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Old Empire - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003)
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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden orange; slightly cloudy; medium head; long lasting

Aroma: Citrusy; hoppy; spicy; sulfury; malty

Taste: Good hop bite on start; citrusy fruit on mid; almost a fruit candy on finish; hoppy, dry nutty aftertaste; very interesting

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Robert-Simmonds
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Robert-Simmonds, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of pkenkman
4/5  rDev +18.3%

pkenkman, May 16, 2013
Photo of Dentist666
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden beer with ample off-white head. Clear aroma of citrus, quite diacetylic, crystal malts, evident lack of hops in here. Flavour is prosaic, rather sharp bitterness, less resinous, more standard malts. It can be said "not well-balanced", not "full-flavoured". Good carbonation amd full body.

Dentist666, May 08, 2013
Photo of Tiny_Tim
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Tiny_Tim, May 01, 2013
Photo of Bix
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Bix, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

innominat, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5liter clear bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear antique gold in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Whiff of sulfur, faint earthy hop note
Taste-Pale and toasted malts, earthy hops, grapefruit rind bitterness lingers to the finish. Faint mineral bite and sulfur note accompany each sip. Not bad, just different.
Overall, easy drinkinf and subtle. A spicy or robust food pairing would enhance this brew in my opinion.

hosehead83, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Twal
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Twal, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Radome
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 500 ml bottle bought in Spain.

A - Color is orange-tinged gold. Head is white and mad of tiny bubbles; initially several cm thick, and fades to a thin sheet. Persistent lacing. Poured cloudy but then cleared as it warmed.

S - Aroma is of sweet, bready English malt. Some grassy hops in background, but muted. Fruity yeast. Aromas are soft but clean.

T - Moderate hops bitterness and flavor. Some crisp malt and soft, fruity yeast notes. A faint sweet alcohol taste. Flavors develop complexity as beer warms.

M - Medium body. Light hops burn. Creamy carbonation.

O - A very nice, well-made brew. However, it lacks the hops punch to deserve to call itself an IPA, even an English one.

Radome, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Jetulio
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance--- amber light colour with a white head (1 finger) not lasting
Aroma---citrus, malt and grass. Fresh herbal smell too.
Taste---bitterness presence but with a nice touch of lemon aroma and malts.
Mouthfeel---medium / light body and medium/light carbonation.
Overall--- good and long aftertaste. Drinkable and balanced. Nothing spectacular but consistent.

Jetulio, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of larrynevins
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

larrynevins, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Welshbloke
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Welshbloke, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -11.2%

petluo, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -40.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Bellonc
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Bellonc, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of ceetee26
4/5  rDev +18.3%

ceetee26, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Heminoolo
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Molson2000, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of craiggoode
3/5  rDev -11.2%

craiggoode, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of djura
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got it from Italy.

A-Lighter amber with few bubbles and two finger foam lasting a minute.
S-Surprisingly nothing special,some grains.
T/M-Really huge hops aroma and aftertaste,which is typical for IPA's,but really nothing more then bitterness. Not that high abv,but i think it could hit you hard after 3+.
O-Expected much more from English IPA,but not sure i would like to drink it again.

djura, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Pelicanrocks, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of cletetron
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

cletetron, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber coloured body with huge but quickly vanishing big bubbled white head.

Big hard hitting aroma of erm.... Northern lights, real good cannabis smells in there (so a friend says, honest, :P ) and hops and lemon grass.

Despite the emense hop nose the main flavours are the malts and tastes of wheat crackers not big on bitter tastes rather a slightly sour citrusy aftertaste coming in to sit on the tongue.

Not as heavy and boozy as you might think but still heavy hitting with the alcohol balanced against the ease that this slips down due to a damn good MF makes it a dangerous beast especially considering the nice way the bubbles wash it down to an easy going carbonation.

Among the many, many paleales of Marston’s this is probably the best.

EmperorBevis, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Old Empire from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
78 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.