Zarf (21) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just about as perfect a specimen of an English Bitter mild ale as you can find, especially if you can get it cask conditioned and hand-pulled.
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MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Adega Wine Cellar and Cafe in Silver Spring, MD.
Slightly hazy, translucent reddish amber brown with medium-size, creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain, biscuits and a little sweet roasted malt.
Mild taste of grain, biscuits and sweet slightly bread malt nicely balanced by a modicum of hops bitterness.
Medium/light body and light carbonation with a silky, foamy mouthfeel.
An excellent mild and a wonderfully flavorful session beer. I am impressed.
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Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull. Variegated golden brown color, small white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of spiced and peppery butterscotch. Taste is similar with subtle lemon. Nice.
mansquito (4211) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Regional Food and Drink, DC tap ($6.50): Pours a murky light brown color with a similar head. Aroma is mostly malty, but in a very good way. Body of the beer is the real upside. It has a really soft mouth feel, so the beer goes down very easily; however, there is nothing lacking in the taste of this beer either. Really nice full malty flavour throughout with a kiss of hops. A very well crafted brew.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pratt. Pours a hazed amber ruby brown with a thin beige head. Soft malt, a touch nutty, sweet crackery malt. A touch metallic, malt and toast. Sweet malty, very easy drinking. Nice body, smooth and malty. Really nice.
sonnycheeba (4310) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Pratt St. Pours clear, nutty brown with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is hazelnut, toasted malt, caramel, earthy hops, and fig. Flavor is malt forward, medium hops, and light fruit esters; dry, crisp finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. 5300th rating! Pours a dark hazy brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, herbal hops and a tart note. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and toasted malts. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Nice beer.
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From brewery. DC Brau version. Poured a slightly hazy, but mostly translucent light brown, reddish color. Small off-white head? Aroma was mostly light malts, touch nuttiness. Flavor was about the same. Interesting - pretty session-able.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Nice grainy aroma, roasted barley and very light hops. Biscuit and light caramel. Mainly, it smells like mash. Dark golden amber with mild haze, with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a bit sweet with raw malt/grist notes, light floral hop bitterness. Finish is medium bitter with light sweet nutty notes. Decent mild.
argo0 (12374) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, earthy/pine, some malt. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some but, earthy/pine, light raisin. Light-medium body, low carbonation.