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Formerly brewed at 3 Rivers
Style: Mild Ale
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - April & May (although has appeared occasionally at other times). Previously brewed at 4.8% and 4.5%.
A classic seasonal ale, specifically brewed for CAMRA’s “Mild Month of May”. This is unusually strong for its type, possessing a rich, satisfying body and an easy drinking character which belies its strength. Brewed with English malted barley and English Fuggles hops, it delivers a very smooth taste with hints of liquorice and caramel.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
Cask gravity, The Fat Cat, Norwich. Mahogany with a slender beige collar and ruby edges. Slightly dank sesame oil and mocha aroma. Dusty cocoa, oily dank sesame, ashy linger. Very pleasantly smoky...whatever it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
Cask, handpump, at 2nd Wellington BF, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark red brown. Small off white head. Lovely sweet chocolate malt aroma. Sour ashy taste with plummy fruit and liquorice. Slightly dry finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2009
Cask at Bow bar Edinburgh ... Dark brown black ... thin tan head ... chocolate roast malt nose ... smooth roast ... quite sweet ... lots of chjocolate and some milk sugars ... creamy ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Stillage from the cellar at the Crescent, Salford 29/05/2004 Dark coloured slightly rich on the palate with some fruit aroma. Pleasant smoked and roast malt flavours in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
Although maeib has this down as a porter, this was up on the blackboard in the Head of Steam as a mild, and has been referred to as a mild elsewhere. It’s one of those beers that could be regarded as a strong mild, or a soft porter, or a light bodied stout. Whatever it is, it’s a damn fine beer. Almost opaque, deep black colour, with a tinge of red when held up to the light. The aroma is fruity and rich. There’s roast malt, berry fruit, a hint of coffee and some licorice in the flavour. Quite full mouthfeel. Dry, but soft, finish. Excellent stuff. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Cask conditioned - Gravity - Evening Star Brighton. Lovely aroma of chocolate and licquorice. Black as night but with absolutely no head; mostly due to the dispense method. Taste is full of caramel, chocolate and licquorice. Very tasty and drinkable.


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