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Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 Pint bottle from TESCO Chester-le-Street. £1 on special offer. Served cool in a chalice. Golden, with a white head. Citrussy hops nicely balanced with caramel malt. Not outstanding, a bit generic to be honest, but a value for money bargain, and way better than Sainsbury’s similar effort.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11494) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3077) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear deep golden ale, good bubbly white head, grassy / citrus hop aroma, moderate to high carbonation, medium bitter citrus taste, light to medium body

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Suprisingly good, very good value to price! Overall a good IPA, would recommend this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear bronze appearance with a hoppy aroma. Not a lot of hops so is it really an ipa? Cant complain at a £1 a bttle though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle from Tesco in Hexham. A golden beer with a burnt toffee flavour, sulphur notes and a biscuit and bitter-sweet finish. A nice ale but not an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11045) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gail_worning2 (1) - southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013 does not count
golden colour . Reasonably retentive head with good lacing. There is a delicate grapefruit and toast in the aroma, The mouth feel is a tiny bit on the watery side. There are gentle soft malt flavours and a gentle bitterness which leaves a bitter marmalde and pepper aftertaste. this is an easy drinking refreshing beer.. It’s a nice beer at a very nice price. It’s delicately hopped using Cascade,Golding and Fuggles. The cascade is noticeble in the aftertaste .

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
500ml clear glass bottle from Tesco. This is a very drinkable pale and hoppy beer. The hops are dusty and interesting and gently assertive, and the malt is clean and pleasant. Had in the bath after the North Downs 30k Run. Lovely!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11855) - 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.


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