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


on tap

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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerJontte (19) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Quite basic IPA. Not much bitterness and looks pretty much like a normal finnish lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1149) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is a little malty, not your american ipa. Taste is balanced. A nice hop profile, balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (1771) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2015
Botella,@alcampo BBD: 26/04/16. Color amarillo oscuro, aroma malta, algo de lúpulo, sabor maltoso. Cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marek13 (266) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
----- I’ve tried it before joining to the RateBeer. ----- Date of tasting: 04.01.15

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bigbluedan (8) - SINGAPORE - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
You need a better sense of smell and and refined palate than I have to get much out of this. Too subtle but very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2366) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
50cl bottle shared at our holiday home in France. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with ditto carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, tropical fruits, pine, grain and yeast. An ok IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
500ml bottle, 5.7% BB July 2016. Clear dark amber orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is damp face cloth, barley malt syrup, soggy biscuit. Body is medium, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is spicy hop-forward, a little metallic, thin sugary malts, floral bitterness. Certainly very drinkable and pretty enjoyable, although it’s a bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnase (343) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Pours clear golden color with medium frothy off-white head, lacing. 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
50cl bottle. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - grapes, apples, biscuits. Taste - green apples from start to finish. Maybe a little lemon and biscuits. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - an enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Supremely good bottled ale from one of the originals! Although paler than most of it’s kind (ironic for an IPA). It has a very fruity & fresh aroma and a clean, mild vanilla and cloves after taste. It has malt and a laid back but refreshing bitterness that makes it a fantastic summer pint. Sampled during a BBQ with some decent pulled pork and chilli burgers. Really satisfactory palate cleansing pint. Mainly caramel and biscuit notes on the taste buds that are never "overly sweet". Really good beer; not heavily carbonated.

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