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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: 506   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.


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, - AUG 6, 2011
It came from a 500ml clear bottle, it pours a a golden color with a pillowy 1 finger white head that lingers around. It has some small spots of lacing. The aroma is mostly dominated by grassy notes and a little skunk. The flavor, I can say isn’t going to get a fair shake. I am not sure if it got skunked, it is very grassy for an IPA . I get some toasted carmel but it also comes with a bunch of grass and grains, it is somewhat similar to an euro lager. It finishes with a leafy bitterness that lingers around. I can’t really understand how they are calling this an IPA, I would say a decent version of a pale ale.


2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SangreSani (108) - Głowienka, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
I found it as "Marston’s Old Empire True India Pale Ale". 100% clear golden beer with fair white head. Quick retention. Very pale aroma. Paper hints. Some bubble gum. Medium to high bitterness and maltiness. Bitter finish. Maybe a bit of hops Sticky texture, full body, moderate carbonation. Well, it’s not IPA for sure and I have no idea why they wrote IPA on the label.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (872) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, bez peny. Vôňa ako cukríky, umelá, sladká. V chuti sladkosť, železitosť, slabá dochuť.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, many thanks.</> Golden color with medium white head. Malt, englush hops in aroma. Taste the same. Medium long light hoppy bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (2395)
- Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Seoul. Aroma heavyli metallic. Clear golden colour. Taste is also metallic, which kills pretty much everything else. Meh beer.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
earsonheart (5) - Kharkov, UKRAINE - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Very pale aroma. Soar without any shades. Really pour beer without its own temper. Bad

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2015
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Preston. Pours clear golden amber, short-lived white head. Aromas are mineral, butter biscuit, faint citrus. Taste is more of the same. Sticky sweet finish. Not great, but slightly better than the last two!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours clear golden, small head. Thin to medium body. Malts, light hops. Lacks hops. Disappointing IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Toomio (289) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Mitä IPAa se tällainen on? Perus Lager ja sitten vielä valju. Hyi. Lätyskä kalja on.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
remALUS (22) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. 0,50L Price: 1,42€. Neilgai išliekanti puta. Per daug kartus. Nemanau kad dar kada nors pirksiu.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2235) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
As Marstons Old Empire India Pale Ale. 500ml bottle, Maruhn bb08/2015. Diluted supermarket brand orange marmelade drifts on a dulled body and pleasantly light biscuit malts. Lack of any real hop bouquet besides a hint at Lady Grey. Quick finish. A bit course, but still managed to enjoy this as an easy sucker for anything ESB/UK-style IPA.


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