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Marstons Classic Pale Ale

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Marstons Classic Pale Ale
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Formerly brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - July & August 2008.
A Classic Pale Ale that has a sharp dry bitternesswith a hint of floral fruitiness balanced by maltiness rather than sweetness.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Clean pale gold with an oily white film. Apples and egg in the aroma, it’s almost cider like! The bacon fat in the flavour all but masks the reasonable hops underneath. Faint bitterness in the finish with a hint of sourness. Served almost off once again. It amazes me that they can get away with this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Cask in the new crown. Aroma is buttery pale malts, small sulphury character, grassy hop is subtle. Taste is a similar bag of cake.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10325) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Quite a hard, sulphery start to the beer, I know that this is how English Pale Ales were, but then this loses it in a sweetish blandness of indistinct malt and vague hop notes. The Burton snatch grabs the attention, it should have then lived up to its billing. Average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2008
Cask at the Babington Arms (JDW), Derby. Attractive looking bright gold with an off-white head; aroma of leafy hops and sulphur; flavour is slightly herbal with a short bitterness and lacking finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Pale orange with a lacy white head. Very much a Marston’s beer with sulphur and dusty hops. Nice beer but it was Pedigree wth a different pumpclip to me.


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