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

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RATINGS: 478   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2134) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5714) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (3904) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2013
A surprise find at Dva Tona Bar, Split, shared with heavy. Clear bottle - what the hell is wrong with these people... Anyway, misty honey colour with a small white head. Peach jam aroma, maltiness. Fresh peach jam in the taste, surrounded by lemon, with a herbal bitter hops & honey finish. Quite clean, apart from some weak socks here and there. Actually not as bad as I expected, since I didn’t approach it expecting an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3151) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s courtesy of Chris. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Strong malt backbone with a soft hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 3, 2013
Aroma: Fruity , passion fruit, musty, toffee Appearance: Clear, light copper body. Medium, off-white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium-light sweetness (bready). Medium hop flavours (fruity). Lingering bitterness. Dry finish. Palate: Medium-light body.Medium carbonation Overall: A nice bitter IPA. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 14A. English IPA

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CatoKj78 (6) - 4550, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Blindtest: sitrus, grønt eple, litt humle, fersken og grapefrukt. Smak: en del syrlighet, litt bitterhet, frisk med litt fruktighet. Heller mot engelsk bitter... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (250) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Caramel, grass, citrus and floral hops in the aroma. Pale golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. A bit Bitter and dry finish. Overall a nice ESB.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Clear darker yellow with small white foam ring. Aroma is bitter ale, taste is bitter , some yeast, some apple tones. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201311)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from my brewmate, thanxx man!
Pours golden yellow with flat white head. Smells floral hoppy with some grainy malts. Starts with a moderate bitterness, slight fruity and floral, with crispy malts. Middle part has more pale malts with a good flavor of Golding hops. Goes into a hoppy-perfumey finish with crisp pale malt notes.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1206) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
(9-Dec-2006) Sweet toffee malt hop aroma. Amber-brown colour, low head and lacing. Big hop, herbal and some malt flavour. Bitter hop finish and stark hop aftertaste.


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