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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Mild Ale
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Full Flavoured Ale"
A traditional dark ruby ale, delivering full flavour at just 4% ABV. Full aromatic barley malts and an exquisite blend of hops combined to create a wonderful balance of sweet biscuit and subtle fruit flavours, with a hint of chocolate bitterness.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Ehn. For something billing itself as "full flavour", it fails to deliver. A mediocre beer with a little too much hops and a little too much flavour behind it. Mouthfeel is exceptionally watery and thin. Hops are bitter, lingering, and boring, with notes of pine and ennuie. It’s a reasonably pretty dark pour. Super-thin to non-existent head. Boring. Mediocre. Nice label art is about all it really has going for it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to Jared. Pours a dark amber with a lovely red hue - the head is decent. The nose is biscuity and slightly nutty with just a hint of toffee - gentle praline. More of the biscuity on the taste but there’s no nuts but fresh apple instead. The palate is light to medium bodied with a slightly crunchy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall, a well made bitter/mild.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2013
pretty flavourless really. a few grains floating around - barley, bread i suppose - but beyond that, not much. has a rather lagerish taste. that said it’s not like it’s completely bland, fairly refreshing as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Taste includes prunes, dark fruits, sugars and toffee. Nothing too special

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
500 ml sampled in 2009. Clear, reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is quite malty with caramel and some fruit. Flavor has light roasted malt, caramel, fruit and balanced bitterness. Medium body and smooth malty aftertaste. A fine sample of a mild.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100212.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, herbs, malts and grass. Flavor of hay, herbs, fruits and mild caramel notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Dark caramel brown with a thick, frothy, lacy tan head. Smells of caramel malt mixed with dark malt creating nut, dark berry, liquorish notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes like a bitter mixed with a mild rather than being anything either one. Sweet caramel, malt, nut, biscuit and dark berries - blackberry mostly, liquorish and a soft bitter slightly roasted dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown, no head. Toffee aroma. Taste is toffee and dark fruits. Slightly carbonated and medium bodied. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (6820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 15.05.2009
Aroma has English hops, some toffee, malty notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with English hops, toffee, some caramel, berries and hay. Boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Amber-brown colour. Caramel and lightly fruity aroma. Similar taste. A rather bland offering, and totally lifeless in bottle format.


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