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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Marston’s

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Holborn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsbury’s supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.
This traditional IPA has fresh aromas of white flowers and citrus with a clean bitter hop flavour. This classic India Pale Ale is made in Burton upon Trent, the home of British brewing. The recipe uses Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade hops and yeast from the Burton Union System, only used by the Marston’s Brewery in Burton. The famous Burton water is also used in the brewing process which helps give this ale its distinct flavour.

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2.5
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 6, 2013
Not very complicated but very serviceable. I enjoyed light floral hoppy top notes, with a little bit of a grassy ending.

3.2
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2013
For a generic store brand beer this IPA has all the qualities that one should. With a smooth and fruity flavor and bitter palate. It appears light brown with a small head and has a nice smooth aroma to boot!

2.7
ManVsBeer (10452) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Has a mild IPA aroma, but generally low on IPA character. Golden with no head but drinkable.

3
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske kjøpt på Sainsburys, Angel. Delt med Rune på rom 224 Premier Inn Blackfriars 6 Nov 12. Gyldenbrun. Litt skum. Bra krydderaroma. Smaken litt syrlig. Gress & blomster. Litt tung fruktig ettersmak.

2.9
Rune (12753) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
500ml bottle from the taste different series at Sainsburys. Shared with Finn. Clear copper coloured body. Film-type layer leaving spotty lacing behind. Malt-fruity nose. Modest taste of caramel malts and citrus fruits. Smooth bittersweet tail. Soft and clean in the mouth. Refreshing (hotel room, London, 06.11.2012).

2.1
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Looks and smells like most of the ales. Taste is not as bitter I would like it to be. There is a little more hops than in a typical super market lager, but othervise this goes to that gategory. Mostly boring, which is better than bad.

2.8
danlo (3065) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber colour, with foamy head which quickly dissipates and a cereal malt aroma. Immediate fizzy sharp bitterness, malty taste, folowed by a tangy dry lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, OK.

3.9
tjsmith (1) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Better than most ’Brewed-For-Supermarket’ beers this is a really decent IPA with a good aroma and taste.

2
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home - 05/08/12. Pours to a clear golden colour with a thin white head and plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is disappointing - muted hops, background malts and a little caramel finished with a faint whiff of alcohol. Flavour is again muted hops, caramel/toffee, malt - not a lot else. Mouthfeel is ok if a tad over carbonated. Thought I’d give this one a try and see what Marstons are capable of away from their normal products. Wish I’d not bothered!

3.1
fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle in honour of #ipaday! Sweet aroma of faint oranges. Fairly low bitterness for ipa, but builds to linger in the aftertaste. Fruity, more orange, some caramel sweetness.


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