mike_77 (3120) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Massive malt and hop aroma as the bottled is opened. Pours an amber colour with small head. Flavour is quite dry and hoppy but the texture is thin so this beer works as a thirst quencher.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange amber pour, artificially creamy mouthfeel. Fruity hop bitterness and a touch of sulphur. Faintly flowery. Nothing unpleasant, but about as exciting as the sport it commemorates.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Iíve tried to be fair with this beer, I really have. The best part about it is the lingering bitter finish which is very fresh and thirst-quenching. That said, the smell is a bit sour and metallic, the colour a bit thin and orange, and the flavour a bit watery and, once again, metallic. As an Aussie I donít mind the dig (and I donít know why others are doubting this being related to the Ashes - my bottle says "crafted to commemorate the England Cricket Teamsí historic winning of the Ashes in 2005"), but I think maybe they could have used a better beer - this one seems more fitting for the 2006/7 Ashes!
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Co-op Headington, Oxford, 09-11-06. Golden in colour with a white head. Aroma was rather hoppy touch of sweetness, good tasty citric and hoppy beer that was really pleasant.
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What a nice golden ale this was, can be found in pretty much any offy, i thought it was to do with the ashes but apparently not, drank one to celebrate anyway. Sweetish taste and not as hoppy as other marstons beers.
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Gold, lastingt fluffy white head and gentle condition. Delicate lemon sherbert in the nose, some vague sulphur notes and a gentle sweet graininess. Soft and slightly sweet in the mouth, some pleasant citrus hop notes developing but balanced by a low caramel note. Short but refreshing finish with a faint fruitiness and undemanding hop bitterness.
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled and despite its title brewed to celebrate the burning of a used Burton Uniion barrel rather than cricket. Pleasant slightly fruity flavour that left a pleasant aftertaste. Maintains the usual high Marstons standard for bottled beers.
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Copper colour not a log of aroma, some creamyness in mouth some peppery hop finish. Slight sulphur and some caramel. Nothing wrong with it, it just needs a touch more flavour.
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden colour with a white head that fades a bit too quickly for my liking. Pleasant hoppy/fruity nose and a clean well balanced palate. Unexciting, but a good thirst quenching brew..I suspect this has something to do with cricket! £1.69 Vic.Wine Kelso.