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


on tap

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2530) - 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 (14715) - 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 (4531) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1333) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
A light golden brown beer, with a weakish white head. A clean light hoppy nose and a light smooth bitter taste. (Draught - The Bull Inn, Sonning, nr. Reading, Berkshire).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Used to drink this regularly when living in Worcester and usully have one when I am back there ’like last weekend’. This is usually always a pretty reliable beer, amber in colour, slightly sulphourus nose (presumably from the water used) nice refreshing with a good bitter and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Hazel Pear, Acton Bridge 20/04/2001 Very smooth on the palate. Some malt in the aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the Winnington Lodge, Northwich 07/06/2001 Amber slightly strong with a malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 04/02/2004 Golden and hoppy with some sour fruit. Lasting slightly bitter full malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Pickmere 16/06/2004 Golden with some sour fruit. Smooth slightly dry full malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 04/11/2004 Golden amber and hoppy with a slightly bitter sulphur malt finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Coachman, Hartford 20/05/2005 Amber hoppy and slightly fruity. Some dryness and bitterness in a full malt finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the Coachman, Hartford 07/07/2005 Amber golden slightly fruity. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Hand & Flower, Kensington 05/08/2005 Golden hoppy and fruity. Some dryness and bitterness in a lasting malt finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Stockton Heath 17/02/2008 White head. Suphourous aroma. Copper amber coloured fruity and smooth on the palate with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the Cholmondley Arms, Frodsham 11/04/2008 Small white head. Fruit and malt aromas. Bronze golden coloured and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry full malt finish.

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