Duchy Originals Organic English Ale | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Duchy Originals Organic English AleDuchy Originals Organic English Ale

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for HRH The Prince of Wales's Dutchy Originals (duchyoriginals.com) with profits donated to HRH’s Charitable Foundations. Made with organic barley including some from the Home Farm at Highgrove (princeofwales.gov.uk)—the country home of HRH.

Added by rastaman on 09-29-2003

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Photo of zjungleist
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a nice light brown color with low to medium white head. The smell is mainly of brown sugar and malts, with a slight tang from the hops. The taste is pretty well balanced, with well rounded malty flavors, light hops, and even subtle yeast flavors. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp and certainly refreshing. This is perhaps a bit light, but tasty none the less.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Pours with an amber body, quite fizzy, tan head with poor retention, no lacing

Smell, spicy nose, some hints of clove, esters present

Taste, estery and malty, slight biscuit finish, very little hop profile

Not a bad ale, nothin spectacular but solid all round, almost like a poor mans fullers 1845, with less alcohol, flavour and class

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Photo of GreenCard
2.74/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: darkish amber, good clarity, thick layer of spongey tan foam, good retention, lace

Aroma: bready maltiness with a roasty edge to it, woodsy English hops, edge of yeast, touch of toffee

Flavor: dry grainy malt profile that is smacked around by a hearty hop flavor/bitterness (EKG probably), hint of caramel, dark malts, distant hint of grapefruit rind, finishes dry as a bone with a long-lingering hoppy bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, fine carbonation, crisp, a bit astringent

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Photo of Sigmund
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark). Amber colour, moderate head. Lovely hoppy aroma, hints of heather, tobacco and spices. Flavour is nutty and biscuity, a hint of toffee but not really sweet, good bitterness which lingers in the aftertaste. Very nice.

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Photo of rastaman
2.06/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Savoury barley flavour. Quite sticky mouthfeel, even a little bit cloying, some grainyness, with some resiny hops in the finish, shares a lot of same characters as other beers from Wychwood. A bit unexciting, and pretty boring in the end, i'm glad i didn't have to drink the whole bottle.

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Duchy Originals Organic English Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.59 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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