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Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Mild Ale
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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Available filtered and pasteurized in cans and kegs.
NOTE: Only ratings for the keg and canned versions should be entered here. The cask version has a separate listing.
A Gold medal winner in the international brewing industry awards 2000, and a three times bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival in the Best Mild category, this is a smooth, full flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character. Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt and adding a selected blend of English hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Can shared from Deanso. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A very nice mild beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
14.9 ounce (440ml) can. Pours crystal clear, chestnut color; with a good sized ivory top of sudsy foam that soon reduces to a lasting top coat and ring. Smell: Plenty of roasted malt with hints of baked bread and roasted nuts. Improves upon warming. Taste: Mainly mild toasted malts. Some faint English hops towards the finish, with a mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth, but too thin-bodied and watery. Near medium carbonation. Overall: seems most suitable as a thirst quencher or accompaniment to a meal. Good beer to give newbies who think dark beers are "too strong".Also noteworthy as a low ABV beer with fine aroma and a substantial malt load.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
14.9 oz can. Deep mahogany brown color with beautiful khaki head and great lacing. Bland taste of roasted malt and cocoa. Hardly tasted like anything. Overall boring, pass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Appearance:dark nut-brown pour, almost cola-like, with a short, very creamy medium-tan head. Aroma: nuts, hot cardboard, a bit of brown sugar and molasses. Taste: very subdued flavors, with a focus on nutty, brown-bread malts with just a hint of unsweet maple syrup and chocolate. Finish: smooth and creamy, with a surprising coffee-ish roast lingering. Notes: My first experience with a ’mild ale’. Not terrible, but nothing to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Can at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. Pours a near black dark chocolate brown. Creamy beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor has nice coffee and roasted malt notes. Nice, full flavor for a 3.2% beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours dark brown with a creamy, somewhat thin, tan head that has decent retention, but eventually fades to nothing, leaving no lacing. Aroma of roast, toast, nuts, english yeast, mineral and light smoke. Flavor is nutty, light toffee sweetness, planty hops, english yeast, light metallic notes, tree fruit skins, light bready yeast and earthy hops. Light dry, minerally body with a light and soft, though slightly sharp carbonation. Nice, decently full flavor beer, but not something that I could really make a night of as the mineral and planty hop notes get a bit tiring after a glass by itself, much less so with pub grub type food. Definitely a nice beer to have one or two with lunch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is dark malts, brown sugar sweetness. Very smooth and creamy, similar to Guinness int texture. Crisp and refreshing with a dark roasty malt taste. Slight hops bite, but overall a little bit watered down tasting, which is why its so refreshing though. A pretty good low ABV beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2041) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
Keg @ Doctor Duncans, Liverpool 040113
Black, creamy white head. Subdued aroma. Flavour of some dark malts, soft chocolate and coffee. OK for the low abv.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pint can. Black with red and a tan layer of foam. I smell sweet malts and lactic. Soft fruit is tasted first with cream. Very gentle hops. The feel moves from thin to creamy. A hint of roasted notes and the softest bitterness. Mild grassiness. Lots of gentle stuff in here and the best is the 3.2 ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
This is a great 3.2 beer. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. This beer is creamy goodness, it has a sweet and roasted dark malt flavor. There is also a great chocolate and coffee taste with a yummy hoppy under tone. The only negative to this beer is it is slightly watered down.


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