And the third meeting with the brewery Marston’s in this mini-series. Today, I test their Strong Pale Ale.
Strong Pale Ale is the strongest beer produced at the brewery Marston’s, in Burton-upon-Trent.
For the first time it was brewed before World War I.
Then, it bore the name of Marstons Burton Strong Ale. Beer was nominated for the title World Champion Beer in Brewing Industry Awards.
The name Strong Pale Ale was given in 1990s.
As for the packaging, here also draws attention, shimmering with gold, label and distinctive bottle with logo Marston’s.
Used here hop varieties are the same as in the case of the famous Pedigree: Fuggles and East Kent Golding.
In addition, of course, a unique burton water from their own intake – the effect may be exceptional.
Name: STRONG PALE ALE (English Strong Ale, alc. 6,2% ABV)
|Colour of beer is amber with a copper tint.
White foam, high, fine-bubbles, fairly stable.
|The sweet aroma of malt, toffee, with dark fruits, hop accent and a hint of mineral, sulphate.|
|The taste quite sweet. There is a strong hint of caramel, toffee,
also are present dark fruits (plums).
Mouthfeel is creamy, velvety.
The beer is quite bodied. Perceptible warming alcohol.
Bitterness pleasant, tempered by sweetness, but clear, with herbal character.
Finish dry, bitterish, herbal, but at a moderate level, and quite short.
Strong Pale Ale from Marston’s is a tasty and quite bodied ale.
Pleasant sweet toffee aroma with a touch of dark fruits and hops.
In taste we have sweetness, though not overly dominant. There is toffee combined with plum accent. Moderate bitterness is herbal in character. Finish – similar: dry, herbal, it is short and relatively mild.
We have here as well warming alcohol.
In total – beer pretty tasty and well-balanced.