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Marston’s
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Black Isle, Scotland august 05. I thougth this would be a typical, sweet, malty and boring beer - but I was fooled. The color is dark brown, the head nice and the aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate and a light sweetness. The finish has a very weak bitterness. It has a lot of taste in spite of the low ABW (2.8), and if you find this beer, you definitely should try it!

3.3
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Retired and I am little surprised as I bought this in Amsterdam two years ago. A great beer at 2.8% but I like a little more body and abv-s to my beers. Page 305 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 322 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3
goozen (4067) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle 0,5 ltr. Brown sweet low-alcohol brown ale, it must been noticed i think it is an Mild.

2.6
berkshirejohn (6497) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
500ml bottle. Pours almost black, but with a brown rather than a reddish colour when held to the light; off-white head fades quickly; malty aroma; sweet malty taste with a dry, nutty content; dryish finish.

2.8
pivnizub (10614) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle: Deep brown coloured, small and stable, slightly lacing off-white head; moderate roast-malty, a bit metallic nose, nutty, too; light bitter, mainly dry flavour, light bodied; hints of caramel, nuts, roasted malt in the faint bitter finish. Not unpleasant, quite tasty for a beer of 2.8%.............

3.5
joe19612 (2923) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle, lovely nutty aroma and pours a real dark brown. This beer has a sweet malty after taste. One of the best beers of this style.

3.4
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, can hear some carbonation as it pours to its dark cola-like colour with a frothy tan head. A warming malt aroma with a touch of caramal. A nice and light mouthfeel (not surprisingly), with a little bit of carbonation. An easy malty flavour with just a hint of chocolate. Would happily drink this over a session.

3.2
limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Very light aroma struggled to get any malts and no hops aroma. Some fruits as raisin but struggles to get that. Copperto dark brown in color, slight haze low head low carbonation. Lighter than a sweet stout. seems almost like a lager or a swartzbeer

1.8
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
Dark brown with a small head. Unpleasant wet dog aroma. The taste faint, creamy and slightly sweet, devoid of any real interest. Quite a depressing beer.

3
Fin (10539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle, Sainsbury’s, Kidlington selling at £1 a bottle. I was quite shocked to note that this was only 2.8% but then I suppose brown ales are quite weak. Poured dark brown with barely a head to speak of, bit caramelly on the nose and sweet in the taste, I found this to be absolutley fine and nice to drink something that is still quite tasty despite it’s lack of oommph.


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