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Marstons Strong Pale Ale (Bottle)

Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Bottle - Pasteurised.
Originally brewed in the 1910s as Marstons Burton Strong Ale. Name changed to Marstons Strong Pale Ale during 1990s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeermole (12) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
This was a pretty seductive strong ale and yes (as it said on the label), was smooth and remarkably easy drinking. The aroma was sweet and estery with detectable malt and hop. The flavour was similar, again with a combination of the esters dominating - isoamyl acetate, ethyl hexanoate, ethyl butyrate. Although initially quite sweet, it is quickly followed up with a nice bitterness. There was a very slight metallic note on the after-palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JKaranka (45) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 31, 2014
Pours just lighter than copper. Thin head dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt, citrus zest and old sock. Tastes of English malt, some caramel and a bit of bitter orange. The body is light for the abv. Finishes sweet and very clean. Nothing wrong but nothing remarkable about it either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (302) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle - pours copper with a light brown head which barely has chance to form and lasts seconds before disappearing to nothing. Aroma of cereal, banana, toast and a bit of corn. Taste of caramel, roasted malt, cereal, sweet malts, some artificial orange flavour and a medium bitter finish.Slight spiciness, a bit of smoke, some light hop flavours and very sweet. Some alcohol starts to permeate towards the end too. Medium body, medium to strong carbonation, a bit sticky. I usually trust Marston’s to be pretty good, shame about this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1107) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a very weak head. A light, dusty malt aroma and some raisiny fruit in the background. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a smooth, slightly sweet malt flavour, along with a raisiny fruit flavour again. This is followed by a tangy, pithy fruit flavour, that initially is quite harsh, but soon mellows, leaving a vinous, piney flavour that lasts into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (975) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 21, 2014
cloudy golden colour, one inch dense white head; aroma of hay, grass and some biscuit; taste of grassy hops, caramel, biscuit, some fruitiness, and significant bitter aftertaste; drinkable English ale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. To be honest This just tastes sweet and bland. Not Marstons best, but this might be one of their worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bersek (56) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Každému chutná něco jiného a každý by si měl utvořit názor sám. Nebudu psát neznáme pojmy. Jděte a ochutnejte.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (496) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, ligeramente amargo, con regusto a caramelo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
I expected a bit more but this one is just alright. Not that strong and quite pissy but with some malty and caramel moments. Hops ? Maybe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear deep amber colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of straw and caramel. Taste of caramel, flowers, straw, hops, grains and barley. Malty finish. Easy and nice to drink yet nothing special.

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