harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Clear deep brown with lasting beige head. It’s a mild. Whoohooo, America made a proper mild!!!!!! It’s not stupid big hop, oh but it is bitter on the finish. So it’s a bitter then, so a premium bitter. With some Rye. Mild on the aroma, quite drinkable in the mouth, some cereal and then some moderate hop on finish. Decent premium bitter.
tmoreau (2318) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to a fluted fest glass at Brixie’s Holiday Beer Tasting in Brookfield, IL. The color was a brownish amber with a modest, off white foam to the head, and light streaks as lacing. The aroma was a little grain, roasted malt, a touch of caramel, and very light hints of coffee and spice. The flavor was similar, with smooth malt and a subtle hop bitterness to balance. Not a warming winter ale but one to refresh before the snow begins to fly, and after it is gone.
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice deep red, with a large, foamy white head. Smells of malt, chocolate, and i got a very small hint of coffee. Tastes of mostly malt, not much else, and I didn’t get any sense of rye in this beer. Nice beer.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at blind tiger. Poured a medium amber. Nose was mild with some hints of malt. Fairly bland and easily sessionable. I really didn’t distinguish the rye. It’s a pretty simple and fairly plain beer. Not bad but not so good.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Clear bronze with thin white head and nice lacing lines. Fairly unique color.
Aroma of spicy rye, light chocolate and dark fruit, and a slight nuttiness.
Light chocolate and toasted malts, with some dark fruit and a nice spicy twang from the rye.
Relatively low carbonation, light body but also quite smooth and "English". Slightly dry finish but not a typical dry finish due to the rye.
Ridiculously drinkable for a Winter seasonal. I don’t have much experience with Milds, but I prefer this one over the few others I have tried.
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Beer is cloudy and dark brown. Head is dense, medium sized and white. Rye and mals in general could be found when sniffing the beer. Palate was medium bodied and carbonation was medium, too. Taste contained malts, rye, sweetness, little bit of hops and ok bitterness. Aftertaste was mostly malty.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colornice fluffy off white head. Aroma has some spice, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is clean and sweet. Some mild spice and cocoa. Faint bitterness balances it out.
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma is very malty with some cookie dough, caramel and some very distant aroma hops. Flavor is sweet and malty...some ritz crackers, caramel, spice and yeast. This was a nice little surprise.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Mild Winter
Date: August 20, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine grey head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light earthyness creates a dry caramel character, touch of spicyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20