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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Mild Ale
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Just because a beer is low in strength, thereís no reason why it should be low on flavour. To get the most out of this dark session beer weíve combined several different hops from Europe, New Zealand and the US, each contributing its own unique flavour components. These have worked together with the grains selected to create a session beer that punches well above its weight.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 16, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Lyric London 13/05/13. The pumpclip now describes this as a half Black IPA and thatís probably about right if such a thing exists as itís too hoppy for a mild and not quite there as a BIPA. Itís a good beer for all that. Black with a white bubbly head. Slightly smoky and roasty in the nose with good citrussy hopping. Itís the same in the mouth but the hops are less pronounced. A very good session beer at 3.4%. Tasty.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours deep brown, bit thin, roasted malts and soft toffee finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Cask in The Lyric. Colour is dark brown, off white head. Nose is malty, roasted malt, bit of chocolate and then a bit of hop pine, some light tropical fruit. Taste is like a mild meets a black IPA. Malty, caramel, milk chocolate, and some tingly hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15000) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2013
cask at the bat ... deep brown ...chewy malts ... ssoft roast light charcoall but little cheese on nose ... mellow toffee... dry roast ... soft dry woody toffe ..agin little cheesy ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark roasted, roasted, malt bitter, coffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110430]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5488) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
Cask (Cask Pub & Kitchen, London) - Dark brown with red tinges. Chocolatey and fruity aroma with notes of marzipan and dried fruit. Fruity, tangy, chocolatey and hoppy taste with notes of chocolate, marzipan and dried fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
Cask@Craft Beer Co, London. Deep amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts and some fruityness as well as mild dark berries. Flavour is dark fruits, dark berries, some floral notes as well as quite big on the hoppyness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, Gt London. Chestnut with an off white head. A really complex beer, is it a Mild? Full of bitterness, hops and quite nutty in character. Some barley grain flavour, really quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3172) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2011
Factoberfest 2011 A reimagined mild but packed full of resinous and aromatic floral notes from the blend of hops from all the usual suspects finishing with a dry and bitter aftertaste. Tonnes of flavour for its 3.4%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7220) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. It pours very dark brown, with a thin light beige head. The nose is latte, caramel, light roasted malt, wood, light spice and liquorice. The taste is lactose, filter coffee, earth, light spice, roasted malt, wood and cracked black pepper, with a dry, spicy finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Decent.


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