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


on tap

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RATINGS: 525   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 13/20
mkel07 (4251) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 020115. The aroma is a bit light on as it the flavour. Okay without being anything great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1417) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle 0.50l. Clear deep golden color with medium frothy off-white head, good lacing and soft carbonation in palate. Aroma of mild caramel, grassy hops, citrus and a bit dusty. Taste starts with light sweet toasted and grainy malt, follows by herbal and citric acidity, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Pretty average brew...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (93) - - DEC 23, 2014
Light clear and golden, retains initial carbonation with half inch white head. Sweet aroma, initial sharpness but does not retain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12297) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. Pours amber gold. Floral/citrus aroma. Flavor matches. Somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
December 12, 2014. Bottle received in a trade, thanks Beersiveknown. Clear deep golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is spicy, floral, herbal, grass and biscuit, Taste is medium sweet malty, light bitter floral and grassy bitterness. Medium sweet finish with a light bitterness, herbal notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1260) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
500 mL bottle. Light floral aroma, on a dry, bitter ale. Its not bad stuff to drink, but hardly one to rave about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (255) - SINGAPORE - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 50cl bottle purchased at the London, Boat Quay, Singapore. Cloudy brown orange colour with a small white head which quickly disappeared. Malty aroma with some hops. Medium body and lightly carbonated. Taste of fruit, caramel, malt and hops. Understated but robust, and definitely in the English style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1728) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
Cervesa lleugera en amargor, molt fàcil de beure, en boca se li noten tocs cítrics i a caramel. Cerveza ligera en amargor, muy fácil de beber, en boca se le notan toques cítricos y a caramelo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (401) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 0.5L. Slightly hazy orange body with average, creamy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Moderate hoppy (orange, flowers) and light-to-moderate malty aroma with light notes of spices. Moderate bitter and light-to-moderate sweet flavour with some notes of spices and alcohol. Light-to-medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation; light alcoholic warming in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (758) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Copper color with white frothy head. Notes of yeast, herbal, citrus, caramel. Tasty IPA.

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