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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (253) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Nice deep dark murky opaque ruby brown. Beige head which disspiates and laces after minute. Malty bready, caramel biscuit aroma. Sticky palate indeed. Nice mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (239) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
roasted aroma and flavour with some fruitiness and coffee flavours. actually rather nice - I havenít had many milds but I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2007
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised, from Tesco, Banbury. Dark brown with tan head. Initial fizz which is really odd for a mild,cardboardy CO2 flavour. After settling down there is a little fruitiness with a roasted nut note too, but everything is a little thin and tired. I certainly prefer the cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from Tesco. Black body with a swiftly vanishing head. Bland sweet malt aroma with some faint coffee. Malty flavour , clearly pasturised. Slight metallic notes. Bitter coffee finish. Sticky palate. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottle at cropredy ... dark brown ... complex soft roast malts ... touch dark fruit ... rich mellow ... roast malts lots of malt fruits ... quite sweet some coffee.... very nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
Enjoyed this more than the cask version, which I rated recently. Very dark brown with an off white head. Faint malt aroma. First taste is black toffee malt, sweet like a toffee apple. This is followed by refreshing sourness and a nice bitter finish. Went down well after lawnmowing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask @ jdw, borough. Roasted malts and nuts in the nose. Tastes of coffee and roasted malts with some dark chocolate bitterness. Finish of coffee frappe. Good, but far too thin and muted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown hue, hints of demerara sugar and roasted notes in the aroma. Slightly sweet in flavour with not much of a finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Pleasant malty aroma upon opening but after that it was all down hill. Some maltiness but very little body.Quite refreshing but lacking in depth and complexity. Perhaps that initial aroma built my hopes up too high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7034) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle picked up at Tuckers Maltings Newton Abbot last month. Dark reddish/brown in colour no head too speak of some roasted and malty notes. Taste was more of the same roasty, malty bit on the thin side but pleasant enough.

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