Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown with minimal head. Aroma was mildly of caramel. This was a bit watery in the mouth, which is unsurprising given the ABV. The flavour was of sweet malt with a touch of hops. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Bubbly stout in appearance, with an off-white very short head. Scents of caramel and hop. Slightly watery, slightly bitter, quite sweet. Very carbonated. In mouth it has caramel and sugar, maybe some strawberries and cream.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle, Jandakot Liquor, WA While low on aroma, the flavour is a lovely malty spicy mild , great alternative to low alc megaswill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
oh boy a great little light alchohol beer, dark brown, blackcurrent fruit nose, sweet blackcurrent toffe fruiy malt, and the fav tipple of Mr creosoate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Black Isle, Scotland august 05. I thougth this would be a typical, sweet, malty and boring beer - but I was fooled. The color is dark brown, the head nice and the aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate and a light sweetness. The finish has a very weak bitterness. It has a lot of taste in spite of the low ABW (2.8), and if you find this beer, you definitely should try it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Retired and I am little surprised as I bought this in Amsterdam two years ago. A great beer at 2.8% but I like a little more body and abv-s to my beers. Page 305 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 322 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle 0,5 ltr. Brown sweet low-alcohol brown ale, it must been noticed i think it is an Mild.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
500ml bottle. Pours almost black, but with a brown rather than a reddish colour when held to the light; off-white head fades quickly; malty aroma; sweet malty taste with a dry, nutty content; dryish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle: Deep brown coloured, small and stable, slightly lacing off-white head; moderate roast-malty, a bit metallic nose, nutty, too; light bitter, mainly dry flavour, light bodied; hints of caramel, nuts, roasted malt in the faint bitter finish. Not unpleasant, quite tasty for a beer of 2.8%.............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle, lovely nutty aroma and pours a real dark brown. This beer has a sweet malty after taste. One of the best beers of this style.

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