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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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available

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RATINGS: 150   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3052) - 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 (29222) - 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 (1258) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (5054) - 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 (4481) - 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 (2324) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottled. Courtesy of SilkTork. Consumed at Cross Keys in London. Body is a dark brown and ruby blend with a small brown head. Nose is grainy with cocoa, light anise, light maple and an odd aroma of what I believe to be dogfood. It’s wasn’t as bad as it sounds! Taste is cocoa, sweet malts, some brown sugar and sucrose. Body is syrupy and creamy. Sticky feel. Finish is a cream and chocolate mix. Definitely different!

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Malty and cardboard aroma. Sweet malty and some wood flavor. Carbonated and opaque in appearance. Smooth mouthfeel.


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