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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Wolverhampton & Dudley’s flagship brand. A cask-conditioned beer brewed using a unique strain of yeast. The only beer brewed through the Burton Union Systems and then fermented in wood. A fine combination of mineral enriched Burton Water, fruity Fuggles hops married with bitter and spicy Golding hops.
41 million pints sold each year. "Better brewed in wood."
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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2006
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Not a great malty aroma, I also get sulphur. A soapy flavour and a bland smoothness in the mouth. Wouldn’t choose it normally, but it was free with my curry.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Looks and tastes like beer. Back at home (im a student) in my local it takes pride of place on the bar next to its marstons cousins. I like it. Try it. One of my favourite beers!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Well, this was really bitter when I tasted it, but I guess it is the way people here like beers. A litel red, but with yellow predominance.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Really not sure about this one. I don’t get the "sulphur" aroma. Like drinking rotten eggs. However you soon get used to it and it’s an ok bitter. Often find it in pubs with nothing else on.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 6, 2005
Not a bad brew. A lightish amber colour, takes a while to clear to a nice head that lasts well. Certainly quite refreshing, a bit gassy. Quite watery, a little bland, but quite hoppy and slight spice

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2005
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Distinctive sulphuric hoppy nose/taste, that some people just dont understand, - you poor bastards!! Very subtle taste with superb balance between malt & hops, and with a refreshingly spicy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Cask @ Norman’s in Soho. Fruity, fresh and refreshingly drinkable. Fragrant hop ending. You have to admire the stability of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8747) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2005
On draught at The Hop Pole; Limpley Stoke: Mid amber colour, thin foamy layer; vinous, sulphuric and fruity nose; moderate fruity (peaches) taste; mild fruity-bitter finish. O.K. and more aromatic than the bottled version.....

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton (22/08/05). Toffee and sulphur. After the sulphur the most distinctive feature is a chalky minerally mouthfeel. At first it seemed quite bland but once the flavours appeared it almost made the blandness seem appealing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2005
Cask at Thomas Ingoldsby JDW Canterbury. Mid brown colour with some yeastiness on the nose and some hop and malt flavours in the mouth, yeasty acidic finish


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