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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose in Rickmansworth, Herts. Poured a dark ruby colour with no lasting head, kinda looked like a cola. Aroma of dried fruit and some light burnt malt. Oily flavour with grainy malt. Very light mouth feel. Finishes with some burnt sugar, cola and coffee. As I recall the cask version (if you can get a well kept example) is far nicer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Part 1 of a 3 mild haul, yep - I’m on a mission - 50 by the year being out. Cheers Danyul, quite enjoyed this one particularly for the low abv, but milds do don’t they, unless they’re partisan when they’re goldens. Bit thin, some choc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter with good roastedness and some molasses. Overall a very nice mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1315) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
(Bottle) Clear dark ruby with thin beige head. Aroma of dark toffee or treacle with smoky and hoppy notes. Medium bodied and quite fizzy. Flavour of roasted malts with some smokiness. A very nice mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2008, drank April 2007. Very surprised to see this in bottle form, and in London, so I bought two bottles. Poured into a pint ’ Old Speckled Hen’ vase type glass. The beer looked fantastic, deep ruby black with a fine biege head of foam. The aroma is of roasted and toasted malts, they overpower anything and everything else that may be trying to get into the air. The taste is fine, again the burnt malt flavours take over. This isn’t delicate, this is a proud dark mild. Sadly the mouthfel lets it down somewhat, not watery, but not as lasting or powerful as you would expect from the initial taste. Glad I found it in bottle form, I must have a cask one again soon. One of the best dark milds around in the UK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, red-brown with a medium, creamy tan head. Some lightly toasted cocoa in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, some sweet, dark bread, faint roast and cocoa. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Lightly dry to finish, some mild ash and tobacco, light roast and cocoa, hints of burnt sugar. It’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Dark brown pour with red sparkles of light. Small tan head that slowly fades leaving behind it a small amount of lacing. Dates, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee and malt aromas. A bit more roasty in the mouth than I would have thought, but good. A milky smooth mouthfeel. An acrid bitterness that is like putting coins in the mouth, but not overly so. Decent drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3375) - 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.

   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.

   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......

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