moclips2002 (6) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011 does not count
i think the hops were so late they got missed altogether, well there is some hopiness, but just a big brewer using inferior ingredients jumping on the "hop" "craft" bandwagon but failing miserably, not undrinkable but very disappointing and extremely bland DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Golden amber coloured and hoppy. Some dryness in a bitter lasting finish. DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2006
Bottled. Ooh no, didn’t like this one. Sickly sweet and unrelentingly artificial tasting. Glazes the tongue, but not in a pleasant way. Quite bad. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
One of Marstons better bottled beers, great summer drinking. Poured a marmalade colour with a thin white head. The floral nose is deliciously zesty, with some limey hop characters. Light bodied and quenching. Has that wonderful Marstons green apple crispness. Here it’s coupled with a citric hop tang and a lingering bitterness. In bottled form, this comes up much better than some of the brewer’s better ales. (Bottle) Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
I respect Marstons, though I wouldn’t say that there are many differences between their session bitters. This is sold together with Pedigree, Single Malt and Double Drop. Maybe the hoppiest of them. Clear bottle, copper colour, thin head, malty and fruity aroma, hoppy, malty and ironish taste. Dry finish.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 .................................................. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2003
Bottled.Deep golden colour, quite a nice looking white head. Very bitter aroma and flavour. Long bitter palate. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2003
There are two enjoyable aspects of reviewing beers. Being the first is great and then there is being the tenth which gives rise to the percentile. Ok now to the beer. This is a good amber with the promised nose of hops, The head is thin but still presentable all the way down. The flavour is good but not brilliant. This is the sort of beer that you would expect to see in an English pub, which fom my perspective is not a bad thing, but it isn't a 'wow' beer either. SilkTork (5806) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 Bottled. Filtered and pasteurised. 5.0%nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2003
April, 2003:I’m not a fan of Marston’s bottled products - though Owd Rodger is a decent ale. This is a typical Marston brew, with the trademark Marston’s malt aroma. I tried this alongside Marston’s Strong Pale Ale. Not a lot of difference. The colour is slightly paler - more sunflower oil than burnt orange. The steady rise of thin bubbles is similar, just less of them. It has the same monk’s head of foam. There is the usual gentle hop bitterness, though well integrated with the malt. Not as sweet, nor quite as fruity as the Strong Pale. Indeed, there is a tobacco quality about the taste. Not a great beer, but certainly drinkable. [2.5]
Dec, 2004: In the Marston line up with the Drouble Drop and the Single Malt. Not much between them. This was the driest with the most hop awareness in the finish. Not great quality, but drinkable. [2.3]
A reasonable beer. Has a good nose full of refreshing hoppy aromas. Pours with vitually no head. The taste dissapointing, it is watery slightly soapy and has a metallic after taste. Certainly not Marstons best work.