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City of Cambridge (Owned by Wolf Brewery, Norfolk)
Formerly brewed at Oxfordshire

Style: Mild Ale
Chittering, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned
1998 Champion Beer at the Cambridge Beer Festival. Uniquely styled black beer, mild but full in flavour and body.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from The Jug, Norfolk. Black with no head. Sour, stewed, acidic beer. Terrible.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 1   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 1   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 1   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 1   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 1   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 1   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 3   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Rather light example with undefined roastiness and extreme wateriness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
500ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge) Jet black, thick head, tight, stays for ever. A bit fizzy on the tongue. Very rich roasted taste - exceptionally malty and very tasty. Well balanced, no down sides

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2006
Bottled. Hazy dark brown with a small dissapearing tan-coloured foam.LPeasant malty aroma of nuts, fudge, earth and cold coffee with an yeasty undertone. Flavour is rather thin of cold coffee and milky chocolate with sourish undertone. Thin-bodied. Short nutty, sourish aftertaste with a low bitterness. Infected?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2006
Cask : The Wenlock, Hoxton. As its name suggests it was black! Quite a rich and full mouthfeel for a low abv beer, nice and easy to drink with an ok body but no finnish. But of roastyness in there somewhere

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle. Very deep brown. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Roasty, nutty, with a hint of blackcurrant and chocolate, very soft and smooth, perhaps too smooth, still very drinkable though.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 25th May 2005
Oatmeal poridge aroma. Roasted nuts. Salty. Quite odd figure this one. Almost meaty in the end. Can’t really decide if it is terrible or interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4948) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Black (= VERY dark brown) colour. Some natural carbonation, zesty, very nice. Pleasant roasty aroma. Flavour has dark chocolate, walnuts and roast barley. Not overdone, easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
From A Bottle.Black as coal in colour,medium size lasting head.Aroma of dark chocolate,tart taste of dark fruit,dry.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle Cond. Jet Black (surprise!) with a small beige head. Aromas are floral, soapy, earthy and thin. Flavours are smooth and malty with more of that darned soapiness. Has a very nice sparkle, but the lack of flavour dominates. Perhaps a poor bottle?


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