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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: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2487) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2009
50 cl bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Deep golden, very little head. Mixed aroma of skunk and rosewater. Almost soaplike flavor with a creeping but mild spice finish.


3.1
visionthing (5496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2017
50cl bottle from CityAlko, Arsenal Keskus. Pours clear amber with a decent, but short-lived off-white head. Mild fruity and grainy aroma with notes of honey and hints of citrus and caramel, Moderate to medium sweet with mild, but balanced flavours and a fine bitterness. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

3.3
dsimmons66 (23) - - SEP 30, 2017
Very tasty............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Calisky (3023) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2017
Couleur legerement ambrée, petite mousse. Nez houblonné un peu fruité raisin. Gout houblonné fruité, gras, note d'herbes et zeste d'agrumes. Bon corps. Malgrés tout assez classique. Fin amere un peu raisin

2.8
TheCeeMan (25) - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Post Tenerife/Poland bottle at home. Pours golden Amber with white head nicely clear. Head clears quick but small slick remains. Biscuity malty sweet aroma. Strange that the sweetness hits you after the bitterness with incredible biscuity caramel depth. A very drinkable beer but nothing special.

2.2
SteCrox (4) - Tricase, ITALY - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
India Pale Ale? Are they sure? This beer doesn't taste like an IPA, there isn't a hoppy taste :(

2.7
kaserov (925) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (retención decente). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa y ligeramente chispeante. Aroma a lúpulo floral, toques herbales. En boca lúpulo floral, grano y toques herbales. Amargor final suave. Más Bitter que IPA.

3.2
mabuzzer (896) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear, copper colour with a thin white head. Mallet aroma, flavour is spiced fruit, dry finish. Ok

3.2
Piepenhenrich (1193) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
Bitter or IPA? I am confused. However, it has these nice hoppy bitterness, that I like and which distinguishes it from the average Lagers and Ales.

4
Mad Dog Martin (41) - - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Cloth cap optional. It tastes like old men propping up the bar in a smoky 1970s local! Probably called The White Hart. Quintessentially English. 'Brewing the Future'? Nah, Marstons, keep brewing the past!

3
HopsDoctor83 (39) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Strong tasting bitter, surprisingly light in colour nice fruity citrus aroma. Moreish ....


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