Brewed at Marstons

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsbury’s supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

This traditional IPA has fresh aromas of white flowers and citrus with a clean bitter hop flavour. This classic India Pale Ale is made in Burton upon Trent, the home of British brewing. The recipe uses Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade hops and yeast from the Burton Union System, only used by the Marston’s Brewery in Burton. The famous Burton water is also used in the brewing process which helps give this ale its distinct flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21963) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and mildly vegetably as well. Flavour is fruity, quite hoppy and herbal along with some crisp and biscuity maltyness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Clear amber, plenty of bubbles/head. Faint aroma, light citrus. Bitter hops rather than grassy IPA style, more similar to US lagers. Crisp and bitter. Decent palate if a little flat compared to appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3323) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. Light amber, small and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some caramel and some grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness, some caramel, faint light grassy hoppyness,faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some grassy hoppyness, some alcohol. Lightly sweetish IPA with caramel and alcohol - nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottled. A brown beer which pours with pretty much no head. A reasonable amount of hop in the aroma with a touch of sweet malts. A bit stick in the nose. A good length of flavour with sweet malts and orangey malts. A little vanilla. Marmalade notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thebeerdude (30) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 500ml bottle. Faint, toasty aroma, light amber with little head. Taste is faintly caramel and sweet but not impressive, medium carbonation and slightly bitter on the palate, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle, Sainsburys, Upton. Clear golden pour with a minimal off white head. Aroma was grainy with some sweet malt and muffled hop notes. Somewhat insipid mouthfeel and lacking any real body. Hops were evident in the flavour, but not nearly enough. Drinkable but very average attempt at an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli, before heading out to see My Morning Jacket. Pours deep gold with a weak, white head. Nose has some herbal, leafy hops and toasty malts. Medium sweet flavor, some basic malts, faint honey, some biscuits, bit of herbal and pine bitterness. Light to medium in body with average finish. Alright balance to finish, some slight stickiness to the hops, hints of earth and grass, some toast and sugar. Uninspiring but completely alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Amber with a fluffy foam. Aromas are marmalade and toast with green leaves. Some pine air freshener. Mixed Autumn fruit with herbal aspects. Flavours are Marston’s caramel with lightly bitter pine and cake mix fruits. Dry and woody on the finish. Peppery on the palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle, Sainsburys near the A34, near Cheadle. Valuable information to track down this rare and special beer. Not special as such, or rare really. It is a beer though, that much was true. It’s gold, thin white head. Some citrus, little grassy and grainy, thin mouthfeel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Amber pour with a beige head. Citrus, caramel and floral aromas. Light citrus tang. Fruity bitter finish.

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