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Marstons Old Empire (Bottle)

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (902) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2014
Clear golden appearance, medium head. Hoppy, floral, fruity and malty aroma, bitter but still balanced. Not a typical IPA, but decent and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Brown bottle again - hurrah! Nice light brown to amber pour, with a lasting white head. Piney and lightly spicy nose with a faint hint of peach, good firm bitterness over dry and juicy malt, a little grassiness and some toasted orange.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (201) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. A bit foggy, yellow. Small white head. Aroma has grain and pine. Taste has fruit, grain, citrus. Body is a bit thin, mouthfeel is watery. Turns bitter on the aftertaste, finishes well with pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HammerTroll (191) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
Clear light orange color, just a little bit of haziness. Small white head. Metallic nose and aroma. Lack of hops. Kind of bitter finish. IPA? I don’t think so. (Svijet piva 0,5l bottle)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
veceo (229) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2014
Clear orange color, big white head. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Texture is watery. Aroma is very light and weak. Traces of floral and citrusy hops. Some distant maltiness too. Light bitter taste and the rest is mostly water. Very disappointing actually. IPA? It looks like false advertising to me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rossbear (17) - Wendover, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Oh how I do love a good Marstons beer, and now Old Empire shows me that I am right in this. Features include a super malty backbone and subtle hop bittering, a very 'true' IPA but the dry hopping with Cascade adds just a touch of the new world. Interesting that this is now in a brown bottle, they must be paying attention in Wolverhampton, good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Floral, bread dough, raisin, mineral, caramel, pepper, biscuit and grassy. Taste: Medium sweet and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter fruity, malty and peppery finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (249) - SPAIN - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingle. Color dorado claro. Sabor suave, amargo. No es una IPA, a pesar de indicar en la etiqueta "India Pale Ale".

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aaron68 (488) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
500 ml bottle @ "Den Gamle Major", Oslo March 06, 2014 Beer from a tulip glass Dark golden color with a thin beige head and little to medium carbonation. Aroma is weak, but some hop,malt,citrus,herbs and spices. Tastes weak and thin, but a slightly bitter finish. This beer lacks a lot if not everything for being a IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1060) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 6, 2014
Typical English bitter, malt forward beer that has a slight grassy, hay-like hop character. Fine but nothing special, forgettable.


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