring.

Aftertaste: a touch of bitterness does come through in the finish with some tartness.

Mouth feel: a fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Nothing special, but then again no complaints.

Overall: another fairly average beer from Wychwood. Not offensive, but very average for the price. It's over $100 a case of an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL, for what is effectively quite a boring beer.

SmashPants, Apr 17, 2014
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WychCraft from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
82 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.