fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, milk chocolate, nutty notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (030508)
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Slightly hazy ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is zesty, nutty, mildly chocolaty with some slight toasted notes. Flavour is quite the same with the caramel and toasted notes being more evident.
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at white horse ... parson green ... red brown ... thin tan head ... light sweet toffee hop ... juicy rich soft tofee and dark fruits ... little plum ... little yeast ...
Leighton (8588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours clear, pure gold with a foamy white head. Mostly dark berries in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with some dark toast, light chocolate, mellow leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness to finish with dark toast, mild berries, leaves. Basic stuff. Fairly bland (even for a mild) but not offensive.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A chestnut brown mild with white bubbles atop. Chocolate and nut in the aroma. Chocolate and fruit in the mouth. Good sweetness and a nice mild.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at Reading Festival. This was the winner of the best local mild for 2007. Personally I found it bland and watery even for a mild. Very pale colour for a mild. Too much tea and no character.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Kings Head, The Chiltern Brewery pub Aylesbury, 21-03-08 Chesnut brown in colour with a a thin off white head. Tasted good and quite fruity with a nice tanginess about it. Nice blaance of sweetness and just some bitterness there. Caramel comes through and this isn’t a bad mild at all.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 22 May 2010) Reddish brown colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dark fruit, caramel and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some dusty hops in the finish. Light body, fairly sweet for a mild. Decent and drinkable.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 1st May 2010. Deep chestnut brown. Not much aroma. Lives up to its name with a nutty flavour. Sweet and drinkable. Quite thin palate. Ok but no more.
joe19612 (1603) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours a chestnut brown colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is all malt, the taste is full of roasted malt, with some chocolate and some nuttiness, with a dry finish.