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


on tap

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Can, bottle & keg: Filtered.
Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChewyBeer (217) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 4, 2015
Pours light amber, slight head. Smells a bit like a tin can. Medium mouthful, low carbonation. Malt flavours upfront changing to bitter finish. ok but not fantastic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
A smooth rich bitter that is easy to drink with a nice sweet centre. Easy to find and usually enjoyable every time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1097) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Just bottled brown beer, I remember drinking this years ago on draught, and it had a far more interesting malt flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1167) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some red berries and musty, earthy hops. Taste of sweet caramel, red berries, some mineral, subtle biscuit and slight earthy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A soft, biscuity malt bitterness in the finish. This is disappointing, like a cheap bitter shandy. Light, malty and slightly minerally. Better on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 14, 2015
Clear golden colour with a small off white head. Light biscuity aromas with notes of fruity esters, well balanced. Soft smooth carbonation, lightly slick and light-medium bodied. Some sweetness and light fruity flavours. Finishes a bit mineral dry. Good Bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper-amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, butter, minerals, a bit of cardboard, honey, some fruitiness. Sweetish malt flavor with toast, caramel, a bit honey, a buttery note, some fruitiness, a bit of cardboard, and a minerally and slightly earthy bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (105) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Head didn’t last long. Lots of bubbles. Nice dark amber colour. Little bit malty aroma. Tastes fine, slightly whisky-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
A mid copper brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A light malty aroma, nutty and woody and caramel. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, nutty and woody plus a slightly sweeter caramel flavour. There is a background mild hop bitterness bringing a light fruity element to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle from Aldi. Pours amber, single finger creamy white head. Aroma of toffee, fruits, caramel, light malts...Initial woody taste, then some toffee, caramel, fruits, you do taste the oak barrels it must be said. I like it. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Had it on tap at Owen & Engine, pours a clear copper hue with a wafty malty aroma. The taste is a watery slightly bitter with maltiness taste.

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