Brewed by Marble
Style: Old Ale
Manchester, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Cask @ bottle conditioned; Special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Deep amber color. Frothy white head. The nose is sweet brown sugar, dark berry fruit. The taste is raspberry jam, light coffee. Quite malty, thick. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: light amber orange coloured, small white head, smells of grapefruit & pine hops with touch flowery yeast, taste is bitter American type grapefruit & pine hops, flowers, touch fruity yeast, nectar, hint of malt & bitter finish, straw fruity, this old ale makes me think of an IPA, medium bodied, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14465) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Clear amber/brown - white head. Roasted malts, amber malts, fruity, nutty, fruity, grainy, hay & straw notes, sweet malty, ok hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8430) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
No head, Armenian cognac - coloured. Fruity nose, with exotic fruit (grapefruit and passion fruit) and hops. Bitter-hoppy flavour, grapefruit returning. Finish is a tad harsh, resin and even quinine (Simcoe...) Quite slick, hopoily, touch of sourness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied. Surprise - suggests an old ale, but it is something in between an IPA and an IIPA, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off-white room. Fresh citrusy hops in the nose. Medium body, fruit and gingery spice, quite some citrusy hops leaving a bitter finish. Well made. 030312

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30386) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle bought at York Tap 27/12/11. Drunk 1/2/12 Dark amber with minimal head formation. Spicy marmelade, slightly resinous and soapy nose. Head collapses, hint of mace, seville oranges, Some black pepper right at the end. Gentle carbonation and plenty of body. Touch of alcohol on the way down.drying bitter finish with juicy malt in behind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8319) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle picked up at the Marble Arch, Manchester 2011 consumed at home 22.01.12 Hazy amber with filmy head. Orangey bitterness shining through, sot in the mouth. This is a very nice beer, the orange and citrus flavours show well, some biscuit (hob nobs), little caramel, really interesting. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
750ml bottle, drunk on 24 December 2011. This is the collaboration brew between Marble and John Keeling of Fullers. I had tried it on draught at Borefts beer festival and was pleased to be able to try it from bottle too. Judging from the labelling, the bottles were destined for the USA so it was good to find some had been diverted. Poured a gingery amber colour with a slight haze. Thin off-white head. Aroma has orange peel and resinous hop character coupled with some fruity malt loaf elements and a touch of caramel. Smells quite sweet. Rich and a little sticky on the palate with strong orangey hops, becoming bitter on the finish and lingering into the aftertaste. Maybe just a touch astringent. Tart, tangy fruit in abundance too. Alcohol is warming but not too hot. Not sure I would have had this down as an old ale but it’s quite difficult to categorise so I suppose that’s as good as any. Whatever it is, it was very tasty and satisfying.

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