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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: 590   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dacrza (899) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Date tasted: July 7, 2013... Glassware: Wychwood Hopbgoblin tumbler... Occasion: celebrating a lazy Sunday’s end....Appearance: nice pale copper body that is clear and softly bubbling; cloudy white head that laces and quickly dissipates... Aroma: bready malts assert dominance--such an English treat--with some buttery notes... Palate: medium-bodied, smooth and buttery; some heat on the exhale,, despite the modest ABV.. Taste: extremely soft hints of toffee and hops; powerful display of malt high on the tongue; formidable... Overall: a curiosity purchase, using a gift card for a slew of brews including this one; I know Marston is renown for its bitter, and thought the IPA would carry the flag; malty , yes, and a quality sipper with a slightly smoked, buttery, definitively scotch finish....still, tough to place among the more formidable IPAs from either side of the pond....


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle from a local shop, Tallinn. BB 23.07.2017. Clear pale golden with frothy creamy white head that drops rather fast. Aroma and flavour: soft yeasty fruity, toffeeish, earthy. Hops rather subdued. Slightly too watery on the palate; overall not too enjoyable, even with thirst.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Gold in colour. Hoppy; strong hoppy aroma & flavour; grassy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel & vanilla. Tangy rich malty with moderately bitter hoppy taste. Drinkable. (2015-06-06)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samjdix (35) - - JAN 6, 2017
Perfectly palatable if not excellent. Pours a lovely copper, nice flowery hops on the nose. Downhill from there. Strangely flat carbonation, may have been the temperature of a dud bottle. Taste is average, sweeter and less bitter than I’d expect from an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rstk (13) - - DEC 16, 2016
Quite simple aroma of malt and hops with some grassy and earthy notes. Pours clear golden colour with medium white head. Medium body, taste almost duplicates the aroma. Feels properly old style, nice drinkable mainstream. But why IPA?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lmojoh (513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2016
Flaske via DjOeye. Aroma eple, sitrus, malt. Utseende klar orange til gylden med hvitt skum. Smak Malt, humle, eple, bittersøt, fruktig i ettersmaken. En mild og fruktig ipa, ikke veldig bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (212) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Recommended to me by Mole. Dissapointing on the nose, nothing really there ex pet damp. The por is OK, slightly foamy head. That’s about it. Tastes are all dull, something sweet which could be a spoonfulll of sugar. Dry finish. No life, no zest, no thanks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
meldorf75 (66) - - 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 (256) - 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 (707) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Pours clear, amber. Big white head. Aroma is biscuity/grainy. Flavor is bittersweet. Medium body, crisp finish.


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