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Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

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

bottled
available

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common

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RATINGS: 152   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - 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 (3063) - 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 (29987) - 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 (1303) - 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 (757) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2005
Clear dark brown color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, some chocolat. Taste is very watery, only slightly bitter, and maybe a tiny bit malty, but very weak.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
skortila (4687) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2005
Sweet malty caramel aroma. Clear, brown coloured with no head. Just a lttle brown foam. Taste is initially slightly sweet, malty. Watery, not much taste, some bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2005
Little alcohol. Dark brown, black. It tastes hollow. Little bit sweet, but mostly bitter. Nice on a hot summer night if you’re not into real beer.


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