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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask: Seasonal - Autumn.
Brewed around the time of All Hallows ’eve. The recipe is a dark secret but eye of newt and wing of bat are hard to come by these days. A rich russet brown coloured beer with complex malt and hop flavours combining to make an autumnal delight with a warming character and a good strength.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2006. Cask, gravity dispense. Dark copper red in colour with a thin white head. Sweet fruit note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base laced with sweet winegums and ripe redcurrants. Dry dusty hop resins impart a spicy aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Finish is dry with oak cask and hop flowers notes in the palate. An ok ESB style ale but maybe too dry for a session.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Cask at the White Lion, Tenterden - ABV 4.2% Reddish gold in colour with a tight cream head; aroma of autumn fruit; smooth, fruity malt flavour and a dry, biscuity finish. Not very exciting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask, somewhere in Chester. Poured a deep brown with a large head. Aroma was slight fruity malt and a bit woody. Taste was fruity and roast malt, with some apple throughout. A bit watery. Not impressed.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Cask at Bedford Arms, Speciality Beer House, Bedford. Dark amber. Cardboard malt aroma with some very ripe apple. Taste is a little watery, but satisfyingly earthy and composty. Firm mid bitter finish. Good autumnal ale.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11255) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at The Bulls Head in Wooten Wawen. Brown color with a minimal head. Decent bitter. Nice bit of fruit throughout. Liked it. Note from 10/12/2004.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
[CASK: The Salisbury Ale House, Manchester 20/10/06] Wan not as great as I was expecting, the high 5 and colour promised much more,. OK but nothing special and lacks flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
an amber coloured ale, with a light malty nose, balanced fruity malt with little bitter linger

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
Cask @ Charlies, Copenhagen. Deep reddish colour with an off white head. Malty, sweet aroma with a fruity note. Malty, light caramel sweet flavor with a berry fruityness and a light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2006
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A deep red beer with an OK orange head. The aroma is sweet and very malty, but also with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and berries, leading to a dry end. The body is a bit thin.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
Cask@JDW, Hammersmith, W London. Decent bitter. Deep-ish brown colour. Good balance between hop and malt, perhaps a touch more malty. Light grainy malt and caramel flavours, with some earthy, dry hops, pleasant, but not outstanding.


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