Circle Master
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

Circle MasterCircle Master
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English Pale Ale
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
77
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 19.18%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 30, 2021
Added:
Oct 16, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
No description / notes.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 3.74 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Chemister from Russian Federation

Feb 13, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by pin from Australia

May 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2013
 
 
Rated: 3 by Fenrisulven from Norway

Dec 22, 2011
Photo of krunchie
Reviewed by krunchie from Sweden

3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Served in a Riedel glass at 51F.

A: Pours a semi-clear golden copper liquid with a light, sparkly head which goes flat too soon. Looks like a decent bitter.

S: English hops like EKG, resin and faint orange. Grapes, slight toffee caramel and light syrup. Got some biscuit malt in the background too....some rye bread as well.

T: More resin and hop bitterness, some bitter orange. A bit too sweet for my taste. This beer feels like a 'standard pub ale', very anonymous and boring. It's ok, but it's not really a 'unique' and interesting beer.

M/D: Crisp and light, adequate CO2. Goes down easily, but leaves no taste on the tongue nor the palate. Boring finish.
Mar 15, 2010
Photo of atis
Reviewed by atis from Finland

3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
500ml bottle with nice artwork.

The beer pours pale golden with large foamy head (after aggressive pour), but is soon reduced to some patches at the top. Aroma is rather pleasant sweet herbal malt.

Taste is nice hoppy bitterness (with some piney notes) with sweetish finish and mild notes of hops in the lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with prickly carbonation.

The beer seemed to be quite drinkable, but nothing too special.
Feb 24, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This beer comes in a dark brown 50 cl semi-long-neck, there are small witches (Wychwood-witches) in relief just below the neck. The label's got a scarecrow "guarding" a field of hops, with an owl on his shoulder.

A: The beer pours cloudy redish golden with a beige creamy head. The dissipation is slow and leaves rich, spiderweb-like, lacings.

S: Rich bitter hops together with light roasted malt - a buttery smell is present. Some dark dried fruits and faint chocolate is also in it.

T: Caramell malts together with bitter hops and faint citric notes. The butter is here as well. The taste reminds of the smell, but way fainter.

M: The aftertaste is rather long and bitter. The body is dry creamy mediumfull and the carbonation is moderate.

D: Not the easiest beer to drink, but the hops are pretty nice.
Jan 31, 2010
Photo of ADZA
Reviewed by ADZA from Australia

2.3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This beer pours a pale see thru amber colour with average carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing head,it has aromas of corn and some malty hops,it has a very thin mouthfeel for the style with a very subtle fruity hop finish not impressed by this beer and would avoid it like the plague.
Aug 29, 2009
Photo of ricke
Reviewed by ricke from Sweden

3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Serving date: 2009-03-08. Served in pint glass. Best before 2009-09-17.

A: Very hazy. Apricot colored, Rather big, off-white head, medium head retention. Some lacings. Looks quite good.

S: Mostly sweet malts, some semi-tart fruits (blackberries, some grapefruit), faint notes of tobacco. Noticeable fudge. Pleasant smell.

T: Plenty of caramel malts. Some minerals. Vague sweet fruit flavors (gooseberries, clementine, lemon peel). White bread. There's basically no bitterness in this brew. The finish is very short, and uninteresting (restrained malts and some floral hop aromas). The taste is a big disappointment compared to the smell.

M: Plenty of carbonation and too sharp bubbles. Moderate body. Feels pointless in the mouth.

This beer is on a steady downhill slope from a very good looks and a pleasant, to a decent taste, boring finish and very dull mouthfeel. This is ok, barely.
Mar 08, 2009
Photo of palmer69
Reviewed by palmer69 from England

1.71/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
comming from wychwood, I was thinking that it would be better. deffinently their worst beer. smelled of week hops, tasted like a watered down beer, that a cheap bar was trying to squeez pennies out of. this was my first organic beer, and the way this tasted probably my last....props on the lable though excelent art work like on all their bottles. don't let this brew make you not want to drink their others which are very tasty.
Feb 09, 2009
Photo of velkyal
Reviewed by velkyal from Virginia

3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
An organic pale ale. This poured amber, although the head failed quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. There was a very faint smell in general from this, touches of grass and hops but otherwise very little to get my nostrils going, almost the same with the taste, yes it was nice, but in a rather bland "at least it is better than most mass produced stuff" sense. In the mouth the overarching feel is of softness with just a touch of bitterness and yes I can imagine it being refreshing, but by the time I got two thirds of the way down it was thin and lacking in flavour, it has no staying power. The best thing about this beer was the label.
Sep 11, 2008
Photo of charlatan
Reviewed by charlatan from Scotland

3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A copper coloured beer which has very little head. There is a sweet raisiny nose with a citric tang which reminds me of red grape juice.

My initial impression of the taste is that there isn't much of anything going on here. In fact there seems to be a rather understated biscuity maltiness followed by a low intensity but persistent herbal hoppiness. It is much less sweet than the nose suggests.

This is perfectly passable and would make a reasonable session beer, but there is no great attraction for me. It is the weakest of the six offerings I have sampled from this brewer.
Aug 02, 2008
Photo of Cresant
Reviewed by Cresant from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured this brown 500mL bottle into a British pint glass. Dated best by: 30 Jan 09. My sister brought this in a gift pack from the UK. (Wow, I' the first from the US to review this one!). The body was golden and clear of sediment. Bright. Three fingers of lumpy head stayed a long while.

Smell was malty. Grains up front then the mild hops. Hard candy smell. Syrupy.

Taste was lightly spicy and grainy. Moderate bitterness, no harshness. Drying with a quick finish. Very drinkable. The bottle says this one is made with organic ingredients.

Mouthfeel was smooth with a thin/medium body.
May 06, 2008
Photo of vancurly
Reviewed by vancurly from Australia

3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
a) Hazy, orange, with rocky white head.
s) Lemonade, slight sweet candy note
f,m) Toasty English malts, jammy/marmalade fruity sweetness, yet dry finish. Mild bitterness, fresh flavours, but nothing outstanding.
d) A good session beer, but not worth the $9AU I paid for it.
Jan 05, 2008
Photo of jarmby1711
Reviewed by jarmby1711 from Australia

3.56/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 500ml bottle this looked all the world like a great beer,
Hazy orange with easily discernable carbonationand a finely frothed head.
Thee is an undertone of sourness throughout this beer, which may be a bitterness aberrartion maybe some yeast or possibly the citrus that lingers.
For me it took over the beer so that any malt or hoppy fruit struggled to come through.
Not that it is unpleasant just not great
Sep 18, 2007
Photo of Suds
Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From a 500 ml bottle, this brew pours a rich honey-amber color with a nice thin, but stable, head. The beer has a pleasant hop aroma, with a notable citrus character. There's a bit of hops, and a little fruit (apple, pear), but they're behind a lemon and orange hop smell. The taste is light and a bit acidic. There's less malt than I expected, but there's a bit of a sugary sensation in the foretaste. A little roastedness is present as well. The finish has a nice bitter hop finish, along with a toast flavor. This is a solid and enjoyable brew. It's not extraordinary, but it is nice on a long hot afternoon.
Jul 14, 2007
Circle Master from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 30 ratings