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Marstons Old Empire (Bottle)

Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Old Empire is brewed using Optic malt, a subtle and paler grain that will allow other flavours to come through on the palate. Goldings and Fuggles hops are added to this brew, which is then late hopped with the American Cascade variety for extra hop strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lambister (266) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2015
50 cl bottle from our monopoly. First of all it was bitter disappointment to notice that this has nothing to do with IPA. Nose is grainy and alcohol. Palate lager like but more alcohol and taste, which is not that good. Really bad for a "special brew".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
31.5.2014. Malty, floral aroma with hints of bitter. Easy to drink, mild carbonation, caramel malts, some citrus, some biscuits, slightly bitter finish. Not IPA as it says on the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottled. Clear amber colour with a good sized, foamy head that disappeared quickly. English hop aromas, with straw, some apple, and malt too. A sweet start and a drier, malty middle and end. Good body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours dark orange colour. Not much life to the appearance. Metallic tinge to the flavour which is a little overpowering

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SangreSani (127) - Głowienka, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
I found it as "Marston’s Old Empire True India Pale Ale". 100% clear golden beer with fair white head. Quick retention. Very pale aroma. Paper hints. Some bubble gum. Medium to high bitterness and maltiness. Bitter finish. Maybe a bit of hops Sticky texture, full body, moderate carbonation. Well, it’s not IPA for sure and I have no idea why they wrote IPA on the label.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (906) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, bez peny. Vôňa ako cukríky, umelá, sladká. V chuti sladkosť, železitosť, slabá dochuť.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5439) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, many thanks.</> Golden color with medium white head. Malt, englush hops in aroma. Taste the same. Medium long light hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (2479)
- Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Seoul. Aroma heavyli metallic. Clear golden colour. Taste is also metallic, which kills pretty much everything else. Meh beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
earsonheart (6) - Kharkov, UKRAINE - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Very pale aroma. Soar without any shades. Really pour beer without its own temper. Bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2015
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Preston. Pours clear golden amber, short-lived white head. Aromas are mineral, butter biscuit, faint citrus. Taste is more of the same. Sticky sweet finish. Not great, but slightly better than the last two!

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