Marston's EPA - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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Marston's EPAMarston's EPA

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BA SCORE
76
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rarbring on 08-05-2011)
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3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from a mixed pack; best before July 31 2015. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow colour, packed with many dazzling streams of bubbles zipping their way to the surface, which is where one finger of soapy, white froth is seated. It fades quickly over the next minute or two, leaving behind a bubbly film and collar with a bit of lace. The aroma is mild and balanced, comprised of hints of bready malt, honey, butterscotch, citrus peel and apple skin.

Pretty straightforward, but the flavour profile has a nice balance and intensity for such a light brew. The malts start off a bit grainy, with toffee sweetness and a nutty note following up mid-sip. The citrusy hops combine with a leafy, lightly earthy bitterness in the tail end that lingers only briefly on the palate before fading into a dry aftertaste. Light-bodied, with relatively assertive carbonation that provides this English ale with a crisp, lively, but smooth mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable.

Final Grade: 3.68, a B grade. Marston's EPA is a pleasant little session ale with a flavour profile that is considerably bigger than its abv would suggest. Nothing fancy about this one; just a clean malt profile and some nice, citrusy, leafy hops, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. I don't think this one is worth seeking out, but it makes for a worthy addition to this sampler pack - if it's available and the price is reasonable, give this one a shot. Much better than Pedigree, IMHO.

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A – Golden in the glass with a good effervescent fizz and a decent head but only minimal lacing.
S – There is a definite hint of peach from this lovely little Pale Ale along with some caramel and bitter hop aroma.
T – The taste is very smooth but that is not to say it has no character. There is the slightest hint of citrus from this one and there is a sharp after taste as a result but this is a nice surprise as the initial hit was so smooth.
MF – Medium body and mild carbonation along with a bitter and dry finish
O – A decent little Ale which goes very well with Chinese foods or any spicy dish.

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2.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: yellow with slight orange-hue, white fizzy head, good clarity

Aroma: citrus and pine hit the nostrils first, but then give way to more biscuity pale malt character

Taste: Piney and citrus with biscuity malt character, mine had a slight funk to it though. Possibly a little skunked because it came in a clear glass bottle. Sharp citrus finish that is also a little soapy

Mouthfeel: Light -medium body, fizzy, fairly carbonated

Overall impression: Not great overall. Citrus and pine hop character with biscuity pale malt, but mine was a little skunked and a little soapy tasting. I probably would not buy this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Golden colour, clear, medium head, decent retention + lacing, looked quite lively. Aroma was hoppy citrus. Had a delicate balanced citrus taste with hints of cork and a wheaty finish, good character for the ABV. Crisp body, light texture. Very nice session beer, great to throw back on a hot afternoon.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

500ml bottle from Home Bargains (£1.09):
Light golden amber colour with a clear body and a thin, foamy looking, white lacing on top.

Earthy hops and lighter, caramel malts plus some mild fruit and a touch of bitterness towards the end. Quite light and basic on the nose. There was also some light citrus.

Strong malty taste dominating along with some earthy malts from the nose. There are light touches of both caramel and bitterness with a background, light fruity taste.

Smooth with a medium body and mild carbonation along with a bitter and dry finish that is complimented by the faintest of citrus tangs.

Pretty basic and run-of-the-mill pale ale that is a not bad alternative as a weaker, relatively low strength ale but that's about it really. It came across as pretty ordinary with nothing more than some basic malts and earthy hops.

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Marston's EPA from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
76 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.