BeeWyched | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
9 Ratings

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 03-28-2007

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Bix
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fullsweep
4.84/5  rDev +44%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a glass.

Pours a dark amber. Thick, rich head of pure foam. Lots of lacing lingers as you move down the glass.

Smells absolutely fabulous. Sweet notes right away.

Tastes of mild citrus--mostly grapefruit, with the honey complementing instead of dominating the flavors. And this is just how it should be.

Mouthfeel is good as well. Nice and smooth with hints of richness.

High drinkability on this beer. I'd highly recommend it as a crossover beer for macro-drinking friends open to craft beers.

So far Wychwood is 4/4 in the styles I've tried. Plus, they use fair trade honey and sugars in brewing this one for an extra thumbs up!

 662 characters

Photo of Sigmund
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle, thanks to oh6gdx and chris_o. ABV is 5.0%. Golden to amber colour, big off-white head. Pleasant aroma of honey, floral notes. The flavour is relatively sweet with distinct notes of honey and caramel, burnt toast in the finish. Moderate hops.

 262 characters

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I tasted this 500 ml bottle on 01 Feb 2008, best bt 17 Oct 08.

It poured an enticing amber coloured brew (no haze) with a generous off-white head. It immediately released a surge of aroma that seemed to abate quite quickly. The smell was slightly medicinal, some spice, hoppy and subdued malts.

The taste was at first nicely hopped with spicey peppary notes. It then seemd to deteriorate and I just got tired of drinking it fairly quickly. The mouthfeel was somewhat cloying and syrupy.

Strange this; the more I drank of it, the more I tired of it. Found it hard to finish.

 576 characters

Photo of GreenCard
2.59/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pale gold-brown, good clarity, fine-beaded layer of off-white foam, good head retention

Aroma: fermented honey, ripe pears, malt

Flavor: full malt sweetness with a mead/honey background; alcohol, hint of plain bar soap; finishes semisweet with a honeyish aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, mild carbonation, soft texture

Other comments: A largely boring, poorly-executed honey beer. Too bad it's a fair trade beer. Gives that kind of thing a bad name.

 467 characters

Photo of wl0307
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the Waitrose supermarket. 500ml brown bottle, BB 14/05/08, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: dark amber in colour, coming with a thick, tight and creamy off-white head with great retention with the input of lively fizziness.
S: a rich scent of honey gets entangled with hop resins, floral hops, sour-sweet pears, tangerine syrup, while a lighter malty background provides lots of caramelised sugar.
T: the foretaste of honey, caramelised sugar, and biscuity malts is followed by sour-sweet grapefruity syrup and quietly expanding floral-honey flavour, while the finish sees a rather mild hop bitterness to linger. The sugar-ness is quite timid on the palate, not as intrusive as on the nose, but along with honey it does leave a long, acidic-sweet undernote.
M&D: it's quite fizzy on the mouthfeel, and the extra dose of sour-sweetness makes the beer taste rather thin. Overall, not a bad attempt it is, but it could have benefitted from a balance on the whole to reduce the sour-ish aftertaste.

 1,030 characters

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2008, drank March 2007.

Poured into my Hoegarden 'Grand Cru' tulip glass.

This honey flavoured beer looks OK, terracotta orange in colour with a full foaming white head.

No huge honey aroma, but there is a weak mix of flowery smells.

Citrus overtones, grapefruit too, a strange flavour, not bad, just strange.

The grapefruit taste stays, giving you a dry aftertaste.

Nothing wrong with this at all, just not my thing. The scores could have been 0.5 in either direction, which would have made this a fantastic beer, or a crap one. I think I've got it right.

 610 characters

BeeWyched from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 9 ratings