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


on tap

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (70) - 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 (1408) - 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 (479) - 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 (500) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeebon (291) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a copper nutty brown with thin white head. Aroma is grassy and slight caramel malt. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Quite noticeable carbonation. Alright bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabuzzer (281) - SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, nutty brown with a thin white head. Slightly metallic aroma, bitter taste with not very much malt. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (168) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Pours darkish copper with medium head. Aroma is malts, metal and grass. Taste is orange peel, malts but very flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (363) - CYPRUS - MAY 2, 2015
Clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma is fruit, banana, apple, malty. Taste is medium sweet with light bitterness. Carbonation is soft, medium body, light fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuszek (493) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Amber color, lasting thin layrr of head, good lacing. Not much in aroma. Some faint malt and hops. Taste is bitter hoppy and malty, caramel, fruits. Dry, medium body, drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (984) - ISRAEL - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber with a big stable head and nice lacing. Smell of caramel, bread with earthy and sulphuric notes. Sweet malty flavors, caramel, medium herbal bitterness, light metallic off-flavors. Medium-bodied, light carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

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