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


on tap

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. I must have rated this before. Still, this is an amber beer with a small, dense, white head. Aromas are sulphur, light malts and some nuttiness. Flavours are sweet malts, soon replaced by sulphur, citrus and light spices. Quite light in flavour but well balance. This really is a beer that is neglected in some pubs, thankfully this was in great condition. A good bitter. Properly Burtonesque.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Full pint on cask. Unclear, dark golden. Low level of white foam. Spicy aroma. Malty foundation in a rather poor taste. Some fruity notes. Lightly crisply bitter ending. Watery (The Golden Lion Wetherspoons, Ipswich 21.09.2006)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2006
Cask at the Porter & Sorter, Croyden. Served too cold, pours copper with a creamy white cap. Weak aroma of leather, grain and citrus hops. Flavour is thin, a little oaky, sweet old malt, and some earthy hops. The finish is a little astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Cask, handpumpe @ ... . Pale amber color with a very small head. Very smooth fruity aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweet maltness and with a nice hoppy and bitter finish.

   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 (2400) - 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 (2719) - 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 (15759) - 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.

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