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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The Mild is a style from England that shares the "session" status akin to the Bitter. A fair proportion of roasted barley and chocolate malts provide an almost stout/porter like quality in the flavor while the low alcohol and subsequent low body of the beer bring these flavors into focus with an easy drinkability.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft. 2010 St. Paul Summer Fest. Poured a dark brown with a slight head. Some chocolate notes in the aroma along with some malts. Nice bite of the roasted malts with the first sip. Nor bad but not outstanding either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (623) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Tap. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is dry and malty with hints of choclate. Flavor is also dry with roasted malt, chocolate, some breadiness, and an interesting bitterness seemingly derived from something other than hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. My first Mild and I am not sure what to think.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Sampled via growler pour thanks to Doug H at the 29th Annual ABA Meeting in Bloomington, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates clean, no ring, no film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate, and some dry leafy and floral hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of toasted chocolate malt, and some light yeast. Finish is balanced with floral hop and dark malt aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Dark color roasted malts and faint chocolate on the nose. Satisfying body similar to the aroma but stronger and a bit grainy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Tap @ the brewpub. Color is a very dark brown, looks black. On top sits a khaki head. Aroma is light roast with faint tobacco slickness. Overall the aroma is fumy and full. Taste is a light mineral, dark chocolate, and roast. As advertised, its totally sessionable yet full of flavor. However, it is really more like a stout then a Mild Ale (from my ideas of the styles).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On tap at brewpub **Aroma / Appearance** - Deep black and fluid it is darker than some other milds. Filled to the brim there was no head when it came to the table. Roasted coffee and chocolate gave it a light porter feel without the thickness. **Flavor / Palate** - Coffee, dark chocolate, and barley it goes down easily. A hoppy residual finish wraps up an excellent and sessionable experience. This could be a daily drinker if it was not tap only.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Dark with a white head. Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. A good effort, complex with chocolate malt, decent IBU. Drying. Like the brown without the wild rice,a slightly more bitter dunkelweizen. A good effort of the style and one I could drink at any meal.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Dark Black Coloring. Roasts. Some Malt. Bitterness. Definitly a Mild Ale... Not my Favorite Offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Nearly black color, quite odd and unusual for a mild. Very bitter taste with only light malts. The bitterness did not, however, seem to come from hops. Not their best effort.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Small sample at the brewpub. Chocolaty nose, near black. Dry, fairly hoppy, cardboard and light sour grapiness, mouthtickling, good late maltiness. Nope, still haven’t figured out milds.


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