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Marstons (Marstons plc)
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

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

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RATINGS: 146   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - 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..

3
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (2987) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
Deep, dark brown colour. Roasted malt aroma. Rather sweet, malty flavour. Quite full flavoured for a low alcohol beer but overall a tad too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
dark and black with almost marmite on the nose. golden syrup and honey sweet. lovely dark notes throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
Surprisingly tasty for its strength, Mann’s is malty with strong caramel flavours and a hint of chocolate. It’s nicely sweet and rather pleasant to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7777) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
bottle from Costcutter Newton Abbot. Clear brown colour, mid-sized head. Malty nose. Light, flavours of malst (Bayerisch Blockmalz), roasted malt and caramel with some hints of fudge, toffee and licquorice. Very slightly hoppy. Good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Looks like coke. No head and smells of sweet malt and tastes of malt. Its flat in appearance and flat in taste but the flavour wasn’t too bad but still ended up pouring it down the sink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
500ml bottle.
Dark brown, healthy head. Sweet, slightly burnt taste. Soft palate, some vanilla, a little woody. Roasty finish, also sweet. Very drinkable, but too sweet for me to really enjoy, and not hugely exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1369) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Dark brown. Little head. Aroma: Coffee and fruit. Caramel-like toffee. Taste: Coffee, malt. Toffee. Fruit. Sweet. Info: 500ml bottle, 22/6-2006, 128/300, 69/500


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