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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Mild Ale
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Originally regular. Relegated to a principally Spring seasonal since production moved to Fullers early 2006. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Floor malted Maris Otter pale ale malt, black malt and Crystal malt; Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger hops.
Full-bodied premium mild ale brewed to 4.8% ABV with a careful blend of malt and hops for a complex, moreish character that has won this famous ale many awards. The palate is rich with blackcurrant, raisins and raspberry, with citrus notes in the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Cask at the Keanís Head, Nottingham. Bizarrely for a mild, this was the strongest beer available at my local last night. Itís a lovely dark brown colour with a hint of red. The aroma has chocolate sweetness and it has a pleasingly complex flavour with fruit, mocha and some nice hop bitterness. The palate is much more full-bodied than one would expect from a mild, but thatís hardly a complaint. Itís an altogether tasty and enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6293) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington Station 12/308. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of black fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavour was sweetish, with more forest fruit and chocolate, and some earthy hops in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
A terrific example of what can be done at less than 5%. Chocolatey, smooth drinking. ACtive carbonation lots of lace. Dark brown with dark malt aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1121) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. Another one tried in Washington DC. Was a good beer. Seemed a little strong in alcohol for a mild ale. Otherwise highly recommended

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Thanks to Immy, 16.9 oz. Pours reddish brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet, malty and nutty. Taste malty and caramel with dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10164) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
This almost black beer has a low carbonation, so the head is almost non-existent. The aroma is mild with weak notes of mocca and caramel. The flavour is just as mild and smooth as the aroma, and it has a lot of discrete and nicely balanced notes like:†Mocca, fruit, caramel, malt, a bit of licorice and almost no bitterness. I really like this mild ale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body: † Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3 † † Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4 † † Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: † None(1)->Large(5) : 2 † Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2 † Lasting: 2 † Lacing : 1 † Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3 † Bread : 3 † Apple : XX † Tropical Fruits : XX † Ink : XX † Tar : XX † Olives : XX † DMS : XX
Malt : 4 † Biscuity : 3 † Burnt Toast : 2 † Caramel : XX † Nuts : XX † Pumpernickel : XX † Cereals : 2 † Coffee : 2 † Dark Chocolate : XX † Vanilla : XX † Grapes : XX † Blackberries : 2 † Cherries : 2
Hops : 2 † Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 † Leafy : 2 † Floral : XX † Lemon/Lime : XX † Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX † Herbal : XX † Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : † Earth : 2 † Wood : XX † Mint : XX † Smoke : 2 † Soy : XX † Bourbon : XX † Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 † Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 † Sourness : XX † Lactic : XX † Bitterness : 2 † Complex : XX † Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4 † Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2 † Clean : XX † Sharp : XX † Watery : XX † Oily : 2 † Chalk : XX † Astringent : XX † Alcohol : XX † Mineral : 2 † Oxidation : XX † Metallic : XX

Comments: A very good mild with bold flavours and a rather surprising almost chewy palate. Reminds of dark buckwheat honey of all things, almost molasses-like, yet fresh all the way.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Palidor19 (2954) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
I find this barely drinkable, its got a slight unpleasant tartness that doesnít work. The malts is thin and weak and the hops are almost non-existent. not worth your time.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
nick76 (4223) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
The aroma is lactic with some malt and fruit. The appearance is dark brown with a nice foamy tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and sour. The palate is thin. This beer is bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate roasted, dark chocolate, light vanilla, raisins. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.


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