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Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

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

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RATINGS: 154   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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep chestnut brown, with a small beige head, which does not last all that well nor leave much lacing. The main aroma is prune, with some hints of vanilla and biscuity malt. Very mild grass and spice hops lead into a slightly weird blend of prune and banana. The banana persists through to the finish, where it is joined by some faint, doughy biscuit malt. This is not the world’s most flavoursome beer, and what flavour exists is not terribly inspiring. A pretty missable beer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
500 ml bottle. BB date at the end of March 2016 is almost a full year away. Looks and tastes like a rather good mild brown ale. Nothing striking here but no apparent defects either, and the aroma reflects some nice medium roasted grains. About as good as can be expected given the style and economical price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (693) - - APR 11, 2015
Mildly caramel aroma. Gorgeous dark appearance. Thin with a heavy caramel flavouring. Only 2.8% could drink this for days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Appearance is coca cola brown, ruby tinge, no head at all really. Aroma- sweet malts, slightly vinegary, dark cherries, raisin. Taste- dark malts, caramel, dry roast towards the end, coffee undertones, dark fruit hints. Ok for the abv.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (5263) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Dark ruby color with a fine tan head. Light toffee and malt aroma. Light and thin toffee flavour. Also a bit sweet. Not my cup of ale.
[On handpull at The Globe in Liverpool, England]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Serapac (204) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, thin beige head. Aroma malt and coffee, taste too. Very light watery body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (77) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: A no nonsense brown ale. Not much to smell but a little biscuit and chocolate on the palate but maybe a bit watery which you’d expect with the percentage. Still, always cheap for just £1 in my local supermarket and I buy it from time to time.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Old style brown ale. 2.8% ABV and feels it. No real depth of flavour or aroma. Looks good for a short time with it being very, very dark but you know the beige head is too thin to last. Only £1 for a 500ml bottle so no real complaints but not really my thing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (5213) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Asda in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of barley, leaves and malt. Taste of light malt, nuts, caramel, leaves and light raisins. Flat and boring finish. Refreshing but just nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5202) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Shared with McTapps and bought in ASDA, Eastbourne. Dark as the night with a guinnes-style foam. Aromas of malt, nuts and dark chocolate. Superbly quaffy and heavily drinkable. Thumbs up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (661) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Clear but very, very dark beer with a beige head. Aroma is light malt and sour fruit. Flavour has a bit of malt, chocolate and caramel in there but the initial hit is mostly sweet fruit. It’s not the strongest-tasting beer but the balance is quite pleasant and I’d say it’s one of the nicer sub-3% beers I’ve had.


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