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Brewed by AllGates
Style: Mild Ale
Wigan, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Regular.
Hints of chocolate and caramel, with light antipodean hop flavours.
Originally brewed as the first of our New Zealand Hops series in April 2010 as Maori Dark Mild, it proved so popular it replaced our longstanding core beer, Mild at Heart in June 2010.
A traditional dark Mild, with hints of chocolate and caramel with the slight hoppy finish of the Mild style but with a twist from the New Zealand grown Pacific Jade and Pacifica hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, cold coffee sweet, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100730]
6-3-6-3-12

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, burnt, chocolate malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, coffee acidic, soft and creamy. Body is medium, texture is oily and creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101201]
7-3-7-3-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, earth, roasted malts and some slight liquorice as well. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balance. Ends quite chocolaty and dark fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2011
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Near black. Coffee aroma. Mid sweet with light body, soft mouthfeel. Gentle coffee and caramel. Growing bitter finish. Nicely drinkable and very moreish!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13884) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Cask gravity at 7th Bexley BF. Very dark brown colour lasting thin beige head. Good choccy aroma even before i pick the glass up. Yes a good choccy simple beer. Some hop sting on finish. A modern dark mild done well. Some dryness. Tastes nice and fresh. Fine

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Gravity cask at Pig’s Ear 2011, London. Pours dark brown with a large, bubbly, off-white foam head. Aroma holds some dry, dusty roast. Flavor is lightly sweet with an interesting bread character. Perhaps rye or some other grains. Faint roast, some dark sugars. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, dark malts, whole grain bread, toasted malts. Very enjoyable and interesting mild.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10488) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Brown with no head. Thin, slightly washed out malty beer, little depth, there is a metallic edge to it. Some caramel, not that good on the day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Cask Handpump at Bar Fringe, Manchester 09/05/2010 Fruit and roast aromas. White head. Black smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a lasting roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 23/07/12. A near black coloured beer with a thin off-white head. A smoky and slightly sour mild. The NZ hops don’t add citricity. Interesting flavour of acidity which may not be totally wanted. A bit of chocolate. Decent enough in places.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7545) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 04.10.10 Pours black with a creamy off-white head. The taste is less hoppy than I expected but it does indeed finish a little hoppy and bitter. In truth it’s a fairly standard but likeable Mild, some dark fruits and chocolate & burnt malts. It’s a bit thin on the palate, served a touch on the warm side. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1


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