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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: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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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3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (347) - - MAR 31, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Very mild aroma with nothing much to pick out. Moderate malt, a good amount of hops and a long, quite intense bitter finish. Pretty smooth. Not complex but really pretty good. Certainly better than expected.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11511) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. Pours amber gold. Floral/citrus aroma. Flavor matches. Somewhat bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
December 12, 2014. Bottle received in a trade, thanks Beersiveknown. Clear deep golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is spicy, floral, herbal, grass and biscuit, Taste is medium sweet malty, light bitter floral and grassy bitterness. Medium sweet finish with a light bitterness, herbal notes. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
500 mL bottle. Light floral aroma, on a dry, bitter ale. Its not bad stuff to drink, but hardly one to rave about.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 50cl bottle purchased at the London, Boat Quay, Singapore. Cloudy brown orange colour with a small white head which quickly disappeared. Malty aroma with some hops. Medium body and lightly carbonated. Taste of fruit, caramel, malt and hops. Understated but robust, and definitely in the English style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
Cervesa lleugera en amargor, molt fàcil de beure, en boca se li noten tocs cítrics i a caramel. Cerveza ligera en amargor, muy fácil de beber, en boca se le notan toques cítricos y a caramelo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (362) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 0.5L. Slightly hazy orange body with average, creamy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Moderate hoppy (orange, flowers) and light-to-moderate malty aroma with light notes of spices. Moderate bitter and light-to-moderate sweet flavour with some notes of spices and alcohol. Light-to-medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation; light alcoholic warming in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (610) - 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 (263) - - 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 (1788) - 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 (758) - 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.


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