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Alley Kat Fireside Mild

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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Mild Ale
Edmonton, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Rating #830 - December 13, 2013 - Alley Kat Tap Takeover at Beer Revolution in #yeg. Bubbly light brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, roast malts . Faint malty notes with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Very light bodied, and lacklustre, however. Perhaps I’m just not a fan of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1201) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma of a nice malty, caramel, nutty and some molasses aroma. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, molasses and nuts. Beer seems big St first then finishes nice and thin like a mild should... Really enjoy this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Tap take over at the Rev! Pours a slightly hazy deep copper/brownish with a thin off white ring around the glass. Aroma is toast, spice(maybe coriander or allspice), grainy, nutty, and light molasses. Flavour is toast, nutty, caramel, grainy, fairly low bitterness, and a moderate dry finish. Don’t drink a lot of low abv beers but if they all Taste like this I’m going to have to start.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
341mL bottle that poured a light brown color with an abundance of off-white head that settled quickly to a nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is lightly sweet with a nice hoppy finish. Nice carbonation and a surprising body make this one of the most amazing lower alcohol beers that I have ever tasted.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
brown-red colour. Darker then I expected. Nose: Hint of honey, freshly cooked pastas, cereal. Taste: Bready start, then moves into a light malt profile and a quiet finish save for some lingering nuts. I would pick this over a Coors Light but still to much of a little-leaguer for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2072) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
***review from Dec 2008***
K... 3.5%... Alley Kat... oh boy...
Well, it poured out nicely: nice deep, clear brown with a very long lasting light tan cap / coverage. Dull but welcoming nutty aroma, weak molasses, brown sugar me thinks as well. Taste is ok too with a surprising amount of malts, mild caramel flavour with some nut. Ok hop finish gets it done. Leaves my mouth amazingly dry and parched. Well done. Destroys any other low alc beer in this market.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1203) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
"Odd choice for a winter seasonal ale a Mild ale with a whopping 3.5% not the winter warmer I’m use to seeing. Nice looking beer dark brown with a long lasting cap. A not surprising mild aroma that’s nutty malty hints of sour but mostly sweet, aroma is likable. Mmmm…. Malty goodness. Surprisingly flavourful, sweet start, creamy and full on the tung, and some bitterness in the finish. Nutty flavour with some ash. Chocolate really starts to show up towards the end of the bottle. For what this is it is very good I think I may pick more up just to drink."

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottled sample. Brown in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of cooked sugar and unfermented wort. More heavy sugary malts in the mouth, with a somewhat chalky dry finish. I think I can see what they’re trying to achieve by making the malts more pronounced, but the sweet result seems quite unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Had in a bottle from Bottlescrew Bills, Calgary. Pour of reddish brown with a moderate off white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel malts. Taste is subtle, but predominantly maltiness. This is a great seasonal by Alley Kat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6679) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Pours a clear deep copper with a moderate cafe-au-lait coloured cap the leaves a surprising amount of lace down the glass. Lovely aroma of nutty toast, with some subtle earthy tones. Dark caramel flavour predominates with notes of nuts and breadcrusts. Light mouthfeel as expected with this style. Very nice execution.


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