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


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned as Marble Tawny No 3. Occasionally on cask as Marble Strong Tawny.
NOTE: Not to be confused with Tawny No 4 at 4.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Süß-hopfiger Geruch. Moderat hopfiger Antrunk, vollmundig. Grasi im Hintergrund, eine deutliche Bitterkeit ist erkennbar, hält sich aber noch zurück. Im Mittelteil, wo sich die Hopfigkeit zurückzieht, wird das Bier für einen Augenblick ruhig, da auch die Bitterkeit pausiert. Hier ist eine dem Hopfen entsprungene milde Blumigkeit vorherrschend. Im Nachgeschmack ist die Bitterkeit nun präsent, wirkt aber schwächer als der Ansatz vermutem lässt. Ausgewogen, sehr ruhig, stark aromatisch. Neben der Bitterkeit ist auch eine wenig wichtige und vom Hopfen beeinflusste Holznote vorhanden. 11/11/11/12/8/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle from Rainhall Drinks, Accrington. Poured a lively super murky lightish brown colour with a big, dissipating yet lingering soiled white head. Nose had some nice berry fruit lurking with a hint of spice. Picked up more of the same in the flavour which was quite earthy with notes of caramel, yeast and malts The hops made their presence felt largely towards the finish, and the bitterness which emerged therein was really very good .Top notch stuff, and a really great example of a style which is so often underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisOs Pre GBBF - ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Clear amber beer - good off white head. Light crisp palate - turns soft. Nice malt - a little orange hop. Touch of tangerine in the soft finish. Hugley drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBFtasting. Golden colour,k small white head. Aroma is spices, caramel, some mild notes of earth. Flavour is spices, caramel and bready malts along with some slight wooden and grassy notes. Dry palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle at Chris O’s ‘Raise the roof’ tasting. Cloudy amber pour. Citrus, caramel and cinnamon nose. Tangerine, pear and barley sugar flavours. Hoppy, bitter action.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle at chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Shindig ’10. Amber with a large white head. Sweet leathery aroma with some nettle. Soapy malt taste with a mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
500ml bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk 24th July 2010. Copper amber with a persistent cream head. Toffee malts layered over a deep earthy hoppiness. Good weight. Rather nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Marble 57.
An excellent russet brown with an impressive pillowy off white head. Absolutely glorious stuff. Very close to the quintessential English caramalt driven bitter but for once it has enough character to prevent a toffee fest. Restrained but excellent bitter hoppage balances it out. Something slightly lactic about it that I’m not too sure about. It gives it a sort of pasteurised feel that I’m not fond of but no bother in the long run. Excellent balance of earth, caramel and hops in the finish. Great stuff all round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4863) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle.Shown a 5.7 strength on the label. Big head upon pouring which took time to dissipate.Brown with some bitterness and a medium body.Fairly run of the mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
This was from the bottle but I managed to try it on cask last year at The Bull, Horton Kirby, when I thought it was the most bitter beer I’d ever drunk. This was not like that. This bottle was stunningly drinkable with bread and caramel and then big hops, dry and bitter, vanilla and marmalade, loads of fruit, raisins. So drinkable; so good.

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