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Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.


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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JKaranka (46) - Cardiff, - MAR 17, 2013
Pours light golden, with barely any head. The aroma is herbal and floral. The floral component is reminiscent of Goldings. The flavour is fairly dry, with focus on the hop flavour: gentle bitterness with a strong herbal note and some juiciness. The herbal flavour is a bit on the medicinal side of things. Not bad but not crazy about it either.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
17th November 2012
Hazy gold beer, small white head. Light dry palate, mild carbonated nip. Dry pale malt, touch of paper but otherwise fresh. Light hops, light bitterness, light floralness! Dry finish, not bad but for Crissakes put some more hops in!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3117) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Quite a floral hoppy aroma. Taste is quite clean and fresh. There’s a slightly soapy flavour and some citrus too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Bronze and spicey with some fruitiness present as well. Quite distinctive and far better than I expected. Well done Marstons.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3872) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Slightly cloudy well hopped pale ale. Good nose and the exotic fruits provide an excellent taste in a medium bodied ale. Yellow with practically no head.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
500ml bottle from b&m bargains......not bad ,fairly pleasant beer, fairly hoppy and floral , not much aroma though, heard much of these single hop "craft" beers, but lets face it its not fantastic and im glad i only paid 99p for it........

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (321) - - OCT 29, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark golden, pours with little head. Light and refreshing but lacks any real complexity. Fairly high carbonation, very mild to begin, develops into mild hops and a little fruit. Underwhelming though not unpleasant. Probably a decent alternative to a commercial lager.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (769) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 500ml bottle served cold in a chalice. Citrus aroma, but more orangey than lemony. Hazy gold with a big white head. Refreshingly sharp citrus flavours, again, juicy lime and orange, rather than sharp lemon, and with a bit of blueberry as you roll it about the mouth: Fantastic balance between sharpness and juiceness. Light, refreshing, This is a bitter not a blond ale? 16/02/2013: I have subsequently had a few bottles served at cellar temperature, which promotes the black fruit flavour, and increases the enjoyment. This beer is currently available in my local B&M Bargains for 99p a bottle. Just a fantastic bargain.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardW (1511) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, B&M Carlisle. Seriously underwhelmed by this. Aroma is a combination of sulphur and cleaning fluids, the flavour veers towards parma violet sweetness with some sherbert thrown in, but there’s a faint sweetness, which doesn’t do much for it. The finish is reasonably bitter, clean and slightly tart.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 From B&M. Pours slightly veiled pale gold with a slim, fine lid. Restrained dough, sulphur hints, grass and orange barley aroma. A surprising smack of opening hop on the palate suggesting lime and tangerine; builds with solid bitterness, biscuit, corn and vanilla hints; floral and mandarin jelly. Pretty amazed to be honest; a decent, cleanly hoppy, largely unsulphurous, unscathed golden ale from Marstons. Well, Banks’s. Looking forward to trying the cask version of this.


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