Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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Cask: Regular.
This dark traditional mild ale, brewed all year round to an original gravity of 1028°-1032° is a well balanced beer with a soft, slightly sweet palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mildatheart (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
Royal Oak Tabard Street. Fabulous pints of Harvey’s dark mild. Caramel with hardly any hop taste, slightly sweet with a velvet texture. Certainly went down well. As much as anything it is the pub that keeps it in this condtion as they have the turnover to keep it in top form.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
Cask in the Royal Oak, Borough. Alround rating: Thin, but a mix of the minerally water, just the right amount of roasty sweetness, small peppery hop all accounts to this balancing very nicly indeed. Had to stay for a pint and a half as i enjoyed it to much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
Cask at Royal Oak, London. September 08. Poured brown with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate and fruit. A light bitterness is evident in the finish. My least preferred of the Harveys brews I’ve had there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2009
Mildly sweet. Dark brown color. Malty chocolate mouth. Had this with a ton of other Harvey beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2009
Tried on cask at the Royal Oak. Well if you like the Harveys house yeast you’re gonna like this, this beer showcases it nicely, not a massive beer by any means but flavourful with a surprising dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2009
At brew wharf. Ruby body with small rocky head. Malty nose with wheat notes. Taste of malts, roasty and a bit oliy. Bitter with some hops in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Gravity cask in the brewery sample room. Red/brown with a good off white head. Typical mild, malty, light with very little hops. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
Cask at the Royal Oak. Lovely dark ruby beer, but the flavour and aroma is like a loaf of bread. This style, as ever, fails to impress me. It does not surprise me that the style is almost gone. Lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
Cask. At Royal Oak (Borough). Deep ruby brown with a very small off-white frothy head. Mild oily roast aroma, surprisingly bitter and dry - a weak generic lightly resiny bitterness. The taste isn’t bad, oily roast, dry, the bitterness seems a bit harsh in the finish. Has a light, oily mouthfeel and a slightly harsh aftertaste - not bad, per se, but not quite there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
The Garland, Redhill. Pale ruby exuding a stagnant watery dankness. Sodden with canal and beansprout. Lick of carp. Big hop bitterness but no roast, chocolate, dark fruit or anything I associate with a mild, even at 3%. Wet biscuity afters. Doesn’t work for me at all.

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