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Tesco
Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.


Leighton's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piotr (26) - POLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Aroma of ordinary lager, very little nose on hoppes or fruits. Taste quite spicy with very little bitternes. It something between a bitter/British ale and a lager. Did not what to expect so not very much disappointed. One is more than enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
50cl bottle from Tesco. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. A bitter rather than an ipa. Subtle bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7773) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy and some hops flavor malts citrus spicy and some hops

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1093) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Amberry red with fluffed white head. Gingerly sweet nose. Dank carbonation and sickly malt. Loose bitterness and compromised finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13261) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9999) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (115) - - JUN 5, 2013
Not bad, not exceptional either. Doesn’t really taste especially citrusy to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (754) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and citrus aroma ; Clear golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste with decent bitter finish ; Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2889) - 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.


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