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


on tap

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Bottle: Cold filtered.
Ingredients: Maris Otter barley; English Goldings and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (358) - - FEB 18, 2015
Medium sweet aroma - medium amber with thin white head, little carbonation. Slight fizz on tongue. Weakish thin taste - nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinivini (1265) - BELARUS - FEB 13, 2015
Copper colour, moderate head. Aroma of caramel & toffee. Light body. A bit watery. The taste is fruity with bitter hops profile. So is the ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2015
500ml bottle. 03-02-2015.
BBD: have to check the bottle, but quite fresh, brought from England by a friend.
In short: classic bitter.
Pours soe lcear amber with nice off white head, tiny but some persistant, Fruity, malty, herbal aromas. Quite british malt profiled, very classical brew, somw sweet, oily, lingering fruity notes. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
g_georgiou (488) - CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2015
Clear orange body with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Taste is sweet with medium biterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
A basic bitter but a good cupboard filler and really quite a good drink brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle at home from asda. Dark orange / copper coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma Is grainy, stale malts, berry, hedgerow hop. Flavour is composed light grainy, honey malts, spicy hop, bit of veg broth, heather. Palate is ordinary, highish carbonation, grainy. Lingering earthy fatty notes. Possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9163) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, merci à ma voisine. Ambré assez léger, col fin crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme reste dans une lignée très anglaise avec un côté malté légèrement grillé de Maris, un houblonné modéré fleuri noble anglais arrive en rétro. Palais a une effervescence qui est un peu trop élevée avec un accompagnement houblonné noble citronné prenant. Le tout est légèrement fleuri avec un accent anglais typique. Appréciable avec un caramel ressortant bien et procurant un ajout au niveau de la couleur.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear amber, with a halo of off white head. Aroma of caramel, peal and boiled sweets. Oranges in the flavour, with some light grassy hop and grain. Finish was berries, copper and brown sugar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PictouRx (168) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
LCBO sample pack 3.4% ABV, pours an opaquish tan red hue color, medium head, some carbonation. Aroma is tea like, some bready notes, taste is not enjoyable almost like tea as mentioned, I get smooth texture with some bitter then an abrupt finish that puts a scowl on my face. This is the worst beer so far of my sample pack two left. I would not drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (1486) - CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with a one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, earthy hops, maybe a little black tea. (5/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, low carbonation, building bitter finish. (3/5) Yet another variation on the Marston’s theme, another one that tastes marginally better than it smells. It’s not bad at all, but I can’t say I’d be inclined to make much effort to find another one. Glad that kills the six pack. (10/20)

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