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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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 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 (5770) - 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 (1292) - 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 (6713) - 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 (6376) - 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 (8012) - 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 (6846) - 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 (8883) - 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 (7958) - 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 (5187) - 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.

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