Brewed at Marston’s

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
This classic IPA balances refreshing citrus hops with a rounded malty richness. Emma Gilleland (master brewer). Malt: Tipple Pale Ale, Lager; Hops: Goldings, Fuggles, Cascade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours crystal clear gold, lightly effervescent with a fairly strong, white froth head. Nose is rife with that rich aroma of pasteurisation, biscuity bread, slight vegetal notes. Light sweet flavor with some leafy bitterness, dry bread, biscuits, mellow bitterness, touches of wood. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty crisp and clean to finish with more dry, leafy bitterness, some lightly toasted, biscuity malts. It’s a little bit watery. There are hints of citrus in the background. Not at all offensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Clear gold amber beer. Aroma a bit like Old Empire from the same brewery. Some eggy yeast. Flavour has some toffee. Some white pepper hop on the finish. Overall fine a bit over carbonated in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16798) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
Mild hopfiger Antrunk mit leichter, angenehm milder Herbe. Helle Getreidenoten, etwas trocken, süffige Würzigkeit. Hier wird gehalten was versprochen wird, ein simples nettes IPA. 11/11/11/11/11/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from a York Tesco Express. Pours a light amber gold. Aroma seems to have a touch of skunk (clear bottle). There’s some fruity aroma too. Well, there is a lot of hop. Enough to give a mild burn. Still think there’s a skunk touch, but if it is, then it’s not interfering too much. Bothers my mind, but that’s a small thing (the bother, not the mind). BB 31 March 14, so it shouldn’t have been around too long? Anyway it is otherwise a very tasty and excellent ale. Rating excludes my skunk concerns.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Uttoxeter, Staffs. Gold with white head. Quite a bitter start to the beer, there is a leafy, dry character to it, then a sharp slightly metallic note. A touch thin on the palate, it’s ok though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9757) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Amber gold with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and pear with earthy hops. Brown sugar and stewed apple with raisins and soft spices. Flavours are sweet apple and pear with weetabix malts and some citrus. Mixed spices with some herbal notes. Very Marstons in character. Some plastic on the aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Much better than expected! Pours golden brown withal thin white head, aroma is floral and a little biscuity. Has a good hop bite, but classic British rather than US, as you might expect. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9118) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
bottle from Tesco Newton Abbot. Amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base with hints of caramel and fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8626) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
50cl bottle from Tesco. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. A bitter rather than an ipa. Subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
A light but balanced hops and malts brew, with not a huge amount of flavour.

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