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: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8338) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beth101 (531) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9817) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1529) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 if only. i wanted to like this, really, but it ain’t up to much. caramel sweetness and lots of fizz, think dragon stout...dont think coffee, roast, cocoa or whatever else you might have expected, instead think a slightly alcoholic version of coke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 25, 2008
Dark muddy brown colour with little carbonation. Sweet, liquorice, faint spicey aroma. Sweet and toffee like. No hop dryness or bitterness at all. decent considering the low alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fukito (845) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Craig´s, november 07. Dark, rich ruby color with a medium beige head. Slightly oxidized aroma with some toasted malt notes. Soft, mineral flavor with some nutty notes. Mild. Light palate, with some malts on the back, but tasty for such a light beer. Nice, sessionable mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Soft ,smooth caramelly aroma,maybe touches of toffee, a firm but gentle malt sweetness,balanced by the faintest of hops. I’m stunned how enjoyable this was, given its 2.8% ABV . There is nothing is the U.S. even close to this. It so much tasted like an enjoyable ale.Got through a trade with a wonderful, good English doctor I met at Oktoberfest this year

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