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Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Pasteurised bottle only.
NOTE: Only ratings for the bottled version should be entered here; the cask version has a separate listing.
A very easy drinking lightly coloured pale ale, crafted to commemorate the burning of a used Burton Union barrel. It delivers a sharp thirst quenching bitterness, perfectly complemented with a slightly lemony citrus aroma. The perfect beer to accompany an English Summer. Definitely not for Australians!


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tampierre (824) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel and floral aroma ; Clear golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste with bitter finish ; Light body ; Watery ; Not too bad.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 24, 2013
Dull boring average. No reason to seek this out. Just a big standard English ale. Could be any old pint.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4637) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Amber with a billowing head at first that soon subsided; imeediate aroma of tired grassy hops when opened, dispersing to reveal stale malts; lacklustre malty taste; but with some reasonable English hoppy bitterness to liven up the finish. So I foresee a poor start to the AShes, but a final victory against all odds!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2240) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a residual head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts and a little citrus. Nothing much to say. Easy to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4007) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, best before June 2007, drank March 2007. The label claims it is a Pale Ale, although from its colour, aroma and taste, I can see where my friend Yau thought it an English Bitter when he added this beer to beerfly. Poured into a Palm tulip glass (twice), it looks a pale bitter, terracotta orange, clear and sparkling, a small slightly off white head soon dispersed to a thin wisp of nothingness, a little collar round the glass and a blob in the centre. The label said serve it lightly chilled,so I did, this effected the aroma, although a heavy hops and yeast smell came out the bottle before I poured the first half, that soon went and nothing replaced it until the beer began to warm in the glass, toffee esters arrived, but no great aroma to this beer. A little fizzy and dry, bitter too, with a metallic feel, strange combination, which I struggled to enjoy. As the beer warmed, the metallic taste got more prominent, not good! Dry and metallic aftertaste, not what I want to feel after each mouthful. This beer was on special, 5 pints for £5.00. I am glad I didn’t pay a lot for them, 4 to go!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (990) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
4.1% golden colour with thin head, malt and hop aroma, malty taste with a hint of citrus, not bad but definitely not for Australians.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer which is pretty much headless. A sweet oaky aroma with sticky vanilla. Highly bitter with caramel and sweet oak. Doesn’t really work.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2807) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours orange with no head. Aroma is sweet, slinky caramel malt. Some fruity malt to start. Skunk in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1460) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
Quite a nice light and refreshing beer, well balanced and nicely hopped. A good beer to drink on a session

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1591) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
[500ml bottle shared with Dave - cheers!] Pale amber, moderate white head, moderate yet soft-feeling fizz. The distinctive Marstons bitter, sulphurous minerality (which I personally dislike) jumps out at first, but is soon softened by a little spice and grassy, lager-like hops. A growing sweet fruitiness leads to a dry finish with a nice soft chalky mouthfeel. Better than I expected.


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