Home >

Springhead Maid Marian

Brewed by Springhead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Retford, England


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
redders1974 (67) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Not to my liking at all pours light god with short lived head citrus orange dominated too much its like an orangena with a hint of alcohol not the other way round quote ascidic and gasssy long finish medium bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3980) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Cask at the Stilton Cheese, Somerby, Leics. Rather tasty Golden - the hops are green, grassy, soft fruity and with an ice-cream consistency (that last bit is definitely poetic licence). Session. Proper session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
witthatsbier (324) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Cask@ state bar glasgow pours a pale yellow with thin white head aroma light grain with little else taste mild bitter bit of grain very poor bland beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3232) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear pale golden, very thin white head, grain, biscuit aroma, negligible lacing, resin, malty, good carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (480) - - AUG 15, 2014
Cask from psalter sheffield. Pale amber ale with average head. Aroma is orange peel and malty. Taste is mild and drinkable, slightly bitter. Rather thin body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle in Phnom Penh, pour golden not much head. Nose is gold fish orange, paper, malt. Flavor is soda water with orange, malt, dirt hops. Finishes quite dry. Low carb. Different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2002) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Cask the time piece dewsbury jdw. Straw colour thin white head. Aroma is orange. Taste is orange coriander decent malts long bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of Ashton McCobb. Pours clear pale gold, thin, short-lived head. Aromas of lemon and orange. Taste has a light spice note, more orange bitterness. Slightly sweet, but decent blonde ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Appearance - golden with a quickly disappearing head. Nose - honeyed cereal with perhaps some lemon. Taste - more sugar puffs and lemon on the end. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a relatively dry finish. Overall - a generally solid if unexciting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Fosse Asda. Slim-topped pale gold. Grass, lime and dried apricot aroma. Surprisingly decent on top of a Punk ; buttered wicker, lemon and grass, brittle biscuit and minerals. Citric mid-bitter finish with mandarin suggestions. Decent. When I expected a synthetic perfumed mess.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50