Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

Style: Mild Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in bottles and cans.
Previously brewed by Burtonwood for Ushers (Refresh UK).
Manns Brown Ale has been brewed in Britain since 1902, originally by Thomas Wells Thorpe who was the head brewer of Manns in London. He envisaged the opportunity to move away from IPA and brown stout and create a new beer, claimed to be "the sweetest beer in London". Brewed to the original Manns recipe, this 2.8% ABV ale is now brewed by Thomas Hardy at Burtonwood, it remains the most widely distributed brand of the original style of sweet, low gravity brown ale.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
comperchris (136) - - APR 19, 2017
Awful, tastes of malt and nothing else. No real smell other than malt and no alcohol content. Nice in a stew though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Smells almost synthetic. Tastes weak, lightly malty, and there is little else. Very easy to drink but leaves little impression.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2899) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
275ml bottle from King of the Belgains, Hartford. Dark brown, opaque with a slight purplish hue. Light aroma of porridge, Ovaltine. Taste is sweet and milky which is pleasant at first but it becomes cloying very quickly. No wonder Mr Creosote exploded after drinking a crate of it. There isnít a lot to this beer but hey, itís a classic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fajry (2021) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2016
Flaska Saltney. Tmavo jantarova farba, bez peny. Vona cukrikova, karamelova. Chut sladka, vodova, karamelova. Zle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
06-08-2016-0,5L Dose Dunkel, kaffeefarbene Krone, Aroma : Karamellmalze , RŲstmalz. Dito Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lokis333 (477) - Birěai, LITHUANIA - MAY 13, 2016
Very dark brown color almost black, with creamy coffee foam. Aromas on the weaker side of caramel, toasted malts and toffee with that stronger aged touch. Palate, light body with thin slightly mouth coating texture leaving very sweet caramel finish. Taste is definatly sweet with hints of toffee and caramel, but not intense, quite watery. Overall, interesting, it is only 2.8% and in a way like very water and weak dark beer, and quite simple. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (388) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 So enjoyable and drinkable. Reminds me of a not so sweet sweetheart stout if that makes sense. Nice mouthfeel. Flavoursome for strength. Plums coffee

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steffan (76) - WALES - MAR 24, 2016
Aroma of faint bleach, appearance like coca cola,small cola like head. Taste well....like flat cola without sugar, a very faint hop bitterness and creamy ever so slightly sweet taste. Palate slightly astringent. Not unpleasant but a fine example of a beer that suffers from such a low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (913) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Typical working manís club beer, which I drank in a typical WMC. Decent looking brown/red body, with a touch of yellowish head. Fairly thin. Nose is good, and typical brown ale, with some red and darker fruit. Taste faded a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2558) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, slight dark fruits, subtle molasses and cola. Taste of caramel, cola, some toasted malts, a little chocolate, slight dark fruits and subtle yeast. Light bodied but a watery texture and moderate carbonation. A sweet, caramel with a soft toasty bitterness in the finish. Definitely a sweet beer, like drinking a cola with a subtle bitterness. Itís ok but thin and lacks depth.

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