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style
Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Marston’s

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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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3.9
BlackHaddock (7674) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
I wrote this on 29th Oct 2011: Need a hop fix, hope this ’live’ review of this IPA does the trick. Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a Good People badged pint glass: the beer having a best before life running until 31 Jan 2012 (some 3 months away). The US pint glass not being big enough to take the whole bottle. Looks good, a fine bright amber body with an off-white creamy looking head of tightly knit foaming bubbles. The smell is all hop, floral, citrus hops: Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade being the three used in this ale. The hops completely rule the taste, can’t find any malt content showing any sweetness. One of the hoppiest IPA’s I’ve had from a British brewery, nothing as heavy as some of those West Coast hop monsters out of the US, but still very hop orientated. The hops obviously make this a pretty bitter brew, the alcohol level is hidden by that bitterness and it is only as the mouth has completely dried out between gulps that the alcohol appears. I’m not usually a hop head, but I wanted a hop fix and this certainly did the job.

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.

3.7
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle at home... Amber... Big white head... Soft woody grapefruit... Soft oily fruits... Citrus orange grapefruit.. Soft easy.. And ok

3.6
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle.Golden orange appearance.Some hops are present but not that you would really notice. An attempt to jump on the IPA bandwagon that failed.


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