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: 172   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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jmgreenuk (9443) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured like a flat cola with a broken tan head. The aroma is weak, but there is some dry maltiness there. The flavour is weak bitter and some malt and that’s where it ends really. The palate is weak and there is no real aftertaste. I don’t dislike this beer, but at the same time, it’s nothing special either. It it floats your boat then great, but sadly my boat is somewhere down there with the Titanic!

Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at the Cricketers, Shirley. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, flat cola, hint of toast and nut. The taste is cola, light roasted malt, weak coffee, toffee and cardboard with a dry, sweet finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Not much to it really... A simple, sweet brown ale. Can?t say I agree with the official description of "full-bodied with a luscious flavour". Not too different to flat cola really!

SarkyNorthener (4608) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown no head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is sweet malts and mild dark toffee. Watery on the palate. Easy to drink Mild, but maybe its past its sell by date now.

markymook (1) - - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
I really like this ale. It is simple,easy drinking and sweet. Not everyones thing but it is mine.

jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle @ a random Irish pub in Stockwell. The pour’s deep brown with hardly any head. The nose is mild malt sweetness, hints of nuts, maybe a touch of chocolate. The taste is as mild-mannered as the aroma. Light nutty sweet malts. Smooth and unchallenging. Overall, fine. Boring.

ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep chestnut brown, with a small beige head, which does not last all that well nor leave much lacing. The main aroma is prune, with some hints of vanilla and biscuity malt. Very mild grass and spice hops lead into a slightly weird blend of prune and banana. The banana persists through to the finish, where it is joined by some faint, doughy biscuit malt. This is not the world’s most flavoursome beer, and what flavour exists is not terribly inspiring. A pretty missable beer.

stravale (3065) - Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle 500ml
Cola-like colour, ruby edges in glass,, big fizzy tan head that dissipated to thin layer, almost no lacing
Aroma - sweet caramel malts, dark sugars, slight sweet chocolate
Taste - sweet caramel malts, some dark creamy toffee, bit of sweet chocolate, slight mineraly twang, cola notes, bit watery, more like a soft drink
Palate - very low carb, thin body, slighty viscous, smooth mouthfeel, but rather flat.. Finish as main flavour, leave a bt of a sweet residue.
Overall - Wasn’t expecting much for 89p - but it was quite drinkable and better tasting than some Marstons’s beers (which isn’t hard). Just a soft, very light sweet low abv dark ale. Nothing remarkable - but it’s of historic interest I suppose. It’s still below average but better than some efforts at 2.8% which have been appalling

deanso (10128) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 15, 2012
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Decent off white head which disappears quickly. Clear ruby brown pour. A bit lacking in carbonation and thin but still pretty drinkable.

worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Solid black with a red tint and a thin quick disappearing brown head. Raisins, light roasted malt, chocolate. Rough grainy prickly thin body slightly oily. The pasteurization killed it. Club soda, once the carbonation is gone it tastes like flat Coke. Brown sugar and molasses. Maybe little chocolate. Feels like flat beer. Yuk.

undercurrent25 (2141) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Deep brown in colour, taste is malty with a hint of chocolate, the palate is thin and watery

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