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Marstons Strong Pale Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle - Pasteurised.
Originally brewed in the 1910s as Marstons Burton Strong Ale. Name changed to Marstons Strong Pale Ale during 1990s. Hopped with fuggles and EKG.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alomtnez (53) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 A: Moderate malty with honey notes. Alcohol presence. App: Reddish amber with caramel hue. Off-white, weak head not persistent. Hazy body. T: Ligthly sweet, without bitterness. Alcoholic strength. P: Medium body, slighly syrupy, soft carbonation. O: Nice and tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
matstrange (80) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bronze in colour like a dark lager. Minimal head on pouring. Smooth in texture but the palate is lacking definition. Could do with a stronger hop flavour to live up to the name.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
Cervesa bastant dolça, amb un cos bastant lleuger, en boca se li troben tocs a caramel i amb un lleu toc metàlic. Cerveza bastante dulce, con un cuerpo bastante ligero, en boca se le encuentran toques a caramelo y con un leve toque metálico.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vickey9 (601) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
A little bit bonbons aroma anf taste. Palate is like in a sweetshop. OK Some points are here to evaluate,B@H

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (353) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours orange with average sized, long lasting head. Aroma of caramel. Ligh body, average carbonation, metallic, fresh finish. Sweet taste, good balanced, fresh and easy to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrkleks (11) - - AUG 29, 2014
Slaby aromat bez goryczki.Za to pijalne jak na %.______________________________

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Botella de 500ml. Vaso de Pinta. Color cobre brillante y apariencia cristalina. Espuma marfil, cremosa y capa que disipa lentamente. Aromas de hierba y leve sulfuro, trazos de diacetilo y notas de disolvente. Sabores de malta, grano y leve resina redondeados por un ascendente amargor y sutil toque picante. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada, aunque vivaz. Textura densa. La reseca lupulización y el leve malteado dulzón conducen a un seco y amargo final. Aspereza de manzanas verdes y trazos metálicos en el retrogusto. 500ml bottle. Pint glass. Bright copper color, clear appearance. Off-white foam, creamy & slowly dissipated crown. Grass & slight sulfur aromas, hints of diacetyl & solvent-like notes. Malty, grainy & light resinous flavors rounded by increasing bitter & subtle spicy sensations. Medium body. Moderate but sparkling mouthfeel. Dense. Dried hoppiness & slight sweet maltiness resolves in a dry bitter finish. Green apple harshness & metallic hues on the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2820) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Copper with a fast settling head, honey, caramel and a little citrus hop on the nose, warming and mid to full bodied with a peppery hop edge, and touches of marmalade and honey. Dry-bitter finish with a little caramel persisting.

3.7
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JKaranka (47) - 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.


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