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Ushers Founders | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 08-03-2007

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


will have to be objective

even though I feel a bit had over the heritage of this ale

Good looking beer
proper rich brown body with amber tints and a frothy big bubbled head, poured the beer, all hell was let loose came back 15 mins later beer still had a decent head.
It even laced the glass some

It has quite a nice aroma, hops and rose water, malts and floral notes.

Nice rounded taste good hoppy taste though out that refreshes and leaves on a peppery bitter tang with a distinct yeasty notes.

Good carbonation and a slightly but only slightly flimsy mouthfeel produce a decent sessionable easy drinking beer

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2012. Picked up from a B&M store a while back. The Ushers name now belongs to Wychwood; although this isn't explicitly mentioned on the bottle it does say 'Brewed in Oxfordshire'.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Some sort of residue remains in the bottle - possibly yeast. A clear coppery-amber colour with low carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that remains for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of fruity yeast and bitter stewed hops. A slightly sulphurous stale note in the background - vaguely unpleasant.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry bitter finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast and leafy stewed hops. A dry stewed bitterness upon swallowing. Stale hints of cardboard in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry with mild tingling. Coats the palate. Highly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter stewed hops and a hint of malt.

Meh - rather dull and a bit crap. This tastes like every other forgettable ale, and the dry stewed-leaf bitterness is none too nice. Nondescript, and not worth the trouble of spending money on. Give it a miss.

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Photo of JohnW
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark copper/bronze colour with decent creamy off white head, though didn't last long. Aroma more of malts and hint of sweetness than hops. Taste was something of a surprise - decent texture and body for a 4.7% ale. Initially taste of the malts, but a strong lingering bitterness from the hops as it went down. For the strength of beer I thought it a fairly up front taste and texture, but was not too sure about the bitter aftertaste. Would certainly have it again, though not a first choice. From the labels at rear, got the impression it is brewed more for export than the UK market with three languages being used! Ushers was a brewery from many years ago and long closed, I assume Wychwood have 'bought' the name to introduce another bottled beer onto the market, as it does not appear to be on tap anywhere.

B'ham UK Oct 2010

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a small, fading, white head.
Nose shows caramel, golden syrup and faint earthy hops. Pretty sweet smelling.
Pretty tame flavours, not as much caramel or toffee. Quite plain...
Body seems somewhat watery.
A relatively dumbed-down ESB.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No mention on the bottle who brews it, but it does say brewed in Oxfordshire for Ushers on the rear label. So I am assuming it is from Wychwoods kettles.

Good solid brown 500ml bottle, best before April 2008, drank August 2007.

Poured into a Bateman's pint sleeve glass, it looked fine, a good creamy head on top of an amber, teak red body.

The aroma is of hops (the label says Goldings) and fairly sweet malts.

The taste is very malty, full and heavy. The mouthfeel is thick and has a staying power, the maltiness hangs around.

A most enjoyable ale, I will be having one of these again, that's for sure.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber pour with a medium-large white kind of fluffy head that dissipates pretty fast, leaving some thin lacings.

S: The malty part of the smell is from light roasted sweet malt, with a buttery and biscuity tone. The hoppy part got floral notes with a citric tone. There is also a faint smell of dark dried fruits.

S: Light roasted sweet biscuity malt, with a mix of bitter and floral hops. Dark dried fruits.

M: The aftertaste is rather long with some sweetness but lots of bitterness. Body is medium to full and the carbonation is moderate.

D: Kind of a standard English Strong Ale. The thing about this one is that it could be better balanced. Not bad, but not really good either.

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Photo of stcules
2.71/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Foam, one finger, creamy. The color is amber, quite dark, with ruby reflexes.
English smell, with hop, tea leaves. But also a quite strong metallic taste, quite annoying. Boh.
Malty taste, and again metallic notes. Present hop, quite resolute bitterness, but nothing to remember.
Caramel, toasted malts, quite bitter in the aftertaste. In the end, well, drinkable.

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Photo of wl0307
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 21/08/2008, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: dark reddish amber, coming with a thin off-white fluffy head and light carbonation.
S: the mixture on the nose shows berry-fruits, hays, earthy as well as orangey hops, sweet black tea, and a thin-ish layer of burned/caramelised malts. It's neither deep nor complex, but true to the smell of a traditional English bitter.
T: an almost tea-ish flavour comes upfront, then followed by a dryish-sweet yeasty edge, while biscuity malts with a faint caramely hint slowly develop along with lightly tart and sweet fruitiness in the end; moderately bitter in the finish.
M&D: lively carbonation on top of a light body and moderate flavour profile, while the yeasty edge to ensure a good drinkability. Overall, this is a decent English Bitter that could've tasted better on cask, as the texture might be fresher and hops more pronounced.

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Ushers Founders from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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