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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Gelada's rating

3.2
   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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Can shared by Theydon Bois at the RBWG Fart Dungeon - thanks again, Colin! Pours a clear dark orange tea color with no head. Kind of sugary and earthy, with leaves and wet toast. But mostly just dull and watered down. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, toasty, sugary, watery mouthfeel. Snooze.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Can sample at a hotel room bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Amber. Aroma of DMS, malt, caramel. Sweet flavor with caramel, DMS, malt, drier finish. Light-bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JulienHuxley (5418) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Can at fart dungeon tasting. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is vegetal, metallic, caramel, light toast. Taste is very metallic, light cooked veggie. Palate is light bodied, watery.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (8020) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Can. Pours copper with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is fruity malt and toast. Medium mouth, bready malt, bitter, decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10565) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Can - Toasty malts and caramel. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffee, light grains and a light finish. Simple and decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Can from theydon at the fart dungeon. Nose is lightly chocolate. Taste is in impressively bland and lacks in body. Kinda boring

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Can @ RBWG Fart Dungeon. Thanks Colin. Rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel, bread, dull bitter nose. Low boost, low sweetness, moderate bitterness. Twangy celery, caramel flavor. Not good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VsXsV (3751) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Can. Clear light amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, alcohol, table sugar and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, table sugar and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5318) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Can share at Leighton’s. As ’Banks’s Mild’, 3.5% BB Oct 2016. Dark reddy brown, still, clear, small foamy tan head. Aroma is bready, some plum. Body is rounded, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is soft biscuity malt, watery, bread, dry finish with no real bitterness. Inoffensive, watery. Interesting to try this ’classic’, but I won’t return to it in a hurry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Can shared in London - big thanks to Daniel. Pours totally clear copper with a slight, foamy head. Bland aroma, light paper, faint bread, hints of berries. Light sweet flavor with lightly toasted bread, faint caramel, earth, berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Moderate sweetness in the finish, some leaves, dried bread, dried berries. Mediocre, but drinkable.


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