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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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3120) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
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.


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