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


on tap

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1759) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2258) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
From the M&S in Berko. Pours a clear orange/brown with a cream colored top. The smell is toasted grain, fruit, citrus. The taste is toasted grain, caramel, herbal, some citrus ending dry and toasty. The body is light+ with active carbonation. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingvit (405) - - SEP 10, 2015
Aroma: citrus, cookie, cherry, lemongrass; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness. Palate: full body, slick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish Drinkable, mouthful, slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2015
F: very thin white, quick gone. C: dark gold to amber, clear. A: weak malty, some hops. T: malty, with some like grassy hops, then quite long bitter finish on the palate, more bitter than IPA, but above average beer, medium body, lower carbonation, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vickey9 (786) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
I found this ale in M&S. Quite average, not bad, refreshing. One more positive point of the day. B@H

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1163) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3461) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (601) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bought at Marks & Spencer under the name of Staffordshire IPA. Very nice beer, has a good bitter and drinks easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3034) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (871) - - 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

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