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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   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!


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
an amber coloured ale,with a slightly hoppy nose, and with a sweet hoppy flavour .

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (9623) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8391) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
leaparsons (7801) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Tom.
Pale golden brown with an oily film. Rough ginger biscuit aroma and it’s clearly HEAVILY pasturised. Cardboard and caramel malt flavour. Lifeless and whimpish finish. Crap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7029) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, 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.


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