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Belvoir Dark Horse

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Brewed by Belvoir
Style: Mild Ale
Melton Mowbray, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Previously 3.8%.
Built on the foundations of a classic Mild Ale recipe this dark beer has a smooth character. A welcoming flow of full bodied flavours is followed by a pleasant rounded finish derived from a delicate balance of malt and hops.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Hand and Heart, Nottingham 26 Jan 14. Ultradyp amber / svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum som etterlater litt lacing. Forsiktig kaffearoma. Smaken er svakt røstet & syrlig. Innslag av bær mot slutten.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Very dark brown colour with an off white head. Fruity malt aroma. Medium sweet, notes of chocolate. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Roasted finish. This is a decent mild.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
Kobber skum råhvid Brændt malt citrus humle Bitter modrate sød lidt Flad tør @gbbf ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours clear brown with a faint, white film head. Fruity aroma, some dark malts, burnt dough. Light to medium sweet flavor with dark toast and dough malts, mild sugars, hints of cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mellow doughy toast finish. Tasty mild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby - 19/09/12. Dark chestnut brown with ruby hues and a good tan head. Decent lacing ensues and retains well. Toffee, nuts and a little dark fruit and background chocolate on the nose. Taste matches exactly. Lightish body with minimal carbonation and a really pleasant smooth feel. One of the best milds I’ve encountered.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. Pours deep brown with no head. The nose is marmite, blackberry jam, coca cola, chocolate. The taste is light cola, some nuts, chocolate and raspberry syrup. Cocoa powder. Light, soft and drinkable. Fairly good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Very dark black colour with some brown (cola) lurking in the bottom of the glass. A malty aroma and taste, some milk chocolate notes, smooth slightly oily palate, hint of dryness in finish makes it very moreish. Good mild.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (692) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Cask at Dog & Gun, Syston. Very dark brown - almost black. Nice sized head. Lacking aroma. Not much taste - mild malts, lightly bitter with a medium/long finish. Not enough happening but a decent session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and caramel as well as hints of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, dusty dark malt, damp stain - fusty notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100804]


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