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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Victorious Bitter – a tongue in cheek swipe tribute to Australian cricket team’s official beer Victoria Bitter will be available in bottle exclusively in Morrison’s stores as a collector’s item for England fans across the country.

The naming of the Marston’s brew which was released in pubs last month to celebrate the Ashes win continues along the same vein as its advertisement campaign, which included ‘England has history, Australia has previous’ and We’re English we brew beer, you’re Australian you serve it’. br></br>With an ABV of 3.6 per cent, Victorious Bitter boasts a light floral and citrus taste with a hint of Cascade hops that’s clean and fresh on the palate. </br>


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
Oct 2010: Brewed to celebrate the winning of the Ashes by the English Cricket team against the Ball and Chain gang from Australia. This 500ml brown bottle was poured during one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ one month before its best before date. Clear body of light amber beer, almost golden in the light. The off-white head was thin and didn’t stay long in the glass, it didn’t produce any lacing either. The aroma was of hops, slightly bitter, but very hoppy. The taste was also hoppy and fairly bitter, I couldn’t take to the beer however, it was a bit thin, lacked body and just seemed an ’also ran’ sort of brew. Marston’s are producing to many ’naff’ beers for supermarkets and their pub outlets, this being fairly typical of the offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle.Medium body which was far stronger than I expected. Slightly bitter and quite well rounded.Pedigrees baby brother.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2010
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised from Morrisons in Banbury. Gold to amber with white head, carbonation. A bit underwhelming really, light, slightly lemony, cardboardy bitter with a weak malty body. Some ’Burtonisation’ in an eggy, whiffy note otherwise a bit non-descript. I’d like to see a much better effort if we manage to retain the Ashes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
[500ml bottle from Morrisons, High Wycombe] Pale amber, large foamy white head. Bitter, mineral and sulphur taste dominates, and with a watery mouthfeel there’s not a lot behind it. A poor way to celebrate winning the 2009 Ashes series, but then to be fair it wasn’t the most convincing of victories so perhaps this lame beer is appropriate after all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
99p bottle from B+M. Shining gold under a fine white skim. Thermal bath aroma with suggestions of grass, drain and biscuit. What Marstons have done here is combine the wheat and corn-accented easiness of a mass-produced lager with....well, sulphur. Well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Shakespeare, Bridgnorth 12/09/2009 Some hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and a little dry with a hint of bitterness in a crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle from morrisons. Alround rating: Pale sweeter malt, grassy herbal hop. some floral character, the pasturised character is minimal. Not bad, the generic 3.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle from Morrisons, Harwich, consumed at Kolding City Campsite, Kolding Denmark, 24-10-09 £1 a bottle which was excellent! Pours crystal clear mid amber with a filmy white head in fact almost perfect looking. Little bit of boiled sweet on the nose otherwise slightly citric. Very, very bitter in the mouth for a Marston’s effort, its ok other than lacking a malty body. A5 A4 F6 P3 Ov11

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 50cl bottle from Morrisons. AMber with a thin white head and light carbonation; floral hop aroma; light citrus flavour to start and some grapefruit and green grass to finish from the Cascade; but overall too thin and lacklustre to be interesting. On the otherhand, it is only £1 a bottle, so it’s well worth a go.


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