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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
Whoa! This comes in a red can and boasts it's the "original brown ale". Noticeably sweet (much more so than Newcastle Brown), dark and opaque. It's like a schwarzbier. Quite rich and malty. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Interesting to see such a low rating... I thought this was excellent! Sweet, nutty, chocolate and brown malt aroma. Clear mahogany brown with tight, dense, fine bubbled, creamy, tan head that lasts forever and coats the glass. Sweet, nutty, biscuity, chocolate malt flavourwith low, offsetting dark malt finishing bitterness. Surprisingly dry, medium body with moderate carbonation providing for lively effervescence on the tongue. Bottle (BB JUN 2006).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle 26/06/2003 Black sweet on the palate with some spicy aroma. Smooth lasting malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
An absolutely delightful surprise when I was just looking for a cheap and cheerful bottle for dinner at home. Pours with a big, loosely structured head that dissipates moderately quickly to reveal just a deep brown slightly syrupy beer. The flavor is sweet up front, sweet in mid-palate, and sweet in the finish, but in between it manages to produce some roasted malts, nuttiness, enough caramel/toffee to kill a good-sized moose with, and fruity notes up, down, and sideways. And then you read the label: 2.8% abv. What a wonderful concoction for 2.8%--makes for an excellent lunch-time accompaniment to something with a bit of salt, such as a ham sandwich or a sausage roll.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 7, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 12. This bottled brew from SilkTork in London poured a nice head that left behind a good lacing. The body contained carbonation, was nearly opaque and dark ruby red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild dark molasses. Its mouth feel was smooth and mild. Its flavor contained sweet dark malt notes.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Richy (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 29, 2010
Delicious brown ale. Lovely subtle roasted character, with good maltiness. Small hint of bitterness, leads to a very nicely balanced, sesssion ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Nawet dobre Ale. Mild ja bym tego nie klasyfikowal no moze ze wzgledu na niski alkohol. Bardziej w smaku zblizone do Brown Ale. Karmelowe nuty slodowe bombarduja wrecz podniebienie, piana srednia lekko opalizujaca. Posmak karmelowego slodu na dlugo pozostaje w ustach.


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