chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2004
Pale gold colour. The aroma has typical Marston sulphur and a dull cereal malt, with typical cardboard notes. Flavour is much of the same and the finish is dryish and dull. Pretty dull all round really. 500ml pasteurised bottle at the Head of Steam, Euston.
BlackHaddock (7232) - 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 Iíve 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 íOld Speckled Hení 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 (6065) - 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 (5728) - 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 Marstonís pasteurised twang. johndoughty (5403) - 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. HildigŲltur (5104) - KÝbenhavn, 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 (4758) - 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. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
From a cask. Head was small and off white. Good lacing. Light golden colour didnít look right on a bitter. Floral, hoppy aroma and a citrus and cardboard taste. Not nearly enough lasting bitterness. Jow (3899) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Faint nosed English hops and paper. Tastes of light herbs, malt, stale hops, grainy, and cardboard. Dry and thin.