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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
Tried this one back in August 2011.
Deep brown and shimmering in the lights with a plump, off-white crown that holds and laces well - admittedly an attractive number. Aroma has an initial sulphury burst before some dusty roasted malt, sweet, burnt sugar and stone fruit notes come into play, earthy and musty overall. Quite soft, soapy meets smooth in mouthfeel, very light in body. Dry, obscenely woody with a good wallop of roasted peanut and almond flavour. Spicy, earthy backend, astringent malt swallow before more dry, roasted malt and nut notes in the finish. Looks the part but is absent of character and filtered of charm. Quaffable at best. (50cL, BB 31/05/12, Budgen’s, Withycombe Village, Exmouth, Devon)

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tomashanzon (15) - SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
Boring beer that is made to look interesting. Does not taste much but looks like a proper craft beer. In Sweden its brewed by mass-producing giants Spendrups, i.e if you want your beer to taste something, try something other than this..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Rich oak coloured beer with a large light tan head. Biscuity smells, light fruity hints of raisin. Nice meaty body in the mouth making the beer feel "full". Flavours include raisin, biscuit, oats, a little spice. Finish is a nice mellow bitter with a nice balance. Could session this with ease.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
500ml Brown bottle, best before 9 Mar 2010, drank 3 Dec 2009. Poured (twice) into my ’La Chouffe’ tulip glass, my current favourite tasting glass. Teak wood red/brown colour, clear and clean. On top sat a thick off-white foaming head which left some good lacing as I downed the beer. Malts are the main aroma producing elements of the nose producing a toffee, molasses and roasted feel to the smell. Sharper than I anticipated, the malts from the aroma also dominate the flavours somewhat, the roasted malts being the most prominent taste. I like Adnam’s traditional beers and I love Southwold (were the brewery is), but I am struggling to see where this beer fits into their portfolio. An OK beer and a bit of a disappointment considering who brews it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma crackers, spices, caramel and some roasted notes. Flavor is sweet andm malty with some caramel, and roasted malt. Medium body, soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2012
Amber colour with a tan head. Malty and light fruity aroma. Caramel, light roasted malt, light fruity and some chocolate in the flavor.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1157) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
A frothy white head on top of a dark brown beer. A strong, roasted malt aroma, sweetish with a slight bready smell. Dry mouthfeel. Bittersweet roasted malt flavour, sweet, caramel and bready. Dry in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MickG (11) - - MAR 1, 2012
500ml bottle – Adnams bottles always of a fairly good quality - this one much more traditional bitter than Explorer which I also tried. Roasted malts and nutty in flavour, thin white head, and fairly long bitter finish

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
Grey small lingering foam. Dry caramell aroma with some woody hop aroma. Well fermented beer with litle maltiness and small bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1647) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2012
Mild isn’t usually a style that floats my boat. I find it, well, a bit mild. This pours a slightly hazy ruby brown colour with a film of cream coloured head. That rubiness carries on in the aroma of plums, cranberries, caramel and cream. One of the finest smelling things in the world is a good creamy British ale. There’s no shortage of body, it is silky and full with good prickly carbonation around the sides of the tongue. Flavourwise it has cherry tart and good stinging acid notes. It develops on the palate becoming softer and rounded but with good fresh berry fruitiness around it. Mild? Maybe.


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