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Marstons Revisionist Pacific Hop Red Ale

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Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Amber Ale
Wolverhampton, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Banks’s brewmaster Simon Yates’ red ale delivers full flavour, hopped at four stages using aromatic south Pacific Hop varieties from New Zealand imparting an exotic tropical bitterness with a dark fruit hop character.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Amber with a thin cream head. Plenty of fruity hop flavour to this with pineapple and a bit of caramel in the background. A little spiciness too. A little thin in body, but this is a pretty good beer. Surprisingly so given it’s from the Marsten’s stable. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1965) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from tesco. Deep red copper beer with small head. Aroma is fruity malts and red berries. Taste is red berries, a little caramel, fruity hops and a hint of tartness. Moderate carbonation. Very good indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1166) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
A dark red-brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A heady hop aroma, grassy and citrusy with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A tarty green hop taste, loads of citrus fruit flavours, grapefruit and lime, plus a hint of sweeter tropical fruit, this sweetness bring forth a smoother caramel, toffee malty flavour that tempers the tart hoppiness. The hoppiness comes back to the fore in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a gentle hoppiness. Slightly fruity and reasonably interesting but not one to go out of your way to try. At least Marstons are trying.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (278) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
vaguely smells of hops, dark brown body with a faint white head, quite nice and fruity with a sweet aftertaste. quite nice really could sink a few without really noticing...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask at the Duke’s Head, Wokingham. Reddish chesnut in colour with a loose cream head; orchard fruit aroma; soft, fruity and sour in th emouth with a malty body that’s full and satisfying; and a lingering sweet malt finish. Good, even if I didn’t pick up the Pacific hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (4143) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from local Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep amber colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and dark berries. Taste of hops, light malt, dark berries, currants, wheat and nuts. Hints of vanilla and butterscotch. Easy and smooth to drink - nice one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Starting off hoppy with some leaves and ripe fruits. Offers a full body with balanced carbo and decent bitterness. Bit abve average but satisfying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy white head. The nose has some sweat, grapefruit, melon. Light sweet flavor with cheap citrus, golden raisin, bread, wholegrains. Light bodied with average carbonation. OK balance to finish , some further grains , breD, dried berries. Ho hum.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6932) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at ChrisO. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is toasty, caramel, red berry, brown sugar and candy. The taste is sweet, candy, sticky caramel, candy, wood, mild alcohol and grassy bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Ho hum. A bit weak and sweet.


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