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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Daniehac (5) - - NOV 11, 2012
Bland and weak. Very light floral notes and a noticeable absence of hops. Lacking in the flavour department. Aftertaste is slightly mineral like and reminiscent of citrus peel. More like a below average lager than an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Cask at The King’s Arms, Lichfield. Pours light amber, single finger white creamy head. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel, toffee...Taste of initial woodiness, then some lightly toasted malts, fruity fuggles hops...really nice and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear medium straw body. The aroma is dry grain. The taste is mild sweet, dark fruits with a touch of lemon. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (443) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
Pint on tap. Faint hop nose. Deep amber beer with solid white head. No carbonation. Thin body, fruity bitter taste. Finish is spicy hop/ fruity malt. Sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2811) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2015
Lovely, thick creamy pour, head took some time to settle, and still a thick coating of cream remained. Gentle malt aroma and taste, velvety smooth body. Excellent pub quaff

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (522) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask at The Rose & Crown, Stanley Moor (Marston’s) A clear amber colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, biscuit, caramel and a little yeast. Taste is exactly the same with a little citrus spiciness. Light bodied and a watery texture. A short biscuit, bitterness in the finish. A standard bitter but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask at the Alexander Graham Bell. Pours clear golden amber, nose is malty toffee, taste is toffee, light fruit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1791) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Amber colour with off white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste has fruit and sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Clear goldblond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Fruited hopped aroma. Wattery palate. Finish is bitter sweet hinted.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (1049) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Golden with thin white head. Mild lacing. Caramel, earthy, mild lemon, and mild hay aroma. Medium bodied, like aroma, medium earthy, bitter notes, mild sour notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3119) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Classic ESB with warm, bronzy amber colour and creamy mouthfeel, malty character, nutty, hint of apples, diacetyl (buttermilk) as expected from a cask-conditioned ale, thin mouthfeel also as expected and light bitter finish. Not the biggest personality in its style, some say a victim of its own success, but still enjoyable if you like bitters.


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