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

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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Golden coloured strong in alcohol slightly pale and hoppy. Some dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber, creamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Crisp hoppy aroma. Taste, however, is slightly disappoitning. There’s a good hoppy bite, but to me, not enough malts to back it up. Palate is thin. Could have been interesting, now, it’s just another filtered and pasteurized albeit decent IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2310) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
From bottle. Fresh fruity aroma, sense of a very crisp bitter ale. Clear glowing orange appearance, shame the head looks like someone has spit in my glass. Good carb the look of the beer just makes me want to drink it (forget the spit), so I will... Smooth, sweet honey texture with a malty bitterness. Slight metallic citrus feel on the palate. A good IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23600) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off wihte head. Aroma of malts and caramel with notes of ash tray and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, bright golden. Sweet aroma with hints of caramel. A subtle sourish bitter aftertaste with fruity hints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9367) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2006
Sampled with some friends in Tromsø 10.06.2006.
Golden. Small head. Good hoppy nose. Assorted flavours of fruit and caramel. Gentle bitter finish. A rounded and tasty beer with medium to full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Beautiful pint. Extremely hoppy. Lovely head . Can taste grass/ malt......oh lovely. Thirst quencher A winner.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
Clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Malty, light skunky aroma with notes of some caramel sweetness. Malty and sweet flavor with a solid bitterness. Dry and bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2006
Tasted 29/03/2006. Shared 500ml bottle, at Neil Miller’s Cellar-Vate tasting. Beautiful, bright, copper-gold. Quite pale but vibrant, with lovely pillowy white head that, unfotunately, doesn’t hold or lace. Very grassy nose, some pepper and a hint of boiled sugar. Grassy hops, again, dominate the mouth also. Little malt profile in the skinny, lightish side of ligh-medium, mouth weight. Low-medium carbonation. Some spiciness through the middle and a short bitter finish. This ale was the last of the tasting (a very nice group of NZ micro pale ales) and it didn’t stand up to the competition.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1443) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
A deep, amber gold colour, with quite a strong white head. The nose is clean, with a strong, hoppy nose with hints of malt. The taste bitter with strong, hop and malt tones. Has a smooth finish. (Bottle).


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