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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winterís rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: Mild Winter
Date: August 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
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
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at Clybourn and had a bottle back home. The rye really does add a nice flavor. Everyone should give this beer a go.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
caramel color, creamy tan head that quickly disappears, lacy. mostly air in the nose with a trace of malt. flavor is lightly malty...thatís about all. pleasingly creamy mouth-feel, clean finish. inoffensive if not particularly exciting. winter ale? i had this in july, on tap, at maple tree inn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009

12/10/2008 and 12/22/2008: Goose Island Mild Winter pours out deep amber-brown (pecan) color with a good, creamy off-white head that is well-retained and creates solid lacing on the glass. It has toasted and lightly roasted malts in its aroma as well as a hint of weak coffee. This beer has subtle roast and dry, fruity, spicy rye. It is earthy with hints of light citrus. There is some additional roasted malt in the flavor as well as some "green" coffee bean-like taste. It finishes dry and bitter. The beer is medium-bodied and is quite good all-around.

12 fl. oz. bottles (Bottled on: 11/07/08 1801) from 6-pack purchased at Biggís Hypermarket in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #112 for this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island. Though sampled on tap, this winter seasonal was enjoyed in the last week of July, so certainly not at itís freshest...Attractive deep coppery pour with light tan head that quickly disappeared. Very minimal aroma: cereal and light malt. The flavor was light spicy rye grain, toffee, and touches of very, very light noble hops. Mouthfeel was pretty thin, just this side of insubstantial.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3773) - - JUL 29, 2009
12oz bottle. clear root beer color under a medium sized creamy tan head. spicy rye aroma with hints of caramel, nuts and cereal. flavors are the same as described in the aroma. light-medium bodied. very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Nice crisp deep amber and copper tinted body with a large tan head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma of rye, oatmeal, hops, malt and a bit of cereal. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour up front mostly of caramel with a tiny bit of rye showing through and a rather pleasant mild hop taste. Aftertaste shows caramel, brown sugar and a light dose of malt - very nice. Overall, a nice twist on a mild - a style I donít see enough of, but a good beer and definitely worthwhile during autumn in Chicago! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 14-July-2009.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Dark yellow pour, fluffy white head. Aromas of toast, some grain and maybe a touch of hops. Flavor follows the aroma pretty well. Not too bad, with a light bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rds (230) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Burnt copper body with a thin white head, lots of sweet caramel and molasses in the mix, and the rye adds a nice unusual note on the finish.i

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a dark iced tea brown with three fingers of fluffy off-white head which diminishes, leaving behind a thin skin and wispy lace. The nose is of sweet toasted malt and marbled rye with a touch of a spruce-like hop note in support. Light to medium-bodied with a soft creamy mouthfeel, it has a pleasant, mildly bitter finish. The flavor is a really well integrated blend of toasty/roasty malt, rye and sprucy hops. I canít really quantify why I like this beer as much as I do. Iím just really digging the interesting and satisfying blend of flavors supported by a pleasing mouthfeel. This is among my favorites from GI, and easily the most interesting of their regular/seasonal offerings.


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