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Marstons / Zululand Zulu Blonde

Brewed by Marstons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Special - JDW Spring festival, 2010.
Brewed at Marston by Richard Chennells of Zululand brewery.
Hops: Saaz, Southern Brew.
A golden beer with a slight honey aroma and a flavour which is predominantly malty (and not as fruity as is usual for beers of this style), plus a subtle, underlying bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Cask @ Manchester & County, Manchester. One of a few never sampled in the 2010 Wetherspoon Beer Festival, and never found during the official dates of the Autumn 2015 one, so very happy to find in still on 2 days after the official end of the latter. Golden with a small head. Has a lovely crisp, light, and easy-drinking texture thatís very clean tasting. Has a malty character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (408) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.89/pint. Surprisingly dark (mid-amber) beer with a small but smooth, white head that laces well. The nose is slightly earthy, with light, skunky, rotting fruit notes. The taste opens a little sweet with vegetable flavours clear, with cereal grains also pleasant in a balanced bittersweet mouthful that is refreshing if not at first tasty. The vegetable flavours at first feel too much but soon gave way into more, crip, grainy bitterness. Drinkable but dogged by imperfections.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2015
HŚndpumpet half pint pŚ The Flying Chariot (Heathrow): klar kobbergylden med kort skum. Lett honningaroma i en slank maltkropp. Behagelig, lett bitter avslutning. Men ikke spesielt minneverdig.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
jjsint (1663) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Handpull cask at the Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Very clear gold with a uniform white head. Smells if sulphur, sulphur and sulphur. Welcome to Burton but come on, there is a limit! Seriously, nothing gets past the sulphur for me. Maybe a bit of cinnamon if you look hard enough. Tastes sweet and eggy. There isnít any room for anything else. Nice body and carbonation for what itís worth. One of the worst beers Iíve had in a while and possibly the worst Spoonsfest beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3347) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Cask@Shrewsbury hotel, Shrewsbury. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and sulphur. Taste is yeasty, malts and dry grain. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask up the white lady. Pours clear golden with a thin, tight white head. Aromas of faint malt, caramel, sulphur. Taste is mineral, light sweet finish. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with minimal white head. Aroma is grainy and lightly sweet and skunky with straw and starch. Taste is skunky sweet and salty, with sea water and bloody Maryís. Light gooseberries and stone fruit. Extremely weird. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, not sure about this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
niquillis (2146) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Pours golden. Slight honey, hop mix very harsh. Like a bad lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
On cask at the Standing order Appearance - golden with a decent head Nose - Light floral , hint of citrus. Generally green. Taste - more of the same. Grassy. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish Overall - solid but not special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at JDW Victoria. Yellow, clear, still, small bubbly white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is a little sulphurous, plain barley malts. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is light cracker malts, plain and crisp with a soft finish. Lager vibe. Not fantastic.

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