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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: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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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Rossbear (24) - Wendover, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Oh how I do love a good Marstons beer, and now Old Empire shows me that I am right in this. Features include a super malty backbone and subtle hop bittering, a very 'true' IPA but the dry hopping with Cascade adds just a touch of the new world. Interesting that this is now in a brown bottle, they must be paying attention in Wolverhampton, good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
This Has to be my fall back Ultimate experience, of the dozen’s upon dozen’s Iv’e tried, this is the holy grail of Ale.

With a classy Eye Catching Bottle design, I always leave it 2 days in the Fridge, on the nose a light, fresh, honey aroma, highly citrus and ripe, pours a divine, Honey Amber, looking like a good scotch, with a fine head.

Initial taste is admittedly mild, and rather mediocre, but it’s complex yet elegant mouthfeel, quickly it’s deception unfold’s into a sublime elixir of Malt, Toffee, lemon’s and Faint apple, exceedingly Ripe, crisp yet boldly graceful, post swallow an after taste reminiscent of spice and biscuit, and a long, satisfying refreshing lingering, that leaves you begging for more.

Almost not a beer, but a masterpiece of art, craft and perfection, a very rare 5 for this special number.

4.9
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Really hoppy fantastic beer, i could get it on tap at the rising sun in scholar green when they have it as a guest but i decided to also sample the bottle version aswell, excellent beer. Hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, the hop flavour fills your mouth pleasantly, i like hoppy malty beers. Fantastic

4.5
scotty (1227) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Bottled. This looks great! gold in colour, head is firm and white and lasts well. Nose is clean and fresh, bursts with immense hoppy aromas. WOW!!! that’s some mouthful, big and full flavoured, refreshing & satisfying, finish cuts a bit short, but hey! that’s not a big fault is it? Fantastic stuff, V.W. Kelso £1.79/4 for £6...may not last tho’ knowing that company..PS. can’t understand the low overall percentile score, try it anyway.

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Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasn’t got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPA’s 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 ...


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