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Marstons (Marstons plc)
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: Mild Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in bottles and cans.
Previously brewed by Burtonwood for Ushers (Refresh UK).
Manns Brown Ale has been brewed in Britain since 1902, originally by Thomas Wells Thorpe who was the head brewer of Manns in London. He envisaged the opportunity to move away from IPA and brown stout and create a new beer, claimed to be "the sweetest beer in London". Brewed to the original Manns recipe, this 2.8% ABV ale is now brewed by Thomas Hardy at Burtonwood, it remains the most widely distributed brand of the original style of sweet, low gravity brown ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Interesting to see such a low rating... I thought this was excellent! Sweet, nutty, chocolate and brown malt aroma. Clear mahogany brown with tight, dense, fine bubbled, creamy, tan head that lasts forever and coats the glass. Sweet, nutty, biscuity, chocolate malt flavourwith low, offsetting dark malt finishing bitterness. Surprisingly dry, medium body with moderate carbonation providing for lively effervescence on the tongue. Bottle (BB JUN 2006).

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2005
[bottle from sainsburys] sweet with some nutty aromas and some caramel. body is thin, palate is sweet.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. Very dark ruby. No head. Not a lot of nose, slightly acidic in mouth with some hop on end. OK beer just not a lot of flavour

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark ruby with beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramelly, reflected in taste which is also quite sweet and toffee like. Little bit of roast at the end. Not bad, but not a patch on the many excellent draught milds out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
Plesently suprised almost a dubbel, really really good for 2.8% Would drink at your sisters wedding hahah........

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2005
Bottled. Aroma of butterscotch, malts and light hops. Dark brown color, small brown head, good lace. Light sweet, light butterscotch, caramel, light nutty, bread and cookie. Light sticky and light dry in the finish from the hops. Enormous surprise and best low alcohol beer I ever had. Not complex like the bigger brothers but still very flavorfull.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Interesting dinosaur of this now forgotten style. Dark clear brown with a thin tan head and no lace. Very low aroma of toffee and cookie. Palate is very thin, even watery, with mostly caramel malt. Not terribly sweet, but not bitter either. Very mild indeed.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2005
ABV: Dark brown in colour with a small tan head. Mild caramely malt aroma, very subtle though. Flavour is sweet, light caramel malt flavours, with a slightly bitter finish. Suprisingly bigger in body than I expected for the ABV. Still quite watery though. Perfectly drinkable.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2005
Deep deep ruby red brown under a medium size sudsy mid tan head. Aroma is somewhat artifical cola and biscuity malt, something soapy and a fair bit of albumen. Palate is flat and mushy. Flavour is watery cola sweet malt with low stale bitterness becoming a touch stronger in the finish. Reminds me a lot of the dreaded Heineken Oud Bruin. When I ordered it in Holland, the barman said, "You do not want to drink that beer sir", when I insisted be brought me the beer and waited until I had tasted it. When I tasted it and screwed my face up, his face broke into a faint "I told you so smile" and went about his business.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
Half a bottle left over from a recipe I was cooking (beef and leek hotpot. Sweet and malty with nuttiness, chocolate and toffee. Pretty good for 2.8% for only a £1 from tescos. Only problem was it got a bit sweet for me.


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