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

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Deep golden with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma with pineapple and peach, along with citric and fresh hops. A wonderfully bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2007
0,5l, very fancy looking bottle. Copperish color. Smaller than average head. Some what bitter and clear taste of hops. Also some citric acids.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5469) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2007
500ml bottle. Pale copper body with a white head. Light and fruity aroma. Flavor is bitter, slightly roasted caramel malt and fruity. A bitter but short finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle from Systembolaget. Powerful smell of fresh hops gushes out of the bottle. Attractive golden amber in colour. Whiff of dill seeds, seaweed and wet stones. The mineral theme continues in the taste, which I assume can be traced to the water from Burton-on-trent. A subtle sweet bready malt backdrop interplays nicely with a crunchy bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2007
Bottled. Brownish amber, average head. Fruity nose. Sweetish with some drying grassy hops. Some sulphur and minerals. Soapy and light-medium bodied. Bready malt lies in the background of minerals and resin. A bittersweet sensation linger in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with a big bubbly white head, mostly diminishing. Malty and bitter aroma. Heavy hoppy flavour with moderate toasted malts and caramel, slightly alcoholic. Bitter lightly sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2006
500 ml bottle. Amber coloured and crystal clear. Average-sized creamy white head. Expels a strong nutty and almondy sweet aroma. Caramel. Special aromatic malts have clearly been used as the aroma is very distinct. Really nice in my view. Weak hop aroma barely noticeable among the sweet malts. Light bitterness on the tongue. Then light maltiness with a marzipany background. Nicely balanced by hop flavour and a gentle hop bitterness. In all very aromatic and well-balanced and medium-bodied. Quite nice, but at times a bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElWally (5) - Northallerton, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006 does not count
a very enjoyable, light tasting beer. easy to dirnk with a fruity aroma, sweet yet bitter, i would order it again

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle with a cool stickers that you can see through. A very well-balanced beer. Pours to a brown- almost red colour, with diminishing head. The aroma has grass, bread, cirtus and perfume. The taste isn’t bad either: Sweet and bitter at the same time with citrus, malt and hops. As I said: balanced is the word for this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6435) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
500 ml bottle. Full malty flavour, then the hops take over to carry it to a rassy finish. My objection is that ti lands on the malty rather than on the grassy side. Marstons don’t brew bad ales, but I rarely find them to do get it totally right.


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