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


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RATINGS: 72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Can 500 ml at home, new style tick. Poured into a Guinness pint, ABV 3.5% Deep chestnut brown colour on the body, only a thin line of light beige head on top, despite my harsh pour. Okay retention for its size, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, light toffee, toasted malts. Taste of caramel, toasted malts, light metal, light hops. Low bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste but a long lasting one. Medium thin body, low carbonation, almost flat. Overall okay, not a taste explosion or anything but very easy to drink and somehow enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (461) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Can. At first I thought this was thin and watery, but as it warned up a bit it turned out to be much nicer. Pours dark amber with a thin off white head that quickly fades to a ring and then to nothing. Aroma of dark fruit, nutty, some treacle and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, some roasted malt and a mild and earthy bitter finish. Very sweet. Too sweet in fact. Very thin body with very low carbonation. Syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mulldog (13) - Rochdale, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
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 (2995) - 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 (84) - 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 (47) - 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 (4001) - 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 (1603) - 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 (2735) - 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 (3261) - 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

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