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Brewed by Marston’s
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Old Empire is brewed using Optic malt, a subtle and paler grain that will allow other flavours to come through on the palate. Goldings and Fuggles hops are added to this brew, which is then late hopped with the American Cascade variety for extra hop strength.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
meldorf75 (76) - - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Kolor zloty. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa szybko znika. Wyrazny owocowy aromat. Srednio nasycenie . Srednai goryczka. W tle czuc slod.przyjemne piwo nie jakiego szalu we ale spokojnie mozna wypic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparf (257) - Östersund, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2016
Maltig, metallisk doft. Typisk för billig öl. Helt renons på friska humlearomer. Bara en gräs- och jordaktig doft. Klar, trevlig bärnstensfärg men nästan utan skumhuvud. Förvånansvärt stor smak ändå men verkligen inget särskilt. Lätt rostad malt, lite kola, men utan humlekaraktär. Massproducerad och opersonlig ipa. Torr avrundning och en kort eftersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (725) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Pours clear, amber. Big white head. Aroma is biscuity/grainy. Flavor is bittersweet. Medium body, crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2016
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Silja Symphony, 20161023) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had toffee and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were toffee, grass, earth, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puredelusion (341) - Lviv, UKRAINE - OCT 22, 2016
0.5 bottle. Pours golden/amber color with medium, mostly diminishing white head. Aroma of malt, hops with a touch of fruitiness, biscuits. Flavor is light medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, somewhat biscuity. Smooth and drinkable. Medium long roasted finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. The only thing I didn’t got, is why did they print the IPA word on the cover?

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bbertels (443) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle, 550 ml,bought in London. Marketed as an ipa, this is, quite rightly, more of a bitter than anything else: smooth, clear and with a distinct taste of alcohol. Extremely little fruit, scant hops. Not my cup of tea but fair enough, I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (4256) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma; fruity rounded herbal malt character, dark fruity leafy hops to the nose, maybe a small caramel note, all in all a very straight clean aroma. Look; off white modest foam, clear deep golden body. Taste; hops, crystal barley malts, herbs, grapefruit peel, "crystal grain" - leading to a fruity hoppy finish. Feel; clean, easy, natural co2. Overall; quality IPA, a true british one, very british. [50cl.btl 5.7% BB.28APR17 #B6088]

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wischylini (287) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2016
Appearance Pours a clear amber, with a medium white head
Aroma Lightly kilned malt, British hops, ie. floral and mildly earthy, biscuits, soap
Taste Very sweet up front, with a mildly bitter finish
Palate Medium body, low carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Deep hazy amber, with a small, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Mildly sweetish aroma of orchard fruit, biscuit malt and a hint of floral hops. Mouthfeel: Medium body, hardly watery. Soft carbonation. *** Taste: Nice balance of bitter, flowery hops and softer malts at the start, some generic fruitness, too. Maltier in the middle, but still bitter, with some lemon. Finish is medium bitter, again hops & malt in equal balance. Lasting, mediumb bitter hop aftertaste. *** Impressions: Better than I expected after the fairly mediocre reviews I read on Ratebeer - but they shouldn’t have printed the "IPA" this big - it’s not an IPA. Instead, expect a solid best bitter, very well balanced, just a tad thin for the ABV, but highly drinkable. Good mainstream ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svarun (125) - - AUG 18, 2016
Clear golden, small white head. Aroma of floral hops. Medium body with some bitterness. Dry finish. Good.


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