Mary Ann Special / Jersey Special Keg

Formerly brewed at Liberation
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St Saviour, Jersey
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle and Keg: Pasteurised;
Known as Jersey Special in Keg.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Keg at The Pierson, St Helier. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, creamy, doughy, apple pie & custard. The taste is light bitter, creamy, straw, grassy, touch of spice and dough. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A step up from the Mary Ann Best IMO. Basic, but not all bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
On Keg @ The Post Horn, St. Helier. Lots of creamy head. Smooth beginning, fresh and easy to drink. Malty sweetness that reminds of apples, nice ale characteristics in a smooth body. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh, easy to drink, slightly sweetish, not too deep. A nice session beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! courtesy of Andy, dating back to the dirty days of disco. Poured a rather clear gold with some dirty grey floaty bits about. Smelled of sweet cooking wine and old paper. Tastes of nothing, old and dirty, full of disappointment and emptiness. Old and rather gross.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
blipp (8634) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with some floating things. Old dirty sock water mixed with cooking sherry. Pretty gross.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Old Bottle shared by Puzzl at Blippsmas. Pours old gold. Nose and tase of sherry, yeast and old water. Light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Very old bottle that I think is from some time in the 70s, but I cant seem to find any record of it in my ebay purchase history, so who knows where I even got this thing. Smells actually very strongly of traditional amontillado sherry and little else. Not actually too bad. The flavor is just nothing but dirty water at this point and is not really worth drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (8573) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
Shared can at local tasting. BB feb 1996. Pours murky brown, no head at all. Aroma of figs, grapes and bread. Taste is dry malty, some oxidation, but well drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
500 ml shared can kindly provided by Vidar. Best before date Feb 1996. Opaque brown orange with small particles at the bottom and with a light tan colored rim.. Heavy dried figs on the nose and in the mouth. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Holmen1 (5361) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Boks best fr feb-96 (rusten og fl i kantene) delt med RBHD-guttene juni-13 under mottoet alt skal prves: aromaen kom seg nr den fikk lufte seg. Assosiasjon til fiken og rugbrddeig. Utseende som en mislykket urinprve. Smaken er naturlig nok ufrisk og minner om vissen lvetann og tromspalme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (46673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 275ml.

[ As Mary Ann Special ].
[ Vintage BBF 1989]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide malt, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration, oxidide, sweet malt, sugary malt, toffee notes. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120811]

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