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style
Brewed by Marstonís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 595   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
Well, it is nice to see beer in clear bottles. Very attractive. This beer is the colour of barley sugars! The initial taste was good. Bitter, with a little sweetness. I drank it out of my Klosterbrau Bamberg glass. I could only drink a little of it, as it is too strong to drink much of. Besides, I wanted a Duvel. I had it in the same glass and it was delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2783) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Poured a light brown colour with no head. The aroma is very floral and the taste is very sweet with a touch of bitterness. Not bad but a typical Marstons beer could be better.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3921) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle pint:This is one of mine favorite beerstyles an bitter thats extra special. Amber brew with some bitternesh and some sweetness like fruits, citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle (500ml). Poured a bright amber with orange highlights and a small frothy white head which didnít last that well. Aroma was malty, with hops, caramel, some biscuity notes and light marmalade in the back. Taste was decently hoppy, with a pine like bitterness, some orange peel, citrus, and light caramel in the back. Body was medium with soft carbonation and a good finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nejhleader (1525) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
i thought this was a pretty bad IPA, had a bit of a floral aroma, tasted like I was chewing on a wild flower leaf. bad bitter dry aftertaste. why canít the founders(english) of the IPA make a good one?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasnít got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPAís are perfect thirst quenchers to start with and this one tops it with a overwhelming taste of fresh hops and a marvelous bitter aftertaste .... a great brew in an impressive bottle ...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2007
[email protected] Perfumy, grainy and hoppy aroma. Dark yellow color, small white head, fair lace. Light sweet, nasty bitterness, grainy, perfumy, medium body. Plain and dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from some supermarket or other.
Gold with an amber tinge and just a rim of white bubbles. Quite tartly sweet. Alcohol shows quite clearly. Some nuts and malt and a slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6019) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2007
Pale orange colour. Fresh hop aroma. Flavour is quite sharp and citrusy. An easy drink with a dryer finish with even a hint of ginger at the end.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2007
(Bottle) Pours amber. The aroma is sweet and fruity up front with notes of woody, earthy and light bready malt in the background. Undertones of grass, hops, earth and pineapple. Fruits, bread and light spices in the flavour with hints of herbs, grass, mild pepper and a watery, syrupy pineapple sting. Light bitter with a light woody and rather hard mouthfeel. Not that sweet but quite sugary. Light but lingering bitterness. Light bodied. A good example of a poor English IPA.


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