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Brewed by Marble
Style: Bitter
Manchester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intended to replicate the fabled Boddington's of 20 years ago.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (692) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Hand pulled at Dean Swift, London. Golden ale with a nicely balanced bittersweet hoppyness. Floral hops finish. Light aroma. Not outstanding but perfectly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. What a boring name for an excellent beer.Golden and hoppy with a small head and slightly dry finnish.Low carbonation and excellently bottled. I am not a great bitter fan but this is a top grade beer no matter how you look at it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyt (45) - USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber, bubbly with strong head. Bitter lemon and wheaty hops taste. Palate of white bread, smooths off. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
Cask@Marble Arch Inn. Golden clear body, filmy layer. Grain, citrus notes and bitterness to the nose. Orange/tangerines and sunflower in addition to a lasting bitterness. A true bitter! (5.Jul.2012)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
(cask@Ravensbourne Arms, SE London) Pours pale yellow with a medium white head. small, good lacing and medium to light in body. Aroma is citrus hops and malt. Taste is very nice citrus caramel malt blend. Decent brew, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
On tap @ Marble Arch. Pours golden with a thin but attractive head and a decent level of carbonation. The nose is clean and hoppy - going down the lemon to grapefruit line. The taste has more of the same with some pale malt in the background. The palate is very balanced - medium in body and texture with a clean but not overly bitter finish. Overall, very drinkable indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5249) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
Sample at marble inn. Thick creamy white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Nice bitterness. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1188) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Cask in the Southampton Arms. Yes, this is a Manchester bitter, I can hear my dad wittering on about how Bods used to have a really good smack to it (but that was in the 60s/70s, a bit more than 20 years ago). And here we have a pale golden bitter, austere malty dryness, bitter hop finish, supremely moreish and drinkable. Local bias perhaps but this stuff is awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porkpie (7) - - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Floral citrus nose. Well balanced bitterness, big grapefruit flavours. Feels a little like a wheat beer in the mouth. Will be buying more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Handpull pint at Old Fountain. Clear refractive gold with a solid one-finger white head. Simple fresh cereal and herbal/floral dry bitterness in aroma and taste - some alcohol, really well-balanced (thank you for no sweetness!). Chewy, lightly astringent mouthfeel, decent body, longish non-aggressive dried flower bitter finish. Nice.


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