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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Pasteurised and filtered. Bottled.
"Brewed almost as pale as lager and so smooth you will hardly notice it slipping down between the goals. A very pale ale brewed with our finest hand made malt combined with Fuggle and Golding hops and just a touch of fine aroma hop to add a citrusy, bitter tang to whet your whistle!"
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (7128) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Rated as 2014 Fever Pitch. Smooth fresh beginning. Hints of grain and citrus. Smooth and easy to drink. The grain stays till the end, fresh, hints of grainy malt, nearly no bitterness. Not too special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle. Golden color and a small head. Malty barnjard aroma and a light hoppy taste. light body and a thon light dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5648) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
This beer was brewed to celebrate the 2010 World Cup (football, or Soccer to some) and the English teams participation. The beer will hopefully stay longer in the momory than the England teams perfomances will! Clear 500ml bottle, best before 31 May 2011, drank 2nd July 2010. I suspect it is the same beer that was brewed for the 2006 World Cup also, as it looks and tastes just like the review for that beer (that I’ve just read). The colour was light amber, the head a good white showing at first, it then fell away, but left some good lacing on the ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass it was reviewed in. The aroma was hops all the way, as was the taste, bitter hoppiness, but not overly so, good dry aftertaste, with some malty sweetness trying to get through the hop flavours towards the end of the mouthfeel. A bit thin in the bodyfeel, but overall, not too bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5499) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. My first World Cup special turns out to be a regular - just with 2006 added. The beer is rusty fruit. Dull but drinkable. No character. Typical Marston’s pasteurised twang.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
Clear golden coloden with a frothy white head. Malty, light fruity and citric aroma with a vague hay note. Malty, light fruity sweet flavor with a light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottled. Golden coloured. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Exotic fruits in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4731) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2004
A nice well balanced beer with a pleasing pale appearance. Some maltiness but all round a very well balanced example of this style. Marstons continue to produce some wonderful bottled beers-llong may they continue to do so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4565) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly caramel and hopped and the flavour is very dry, gasey, slightly caramel and watery. Overall a poor dry beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
From a cask. Head was small and off white. Good lacing. Light golden colour didn’t look right on a bitter. Floral, hoppy aroma and a citrus and cardboard taste. Not nearly enough lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3732) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2004
Bottle, from Rythmn & Booze, Brigg. Gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Pleasant fruity and citric hop aromas with some background chalky malt. Good solid hop flavours in the mouth with some grainy malt and lots of hop bitterness in the finish without getting too pushy. Good for a moderately low alcohol Pale Ale.

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