Brewed by Brakspear (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Bottle: Cold filtered.
Ingredients: Maris Otter barley; English Goldings and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2016
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Sweet twiggy bitter. Sweet taste, some mushrooms. Very simple bitter, but I can’t fault it except for lack of excitement. Finish sweet and mushroomy. Its extremely sessionable strength makes it quite impressive. Drinkability decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
500ml bottle (K-supermarket Sello, Espoo). Clear amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Malty, metallic hops, sweetish, wet hops in aroma. Sweet, wet hops, bit papery in taste. Nice mellow sweet bitterness and sweet malts in aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Mellow and pleasant in mouth. Quite drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
*Old rating. Best before 30 Sep 2011. The beer is malty bitter. Nice typical Ale-characteristics. Malts with hints of nuts and nice and fresh. Malty fresh aftertaste. Nice but not too deep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, slight toasted malts, subtle nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste of toasted malts, some caramel, slight mineral and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short, minerally, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. It’s not that thin for 3.4 but then again it’s not that flavourful either. A typical malty bitter but with a minerally bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themightyjag (444) - - DEC 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Small white head, nice lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is metallic caramel. Flavour is earthy, caramel, metallic finish. High carbonation, clean finish. Easily drinkable, typical traditional English bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Inoffensive but slightly bland caramel taste with short finish well rounded

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from lidl. Pleasant enough bitter. Good head, good brown colour, slight honeyed malt aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
Coloração acobreada,espuma com média formação e boa duração;aroma frutado com notas florais e maltadas;sabor com agradável amargor como manda o estilo,frutas cítricas,fermentação e malte torrado são notados,corpo médio,refrescante,equilibrada,final seco,amargo e ligeiramente salgado;Bitter regular/boa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4791) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2015
500ml bottle at home, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch, resinous, earthy, nutty malty aroma, brown ale, thin bubbly beige head, no lacing, burnt caramel with a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
Many notes of malt, amongst caramel, rises in the nose of this ale. The foam is confined to a thin layer. It tastes markedly bitter hops and has a small sweet tang of caramel. The finish is dry and long-lasting. A fine, but traditional British bitter without any major surprises.

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