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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8092) - 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 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Amber pour with a beige head. Citrus, caramel and floral aromas. Light citrus tang. Fruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
500ml bottle. Fine though mostly lasting soapy white head; clear amber-orange body. Aromas of lemon, toasted malt and sweet pasteurised malts. Good initial hop at the fore: dry, herbal, some sweet citrus; pasteurised malt mid palate finishing with a dry herbal, bitter citrus English hop note and slight metallic tang. Lingering end, quite crisp & refreshing on a medium-ish body, medium carbonation. Leaves some mid fruit and caramel in the aftertaste. Alright as far as pastuerised bottled English beer goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
Pale gold colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma, good hoppy IPA taste, A good supermarket beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2011
[500ml bottle, Sainsbury’s Edinburgh] Pours deep orange with only a thin lacing at the start, which within 20 seconds reduces to totally nothing. Slowly rising carbonation. Aroma is quite strange, some IPA hop bitterness but the Fuggles tang really comes through together with a grainy corn aroma. On the tasting, it’s bitter at first but then quite sweet and ultimately disappointing. Taste the difference? I can only taste a base Marston’s bottled beer and no more. Not great [13012011]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Marzipan, sweetness, nutty, bitterness, grassy, caramel, medium malty, corn, citrus. Pialn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10231) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. aroma of frutis, grass and some bread. Flavour of grass, hay, sweetness and herbs. medium bodied. Light herbal bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is cornish and slight grassy. Malty, cornish and slight grassy. Bitter and cornish finish.

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