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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7251) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle. Vintage rating from November 2003 (the rating, not the beer). Not too bad for a weak, pasteurised-bottled beer I suppose. Dark red, brown colour. Not much head. Some roast malt flavour and nutty accents. Rather compromised by the cardboardy edge to the aroma and the metallic tang on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
From bottle. Deep red in appearance with a slight head. Aroma had a lovely hoppy earth to it. I felt this beer had good character, nice and smooth as it went down. Nothing shouting out but went down like a roasted syrup. Surprisingly easy to drink. A very tasty brew. Overall a very pleasant surprise for a dark. Almost the dogs bollocks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1108) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
A dark, reddish brown mild, with a thick white head. A light, bitter sweet nose, a similar aroma to that of liquorice, there is a slight hint of malt too. The taste is again light bodied and smooth, the initial taste is that of malt, but the bitter sweet liquorice element is prominent. There is a slightly yeasty, toasted bread taste towards the finish, which isnít detracting. The aftertaste is slightly dry, but long and smooth. (Bottle - Purchased from Dentís Farm Shop, Hilgay, Norfolk).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle: Slightly hazy brown color, short brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, some black chocolate. Bit sweet and dry taste, some bitterness. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2005
Aroma of mainly, dark, roasted malts. Hazy, brown coloured with a lasting brown, medium head. Taste is slightly bitter, sweet. Light body. Not too great. But tastes okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2005
A bit watery beer, light taste. No alcoholic taste. Dark coloured. Very drinkable, but not especially good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 From the bottle this pours with a great head,some chocolate and a load of roasty malty flavours,some metallic

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3592) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
Bottle, from Tesco in Lincoln. Deep ruby red, good lasting off white head and moderate condition. Faint chocolate, coffee and roast barley aromas, some pleasant fruitiness initially in the mouth with the coffee and roasted notes coming back with time and the chocolate reappearing late on. The finish has hints of chocolate and coffee with a roasted edge that gives it a dryness and the faintest suggestion of smokiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Not bad considering some of the quality of Elgoods other beers. This was nice soft and toasty/roasty, slight hit of chocolate in the finish, innofensive is a word that springs to mind. A little on the light side, buts its very drinkable.


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