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Scarecrow Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Scarecrow AleScarecrow Ale

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416 Ratings

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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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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

LXIXME, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of mess2014
3.56/5  rDev +14.5%
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!)

mess2014, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Giannis
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Giannis, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

thehyperduck, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Tang07
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Tang07, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

AngusOg, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

DenisKolkin, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of AndrewC
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

AndrewC, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Craigale
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Craigale, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of fizzyted
3/5  rDev -3.5%

fizzyted, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

SebD, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

HempGnosis, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Azpittil57, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of sludgegnome
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

sludgegnome, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

steevbr, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MJ63
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

teamwiggum, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of giacomorizzo
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

giacomorizzo, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of nukem5
3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a great straw color with a slight haze, nice tight foamy cap which leaves a nice lacing behind.

S: Light hops are first thing you notice and a sweet malt in the back of that. A light fruity aroma from the hops are of mainly apples and then some light citrus.

T: On the first sip you get a crisp fruity taste of biting into a fresh apple.

M: Nice med bodied to full almost a chewy feel but not quite.

O: Overall a very good beer with much to offer to the palate. Great beer for the fall sitting around the fire...mmm.

nukem5, Oct 20, 2013
Scarecrow Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.