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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Mild Ale
Millom, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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So, you’re a craft brewer who makes well-respected, highly flavoured beer. Your American brewer friend from Oregon, comes across the pond to visit. He’s the only craft brewer in America who puts ALL of his beer in casks. He says he’d like to make a beer with you. He loves British beer but also says he wants to brew a Mild. What’s a brewer to do? Super it up to 8.1%, throw in some juicy New Zealand hops and invent the Colonial Mild, that’s what.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Open All Hours Keswick. A black-brown beer with very rich, sweet red fruity notes, liquorice and chocolate flavours with vanilla hints on the creamy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
An 8.1% mild? You're having a laugh! Only this isn't funny. It's bloody good. Chocolate and banana on the nose. Banoffe pie taste. But not cloying. Too strong to keep drinking tho. Isn't it? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
absolutely stunning beer from the inimitable mr bailey a total fusion of dark malts and hops , licourice on the nose and palate followed by a big hit of citrussy hops, utter heaven!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (725) - - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a light beige head. Banana, yeast, alcohol, and veggies in the nose. Taste is banana, chocolate, juicy hops, brown sugar, and bread. Reminds me of some Belgian strong ales I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy amber with a rich and frothy off-white head leaving quite some lacework. Lovely sweet and perfumy aroma with hardly any roast. But the booze is already showing. Rich body, toasted malts and caramel with some funny perfumy hops. Quite a bitter finish, and some booze as well. A Mild I think not, but a lovely beer. 260412

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7189) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Cherry red with copper glints and a level cream top. Muted aroma initially; blackcurrant boiled sweets/ chews giving way to stickier, cinder toffee, lime and pineapple-inflected tones, with a Belgian dab of perfume. Deep, juicy, red berry and coriander flavour with a ripe orange and blackcurrant tang. Finishes with a distinct lick of booze. Blind I’d swear this was Belgian. Tweak of roast. A lovely, nuanced beer..if not the aromatic punch in the face I was hoping for.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle @ il pretesto. It pours brown with a huge beige head on top. Aroma is hop and fruit. Sweet flavor with a good balancing bitterness. Very good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1771) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Store. Poured a hazy deep ruby colour, with a dense, off white head. Aroma of black cherries, port, grapes and a slight medicinal note. Malty flavours; some red currant and grassy hop bitterness. Finish was dark rum, molasses and straw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2714) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel brown with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is sweet raisin and toffee. Taste is sweet, with a huge raisin and caramel finish. Similar to some trappists.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Dark reddish brown pour with a meek tan head. Sweet, fragrant nose. Flavour similarly sweet; the berry fruit, mixed with some citrus hop and roasted character all came together well to help this to raise its game. ABV fairly prominent. Enjoyable and interesting brew overall.


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