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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: 498   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Lovely colour and a reasonable white head. Delightful fresh, herby, flowery aroma, like a summer meadow, followed by a refreshing bitterness that lasts well. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, deep amber with a small, dense off-white head. Pronounced aromatic hoppiness well balanced with a light caramel-like malt-sweetness. I donít agree that this isnít an IPA (as the brewery also calls it). 270105

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Intense hoppy aroma, creamy white head, mostly lasting, nice golden/yellow colour. Heavy bitterness, a good beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Clear, golden ale. Medium sized white head. fresh hoppy aroma. Floral. Hay? Rather mild flavour with firm hoppyness. Some underlying malty sweetness. Lasting bitter finish. Overall a bit dull...

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
The bottle is beautiful! And the color is a nice, clear amber. Everything else about this beer is below average. Aroma is best described as stench. And the flavor is sour and reminds me of dirty socks. Bitter in a bad way with no roundness. The first beer I couldnít finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 7, 2005
Light golden very clear with little head. Roasted malt nose with faint hops in the background. Rich mouthfeel with an overall dryness. Richnuttiness in the malt with a light hop bite but overall more of a floral fragrant hop quality. On the finish the hops do show much stronger. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 6, 2005
no es una buena cerveza, pero bueno tampoco lo intenta, asi que una cerveza rubia que es recomendable beber muy fria y muy rapido

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1064) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Bottled. This looks great! gold in colour, head is firm and white and lasts well. Nose is clean and fresh, bursts with immense hoppy aromas. WOW!!! thatís some mouthful, big and full flavoured, refreshing & satisfying, finish cuts a bit short, but hey! thatís not a big fault is it? Fantastic stuff, V.W. Kelso £1.79/4 for £6...may not last thoí knowing that company..PS. canít understand the low overall percentile score, try it anyway.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2005
Bottled
Copper brown, steady creamy head. Aromas has hops - and grassy, dishwater aroma - not very IPA-like (like bottle claims style to be). Medium-bodied. Grassy, fruity hoppy flavor. Not bitter enough for IPA and quite average for ESB. Mild bitter aftertaste. Quite uninteresting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 From a Bottle.Dark orange in colour,little head,aroma of hops and fruit,quite dry,strong hops,malt wood,long dry bitter finish.


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