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


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Pasteurised bottle only.
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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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, cardboard, light to moderate hoppy, flowers, elderflowers notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, cardboard, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a smallwhite head. Atoma is grassy and toasted malty, light cornish. Bitter, herbal and light spiced. Bitter and dry. Grassy and lingering bitter into the far finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (19023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
an amber coloured ale,with a slightly hoppy nose, and with a sweet hoppy flavour .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16056) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Gold with white head, carbonated. Light, sweet malty beer, easily drinkable, but all a little too lightweight, a bit like our batting line up. Below average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Dull amber, gold with a thin head. Aromas are caramel, plastic and tea with light citrus. Flavours are light grain with plastic and soda water. Far too much carbonation with a burnt toast finish. Some cabbage notes, throughout. Totally hopeless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8859) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with good white head. High carbonation. Faint touch of lemon on an otherwise malt toffee nose. Classic biscuity bitter. Some hop bitterness towards the end. Easy drinking.

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