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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Mild Ale
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned by Leek Brewery.
Extremely smooth strong dark ruby mild. Subtle roast and malt flavours fill the taste, with a mellow sweetish finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a sweet malty mild, sweeter than I perhaps enjoy. Slightly on the thin side, some nuttiness perhaps. Not bad drinking though, so reasonable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4284) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Pours deep chery red brown with off white head. Aroma is malty, fruity rasberry and a bit sour. Flavor is sour with berries and fruits, like a gueuze. Palate feel is acidy sour, slightly flat. Finishes first sour acidy turning into tart hoppy aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33405) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as vegetables, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
8th July 2008. Black beer. Slightly sour with a hoppy finish. Dark malt. Dry. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark ruby red - brown colour, tan head. Aroma has hints of toasted malts. Flavour of toasted malts and fruits. Bitter and dry. Sharp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Manchester & County, JDW. Manchester M1. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7679) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol, 14/04/09. Dark brown in colour with reddish undertones. Big red fruit aroma, with some dark chocolate. Flavour was sweetish, with some more fruit, roasted malts and a soft, vaguely bitter finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, nutty and bread notes, sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily ot watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2009
Medium brown lasting head. Deep dark red body. Faint fruity spicy aroma. Dry-sweet wooden floral taste with dried dusty fruit notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty wooden fruity aftertaste with dusty hoppy notes and a faint burntness. Very nice, and highly drinkable. (0.25l cask, The Bridge House, Little Venice, London.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4575) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask@Burton Summer Beer Festival, 2008. Black beer with a malty and roasted aroma. The flavour is rich and roasted. Overall a nicely roasted beer.


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