The Scarecrow

Scarecrow, by Wychwood Brewery

Scarecrow, by Wychwood Brewery

Alright, it has been a long while since I’ve posted anything at all…seems that’s always the case, so maybe I just have to acknowledge that I just write these posts slowly.  Not, George RR Martin slow, but still pretty slow.  This post isn’t going to be much more than a warning, but it’s an important warning.  I’m pretty sure that anyone who has perused the beer section of the LCBO (the provincial corporate monopoly conglomerate for anyone not from Ontario…) has seen a bottle of Hobgoblin growing dusty on the shelves.  There’s a reason it’s dusty.  It sucks.

Well, Wychwood has another beer.  Scarecrow.  It’s an organic golden pale ale.  The bottle says it’s 4.7%, but I don’t believe it.  It’s not as bad as Hobgoblin, but not by much.  Smells skunky, and tastes watery.  The hops are almost there, but done badly.  Like a beer that hasn’t quite made it over the line into real quality…or they got too much flak over the Hobgoblin being too strong a beer so they just watered it down.  In any case, just steer clear of this one.

My rating: 1 out of 10.

Leave it on the shelf.

Leave it on the shelf.

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