Marstons (Marstons plc)
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Pours virtually flat with very little head but has a nice rich brown color. Aroma is healthy cereal, and sweet, nutty German bread. Very thin and watery palate. Tastes exactly like the packaged German sliced pumpernickel, natural and healthy with a touch of honey, and barley tea. Makes for a good health bevvie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2009
0,5L bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights, small thick brown foam. Biscuity aroma combined with a good dose of meaty roasted character. Low carbonation, really good weight and body for such a low abv! Plenty of flavour on body; biscuit, brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted nut, plum and dried fruit linger on a mildly bitter finish. Very tasty and approachable dark ale. My first authentic "mild"!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1641) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
Has a great look to it, nice dark brown colour, some faint smells of hops and barley in the scent. Tastes kind of funky, perhaps this taste isn’t for me - seems simple, very bready, quite watery, not what I wanted or expected. Maybe for a low-alc it could be a contender for a decent dark beer, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Clear brownish colour with a small creamy head and a fair lacing. Sweet malty aroma and taste with notes of nuts and caramel. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Comes simply as "Manns Brown Ale" - apparently lost its originality... Pours a very dark brown with a creamy beige head leaving some laces. Sweet roasted malts, burned caramel and some butter in the nose. Light body, sweet roasted malts, burned caramel and nuts. No bitterness. Very close to a Danish "Hvidtøl". 160110

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Deep, dark brown with ruby tints where the light forces its way through. Musty beige foams sits sparsely atop it. Heavily malted aromas much like a good sour-dough or rye. Slightly farmy with some dark pruney fruit. Rich yet not too thick and very fruity. Sweet aftertaste. Quite an interesting and easily drinkable ale. A little watery but rather smooth all round. Interesting though not what I look for especially. Easy to drink and with good fruity notes. Roasty and red-faced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert (5787) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
Bottle from a Manchester supermarket. I can see why this type of beer has died out. Sweet malt, lots of sugary flavour, a little burned caramel gives a hint of bitterness, but this is too sickly..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Courtesy Saxo bought in London. Forhy lightbrown fair mostly deminishing head. Brown colour. Moderatemalty and light hoppy aroma. Caramellic and chocolate notes. Nice caramellic light bitter flavor. Moderate finish. Dry. Watery but nice palate. OK beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, caramel, and notes of fruits.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2009
500ml bottle shared with CinnamonGirl. Clear rosewood body, only a ring of brownish bubbles at the surface. Sweet smell of malts and wort. Sweet roasted malts in flavour and little else. Creamy in the mouth. Lightweight, but drinkable as breakfast ale (hotel room, Preston 03.05.2009).

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