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Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Mild Ale
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle. Also available on keg as Old Smoothie Mild.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should not be posted here; it has a separate listing.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of Crystal malt and Roast Barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (1796) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
A good example of a true english mild. Excelent rosted malt flavour coming true in a smooth slightly sweet way. Careful hopping adds a little fruity edge.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2011
At a tasting in "Sar Hamashkaot" in Ramat Gan, thanks tomer, bottle, pours reddish brown color with a small very light brown head, smoked, malt and sweetish aroma, smoked and bitter taste, dry aftertaste, medium body, not flows so much, overall a good Mild ale beer with a pretty good aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2011
A - Smoky coffee and quite malty A - Dark with thin cream coloured head T - Sour with burnt bitter P - Medium at best and soft O - Ehhhhh......

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
[330ml bottle] Deep reddish brown with a thin head from the bottle. Roasty, with a touch of caramel malt on the aroma. The palate is reasonably rich for a mild – good toasty bitterness and a dark molasses aftertaste – some coffee in there. It’s almost like a shandy version of Theakston’s Old Peculier. Really rather good [26042009]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
In bottle. Very dark brown ale with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and toffee. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee grounds and caramel. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Pretty much looks like coke with a thin to medium light brown / grey head. Aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, little chocolate with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty roasted caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimble (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010 does not count
An excellent dark mild with subtle yet interesting flavours. Light on the palate for such a dark beer and very smooth as you’d expect with a mild. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2010
Bottled. A nearly black beer with an off-white head. Sweet malts in the nose with fruitiness and caramel. Sweet in the mouth too. A pretty decent depth of flavour although the sweetness dominates any roastiness. It’s certainly nice enough though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2010
At a tasting, thanks tomer: caramel, honey, roasted nuts, some mildly roasted malt, faint bonfire notes, some bitterness, some burnt wood, weak chocolaty notes, nice mild.


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