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Formerly brewed at Florence
Style: Mild Ale
Herne Hill, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.

No one drinks Mild Ales anymore (not outside the Black Country anyway), but not so long ago London’s biggest breweries churned them out in phenominal quantities and Mild was very much of the London drinking scene.
An X ale would be the most basic mild, so an XX is the next step up, hence the 4.0% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As A Head in a Hat Trilby ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, pale malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141009]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2881) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Cask at the London Drinker Beer Festival, 2015. Tawny coloured pour with a white head. Chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavours of caramel, moss and nuts. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8737) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Cask@London Drinker 2015 (Friday), Camden Centre, London - tawny golden brown pour with white head. Medium sweet toasty malty aroma and taste, some nutty notes, caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruity nuances, pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at The Wandsworth Beer Festival at Le Gothique on 26 Oct 2012. Poured amber, with a rocky white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and earth. Dried fruit flavours, with burnt sugar and biscuit. Finish was bitter resin, chewy grain and toffee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (6632) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at The Albert, Westminster. Hazy bright yellow, very small white head. Aroma is musty malt, burnt plastic. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is strong ashy malt, wet stick, oil. I can drink it, but it’s not overly pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Amber brown, slightly caramelly aroma. Mostly caramelly palate though with a hint of burnt electrical phenols.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17262) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Cask at Ales and Tails, Twickenham, 04/05/13. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose is a big dose of malt, earthy, slightly musty, a touch metallic, toffee. Taste comprises dark malts, dark toffee, dark fruits, dates, pinch of tobacco. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, light bitter notes in the finish. Ok drinkable mild but perhaps carrying a little too much in the way of bitterness to be classed as a mild for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Cask at Tap East, London. Pour clear, amber-gold with a light, white foam head. Toasty grain nose, some mild toasted hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with whole grain brown bread, some toasted sugars, faint hay bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly dry to finish, more grainy brown bread, light coffee. Nice little mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (7070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is white grape, some toasted brown bread and compost pile autumn leaves. The taste is mild tobacco, some light sweet nuts and red fruits. Hints of chewy caramel and spice. Medium body, smooth. Overall, rough around the edges. Not particularly tasty.

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