Scarecrow Ale | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Scarecrow AleScarecrow Ale

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-20-2002

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3.36/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SmashPants
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: the 500mL embossed brown Wychwood Brewery bottle, with a cool scarecrow on the label. They always do offer a good package.

Appearance: pours out a clear amber colour with minimal visible carbonation. A slim but creamy head slowly drops to a thick cap with decent lacing.

Aroma: hardly anything on the nose - just a touch of orchard fruits and some herbal / floral hop aromas. A bit bland.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - light orchard fruits, light herbal and florals, with a touch of some bread malts behind.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away fairly quickly, with just a hint of bitterness and a hint of those malts.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a lighter to moderate carbonation. Reasonable.

Overall: yet another 'quite nice but not really great' beer from Wychwood that commands AU$72 for a case of 12. The only really decent Wychwood beers I have had are King Goblin and Paddy's Tout, yet all of their range are massively expensive. I wouldn't compare them to Monteith's, since Wychwood don't have any particularly nasty beers, but I would certainly not suggest them to anyone looking for value-for-money in a brewery. I'll continue to have a single of each of their beers, but a case? Not a chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.6/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

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3.24/5  rDev +2.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gbarbee
4.65/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Amber
Smell: Malty
Taste: Slight hops and malt
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean
Drinkability: Nice beer that I really enjoyed. I would purchase and drink this beer again and would offer it to friends.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Malt_Man
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

A) Deepish amber colour, slight haze with a few bubbles. Tight white head.

S) Slightly metallic biscuity light malt. Let's be kind and say there is a hint of toffee in there.

T) Watery first, caramelish malt comes in second, then metallic hints. Weak English hops at the back.

M) Thin and watery. The aftertaste is not good, but doesn't linger too long.

O) Don't bother with this one, there are 30 better beers on the supermarket shelf.

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Photo of Daefido
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Not impressive scent. but smooth and nice colour. Because it has only 4.7% alcohol by volume, I can drink it in a smooth way. Even though it is a kind of pale ale, it is more like larger taste to me.

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Photo of claspada
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Scarecrow Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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