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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: 604   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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3.2
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Clear copper-golden pour, full white head with good retention. Aroma is fairly spicy with malty notes and a tinge of something metallic. Noticeable hop spiciness in the flavor as well that hangs on for a long finish; interesting choice of hops in this one and not terribly complex, but not unpleasant. Moderate body with quite a bit of sparkly carbonation that makes it tingle a bit. Interesting, maybe even worth trying again. Not sure why they bother with those clear bottles though.

2.9
KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with large white head. Fruity aroma with floral hops and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with fruit and floral hops leading it to a bitter end.

2.4
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
Amber in colour with a large white head. Had a smell of flowery hops. Some lacing on the glass. Had a bitter taste with some carbonation.

3.3
daniele (9573) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2008
ambrato scarico schiuma non molto abbondante mediamente persistente noti lievi luppololate malto in bocca malto luppolo nel finale mediamente amara piuttosto rinfrescante piuttosto facile da bere

3.1
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2010 50 cl bottle, bought at Tesco, Liverpool. Amber color, ok off-white head. Aroma is malt and hops. Flavor is sweet malt, some hops and much bitterness.

2.9
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle Pale brown-yellow with a tiny head. Aroma has bitter hops and sulphur Tastes of toasted malt with bitterness. Mostly from hop character, carbonation is pretty low. Not bad, surprisingly, but nothing to brag about either.

3
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Boring smell, nothing which keeps me happy there. The flavour is better with a decent bitterness, even though it could have been stronger. There’s also some citrus found there. Quite okay beer, but nothing I will buy again.

3.4
weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle, dark gold orange colour with white head. Very drinkable, I liked it. Nice balance of bitterness, fruitiness and hops. Nice.

3.5
pintbypint (3770) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
500ml clear bottle. Deep gold colour, fluffy and creamy white cap with decent retention. Aroma is malty, soft perfumy/citrusy sweet hop notes. Flavour of fruity malt, citrus/orange notes. Moderate bitterness with some hop aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy in the mouth, light carboantion. Good drinkability. A lot better than I was expecting, especially coming from a clear bottle.

3
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 29, 2008
Clear glass bottle. A clear dark golden beer with a medium sized disappearing white head. The aroma is not powerful, with a light/medium maltiness and hoppiness and notes of caramel and grass. The flavour begins sweet with the malt and ends quite bitter with the hops. Light metallic note. Medium body, average/lively carbonation, short/medium dry finish with almost medium bitetrness. A decent pint.


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