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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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Nose is sulphuric and bad. Watery, some malt. Dark, slightly cloudy chestnut. Flavour is slightly tannin with freshness. Butter. Palate coating tannin. Must be bad, surely.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Cask@GBBF07. Earthy and sulpher aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, molasses, dark malts, light earthy. Light bodied.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Dark brown, lightish coloured mild. Slightly farty and sulphuric in the aroma. Decent fruity flavour with a tangy malt finish. So so.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
Cask Chestnut coloured beer under B.C."H.". Smokey, meaty nose, like smoked brisket or smelling like some good quality children’s sweets. Very mild (obviously), sweetish, bit bready and pleasing taste with a delicate sweetness, some mild chocolate and a straw/hay flavour. Palate - there’s the plug. It’s lighter than light. Nothing there to speak for itself. NIce mild, paying hommage to its class/name, well worth trying.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Dark brown with a small, off-white head. Unpleasant sulphurous aroma. Slight malty sourness in the taste. Last day of the Festival; they had to tip the cask to extract the final drops. Very much on its last legs, I’m afraid.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
Cask. Half pint at the Royal Oak, Borough (15.09.2006). Very dark brown with a reddish tint. Without any head. Earthy aroma. Flavour has hints of light caramel and some bitterness. Easy-drinking and watery.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2006
Cask at The Royal Oak London SE1 15 Sep 06. Dark red brown colour. No head. Modest aroma: Very anonymous. A nice sweet bitter aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2006
Cask @ the Royal Oak, Southwark. Pours a reddish brown colour with no head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some fruity hiints. Has a fruity malty finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
VEry acceptable mild, very good in grains and nice colour. The foam was good and nice aftertaste.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Royal Oak, Southwark.
Firstly, tallboy half-pint glasses should be outlawed in the U.K. as they never produce attractive looking beers. This one settled a bright cola brown with the head dying off before the barman could place it onto the bar. No aroma apart from a feint waft of ’dust-bunnies’. Could have been the pub. In the mouth it is thin and lifeless resembling water streamed through alkalined copper pipes more than a clean mild. It’s relatively tannic in the back and on the sides of the tongue. A light showing of added caramel upfront and the mid-palate is dusty with little malt definition, but the malt is there. Finish dries out and shows little length, little bitterness and virtually no definable flavour. Gives a good impression as to the reason Mild’s fell out of favour with the average British beer drinker. Disappointingly bland.


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