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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, - OCT 18, 2012
Orange with a thick frothy lasting off-white head. Smells of toasted bread, caramel, and a fruity grapefruit hoppy. Medium crisp body with mild carbonation. Tastes a bit grassy with nice citrus flavours, some honey and lightly roasted caramel malt. Decent and enjoyable a nice English style IPA.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (491) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2015
Fľaša 500 ml z Marks and Spencer, ako Staffordshire IPA. Zlatá farba, krémová biela pena, chmeľová aróma. Vyššia rezkosť, horkasto nasládlý nástup, prázdnejšie telo, pomaly doznievajúca horkosť. Pomerne slušne piteľné pivo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1109) - HONG KONG - AUG 6, 2015


500 ml bottle as “Marks & Spencer Staffordshire IPA” bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear amber colour; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant ale malt, with caramel, light molasses, thick bread, dough, light lemon and very strong fresh cut grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich Ale malt, with strong metallic, sulphur, strong caramel, toffee, faint dark fruits, strong molasses, spices, dry biscuits, dough, strong yeast, strong lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and strong sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome Ale maltyness with strong caramel flavor, slick and smooth. Strong metallic, sulphur (Burton water?) and spices really make things interesting. Not much fruity taste but the toffee and molasses pretty much fill any void. Biscuity and lemony as hell. Lovely!

Hoppiness: Light lemon and strong fresh grass in nose. Strong lemon, spices and strong fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is progressively strong as beer warms for a lasting, strong astringent bitter-sweet finish.

After Taste: Dry; Nice strong bitter and sweet to mouth.

Comments: The Burton water plays a significant role in amplifying its grassy hopiness, but it’s the wholesome maltyness, strong caramel and smooth dry palate really impress me from the get-go. Colourful, bold and bash all the way, a highly enjoyable ESB!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3291) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
(Marstons India Export) Bottle 500 ml shared with vipinvelp, thanks! As Marks & Spencers Staffordshire IPA) Light amber colour on the body, white frothy head with average retention, good activity in the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus, light toffee. Taste follows, light citrus, caramel, toffee and floral notes. Medium thin body, good carbonation. More like a bitter but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (560) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bought at Marks & Spencer under the name of Staffordshire IPA. Very nice beer, has a good bitter and drinks easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2888) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Clear yellow, white foam head, small lacing, short lasting. Light hoppy aroma, small bitter taste. Typical English bitter. (Velp 201506)

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (852) - - MAY 24, 2015
Lovely aroma. Really lovely golden appearance. Rather disappointing on the palate and to the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 1/20/2015 Total Score: 2.9
Lovely aroma. Really lovely golden appearance. Rather disappointing on the palate and to the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
R_Pothuizen (25) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Staffordshire IPA, 5.5%. Amber coloured beer where eventually a thin witte head remains. The aroma is fruity / hoppy. The main flavor is slightly citrus with him obviously supt sterile manner the bitter present, but also sweet. In the bitter aftertaste lingers in your throat. Nice beer. Kruiden, citrus

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2521) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [040515]
Amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing, dissipates to thin layer
Aroma of soft minerals, soft fruits, dab of zest
Taste of caramel malts, soft bitter minerals, hint of toasted malt, slight marmalade, some caramelised orange, some soft zest does counterbalance the minerals
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, quite rich. Quite sweet. Finish of caramel, soft fruits, dab of bitter hops
Overall - Not a fan of these mineraly beers, but this wasn’t too bad. OK. Didn’t find it as bad as other reviewers here

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (187) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle as staffordshire. Pours copper with medium head. Aroma is alcohol, barley and cereals. Taste is bitter with sweet malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
500 ml bottle as M&S Staffordshire IPA. (Marks & Spencer) Gatwick Airport, England.
Clear deep amberish golden colour with a small head. Sweetness, malt, mild bitterness, mild floral hops and some cereal dryness in the aroma. The flavour is quite mild with sweetness and maltiness. Very typical English style IPA.


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