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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 6, 2006
500ml clear glass bottle. 4.2% ABV. Poured a clear pale amber with light carbonation & frothy white head. Nice herbal citrus nose.A well balanced pale ale with expected hop bitterness a downbeat version of their Old Empire IPA. Rounded mouthfeel with long biotter finish. Pale ale is my favourite style and this is a nice example


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (2164) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Faint nosed English hops and paper. Tastes of light herbs, malt, stale hops, grainy, and cardboard. Dry and thin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (580) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium, sweet, Caramel, Hops: Medium, fruity, berries. Light oxidized notes. No diecetyl. Appearance: Body: Clear, dark gold. Head: Small white head, good retention. Flavour: Malt: Medium, caramel, bready, Hops: Medium bitterness, medium floral, light fruity. Lingering bitterness, but not harsh. Dry finish, Mouthfeel: light body, soft/creamy carbonation Overall: Very good! Well balanced and enjoyable. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden.. Thin white lacing... Grassy herb nose.. Herbal biter... Light metal finish

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, grassy, taste is thin, bland toffee, burnt.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear gold with a short-lived white head. Grainy aromas, light lemon. Taste is sweet and thin. Finishes abruptly. Not great.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden with white head. Aroma has a touch of puke, biscuit and caramel. Taste of caramel, piss and biscuit. Slightly sweet and bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2610) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1161) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
A mid copper coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light hoppy aroma, a tad metallic, with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A tart hop taste, some fruit, the metallic element comes through again. This is tempered by a mild, slightly sweeter malt flavour that balances the flavour through to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick beige head. Aroma: Citrus, biscuit, umami. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness with medium bitterness. Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering quite dry, peppery, malty citrus finish. Comments: Good and lace.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pale gold with a soapy-looking white head. Vague hints of malt and straw on the nose. A bit like a lager in this department. Tastes of virtually nothing, although not exactly unpleasant. Fails to sparkle on the big stage.


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