imdownthepub (15332) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orange amber beer with thin head. A one dimensional sharp hop flavour with a thin background. Dry & bitter. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2003
Amber, foxy colour, clear. Nice white head. Nose is weedy, as fresh nettles, vines - and hopplant maybe, certainly not what we're used to recognise as hoppy. Taste is rather malty at first (coloured, ambrée malts); but not sweet. Quite bitter and metallic palate and finish. Malt gives good body; a bit spritzy. Aftertaste is bitter - resembling hoppy, different in some weedy way. Long bitterness. Nice 'experiment', succeeded in many ways, but two questions remain. WHY the clear glass bottles, and WHY no bottle-conditioning? OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2002
An attractive orange yellow colour and faint hoppy yeasty aroma. I think any hint of orange aroma is in the brewers imagination. Recommend name change to 'Marstons Plain'. Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2002
A light hoppy smell. Bitter, dry and a bit metallic.........................