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Ansells Mild (Cask)

Carlsberg UK
Formerly brewed at Marstons

Style: Mild Ale
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.
Has been seen at various ABVs berween 3.2% and 3.5%.
A beautiful mild brewed for the midlands - perhaps the new home of the mild style beer.
NOTE: In 1961 Ansells merged with Tetley and Ind Coope to form Allied Breweries. Ansells brewery closed in 1981 and production initially moved to Burton, then to Leeds. The brand is currently under the ownership of Carlsberg and, after the closure of the Leeds brewery, believed to have been contract brewed at J W Lees and latterly at Marstons. Discontinued in early 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2011
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown, red with a thin head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate malts with autumn fruit and mixed spice. Flavours are sweet weetabix and mellow chocolate with lemon. Dry on the finish. A decent mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1710) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Cask. 3.5% ABV. The Salmon, Leicester. Black body, medium white head. Apple, hop.Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
Cask. The Wenlock Arms, London. Labeled as Lees’ Ansell’s Mild. Brown colour. Fruity, malty and lightly roasted. Dark fruits and chocolate. Light bitterness and dry finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2009
Cask-conditioned at The Wenlock Arms as JW Lees’ Ansell’s Mild 23/0909 - the landlord told me the contract to brew this has been shifted across from Thwaites. As the Thwaites’ brewed rating is here, so is this one. This was dark brown with hints of red and a slight, off-white head. Big malty aroma of cereals, chocolate and dark fruits. A bit thin in the mouth, with more chocolate, a trace of sweet fruit and lightly bitter finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2009
(Cask at Lion Tavern, Liverpool, 19 July 2009) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, prunes and raisins. Roasted, malty taste with notes of cola, chocolate and dark fruit. As expected quite thin body, but well balanced and tasty. Good mild. (According to Good Beer Guide -09 it is now supposed to be brewed by Thwaites for Carlsberg UK.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5158) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2009
On draught at The Wenlock Arms as Thwaites Ansell’s Mild. Very dark brown with an offwhite head. Dark fruit and hints of chocolate. Short finish. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Wootton WMC. A ruby coloured mild with an off-white head. A very mild mild with fruits and caramel. A short finish. Sweet yet bizarrely dry at the same time. Ordinary and neckable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
This is the best mild. Exactly half way between a bitter and stout. Sublime sweetness. Simply superb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ The Royal Oak, CV8, Kenilworth. Clear medium amber color with a small creamy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a short to average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 23/04/2004 Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Hoppy with a dry lasting finish.

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