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: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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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fonefan (52396) - 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.

madmitch76 (26438) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
31st October 2008. Clear dark brown ale. Mild malt - just a little sourish. Unsurprisngly watery palate but it’s not too bad a thing as with it’s reasonable flavour it’s quite refreshing.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Comes simply as "Manns Brown Ale" - apparently lost its originality... Pours a very dark brown with a creamy beige head leaving some laces. Sweet roasted malts, burned caramel and some butter in the nose. Light body, sweet roasted malts, burned caramel and nuts. No bitterness. Very close to a Danish "Hvidtøl". 160110

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2010
Pours virtually flat with very little head but has a nice rich brown color. Aroma is healthy cereal, and sweet, nutty German bread. Very thin and watery palate. Tastes exactly like the packaged German sliced pumpernickel, natural and healthy with a touch of honey, and barley tea. Makes for a good health bevvie.

Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2009
0,5L bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights, small thick brown foam. Biscuity aroma combined with a good dose of meaty roasted character. Low carbonation, really good weight and body for such a low abv! Plenty of flavour on body; biscuit, brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted nut, plum and dried fruit linger on a mildly bitter finish. Very tasty and approachable dark ale. My first authentic "mild"!

DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
Has a great look to it, nice dark brown colour, some faint smells of hops and barley in the scent. Tastes kind of funky, perhaps this taste isn’t for me - seems simple, very bready, quite watery, not what I wanted or expected. Maybe for a low-alc it could be a contender for a decent dark beer, though.

Rune (13760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2009
500ml bottle shared with CinnamonGirl. Clear rosewood body, only a ring of brownish bubbles at the surface. Sweet smell of malts and wort. Sweet roasted malts in flavour and little else. Creamy in the mouth. Lightweight, but drinkable as breakfast ale (hotel room, Preston 03.05.2009).

FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Clear brownish colour with a small creamy head and a fair lacing. Sweet malty aroma and taste with notes of nuts and caramel. Sweet finish.

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