Marston’s Ashes Ale (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Marston’s
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Seasonal - Occasional.
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A very easy drinking, lightly coloured pale ale brewed to commemorate the burning of a used Burton Union barrel. A sharp bitterness is perfectly complemented with a slight lemon citrus aroma.

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Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Golden, thin sparkler head, nice minerally aroma, sweet biscuity malts, again with a minerally signature, quite drinkable.

mr_h (5631) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden amber, non-existent head, grassy, citrusy aroma, flat, citrusy, grapefruit, spoiled by total lack of carbonation

minutemat (5662) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask at The Bradford Arms, Knockin, Shropshire. Weak malts, vague fruits but ultimately unmemorable, middle of the road bitter.

leaparsons (10606) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Cask, Bulls Head, Youlgreave. Golden with a firm white foam. Aromas are biscuit with toast malts and lemon. Leafy and peppery with hints of lime. Flavours are low toasted malts with bitter, sharp lemon. Dry on the finish with a decent refreshing sparkle. Pretty good.

RichTheVillan (7905) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; light copper pour with foamy white head, faint grapefruit aroma, taste has some citrus hop mostly malt. First rate of RB Black Country Beer Bus.

tommann (3801) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is thin, some citrus hops to start, mostly caramel malt.

rosenbergh (11610) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Cask at the White Horse, Oxford, England.
Clear golden colour with small creamy white head. Floral hops, vegetables and especially celery in aroma. Apple juice, some bitterness, vegetables, floral hops and celery in flavour. Creamy and smooth. I like this twisted celery flavour is this one. And England just won the Ashes January 7th.

Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
(Cask at Penderel’s Oak JDW, Holborn, London, 6 Aug 2009) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit and dusty hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of biscuity malt, apricots and dusty hops in the finish. Below medium body, sweetish. Refreshing and drinkable, but hardly exciting.

harrisoni (18809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Cask handpull at The Pheasant, Ashford. Pulled through a tight sparkler, so hard to tell what this is like. It was fine, a solid enough bitter with a bit of dustiness to the hops and a little biscuit character to the malts. Drinkable with my lunch but did not excite me enough to have a second pint.

imdownthepub (14745) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Golden Lion, Dover. Clouded amber with no head. Thin malty beer with no character to describe, pretty awful in a supposed GBG pub.

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