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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal April & May. Also available bottle conditioned.
Unlike many standard bitters, the majority of the flavour in a mild often comes from the choice of grains. For this one, Munich and Mild ale malts are used along with wheat, chocolate, black and crystal malts. These provide a slightly nutty, malty character with hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. To compliment this, Bramling Cross hops are used in modest amounts to give a small blackcurrant edge to the aftertaste.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6714) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Cask at the harp. It pouts near black with a thick foamy beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, roasted malt and dull liquorice. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, earth, mild bitterness, touch of acidity and cocoa with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Fairly simple, straightforward stuff. Drinkable enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Cask at The Craven Arms; dark brown pour with smooth off white head, light coffee aroma, taste has coffee with some sweetness, plain chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2013. Very dark brown, with a bubbly head. Smooth, fair taste, same for the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 07/04/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates. Nose is dark malt, dark fruit, touch leather. Taste comprises dark berry fruits, leather, ash, light chocolate, dark malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish. An ok mild.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bit of choc and coffee, stoutier than a mild for me. Are crystal malts similar to crystal meth?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (177) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
500ml bottle Cotteridge Wines, B30. A pleasant drink. Taste is of blackcurrant or sourness. Reminds me of Titanic Stout. Good flavour for its low gravity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. A deliciously stiff Mild. Some cardboard, some cold hard, metallic, hop coated cereal box. A Mild which you could drink all day. Arbor are great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset. Black with cream head. This is pushing the envelope out on the Mild front, apart from the ABV, loads of flavour, richly roasted malts, quite nutty, hazelnut, walnut, some bitterness and chocolate notes. This is followed by a leafy, hoppy element. Lasting on the palate, late fruitiness, big stuff and very drinkable. An Imperial Mild?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark with a medium head that took time to dissipate. Some chocolate and coffee with a slight acidity. Pleasant and amazingly complex for its relatively low strength. How do Arbor do it?

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2264) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A very dark brown-black beer with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has chocolate and liquorice flavours (initially with a slightly thin body) with a creamy and slight roasted finish. Bonus points for being under 4% ABV.


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