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


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
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Flipbrewer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottled Small frothy off-white head that fell to thin layer after 5 minutes; hazy medium amber color. Aroma was of caramel malt with some fruitiness and a bit of diacetyl. Flavor started nicely with a very present off-dry caramel malt character. Woodiness emerged mid-palate layered with some fruitiness and a hint of butterscotch (diacetyl). Finished with a yeasty-breadiness that lasted into the aftertaste. An interesting, pleasant wine-like astringency was evident throughout. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and a drying astringency. A most interesting special bitter. Along with the typical caramel malt aroma and flavor was a pleasant vinous character: a fine acidity with a drying astringency. This wine-like character combined with the nice bitter/sweet balance made for a good session ale that held my palate’s attention. It would be nice to try this on handpump.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (902) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2014
Amber appearance, medium head. Malty caramel aroma, light bitter finish. Intermediate Bitter style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from lidl. Copper beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast, malts and caramel. Taste is yeast, malts, caramel and a little hop bitterness. I like the yeasty flavours in this but otherwise pretty standard stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1065) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle at Wingnut’s. Not as good as I remembered to be honest, some sulphurous smells and medium hop bitternes, malt a bit veggie. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
330ml can, poured into a pint glass. Appearance is clear amber with a medium sized frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing. Aroma and flavour of caramel, maple syrup and dried apricots. Taste is light sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is thin bodied, slightly oily texture and average carbonation. A decent bitter, too watery and not as bitter as you would expect from the style, the malty flavour is however good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2014
Overall a very easy drinking bitter, proper session ale, but nothing very interesting. High marks for drinkability, but rather middle of the road beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
arsol (407) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Uklar rødbrun med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter veldig malt...Sitter igjen med masse malt i smaken også. Noe tam og tynn. Ikke en innertier for å si det sånn...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Vighals (758) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Tåkete orangebrun i fargen med tynt hvitt skum. Tydelig malt og noe karamellukt. Letterikkanes øl, litt søtlig. Kort ettersmak med lite kullsyre

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tore_pettersen (191) - - FEB 25, 2014
Mørk gyllen gul, klar med tynt hvitt skum som forsvinner raskt. Aroma av humle og litt karamell. Litt metallisk i smaken, men det er søtlig med honning, urter og malt. Medium kullsyre, god bittersøt ettersmak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
belgis (96) - LATVIA - FEB 12, 2014
Souer cider(?) aroma and also taste is bit fizzy cider notes what is strange. Pale bitterness and watery aftertaste. Long lasting head as a suprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DandyWolfFloyd (614) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma - the malts have a caramel quality about them and the light amount of hops have a floral nature. Appearance - clean amber body, with a 1 1/2" frothy white head that eventually simmers out into a nice white ring with a little foam residue on top of the body. Really great lacing all the way down the glass. Taste - caramel dominates, with mild hops that give the taste a peppery spice - a little watery on the body Palate - the body is light; the texture is thin; the carbonation is average on the palate; the finish is somewhere between sweet - light bitterness - and a malty tanginess.

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