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


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6621) - 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 (6374) - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6556) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2008
Cask (Royal Oak,London) - Brown in colour with some red tinges. Sweet and malty aroma with some roasted notes. Slightly sour and malty taste. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Skinnyviking (8594) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
Cask. Low fluffy yello and quickly disappearing head. Dar red brown body. Roasted malt aroma, nothing else. Mild berries flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, SE1 1/8/08. Dark brown in coloured with a slight, off-white head. Slight aroma of fruit and caramel. Sweet malt aroma with more fruit and a short, dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
Cask at The Royal Oak, Borough. Dark copper colour with a small froth. Fruity aroma and flavours, a touch of caramel towards the finish. Light-bodied. Not the most exciting mild around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Cask at the Royal Oak with Mes and reakt, 2nd Sept 2007. Clear dark brown with a slight nutty aroma. Flavour of chocolate and bitter hops. Palate is light but flavoursome. Just right for a mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
(Cask at Royal Oak, Borough, London, 28 Nov 2007) Dark mahogany colour with brief, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with dark fruit, hazel nuts and toffee. Fruity, nutty taste with notes of dried fruit, hazel nuts and hints of yeast. Slightly dusty hops in the finish. Nice mild with the typical brewery character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Cask at the Royal Oak. Light brown/amber beer. Aroma shows a fairly soapy character with notes of diacetyl. Very minerally and sulfurous. Flavour is quite briny with hints of salt, minerals and sulfur. Sometimes these characteristics work, but I can’t say that they do here. Lingering astringency and a bit of spice.

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