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Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle. Thin but dense, creamy light tan head. Very dark mahogany body, almost black. Interesting aroma. Leads with ginger and nutmeg. Grassy hops in the background. Toffee, biscuit, some spiciness, some fruitiness. Finally a whiff of sulphur towards the finish, kola nut and grain. Gentle bitterness. Very soft, creamy mouthfeel. Dusty bitter finish. A little unwelcome oiliness. Interesting, though for its strength, this falls under the "super-premium" price category.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13992) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared with Lyoli. Pours semi-clear, red-brown with a modest, light tan head. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar and cake aroma. Pretty nice flavor, a bit sweet with some syrupy, sugary bread, caramel and cheap toffee. Perhaps some prune or raisin or something. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Sugary, malty finish with more caramel, bread and some kind of fruit. Not bad. A little awkward but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled. Thx Peter Dark brown. Medium, tan head. Some chocolate and ry cocoa. Light bitterness. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3009) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with a thin ring of bubbles on top. Aroma of sweet toffee malt. Creamy malt and caramel flavour, subtle sweet caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of bubbles. Smells of caramel, chocolate, some licorice hints. Tastes earthy and full bodied with some chocolate hints and a peppery splash on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
Smells lovely; smells of caramel and chocolate Angel Delight. Sweet malty, chocolatey flavour with low hopping. Roasted notes. Good mild; could pour this back all night.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
Namesake beer for 200th rate! 500ml bottle. Pours really dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and some raisin. Sweet malt to start. Sweet raisin finish. Very watery, but that’s no surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Molasses malt and light grass hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with small head. Sweet brown sugar malt flavor on the weak side. Light body. Tasty beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown in colour with a cream, medium sized beiege head with short longevity. Toasted malt aromas with a light general sugary sweetness. Tastes sweet, like a watery chocolate milkshake with almost no bitterness. Thin on the palate with a soft texture. For what it is, this is fine.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (4304) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
500ml bottle. More black than brown in colour with a quickly settling crackly compact tan head. Musty on the nose like a room that hasn’t been open for a while, not unpleasant. Fairly thin textured and lacking in taste a little, with a smoky burnt flavour. Smooth but lacks a punch.


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