McNellie's Pub Ale | Marshall Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
131 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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McNellie's Pub AleMcNellie's Pub Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
marshallbrewing.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the house ales found in the pubs of Great Britain and Ireland, McNellie’s Pub Ale is a traditional ale brewed in the style of a Best Bitter. Various maltings of two-row barley are joined with American Glacier hops to give this beer its color, complexity, and a bit of a New World twist. The Old World character present in this ale is largely influenced by its yeast, which originates in the port city of Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

Added by coldmeat23 on 06-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of popery
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a darkened amber color, a nice, heavy wood tone. Quite cloudy. I can just see the shadows of my fingers through the full glass. The head is cream-colored and creamy. It's a medium-thick blanket of foam that sticks on top of the beer for a good long time. Solid lacing. A doughy, rich malt flavor comes out as the strongest note in the aroma. There's also a good dose of caramel and some light, earthy hops. The hops make a stronger showing in the taste with a gentle bitterness and a mix of floral, earthy and grassy flavors with a touch of citrus peel. The beer is drier than expected, which is a pleasant surprise. It has a clean, rich malt character that steps aside to let the hops balance things out. Very easy to drink. Relatively low carbonation. Smooth, creamy feel. It manages to hit a rather British-y balance, which is generally hard to find among American takes on British ales. Good stuff.

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Photo of arc3636
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tbrascojr
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BrockLanders
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine brew found in El Dorado. Pours to a generous buff head that falls to a thin layer and does produce some lacing effects. Color is a hazy amber brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and English hops. Flavor picks up where aroma started with a nice malty backbone with caramel malt and Maris Otter malt with a balancing charge of floral/earthy hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and light, no astringency and appropriate carbonation. Overall a fine English bitter that takes regional standards to a new level.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of cmbeaudoin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of capnamerica
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice amber color with a slight white head.

S: Caramel and hops.

T:.Nice george of salty sweet flavor with a moderately hoppy finish.

M: Slightly heavier than expected.

O: Very drinkable. This would be a nice beer for an afternoon game (watching the Hogs beat the Sooners). Solid.

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Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of dry hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of floral hops, hint of grass, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an English Bitter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of grass, hint of dry hops, slight floral hops, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a snifter. Thin head, deep copper colored body.
Rich smell of caramel, fresh bread and grain.
Rich taste as well. Caramel, mildly bitter with a malt backbone.
Sticky feeling, medium body with low carbonation.
A genuine good beer. The smell is outstanding and it has a great taste to follow.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of meanviking
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ktanner99
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of corbs
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a hazy orange-copper color with a soapy off white head that recedes to a thick film; sheets of lacing coat the glass. The beer smells malty with faint caramel, toffee, apricot, and hops. Tastes rather rich with malts and caramel up front, then a faint dry hop finish. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy, smooth.

Overall, an exception beer, true to the style. Delicious.

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Photo of ThirstyHerf
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

McNellie's Pub Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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