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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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rossbear (18) - Wendover, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Oh how I do love a good Marstons beer, and now Old Empire shows me that I am right in this. Features include a super malty backbone and subtle hop bittering, a very 'true' IPA but the dry hopping with Cascade adds just a touch of the new world. Interesting that this is now in a brown bottle, they must be paying attention in Wolverhampton, good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Really hoppy fantastic beer, i could get it on tap at the rising sun in scholar green when they have it as a guest but i decided to also sample the bottle version aswell, excellent beer. Hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, the hop flavour fills your mouth pleasantly, i like hoppy malty beers. Fantastic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Bottled. This looks great! gold in colour, head is firm and white and lasts well. Nose is clean and fresh, bursts with immense hoppy aromas. WOW!!! thatís some mouthful, big and full flavoured, refreshing & satisfying, finish cuts a bit short, but hey! thatís not a big fault is it? Fantastic stuff, V.W. Kelso £1.79/4 for £6...may not last thoí knowing that company..PS. canít understand the low overall percentile score, try it anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasnít got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPAís are perfect thirst quenchers to start with and this one tops it with a overwhelming taste of fresh hops and a marvelous bitter aftertaste .... a great brew in an impressive bottle ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (281) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle 500ml from King&Godfree. Very tasty bitter. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and hints of pine. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
licorice, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, spruce, citrus, herbs, cereal, hay, orange, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
Gold coloured with a lively head that soon goes. Malty and bitter with a lovely lingering slightly sweet aftertaste. I expected more body in an I.PA and was surprised to see it in a clear bottle.Up to the usual high standards that we expect from this brewery with that tangy taste that most of their beers have. Very pleasant but I have got to say it wasn't quite as good as for some reason I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1301) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 From a Bottle.Dark orange in colour,little head,aroma of hops and fruit,quite dry,strong hops,malt wood,long dry bitter finish.

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