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


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   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 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8745) - 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.....

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13261) - 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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