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: 166   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
500ml bottle, 2.8%, BB May 2016. This looks exactly like cola. Small tan head if forced. Highly sparkling. Aroma is molasses and brown sauce, touch of balsamic. Possibly cola too, though that may be psychological. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is light, kvass-like, cheap fairground toffee, cola, touch of metallic yeastiness. In a blind test, you would easily be able to convince me that this is some kind of crap attempt at making a cola. The 100th beer Iíve tried from Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide. Iím sure there would have been some better beers Iíve could have picked!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Easy drinking brown ale quite sweet and a bit flat had two bottles and the second went into flavouring a beef casserole says it all really

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4269) - South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
500 ml bottle. BB date at the end of March 2016 is almost a full year away. Looks and tastes like a rather good mild brown ale. Nothing striking here but no apparent defects either, and the aroma reflects some nice medium roasted grains. About as good as can be expected given the style and economical price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Mildly caramel aroma. Gorgeous dark appearance. Thin with a heavy caramel flavouring. Only 2.8% could drink this for days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Appearance is coca cola brown, ruby tinge, no head at all really. Aroma- sweet malts, slightly vinegary, dark cherries, raisin. Taste- dark malts, caramel, dry roast towards the end, coffee undertones, dark fruit hints. Ok for the abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Dark ruby color with a fine tan head. Light toffee and malt aroma. Light and thin toffee flavour. Also a bit sweet. Not my cup of ale.
[On handpull at The Globe in Liverpool, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Serapac (354) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, thin beige head. Aroma malt and coffee, taste too. Very light watery body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (120) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: A no nonsense brown ale. Not much to smell but a little biscuit and chocolate on the palate but maybe a bit watery which youíd expect with the percentage. Still, always cheap for just £1 in my local supermarket and I buy it from time to time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Old style brown ale. 2.8% ABV and feels it. No real depth of flavour or aroma. Looks good for a short time with it being very, very dark but you know the beige head is too thin to last. Only £1 for a 500ml bottle so no real complaints but not really my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Asda in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of barley, leaves and malt. Taste of light malt, nuts, caramel, leaves and light raisins. Flat and boring finish. Refreshing but just nothing special.

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