DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
Flat lager looks: brilliant and slim-lidded. Horribly metallic aroma on the pour with some OK orange cream and greasy hopcone notes trying to break out. Soapy and vaguely orange-accented; bread stick and peanut husk malts, hop finish turned nasty and astringent by pasteurisation. Pale lager with a shampoo top. Poor. But at least they put some hops in it. BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
This beer was brewed to celebrate the 2010 World Cup (football, or Soccer to some) and the English teams participation. The beer will hopefully stay longer in the momory than the England teams perfomances will!
Clear 500ml bottle, best before 31 May 2011, drank 2nd July 2010.
I suspect it is the same beer that was brewed for the 2006 World Cup also, as it looks and tastes just like the review for that beer (that I’ve just read).
The colour was light amber, the head a good white showing at first, it then fell away, but left some good lacing on the ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass it was reviewed in.
The aroma was hops all the way, as was the taste, bitter hoppiness, but not overly so, good dry aftertaste, with some malty sweetness trying to get through the hop flavours towards the end of the mouthfeel.
A bit thin in the bodyfeel, but overall, not too bad.
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle. Golden color and a small head. Malty barnjard aroma and a light hoppy taste. light body and a thon light dry bitter finish. SilkTork (5855) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. My first World Cup special turns out to be a regular - just with 2006 added. The beer is rusty fruit. Dull but drinkable. No character. Typical Marston’s pasteurised twang. johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2004
A nice well balanced beer with a pleasing pale appearance. Some maltiness but all round a very well balanced example of this style. Marstons continue to produce some wonderful bottled beers-llong may they continue to do so.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
Clear golden coloden with a frothy white head. Malty, light fruity and citric aroma with a vague hay note. Malty, light fruity sweet flavor with a light hoppy finish. Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottled. Golden coloured. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Exotic fruits in the aftertaste. RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly caramel and hopped and the flavour is very dry, gasey, slightly caramel and watery. Overall a poor dry beer. Jow (4091) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Faint nosed English hops and paper. Tastes of light herbs, malt, stale hops, grainy, and cardboard. Dry and thin. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
From a cask. Head was small and off white. Good lacing. Light golden colour didn’t look right on a bitter. Floral, hoppy aroma and a citrus and cardboard taste. Not nearly enough lasting bitterness.