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Scarecrow Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
72
okay

416 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-20-2002)
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

jharris0624, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

DrMindbender, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Bottle poured into an English pub glass. On the light side of orange-amber, with quick breaking white head that dissolves into a halo of bubbles that ring the inside of the glass. Has a low key mellow aroma of lightly toasted malts (like shredded wheat cereal), dry herbal English hops, very subtle citrus peel (lemon and orange) ... I am inclined to compare this to the similar Fuller's Organic Honeydew and I think this compares favorably. The malt flavors are richer, the hops are quite floral and recall faint citrus and fragrant grass, and the finish is crisp, herbal, and slightly orchard fruity. The herbal flavors become more pronounced over time, almost a little sage or something, and the overall effect shifts from quite dry to sweet. There is a minor but noticeable metallic tang. I find these English blonde or summer ales to be a tad bland, and in my view these should not be lumped with other English pales. Aw well. This one probably ain't worth the price tag.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Rehabeam
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%

Rehabeam, Sep 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Im just going to assume they call it scarecrow because it will scare you away from ever buying it again.

PivaTzar, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

t1ger, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Sampling right now on 8/16/14. Comes in a 500ml (16.09 ounce) bottle with a cool label that costs about $5.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy golden in color with a very thin white head. Some light spotty lacing is seen that settles back down the sides of the glass when sipped. The aroma is nothing really special actually just of some musty herbal grains. The taste is pretty close to the aroma with lots of malts up from followed by a slight bitter hoppy dry crisp finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, it was just OK and a once try brew for me. Not a big fan of the 'Pale Ale' types as they are all over the board with MOST in the very average range, like this one.

BeerWithMike, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

cwalter, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

CRObighit2, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Socialiste, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

MasterOfArgos39, Jul 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +52.7%

altmer, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Kitsune, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

JoeMans, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

HungarianCount, Jul 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Artjsantos, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle marked 3 DEL 15:02 at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma initially of skunk, replaced by odor of malt
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring with center island
Lacing average – small to medium irregular islands of small bubbles
Body golden, chill haze which disappears as the ale warms
Flavor begins bitter with malty overtones; no alcohol, no diacetyl. The bitterness could be from the hops, but can’t be sure. Ends with bitterness with a long hang time.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Meets criteria for Brit pale ale. I prefer Yorkshire dark ales. I have noticed some skunkiness in other Wychwood light ales on draft in the UK.

Ozzylizard, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +60.8%

hippoballetdancer, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Iaido, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

jcallover34, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep golden copper, clear filtered with little carbonation, 4 fingers of off white yellow tinged head.

S: Honey, sun bleached hay or grass, light fruitiness of a sort of citrus lemon quality. Almost a vanilla quality.

T: Light, dry dried hay, hard water, little lemon peel quality, a little caramel quality but really dry not sweet. Very little light bitterness on the end.

M: Medium light body with little carbonation, dry finish.

O: Well rounded British ale. Good, not awesome, light and balanced, lightly hopped.

patre_tim, May 04, 2014
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Scarecrow Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.