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Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally known as September Ale.
An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, - OCT 25, 2012
Medium to dark amber/orange with a disappearing white no lace, frothy head. Smells and tastes of toasted malt, caramel, butter and a light citrus bitterness. Some light fruit. Medium thin body. Starts out rather sweet malt, caramel with a bit of grass on the bitter hop finish. The fruitiness is enjoyable. Nice balance overall. The finish has a bit of a chemical tinge due to the pasteurisation.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6905) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Boutielle 50cl, merci à ma voisine. Dorée, col fin blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet agréable rappelant de suite des effluves organiques de miel ’honey blossom’ accompagné d’un bon fleuri noble. Palais garde une amertume basique anglaise pour une bière dont l’effervescence est un peu trop dominante. Petite douceur en toute fin de bouche.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3731) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 151214. Fruity with a dry finish. More golden ale than bitter. Smooth and easy to drink

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PictouRx (149) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours golden opaque, 1 finger head foamy , lively carbonation, with a bitter like finish, smooth texture, refreshing overall, not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (598) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2014
Thanks to Sabīne,
poured pale yellow, clear with thick, frothy top leaving light lasing. Aroma- pure honey like sweet malts, no hops fruitiness. Taste is medium bitter for style and surprisingly differs from sweet aroma, light sweet from malts, short aftertaste, not dry. Body- seems too full for bitter, could be golden ale instead- thick, sirupy, slick, but overall drinkability remains good. Nice one timer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (419) - CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with a one finger of white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, minimal patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is biscuity pale malt, grassy hops, hint of fruit. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Light body, medium to low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Pretty similar to Marston’s EPA. Maybe a little more bitter, and I think it tastes a little better than it smells - which, to be honest, isn’t saying check of a lot. Nothing remarkable, easy drinking with a pleasant enough bitter finish. (10/20)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
Beautiful to look at. Beautiful well balanced head over a golden colour. Low carbonation and lots of suds and soapy tastes. Great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is straw malt and a little oxidized. Taste is slightly offputting from the oxidation, straw and biscuit malts with slight honey and earthy hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours brown & sudsy into the glass. Aroma is muddy vegetable broth, which seems to be a signature of the style judging by the beers in this Marston’s 6 pack. There’s actual bitterness here -- I know, I know the style doesn’t actually call for authentic bitterness -- & there’s more hoppiness (another rater below calls the hops here dandelion-like & he is dead on) than others in the sampler. 2nd last bottle in the 6 pack & it’s been pretty underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
500 mL bottle. Orange. Just a ring of head, but it laces nicely. A fairly hoppy bitter, but the body is a tad on the thin side. Certainly drinkable, but nothing special. Stands out for the hops, I guess.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
500ml bottle
4.2% ABV (as written on bottle)
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 8, 2014
Part of the Marston’s PLC 6 Pack. The beer pours an amber hued gold with a thin snow white head. The aroma is very grassy with some weak floral hop notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is grass, hops, and some light fruit notes. No caramel to speak of, which I expect out of a bitter.


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