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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: 486   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.


Meilby's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (591) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Copper color with white frothy head. Notes of yeast, herbal, citrus, caramel. Tasty IPA.

- beerbasher

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiosna (228) - - OCT 11, 2014
0,5 pullo JKL Alko. Saippuainen vaahto, kirkas vaalean kuparin ruskea. Tuoksussa humalaa, hedelmää, sitrusta ja vähän karamellia, hiukan kukkaisuutta. Maussa vaaleaa mallasta, kitkeryyttä, humalaa. Jopa kuivan kitkerää.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1695) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from McTapps, many thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, bit hoppy. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, hoppy, malty, some citrusy notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (663) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with nice frothy white head. Mild malty aroma some caramel notes can be picked up too. The taste is slightly sweet and malty at first, followed by some bitterness and that unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Nothing speci8al really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (559) - CROATIA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle; pours a copper color with an off white head; aroma is citrus and malt; taste is bitter citrus with some malt and honey, finish is dry bitter; more of an IPA than an ESB but still decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Citrus fruit aroma. Hazy amber brown colour with poor head. Big malt flavours throughout with slightly bitter but smooth finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a clear orange colour with nice carbonation. Fruity fresh sweet aroma, some bitter notes there. Bitter, slightly fruity flavour, some grassy/dry notes there. Goes down smooth, thin bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Appearance is clear and amber, lots of fizz, solid white foamy head which lasts. Aroma- hoppy, lemony, lime hints, floral, a bit meadowy, hint of caramel. Taste- fruity, bitter hops, floral notes, hint of creamy malt, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Bay at Central Pier 3, HK. Deep copper color with a cloudiness aand head that does not clear up. Very tradtitional malty nose, however this one’s dominated by toffee. The flavor has citrus notes and a dry bitterness but these are overshadowee by the malty character. I good beer for the bay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (855) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Strong malt backbone with a soft hop finish.


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