Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Share this beer with friends!
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Spring 2013 Beer Festival
This beer is a compelling combination of crops, with the palest barley malt, malted wheat and golden oats creating a pale beer with a complex flavour and heart-warming, hoppy ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1152) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 10 April 2013. Poured a light golden colour with a tight white head. Aroma of some light soft fruit, mild straw and corn flakes. Flavours were very light; some grain, caramel and apricot. Finish was grassy hop bitterness, earthy and slightly soapy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Johnjwaterman (7) - Boldmere, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
Hand pulled at the Boldmere Oak, very pale ale easy to drink with a thin head and biscuit aroma, average session ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (1956) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Golden pour. Slim white head. Painted lacing. Big malt and a flowery hop aroma. Bitter hop taste. Nice malt backbone. Very nice pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; golden amber pour with thin white head, slight fruit aroma, malt and fruit taste a bit meh this one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Christopsy (80) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2013
Pint at Weatherspoons in Arbroath. I felt this was pale and tasteless. The distinct lack of hoppiness was disappointing. I’ve had worse beers (Budweiser, Tennants), but I was very disappointed in this as a real ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (684) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2013
Pint at The Tyburn JDW near Marble Arch. A darker golden colour with medium head. Quite thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask @ Standing Order, Edinburgh [090413]
Light golden, frothy thin white head
Aroma of almost nothing, slight fruit
Taste of soft pale light sweet fruity malts, getting a hint of fruit tea, sweet cereals, hint of peach, light floral hops
Palate - thin body, little oily. Finish as main flavour, smooth, that slight hint of fruit tea again
Overall - Average stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Hazy gold with a white head. Aromas are cereal and peanuts with lemon rind and some floral notes. Flavours are crisp grain with bitter lemon. Yeasty with citrus rind and a light peppery palate. Dry on the finish. Better than i expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. There is quite a dishwasher liquid flavour to this. Lemon soap, grainy, tartish with a h

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (912) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Cask at Tanners Hall JDW, Darlington. Clear golden colour, white head leaving lots of lacing and slight malty & citrus aroma. Malt and grain taste with a citrus hoppy bitterness through to the finish. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Quite OK.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50