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Marstons (Marstons plc)
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle 26/06/2003 Black sweet on the palate with some spicy aroma. Smooth lasting malt finish.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2006
30 Jan 06 - Sweet malt and hop aroma. Black-brown colour, low head and poor lacing. Slightly sweet malt and plain flavour. Flat, thin, sweet malt and slight bitter finish. In a word.... ’PLAIN’.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Asda. Must say I enjoyed this (enjoyed???) more than I thought I would considering the abv. Quite sweet, little bit of chocolate milk in there and something mildly fruity. Nothing much going on palate wise as you would expect but overall much better than I thought it would be. Couldn’t drink more than one though.

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 (13261) - 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 (6531) - 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.


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