Fiddler's Elbow | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Fiddler's ElbowFiddler's Elbow

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a very dark amber/copper color with almost no head. Leaves a nice, creamy lacing behind.

Smell - Sweet, earthy, and bitter.

Taste - Has a subtle sweetness, with citrus and orange zest. It's very earthy, with bready malts, and has a nice, light bitterness in the finish. Has somewhat of a floral flavor too.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with low carbonation.

Overall - This is one of the best pale ales I've ever tried. Simple and delicious.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: bottle from Total Wine, Cherry Hill, NJ

Not bad, not great. Poured a clear copper color, not much of a head other than a few stray bubbles. Thin biscuity aroma, toffee and sweet malts. Mostly malty taste, caramel, some light fruits, toasted bread, and a bit of a hoppy aftertaste. A bit lacking overall in the flavor department. Quite light and a bit watery; moderately drinkable if your taste buds are meek, but probably nothing I'd want to have again.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with amber tones. Has a nice two finger rocky head that fades slowy into a creamy film that leaves thick walls of creamy lace.

The aroma is of bready malts, a touch of caramel, and a zesty orange peel presense from hops.

The taste is bready with caramel and spice. The backend has a nice citrus touch of sweet orange. Some earthy and herbal notes with a touch of spice.

Very interesting blend of flavors with a creamy body that finishes with a smooth slickness.

Overall, nice EPA. Easy to drink, smooth, and tasty.

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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper color with some slight amber hints. There is a nice off white head that builds up to about .5 inches with some dense bubbles and then some bigger ones at the top.

S - Great English malt aroma with fresh biscuit and bread characters. There is also the traditional EPA hop character of orange peel and slight clean citrus.

T & M - Taste is a bit on the mild side but still quite good. There are nice hints of bread as the nose implies. The hops are a bit more subdued than the nose would suggest. Tons of grainy malt notes with some slight sweetness are present. The flavor is of an above average EPA. Mouthfeel is quite good though with good crispness and nice balance of flavors.

D - Quite drinkable because of the 5.2% and also a beer with flavor.

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2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a mug. The beer pours with little to no head, and presents as a muddled copper-gold color. The beer has aromas of malt and the lightest hints of hops. The tastes are muddled, but there is a spicy undertone to it that is very intruiging. Unfortunately, there aren't the main flavors to back it up. Mostly a bland bit of malt again. The beer is light in mouth, leaving a bit of an unpleasant film behind. Not the easiest beer to drink, that is for sure.

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Fiddler's Elbow from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 260 ratings