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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: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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.


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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
Southern English Brown ales, like this one, are all but nonexistent in the market place, so I have no real beer to relate this too. At 2.8%, I was rather hesitant at first and a little sceptical at it’s contract brewing status, but over all it turned out to be a decent quaffer. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a tall tulip glass. A tight short beige head formed atop a clear, deep ruby brown body. Good malty aroma, buttery, with hints of chocolate and husky grains. In the mouth, toasted malts dominated its reasonably full palate. Quite smooth and lightly carbonated, with flavours of cocoa powder, roasted grain and caramel. Quite sweet throughout, but balanced by the darker malts, and it finishes off with medium length, malty swallow. Excellent blend for it’s low gravity, quite flavoursome and a good beer for the designated drivers amongst us. Not a bad drop at all!!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
Bottled. Malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with roasty notes and notes of toffee. Full bodied for 2.8%ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2005
This is an interesting beer to find in this part of the world - the only other Mild I’ve ever seen is Black Cat. Nice clear brown-deep red colour, OK yellowy head. Aroma of brown sugar, grape and tomato juices and rust. Initially tastes rather sweet but it balances out well enough, with a slight roastiness and a bit of bitterness. More grape juice character, quite thin body. Didn’t really rock my world but I’m glad I got to try it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2005
Dark brown in colour with tinges of red. Aroma of malt and meaty. Taste is on the smooth side with light sweetness and hints of chocolate. Enjoyed this beer. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
A deep red beer with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with notes of chocolate, while the flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate. The body is thin.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thevulcan (16) - ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Aroma fruitier than expected. Dark beer with minor carbination and negligable off white head. Chocolatey flavour.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 From A Bottle.Dark brown with a splash of red,no head,cooking chocolate aroma,sweet malty taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2005
Very dark-brown beer with airy tann head. Malty aroma with hints of raisins and cocoa, nose is not very pure? Taste is on the smooth side with hints of chocolate, malts, dried fruits and caramel. Afthertaste is sweet, smooth and easy.


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