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Brewed by Fuller’s
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours deep brown with a reddish glare and a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt. Malty, roasted and overripe fruity flavoured. Liqourice and mollases. Roasted malty and bitter into a medium dry finish. Lasting roasted malty and sweet molasses flavoured finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2003
[cask at Cockney pub in Århus] A brown almost black beer with a small light brown head. The aroma is very faint with hints of the malt, fruit and a bit smokey. The flavor is really good - a lot better than the aroma promises - it is soft and filled with malt and fruit notes. A very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Deep black, almost no head or carbonation. Although stronger than a typical Mild this is fairly light-bodied. Strongly roasted notes, yet mild and smooth with only a vague bitterness. Nice and very quaffable. 250302

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Very dark amber colour, close to black. Small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, fruits, raisins and some slight vanillaish notes. Flavour is the same thing along with burnt wet wood. Excellent balance.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2002
Bottled. Dark ruby. Neutral aroma. Malty, and raisiny, notes of toffee. salty and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar. Balck colour with a brown head. A little sweet malty aroma with some fruitiness. Flavor is malty and fruity, hints of licourice and raisins. Smooth mouthfeel and a nice malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Opaque brown beer. Smooth silky - slightly sour fruit. Not bitter. Lovely flavour profile and goes down a treat. Silky until the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Cask Conditioned, 2004-04-04, 7-3-7-4-14=35
Dark brown color. Grassy nose; good caramel body, quite sweet, with a pretty long bitterness. Pleasant Mild.

Bottle, 2004-07-30, 4-3-5-3-9=24
Dark brown color, poor head. Strange aroma, sweet, candies, caramel. Bitter, average body structure, caramel, dry final, poor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007 ... Deep black ... smokey malts ... sweet fruity malt ... little sweet coffee ... maybe touch overly sweet but tasty.


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