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

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2007
500 ml bottle. A soft carbonatied copper colored body under a thin greyish head quickly fading to a tiny ring of foam. Modest aromas of light malt-sweetness, earthy and grassy hops, citrus... with some unusual whiffs of chemicals... Medium bitter grassy hop flavor. Low malt level. Some dry fruitiness in the aftertaste. Medium body. Light bitter and íperfumedí finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a golden amber colour. Nose of cream, malt and hops. Body is weak and oily. Taste is overly of malt a sugar. Hops taste below par to give it a hoppy fininsh. Iím not a fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (12402) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Can. Clear golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, biscuit, caramel and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (754) - SPAIN - SEP 17, 2007
50 cl. clear bottle. Coppery orange colour, small head that doesnít hold too long. Smell is hoppy, sulphurous, a bit skunky, oranges. Rough in the tongue, but saomewhat silky. Taste is citrus, butter, biscuit, some caramel, marzipan, vanilla. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Golden with a nice head. Itís a nice dry IPA with notes of hops, a bit of malt, fruit and flower. The bitterness is nice and lasts well in the finish, but IMO it should be more pronounced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
My bottle shared with HogTownHarry and tupalev. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size lasting white head. Aroma of grassy U.K. hops, also biscuity, and with sweet malt and faint fruit. Flavour of sweet malt, spices and a good amount of grassy hops. Medium bodied. This was a pleasant surprise, I found it quite easy to drink and I could have easily had several of these.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Amber with a decent white head. Aroma of dusty, tired hops. Flavours of malt sweetness with a hoppy finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, Paulís bottle from England. At the first crack of this clear bottle, all we could smell is skunk. But, as it aired out, it got better - very strong hops overcame the skunk.. Almost. Taste is very good - refreshing hops, light amber malt, some syrupy sweetness - right on style. Bad start but great finish, this was pretty sold, stupid clear bottle aside.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2007
Not going to waste too much time on this one, other than to say itís just another decidedly average brew from Marstons

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2007
can. Medium white head, amber colour. Hoppy aroma with some bitterness and fruits. Lasting aftertaste with nice pleasant mouthfeel. Kvickly ŇbyhÝj Ňrhus 7,95 dkr 0,50 cl. Very nice prize.


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