Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Mild Ale
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask: Regular.
Changed name from Original to Mild in 2010.

prawlie's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1502) - - NOV 10, 2011
Half pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber/brown, little or no head. Excellent sour grape aroma. Slightly sour, on a cereal/oatey base. Smells better than it tastes unfortunately. A bit dull really, but not particularly bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Crystallized sugars smother bitter hop leaves, as mineral dryness sees more cereal sweetness seal the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the shiny deep amber.
-The body is nicely soft and full.
-The finish isn’t too sweet even though the flavour profile focuses on the crystallized sugars.
-This must be very appropriate with a Sunday roast and gravy.
-This is cotton candy for adults. Not serious, but different and fun.

On cask at The London, LLandudno.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Cask at The Forge, Brierley Hill. Pours caramel brown with an off white head. Tasted dry and industrial before it settled. Some caramel, bread, OK average mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask-conditioned at a pub In Brierley Hill 22/11/2014. Copper coloured with a decent, beige, head. Easy drinking mild with a sweet edge and gentle finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
Tasted as Banks’s Original in 2006. Classic pale mild, although apparently classified as a bitter here, with yellowish white, refined foam and copper colour; aroma honeyish, hazelnuts, caramel and some diacetyl (buttermilk); soft and subtle sweetish, honeyish taste, creamy palate, finishing mildly bitter as expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Dark mahogany pour, small foam head, aroma is roast malts and toffee. Taste is roast malt, caramel, fairly light body and somewhat watery. Decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask JDW Carlisle. Low toffee aroma. Pleasant smooth chocolatey palate, malty sweet finish. Always tasty enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask @ Cob and Pen, Rhyl [230314]
Dark caramel, thin beige head, good lacing
Aroma of soft caramel, light cereal malts
Taste of caramel, soft sweet toffee, slight dab of twiggy hop, touch of dark fruits, not bad for the abv
Palate - Light body, bit oily, good mouthfeel for abv. Finish of soft sweet caramel malts, soft toffee
Overall - Better than expected - but not really a mild, more a malty low abv bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Another of my rare cask tastings when my wife Glenys was driving. A light coloured mild with a gentle maltiness. Pleasant and non threatening. Pretty much what I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Cask at the Stag and Hounds, Binfield, sitting in the garden, on the first good afternoon of the summer. Copper with a dense cream head; rich malty aroma; soft, grainy, body, sweet malt taste, and gently bitter; the finish is bisuity with some caramel. A satisfying mild - but that may be due to the sunshine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise - London. Pours. Lear gold with a slight, white foam head. Nose has creamy malts, leaves, faint caramel. Light sweet flavor, some toasty sugars, leafy bitterness, vague fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Modest sweetness to finish, some faint citrus, impressions of dry caramel, leaves, bread. Simple but not offensive.

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