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


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
50cl bottle, provided by yespr sweetsh, bitter caramelly toffee aroma. clear brown small light brown head. flavor is bitter caramelly, toffee, coffee, brown sugar sweet, hops. better than aroma by far, the burnt caramel and ripe toffee parts of the flavor is much less dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours dark golden brown with a small off-white head. Slight butterish and roasted malt aroma. Light spiced too. Mild roasted malt flavour with a hint of liqourice and dark breadish notes, subdued dried fruit note too. Mild finish with a light roasted malt base and a nice level of bitterness to provide a good counterbalance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4324) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
Deep brown in colour. Full malty aroma. Rich, roasted, malty flavour with elements of bitter coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2294) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle. A very black colour with a thin white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, the taste is very of malts and hops with a very sweet aftertaste. One of my favourite milds

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1262) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Trafalgar, South Wimbledon (September). Black with off white head. Very bitter for a mild with sharp caramel and ample hops. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Deep brownish amber color with a small, bubbly beige head. Nose of lightly roasted grain and faint grass. I think milds are an under appreciated style, at least in the US. This is a very flavorful 3.6% beer. Roasted grains, puffed wheat, some coffee bitterness with the grass coming out in the finish. I wish I could get a good mild here. Thanks to cgarvieuk for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Thanx oh6gdx. Hazy brown in color, bubbly beige head, lacings. The aroma is hoppy and almost juniper berry like. The flavor is sweet and malty with a distinct hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2008
Dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma has roasted malts. Flavour has roasted malts, licorice and some dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeeling, good drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2008
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is malts, some slightly roasted notes as well as grass. Flavour is malts, some caramel, roasted notes as well as mild plummyness. A nice mild ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Bottled (BB 07/2009)
Very dark ruby color, good tan head. Coffee, prune and caramel in the nose. Light palate, but not that light than expected from 3.6 % beer. Roasted flavor, slightly caramelly - very dunkel-like brew. Oily mouthfeel giving sort of low alcohol feeling.

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