Brewed by Springhead Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Laneham, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A pale golden beer with a fruity orange aroma and a dry peppery finish.
Maid Marian is brewed with Maris Otter Pale malt, Cluster hops, and Nottingham Ale yeast. Its refreshing flavour is from a combination of fresh oranges, coriander and exotic Grains of Paradise. These were a common ingredient in 18th century beers and used as a substitute for pepper which at the time was heavily taxed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2182) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from local Co-op. Golden, clear, tiny bit of white head. Smells of grain and sulphur with a little bit of grapefruit. Bitter taste with a touch of malty sweetness. Long bitter aftertaste. Not all that interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (452) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Cask. Pours light amber gold with white top. Aroma a mix of tropical fruit and grassy earthy undertones. The fruit is to the fore on drinking with a soft pleasant earthy bitterness at the last. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3269) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Cask at the William Shenstone. Pours pale gold with a small head. Aroma is citrus, lime and grass. Taste has citrus to start, grass on the finish and a limey aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
500ml bottle: opened on 11th Sep 2015 during the ’Shires Virtual Bar’ on the UK Ratebeer Forum. Poured at home into a UK pint sleeve. Insipid looking straw blonde, a thin white head on top. Wasn’t expecting such a pale looking brew to be honest. Orange hue to the aroma, slight spicy note or two as well, quite pleasant to be fair. The taste also has an orange feel within the mixed fruitlike flavour. Close your eyes and this is OK, open them and you wonder what the hell is in your glass. I drink with my eyes open: does Maid Marian? The finish has a dryness that belies the overall taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask from Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Derbyshire. Classic golden amber colour. Sweet orange and grapefruit nose in taste. Touch of butterscotch in slightly oversweet finish. Still pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flaminboxers (1) - London, - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
My favourite of the Springhead beers - love the orange hints, very drinkable... bit too drinkable! Always a treat when in Nottingham and much missed when in London!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddant (5) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Lush fruitiness on this one which I personally loved. Perhaps not for everyone but I could drink a number of these at any time!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChalexLoveBeer (10) - Walthamstow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Lovely session beer, not heavy at all, light and refreshing, Favourite Springhead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a thin white head, light aroma, taste is sweet and fruity with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 08/05/15. Washed out pale yellow with a moderate white swirl. Nose is pale malt, melon, light bread, straw, tangerine. Taste comprises gooseberry, lemon rind, straw, floral, light peach. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Ok GB if a touch sweet.

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