UXO (673) - CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear pale amber with one finger of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (2/5) Nose is light malt, mild citrus and grassy. (5/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Light to medium bodied, prickly to moderate carbonation, off-dry crisp finish. (3/5)
Quite boring. Mild, sure, and no real negatives, but really quite boring. (10/20)
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazed yellow-amber with a small, off-white head.
Caramel, lightly woody aroma.
Flavour is caramel malt, bread...slightly lactic, with a weak leafy bitter.
Just barely ok...very watery...misses the style by a wide margin.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Lightly lactic caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Watery palate. I get not calling this a mild ale but I thought one of the requirements of being a brown ale was that it should be brown.
sudomorph (818) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gourmet Bistro Toronto. Pours a clear, caramel/copper with a thin, off white head that stick to the glass. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, toffee, slight fruit esters, and traditional hops. Taste is balanced. Caramel, toffee, bread, and a short aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and satisfying in the mouth. Overall pretty good for the style. Mild flavours of caramel, bread, and toffee.
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473 ml can purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor and served in a small footed pilsner glass. Pours a clear, light amber, with light carbonation and an off-white cap that quickly shrinks, leaving no lace. Aroma is light malt, cereal grains, and light citrus; flavor is very faint malt, cereals, and only hints of hoppiness, with perhaps a breath of caramel. Body and mouthfeel are pleasant enough, despite the faint flavors. Refreshing but uneventful; a mild ale indeed. I guess I need to be quenching my thirst with Rudyard Kipling on the Serengeti plains, monitoring the wildebeest, in service of King and Empire, to get the fullest effect.
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to bock glass
Lemon, hay, cheese, and straw. Clear light yellowish amber with a thin creamy white head. Taste is straw, hay, and a touch of funk. This is quite thin.
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pale malts and earthy hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet pale malts and not much else. Not much like a mild, more of an English ale or golden ale.
RhetoricalAns (513) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Musty malt aroma, some nuts? Taste has a bit of caramel. fairly mild but has more flavour than most mass produced fare.
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Golden amber pour, virtually no head. I'm beginning to get the impression that most Big Rock beers are based on the same recipe - this one smells nearly identical to at least a few other Big Rock brews, most surprisingly their "IPA." Malt, light candied fruit and caramel with a slightly herbal note. Light bodied and easy drinking, low carbonation. Not a terrible brew, but by no means a passable brown ale. Can was labelled an English Mild, which makes more sense. Very mild, and pretty neutral.
dfinney23 (2111) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Despite this and every other site I’ve seen labeling this a brown ale, Big Rock themselves now claim this is mild, which makes sense since it was pretty mild and not at all brown. Bad for a brown, marginal for a mild.