Brewed by Marston’s
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Pasteurised bottle only.
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A very easy drinking lightly coloured pale ale, crafted to commemorate the burning of a used Burton Union barrel. It delivers a sharp thirst quenching bitterness, perfectly complemented with a slightly lemony citrus aroma. The perfect beer to accompany an English Summer. Definitely not for Australians!

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imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Gold with white head, carbonated. Light, sweet malty beer, easily drinkable, but all a little too lightweight, a bit like our batting line up. Below average.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle from Lidl. Dark gold with a white head. Sweet malty aroma. Some plastic sourness in the taste. Mid bitter finish. Left me with a grim, griping feeling. The epic contest it celebrates deserves better.

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
light amber with a large frothy head lacing on glass. Smells sweet but not of anything much. Taste of bitter hops thought this was a bit disappointing expected it to be better!

nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
Deep golden hue with a fast disapating head. Fresh crisp citrus and malty nose. Light crisp slightly watery taste with a touch of citrus. Standard stuff.

leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Dull amber, gold with a thin head. Aromas are caramel, plastic and tea with light citrus. Flavours are light grain with plastic and soda water. Far too much carbonation with a burnt toast finish. Some cabbage notes, throughout. Totally hopeless.

Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle from Morrisons. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts. Taste of caramel malts, biscuit. Boring.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Tom.
Pale golden brown with an oily film. Rough ginger biscuit aroma and it’s clearly HEAVILY pasturised. Cardboard and caramel malt flavour. Lifeless and whimpish finish. Crap.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Strong malt aroma with honey. Just like the aroma the flavour is strong in malt also. Bitter malt finish with a hints of orange zest.

cgarvieuk (24482) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
an amber coloured ale,with a slightly hoppy nose, and with a sweet hoppy flavour .

joe19612 (2927) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
Bottle, amber colour when poured, no head as such. Very malty aromas, feels to me a bit thin on the palette. Typical marstons beer, not one of their best.

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