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


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RATINGS: 476   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (925) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (498) - 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".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aaron68 (542) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1128) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Not a bad looking beer, except for the clear bottle that it traveled in from Burton-on-Trent to the Chicago area. The body was a clear light amber with a respectable, sustained head. The aroma had a solid touch of skunk that never wholly went away. Beyond that there were scents of warm white bread and a splash of lime. It tasted of crackers with a lime and floral bitterness. The finish was dry and had a moderate citrus rind bitterness. Do brown bottles really cost that much more than clear ones?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at avrashi’s. Clear golden. Nice skunkiness in the nose, Bitter skunkiness in the mouth with grainy undertones. Slightly carbonated, light-bodied, herbal finish. Nice, in its particular skunky way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Buongiorgio00 (720) - - JAN 16, 2014
Amarina, maltata, con qualche leggera nota fruttatina. Tutto molto "ino" in questa birra, che si conferma una bitter senza pretese che non farebbe scalpore all’ora del té.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bitter beer, with a subtle fruity note. But mostly it’s bitterness with some grainy malt. It’s no IPA though, the name on the bottle is wrong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear golden. Skunky aroma with a bit of malt. Flavor has light maltiness, skunky hops and some slightly harsh bitterness. Medium-bodied. Damn those clear glass bottles.

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