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

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RATINGS: 91   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Marble Arch, Manchester 10/06/09. Golden in colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of green tea, hay and lychee aroma. Easy drinking with some sweetish biscuit malts, tropical fruit and a short, bitter finish. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 The Knott, Manchester. Pale lagery looks. Muted butter and odd sweet Strawberry Chewit and fern aroma. Rattle of overhead train, Tom waits rasping on the box, chlorophyll reinforcement. Sickly strange and medicinal with cherry, hay, and vanilla. Long sweet biscuit. Needs a bit of warming up. Dried apricot/hairy citrus. Not enough bite for me. Sweet and weird.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask in Blackfriars. Aroma is biscuity pale malts, small caramel note, grassy, earthy peppery english hop. Taste is soo well balanced, its like the classic bitter, its awsome so i got ruined on it while i was working.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch, Manchester M4, UK. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, toffee, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - flat. (180108)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Marble Arch Inn.
Nice gold colour with a good white head. Very grassy green hoppage in the nose with a slight sweetness from the malt. Straight forward malt and hop flavour. Slight tea, light tobacco notes and a nice creamy bitter finish. Beats Boddys for sure if you ask me.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
[CASK: The Lass-O-Gowry, Manchester 18/02/07] A poor bitter and definatly doesn’t live up to its name. Manchester is a city of good ales and this is a most dissapointment! Don’t bother to try you will just be let down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5855) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
(Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester, 27 July) Colour is golden yellow with frothy white head. Nose is fruity and hoppy with notes of spices, hay, pineapple and lemon. Taste is fruity with a nice spicy, floral hop character and notes of tropical fruit (pineapple). Rather dry and slightly metallic finish. Complex and very nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Draught@brew pub. Pale yellow, good white head. Very fresh cut grass and flowery hoppy nose. Lemony, fruity, bitter with long hoppy aftertaste. Refreshing and solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 24/01/2002 Golden coloured and pale with some wheat flavour. Slightly bitter hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 24/08/2002 Clear golden and very hoppy. Pale with a slightly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with a light buttery notes to it too. The flavor is slighlty buttery combined with a good hop presence, leading to a dry bitter end. The body is thin. I’m wondering, if the butter is supposed to be there?


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