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Scarecrow Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Scarecrow AleScarecrow Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

409 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-05-2014 03:18:56 | More by KrisDLSmith
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stoutscout

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-04-2014 09:02:09 | More by stoutscout
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -5.8%

Appearance: A hazy orange body with very slow carbonation with minimal head that did not lace and took mere minutes to dissolve.

Smell: There a slight mineral note with some bready malt and touches of hops. Warming helped bring out a bit more potency. Nothing offensive, but nothing stands out.

Taste: Bitter through the entire beer, as mineral and hops permeate the entire beer. The doughy malt starts the beer, and it amps up the hops and mineral as the beer end. It's alright, but it seems a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel: The mineral note dominates the aftertaste, which doesn't seem quite right. The carbonation seems a bit weak as well. However it does make a presence throughout the entire beer.

Drinkability: The carbonation seems to make itself known after it his your stomach as it's quite gassy. That still being said, it's an easy enough drinker I suppose.

Final Thoughts: Go catch the mill, because it's running here. This is pretty much an average pale ale. No bells and whistles, nothing special. It makes me mourn for the passing of Fiddler's Elbow in Ontario.

03-28-2014 00:52:37 | More by TheHammer
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

03-13-2014 00:41:11 | More by Zetcha7x
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-02-2014 12:54:54 | More by psoriasaurus
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gamma

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-01-2014 01:48:51 | More by gamma
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-15-2014 20:44:33 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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Chemister

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -3.5%

02-13-2014 17:43:30 | More by Chemister
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BierJager89

California

4.06/5  rDev +30.5%

A - A light hazy orange with head.

S: Nose is quite faint, but there is some discernible orange/orange peel.

T: Citrus peel, fruity yeast esters, a decent malt backbone. Nice.

M: On the light side of medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Definitely recommended, as with all of their beers. It's nothing that's going to blow you away, but it's very tasty.

02-07-2014 05:21:07 | More by BierJager89
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Saksis

Norway

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

02-05-2014 19:46:28 | More by Saksis
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -3.5%

02-04-2014 14:46:42 | More by jaydoc
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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

New York

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

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

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -3.5%

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

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -3.5%

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

Russian Federation

3.56/5  rDev +14.5%

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!)

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

Greece

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

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

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

12-10-2013 16:31:29 | More by AngusOg
Scarecrow Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.