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: 173   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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Cletus (6353) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of bubbles. Smells of caramel, chocolate, some licorice hints. Tastes earthy and full bodied with some chocolate hints and a peppery splash on the finish.

AndrewC (379) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
Smells lovely; smells of caramel and chocolate Angel Delight. Sweet malty, chocolatey flavour with low hopping. Roasted notes. Good mild; could pour this back all night.

tommann (3905) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
Namesake beer for 200th rate! 500ml bottle. Pours really dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and some raisin. Sweet malt to start. Sweet raisin finish. Very watery, but that’s no surprise.

shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Molasses malt and light grass hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with small head. Sweet brown sugar malt flavor on the weak side. Light body. Tasty beer.

sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown in colour with a cream, medium sized beiege head with short longevity. Toasted malt aromas with a light general sugary sweetness. Tastes sweet, like a watery chocolate milkshake with almost no bitterness. Thin on the palate with a soft texture. For what it is, this is fine.

mkel07 (6269) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
500ml bottle. More black than brown in colour with a quickly settling crackly compact tan head. Musty on the nose like a room that hasn’t been open for a while, not unpleasant. Fairly thin textured and lacking in taste a little, with a smoky burnt flavour. Smooth but lacks a punch.

Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle - Very dark brown/black. Tan head. High carbonation. Thin body. Roasted malts. Nutty. A little smoky. Medium bitterness.

fonefan (50751) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
[ As Manns Brown Ale ]. Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light moderate malty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. Very much like a Danish hvidtøl. [20100116]

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very deep mahogany with heaps of ruby showing through on the sides. Smallish cream coloured head. Wow nothing like I was expecting. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, vanilla and a little sourness. Flavours are pretty much the same with lots of malt and vanilla. Slight bitter finish with some sourness. Pretty good beer considering the abv.

Richy (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 29, 2010
Delicious brown ale. Lovely subtle roasted character, with good maltiness. Small hint of bitterness, leads to a very nicely balanced, sesssion ale.

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