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


on tap

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (795) - BELARUS - JUL 18, 2015
Hazy orange. Moderate head. Modest aroma of caramel, butter. Earthy notes. Medium body. Bittersweet taste. Well rounded. Hoppy finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 14, 2015
Clear golden-amber colour with a small light creamy beige head. Light biscuity aromas, bit herbal and hints of floral-grapefruit. Lightly carbonated lightly slick with a medium body. Balanced malt sweetness profile with some fruity notes. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: blossom honey meadows, grass, wildflowers and nectar, a little vanilla and caramel. Taste: malts, some hop bitterness, alco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1799) - PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2015
Almost clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Malts, light caramel and grassy hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is light with some sweet notes and dry hoppy finish. Overall, a disappointment far from a good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (536) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Amber, almost clear, very small white head. Medium body and carb. Nose is led mostly by English hops, with their earthy hedgerow notes, and there is a hint of citrus as well. Hops play second fiddle to caramel malt. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wolfbass (1024) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
Ci avevo accompagnato un ottima pizza fiori di zucca e acciughe, ma non mi è sembrata niente di che , anzi...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Color ambar medio. Aroma citricos, malta y té. Sabor complejo. Primero dulce, luego muy amargo, que persiste en la lengua medio minuto por lo menos. Recuerdos a hierbas y cítricos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color ambar medio. Aroma citricos, malta y té. Sabor complejo. Primero dulce, luego muy amargo, que persiste en la lengua medio minuto por lo menos. Recuerdos a hierbas y cítricos. Potente. Probablemente canse si no está fría. Pero es buena cerveza.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (201) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
A bit cloudy, nice colour, one-finger slightly off-white head, nice lacing. Not much aroma, but the hops may have died down a bit, suspect my bottle to be a bit old. The taste is dominated by crystal grain-ish caramel/toffee notes, and a slight touch of honey in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation and mouth feel. Good beer indeed, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjoeng (326) - - JUN 3, 2015
5.7% ABV. Light head. Nice beery nose with a nice malty hints. Nice light first mouthful. Carbonated and with just enough malty beery goodness to be satisfying. Sharp bitter hoppy finish comes quite quickly and sits on the palate with arms crossed and a smug look on its face. Good ale. Gelak after 500ml, I start to get that refluxy feeling. Ok, but not going to make it to my favorites list.

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