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

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RATINGS: 608   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, - JUL 29, 2010
Orange-brown with thin off-white head. Spicy aroma with notes of soil, vanilla, fruit and nuts. Fruity flavour with notes of hops. Growing dry bitterness.


4
Calvados () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Well balanced beer with plenty of hop flavour. Lasting bitterness without being harsh. Enjoyed it till the last sip

3.3
nephirem (540) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear copper pour with two finger frothy off-white head. Good retention, nice lacing on the glass. Nose is grainy and herbal with subtle hop character in the background. Thin to medium body. Average texture, slightly light. Regular carbonation. Moderately bitter taste. Aroma of malts, grains and herbs. Slightly peppery. Good hop presence, a bit earthy with subtle citrus fruitiness. Dry mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some off-placed metal acidity. Overall, not bad. Unspectacular but decent, especially when chilled enough.

3.1
miggle (344) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2017
Golden color and medium head. Not typical IPA with tropical fruit. Nevertheless some sweet fruits of pear and seeds. Not strong aroma but good and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen [210417]
Amver, clear, frothy white head, light lacing
Aroma of slight citrus, dab of minerals, light sweet caramel malts, soft fruits
Taste of soft caramel malt, light citrus, soft fruits, some twiggy bitter hops, quite spicy, dab of bitter minieral, fairly complex, rich flavour
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, light bitter. Finish is more bitter spicy, dab of zest some sweet caramel malt
Overall - Better than expected, mineraly and spicy flavours work well together

2.3
the_kontra (5) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
Date: 29.05.2017 Bottle, valid until 30.04.2018 Mediocre. Weak grassy aroma. Taste wasn’t bad, but not good enough to actually enjoy it.

2.8
Wim (3980) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
On holiday in wales light amber colored body with white head and with a yeast hop aroma a yeast hop sweet bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.4
collaper (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2017
Quizas algo insipida para ser una IPA. Color ambar oscuro, intenso. Corona blanca con fuerza. Una presencia muy bonita tanto la etiqueta como la botella.

3.5
Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2017
A strong British IPA. Nice bitter flavours and very nice mouthfeel. This is one that I will need to seek out again.

2.9
aussiealchemist (52) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2017
500 ml bottle in Wiveliscombe England. Pours a clear medium tan with small white head that lasts. Aroma is subdued and slightly soapy. Some pine and citrus on the nose. Moderate carbonation gives lively mouthfeel. Punchy hop bitterness, mostly on the fore palate. Solid malt backbone but does not quite balance the hops which dominate. Solid abv helps to give this IPA a lift. Medium body with a slightly soapy texture. Not all that bad for a mega brewer.

1.7
PenultimaRonda (94) - Narón, Galicia, - MAY 5, 2017
CAS- "#Scotland has whisky. #Detroit has cars. #Burton has #beer. And we´re the oldes breare in Town" (#Escocia tiene whisky. Detroit tiene coches. Burton tiene #cerveza. Y nosotros somos la cervecera más antigua de la ciudad). Marketing aparte, esta cerveza posee una espuma de duración bastante efímera y un aroma muy suave a malta (quizás demasiado). Me pareció muy carbonatada, más de lo que me esperaba y su sabor tostado no me aportó ningún matiz que no haya visto en otras cervezas y con mejores resultados. Me pareció bastante normal. GAL- "Scotland has whisky. Detroit has cars. Burton has beer. And we´re the oldes breare in Town" (Escocia ten whisky. Detroit ten coches. Burton tiene #cervexa. Y nós somos a cervexeira máis antiga da cidade). Marketing aparte, esta cerveza posue unha espuma de duración bastante efímera e un cheiro moi suave a malta (quizais demasiado). Pareceume moi carbonatada, máis do que agardaba e o seu sabor torrado non me aportou ningún matiz que non vira noutras cervexas e con mellores resultados. Pareceume bastante normal.


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