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Scarecrow Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
72
okay

398 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

02-01-2014 16:57:06 | More by RedAleMan
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-28-2014 03:48:44 | More by ThreeFishes
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-26-2014 00:45:46 | More by boszormeny
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

01-25-2014 16:30:34 | More by Noelito76
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 3 or 4 bucks

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Bread, corn, apples, grains, grass

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn and apples. There is also some bread and a some wet grass.

Overall - Not great by any means, but pretty refreshing and decent for the style. For the price I have no reason to pick this one up again, but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 01:19:43 | More by spinrsx
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MypSE

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -3.2%

01-22-2014 10:15:46 | More by MypSE
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-21-2014 19:11:10 | More by LJWalker
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-16-2014 00:27:31 | More by LXIXME
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -3.2%

01-09-2014 19:38:47 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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mess2014

Russian Federation

3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before July 31 2014. Bought only because of Wychwood
Served chilled not well. Smell is usual

Final Grade: 3.25, overall it is not something special as all English Pale Ales

Serving type: bottle (which is good!)

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before July 31 2014. Bought only because of Wychwood
Served chilled not well.

Final Grade: 3.25, overall it is not something special as all English Pale Ales

Serving type: bottle (which is good!)

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 14:45:51 | More by mess2014
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Giannis

Greece

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-06-2014 11:47:03 | More by Giannis
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before Sept. 29 2014. I'm always a little wary of organically-labelled anything - mostly because I'm cheap, but organic beers in particular don't usually arouse my enthusiasm. Still, I enjoyed Wychcraft so let's see how this one goes? Served well-chilled.

Pours a crystal-clear golden amber colour, topped with under a finger of loose, soapy white head that vanishes relatively quickly. A filmy cap and collar remain, with minimal lace - looks alright to me. The aroma is light and relatively uninteresting, with notes of bready malts, apples, pears and floral hops. Appropriate for the style, at least.

I am similarly underwhelmed by the flavour, agreeable though it may be. Bready pale malts and honey construct the backbone, with green appleskin and lemon zest the next features to make an appearance. The finish is quite bitter, with the leafy, floral hops making themselves known quite effectively. While I appreciate the dry, fairly clean finish, the bitterness is a bit much in the context of such an otherwise light, mild-flavoured ale. Fairly light-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels; a passable English-style session ale.

Final Grade: 3.5, a B grade. I just can't find many things to say about Scarecrow Ale - good or bad. It's a relatively dull, clean-tasting blonde ale that I could see myself tossing back if there weren't already a bunch of cheaper alternatives. EPA is just a tough category to really stand out in; pale ales are inherently mundane. Fans of English-style hops and blonde ales will probably enjoy this one, but it's not going to be knocking a lot of socks off.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 17:10:02 | More by thehyperduck
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Tang07

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

12-13-2013 12:50:26 | More by Tang07
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

12-10-2013 16:31:29 | More by AngusOg
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO.

Appearance - Clear golden color, with very few bubbles present. beer leaves a 1/2 finger of head, that lingers for a bit but doesn't have substantial retention time. Soapy wisps remain on top.

Smell - Grapes, vinous aromas some slight maltiness to the aromas. Maybe a touch of sour apple or pear.

Taste - Grapes, sour apples and a bit earthy and sharp. Some considerable bitterness here, but seems a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, smooth and refreshing but with low carbonation.

Overall - Ok beer, but not anything i would purchase again. I find the grape flavors and sourness combining with the earthiness not to my liking and the mouthfeel isn't good enough to make up for that. Probably my least favorite Wychwood offering thus far.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 14:48:19 | More by DenisKolkin
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

12-09-2013 14:06:55 | More by Vyronian
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AndrewC

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

12-06-2013 01:55:34 | More by AndrewC
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +21%

12-03-2013 22:32:17 | More by RochefortChris
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-29-2013 21:26:16 | More by BillRoth
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Craigale

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-28-2013 23:06:02 | More by Craigale
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-23-2013 23:13:01 | More by fizzyted
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, grains, grassy/earthy hops and some floral notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet bready malts, some grains, a grassy/earthy bitterness, some floral notes and a faint apples.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 20:28:43 | More by SebD
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-10-2013 15:46:29 | More by Shawner
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HempGnosis

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-06-2013 22:48:45 | More by HempGnosis
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-04-2013 20:38:40 | More by Azpittil57
Scarecrow Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.