Bull City 27701 Durham Mild Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
The term Mild ale was originally a reference to young, fresh beer produced in England of a low alcohol level. Today, we also think of lightly hopped, less bitter malt-driven ales with a soft brown color and light roast quality. Our version of a Mild is named 27701 for our zip code and drinkability. Showing a brownish hue with a mere 3.5% ABV, this immensely quaffable (highly drinkable!) beer is the perfect warm weather session ale. Delicious to drink right now, at lunch, after work, between bites and pretty much any time. Our Mild also has a little mustard powder in the boil. The Bull Durham Tobacco Company was named after the black bull on Colman’s British Mustard because the owners thought the mustard came from Durham, England. The mustard actually came from Norwich, but the name still remains today.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Draft pour, a clear brown-ale looking pour with a nice white head. Nose is quite roasty, with some rye-like notes (maybe the mustard?). The roast settles a bit after one gets used to it and some nice fruity hops show through. Bitter finish. I would have preferred a bit of tone-down on the roast. Still good, and love the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy brown to deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Toasted malty, caramelish and slight breadish. Bitter and medium dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap multiple times already at BCBB. Praises for both idea and execution. This is a pretty damn fine approximation of a dark mild, nothing heavy or especially intense about despite the cola hue. It’s effervescent, very flavorful (combining fresh table bread and citrus), with a mild pungency that I reckon comes from the mustard. Earthy, just a bit sweet in the right places, and with a pleasantly dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Sharp clean garnet brown pour with a solid beige tan head. Light sweetness to the nose, barley husk, and earthy grainy malt. Earthy malt profile in the flavor. Light caramel/toffee and grainy malt. Lightly smoky with a touch of bitterness. Light medium body with a bit of a bite. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Tap at BCBB. Pours medium to dark brown with a small off white head. Nose is pumpernickel, light bran, rye, light cocoa. Flavor is similar-lots of malt flavor with light earthy hops. Pretty impressive.

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