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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Keg and can: Filtered. Nitrokeg as Banks’s Original Smooth.
Name changed from Original to Mild to 2010.
Banks’s Original is brewed from local water and hops. A beautifully balanced beer, smooth and full bodied with a malty, warming and slightly fruity taste. It’s very easy drinking. Over one million pints are sold every week.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gelada (12) - - MAR 27, 2003
A good session beer, though it doesn't quench yout thirst like a mild should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mulldog (7) - Rochdale, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Nice dark brown colour with a small head, malty aroma with some caramel. A nice soft mild. A session mild.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (2721) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Can 0,5ltr: Dark amber coloured brew with an more smoother taste than the cask version. Gentle bitter taste and some fine fruity hints.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (66) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Dark chestnut colour mild aroma of sweet malt. A mellow easy drinking taste - sweet malt flavour, bit juicy fruit, and slight bitterness. quite full bodied for he strength. not bad at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerbaron42 (41) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
An amber mild, with limited flavour but a nice taste. Mainly bitter on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Can. Clear bronze appearance with some maltiness. Very much a light mild. Popular in the black country probably because it is thirst quenching, inoffensive and easy to forget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1169) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a clear garnet color with a small tan head. The smell is faint fruit and mild caramel. The taste is fruity with a bit of caramel ending a bit dry. Light body and a bit slick with tight carbonation. Carbonation level is slightly below average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (1901) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2013
Thanks to Sean, shared with ThirstyBird. 50cl. Dark copper colour. The beer starts smooth, mild, easy to drink, but not flat. Nice malt and nice ale-character. The mainpart is smooth, malty and tends to get hoppier to the end. The aftertaste is quite long, nice ale-aromas together with a nice hop-bitter note and caramel-malts. --> Nice!! 12/14/11/11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (2959) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Srednie to mild gozkawe i palone. Troche malo walorow mild ale. Machoniowy odcien tego ale z niewielka piana. Zapach podobny do wiedenskiego lagera. Przewodza w smaku rodzynki zalane karmelem

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown-ruby in colour, bubbly foam off-white head that dissipates away and aroma of malt mash & alittle biscuit. Taste is malty, sweet, caramel with nutty notes, some biscuit, tangy fruity & slightly metallic. Dry mouth feel, light bodied, medium carbonation, moderate bitterness through to the finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (51) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
A decent session beer. Appearance is ruby red with a thin dissipating off white head which leaves minimal lacing on the glass. The taste is very malt forward best described as ’biscuity’ finishing with a slightly sweet aftertaste. In line with the style, the hops are hardly noticeable and the body is medium. Not interesting but not bad either.

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