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


on tap

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
A fruitinees and citrus are mostly present, a decent beer I guess, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Cask at the Hopwood House Inn, Hopwood, Worcestershire. Good amber colour with a white head. Pleasant malty aroma and sweet malty flavour. But that’s your lot. The finish is watery and lacks the expected bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Pint in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Not a huge aroma but something there. Slightly cloudy appearance with a good head. Malty flavour, definitely can taste the flavour more then from the bottle. Balanced finish. I preferred this to the bottled version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2006
Handpump @ the Admiral Rodney outside Welshpool, Wales.
Wonderfully bright orangey copper body with a thick, creamy white pad of foam (looked damned good in it’s own glass). Head retained for the length and daubed down the glass. Woody, roasted and salted peanut aroma with just a hint of cinnamon spice. Oaky and woody in the mouth with a tang of orange marmalade down the sides of the tongue. The salt seems to add a soapy mouthfeel and pulls the saliva in as it is very distinguished in this one. Creamy otherwise and smooth in the finish with a medium body that made it heavy in the stomach, so one was enough. Started to resemble oyster water mixed with rough woody malts and peanut paste. Quite dry overall, and not exactly one for a session, but atleast it has character from the cask as the bottled version is near embarrassing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14857) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2006
Cask at Cph Beerfestival. Golden beer with no head or carbonation. It has a bitter hoppiness in the aroma, along with a weak maltiness. Some hops and malt in the flavor, with notes of fruits and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Thinbodied and a finish with grapefruit. A bit boring, I think. (060519)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
Cask at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pale amber colour with a weak head. Very smooth fruity aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweet maltness and with a nice hoppy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Gate Clock Greenwich 29 Apr 06. Golden brown colour. Some creamy head. Caramellish aroma. A dry bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2006
(On tap - cask) Clear amber golden - no head. Flat and somewhat watery. Lightly nutty nose. Fruity with some caramel and light notes of nuts. Short, dry hoppiness in the finish. 190506

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Hand-pulled at The Goose at the OVT, Selly Oak, B’Ham. Chilled. Amber with no head, limited scent of citrus malts and hardly any taste at all. Sulphery, thin, watery and almost completely flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a hazy, deep orange brown with a thin white head. Poor aroma of wheat, corn, yeast, and rotten eggs. The malt and hops in the flavor taste bland. There’s a funky sour aftertaste that probably comes from the wood fermentation. There’s not much to this beer - pretty poor quality, and not a very good taste. It’s probably on par with the American domestic crap beers like Bud and Miller.

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