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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter.
This amber-coloured seasonal beer uses Golden Promise malt and the finest English hops to supply a distinctively nutty and malty character, balanced by subtle, fruity, spicy notes.
Hops used: Fuggles, Goldings


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1400) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in December 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque gold in colour with a thick off white head. Yeasty bread and sulphurous notes in the aroma. Resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a weak digestive biscuit base with slight citric grapefruit notes. Strong citric hop resins add to the astringency with dusty abandon. Finish is very dry with dessicated hop flowers mopping up the palate. Not to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4063) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Cask, Tried at our family Christmas meal at the wonderful Meadow Inn at Ironbridge. Easily the best of the three beers i tried that night. Malty and robust with plenty of body. Bitter finish. An excellent bitter that comes with a slightly frightening bar clip-the title says it all!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Black Lion, Scarborough 04/12/2009 Floral malt aroma. White head. Golden bronze coloured fruity and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2009
Cask@WetherspoonsWebley. Grain and veggies aroma. Yellow colour, off-white head, fair lace. Light sweet, very bitter, dirt, grain, herbs. Light bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Gold, lasting beige head. Bit of Burton snatch on the aroma. It’s a bitter, some reddish fruit. Fine.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
Amber colour no head looks flat has a sweet smell and a bitter hoppy taste. Tastes flat not very nice didnt enjoy this very much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wetherspons, Paridise Place, Birmingham B3, UK. Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, lemon shell. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter (lemon shell bitter) with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft / flat. (140108)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 <i>Cask at the Old Manor &&#35;40;JDW&&#35;41;, Bracknell.</i> Amber with an off-white head; fresh citrus aroma; grapefruit and butterscotch flavours; short bitter burst and a gentle finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Cask, The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with a dense head. Aromas are sulphur and cream with hops and low malts. Flavours are clean malts with some sulphur. Dry but not very bitter. Lacks character but drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask in the state bar. Aroma bursting with sulphur, really eggy, pale malt sweetness. Taste is similar theres less sulphur than in the aroma, but still loads of it.


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