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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.


Scubaguy's rating

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 isnít 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 canít really understand how they are calling this an IPA, I would say a decent version of a pale ale.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6901) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle from Tesco, Brighouse. Golden with a thinnish head. Lightly hopped but never too flavoursome, nor does its strength impact too much. Has a dryish texture, some bitterness with its pale ale character most evident in its aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PLN_Beatz (176) - POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Beer with not strong malty aroma, hops arenít there. Dry in taste with nice bitterness in palate. Clear Amber colour body with weak white foamy. Overall nothing special :/

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (356) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Pours gold from bottle with white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malt, hay, grassy, floral and slight citrus. Flavour is sweet and nicely balanced savoury bitter. Decent bottled beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LazyPyro (223) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a small frothy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malts and some hops. Taste is hoppy, lightly bitter citric grapefruit finish, light malty flavours. Nothing stands out with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (101) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
500ml bottle from alko. Slightly hazy orage, lots of thick white head. Aroma has caramel and hops. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Pretty simple beer, but one that can be savoured and really good for what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (612) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
50cl bottle, labeled as Old Empire IPA for the Italian market. Pours almost clear orange golden with a sticky white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, light hoppy notes, very light acidity. Taste is similar with more malty flavor, good dry bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6255) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2016
Clear deep golden color with a fine off white head. Looks really nice. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Toffee, citric and fruity flavor. Lovely tasty English ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

ESB #100

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
0.5 l bottle sold as Old Empire India Pale Ale Original Export IPA in a dark bottle in Alko. Colour is amber, nice head, bubbles. Taste has malts and hops and some carbonation. A bit lager lake refereshing experience. I expected a bit more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (620) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2015
L: -pours a clear golden-orange with a medium,frothy,white head -low carbonation visible S: -cereals,grainy,sweet,lemon curd Nose is flat overall T: -grassy,spicy,lemon zest,perfumy -medium bitterniss F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body O: average. More an english Bitter than an English IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiltz (3) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015 does not count
Canít moan at £1.25 a bottle from Aldi. Always liked this one, champion!


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