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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1377) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
TasteCask oldmill horbury. Aroma is citrus and malts.taste is bitter malts. Decent body good head and lacing. Dark amber colour. Very standard bitter ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
(Cask): Copper colour, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruits, caramel. Biscuit flavour with caramel and malt notes finishing with a slight fruity edge. Not a bad session beer at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 An amber ale with a white head. A touch of citrus with biscuit and caramel notes. This might not be the most exciting ale in the world, but it’s a solid easy drinking bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (239) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
This once mighty beer has been reduced to a ordinary uninspiring ale of no distinction, the beer did always suffer in it’s hey day from being put on to soon in those leaving it to settle for 2 weeks in the cellar at least got rid of just about all of the sulphor ,not sure if that matters to day formerly a five star beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draught. This is a really uninspiring bitter without much going for it. Give it a miss.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Cask at a Marston’s. Lovely fresh aroma, floral and fruit. Lovely amber color with dense head. Very smooth in the mouth, very oily. Taste is subtle, slight citrus sourness, lemon and grapefruit, mild but nice.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elbernays (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 18, 2013
Marsdens pedigree classic epa. Nice bitterness. Malts with some dark fruit notes. Copper Red. Nice head. Better sharpness and balance. Flat. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phillies08Champs (692) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
cask 8oz. pour. Pours opaque light brown with nice creamy head. nose is mild breadt and fruity aldehydes. first sip is slight bready notes and mild citrus. finish is thin even for the style. better than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Wharf, Aalborg, DK. Cask, 100713. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with warm fruit and some spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask at The Man In Compass, Whitwick. Dark brown with a hint of red. Some white head.


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