Brewed at Marstons

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Bottle: Filtered
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2779) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark straw. Slight off-white head. Plenty of lacing as it falls. Smells of dish soap and tea. Tastes like a hoppy tea. Taste is better than the aroma. But not by much. Pretty bland. Finishes a little dry with no bitterness to find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2360) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a light orange colour with a thin white head, plenty of citrus and malt in the aroma, the taste is, lightly sour with hops in the background with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, light grassy hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, lemon - cleaning agent. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111204]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7370) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Deep gold with a slight, off-white head and moderate fizz. Sweetish, malty aorma with a touch of grassy hop. Flavour of fruits, with a hint of citrus, cereals and a short, bitter finish. Fairly average stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
A faint whiff of Burton snatch, some dry sulphur, mid amber-orange appearance. Reasonable tang, decent body and flavour, some orange and biscuit late on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
delnoche (486) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2011
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Honey gold with two fingers of thick creamy white head. Aroma is piney hops. Initial flavor is rather bland. The hops begin to shine through in the medium-lasting finish. Palate is a bit thin and watery but finishes kind of sticky. Overall, this is an easy drinker, not unpleasant even if it is a bit boring. Not a bad choice for introducing an IPA noob to the wonderful world of hops (even if ratebeer calls it an ESB).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (22238) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Bottled at chriso´s. Clear deep golden, brief head. Fruity nose. Sweet, syrupy and minerally. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel, the slightest touch of grapefruit. Low bitterness. Exceptionally dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23912) - 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 (3631) - 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.

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