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Marstons (Marstons plc)
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 150   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle (500ml). From Waitrose. Clear (meaning not cloudy or hazy) deep ruby-brown pour, quite bubbly, a smallish creamy/rocky light tan head. Itís dry, roasty, like roast chestnuts and a little tart persimmon or some such fruit - dried flower-like hops. The taste - itís sort of cola syrup-like, again dry, faintly reminiscent of Brazilnut shell, but the sweetness builds and the hop profile just isnít there - and 2.8%? Hell yeah! - this could be a roasty root beer for all the ABV I can detect. Syrupy, fairly flat body, the taste falls off the table so fast I canít decide if thereís a maltbev aftertaste or not. Not bad, and Iím sure itís authentic as all hell, but I regret to say I wouldnít have it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Brown disappearing head. Sweet malty and roasted malt nose, dark brown hue. Highly carbonated. Some alcohol. Ultimately quite simple but an amazing feat considering the low level of alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2007
I have to admit, I had very low expectations for this beer after I found out it was only 2.8% alcohol. A super light beer among light beers. However, I was more then plesantly surprised. In the glass it was as dark as a stout, only minus the foamy head. The aroma was mild, but first and foremost I caught a scent of the hops that makes an ale an ale. The flavor was distinctive with a sort of sweet-malted-toffee undertone, and the finish was downright yummy, with no bitter aftertaste. This is one darn good beer, and incredibly unique. Pour me another. Cheers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown with minimal head. Aroma was mildly of caramel. This was a bit watery in the mouth, which is unsurprising given the ABV. The flavour was of sweet malt with a touch of hops. Ok.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Bubbly stout in appearance, with an off-white very short head. Scents of caramel and hop. Slightly watery, slightly bitter, quite sweet. Very carbonated. In mouth it has caramel and sugar, maybe some strawberries and cream.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle, Jandakot Liquor, WA While low on aroma, the flavour is a lovely malty spicy mild , great alternative to low alc megaswill.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
oh boy a great little light alchohol beer, dark brown, blackcurrent fruit nose, sweet blackcurrent toffe fruiy malt, and the fav tipple of Mr creosoate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Black Isle, Scotland august 05. I thougth this would be a typical, sweet, malty and boring beer - but I was fooled. The color is dark brown, the head nice and the aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate and a light sweetness. The finish has a very weak bitterness. It has a lot of taste in spite of the low ABW (2.8), and if you find this beer, you definitely should try it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Retired and I am little surprised as I bought this in Amsterdam two years ago. A great beer at 2.8% but I like a little more body and abv-s to my beers. Page 305 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 322 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (2991) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle 0,5 ltr. Brown sweet low-alcohol brown ale, it must been noticed i think it is an Mild.


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