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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6295) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2007
[Cask at the Royal Oak, Borough] Dark amber; caramel flavour, not much roastiness. Watery. Good but a bit bland maybe.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 1   Spicy : 2   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : 2   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 3   Oily : 1   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Balancing roastiness and very toasty flavour profile. This is indeed a mild, but disappointingly simple and very thin, sour, woody for Harveys.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ A ;light bodied old fashioned mild with lightly tart berries and earthiness. Dry with of sweetness(if that makes sense) and drinkable. Quite forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Cask (Royal Oak, London)
Hoppy aroma for a mild. Slight bit of sulphur in the first taste, but covered soon by a slightly hoppy, slightly perfumy malt taste. Not enough malty body for a mild IMHO.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a short to average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Dark brown with copper highlights, and a small white head. Malty aroma, light grassy note. Sweet and malty. Very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Cask@Royal Oak, Borough. Rubyish amber colour with not much head. Aroma is popcorn along with butter along with some sweetish malts. Flavour is slightly buttery along with malts and some balancing up hops. Quite dry palate.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF. Nice chesnut color, attractive foamy light tan cap. Swampy, feral aroma, a bit earthy. Light minty bitterness blends gently with earthy chocolate. Nice biscuit note. Clean finish with a touch of chalk. Really nice mouthfeel for a 3% beer. Tastes pleasant, smells...not so good.


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