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

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45 Ratings
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Marston's EPAMarston's EPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
England, United Kingdom
fullpint.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rarbring on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
16.77%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.46/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2012. Picked up cheap from a B&M store in Leeds.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with low carbonation and some floating particles. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of harsh stewed hops and overcooked veg, accomanied by a faint hint of malt and a significant dose of buttery diacetyl. A sulphurous whiff in the background. Not very impressive.

Tastes of light malt with a harsh bitter finish. Notes of stewed hops, overcooked veg and background diacetyl. Very dry, with considerable bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly. Rather astringent. A harsh bitter aftertaste - the hops are overdone.

Not particularly good. The harsh bitterness is unpleasant, and the light malt doesn't stand up to it. The fairly intense diacetyl is also a glaring flaw. No aromatic hop aromas to round out the character. All in all, not a great ale - give it a miss.

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2.6/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of dwren89
2.61/5  rDev -21.9%
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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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of flyingpig
2.76/5  rDev -17.4%
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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Photo of Foley67
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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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3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle consumed in Largoward, Fife nearly 1 year before the BB date of 31 March 2016.
Looks, smell and tastes light but has medium-high carbonation. Flavor is about equally hoppy and malty but the aroma is a bit more malty.

O: a light bitter disguised as a lager.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Craigale
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Martine
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigBry
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While visiting friends in England, of course we had to try some real ales from hand pump.

Ordered this lower alcohol offering with our meal, proper pint glass, cellar temperature.
Golden yellow color, with a small white cap on top.
Fairly sweet aroma of caramel and or toffee malt. Taste started more on the fruity, sweet side but the hoppiness did come out in the end to balance. Easy drinking blend of biscuit malt and bittering hops. Smooth mouthfeel, good level of carbonation keep it from being to filling.
Lots of flavor and with a low, 3.6% I see how this could easily be consumed regularily and often. Another good English Pale Ale.

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3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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