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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2006
Pint pulled at The Lord Nelson in Brighton, a ruby dark colour with no head. A malty carmal aroma. Quite tangy with a bitter aftertaste. Roasted caramal flavours. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001 Dark red colour with some fruit flavour. Hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Cask at the Royal Oak, London
Dark amber color to brown, thin persistent head. Light aroma, malt and wood. Very round mouthfeel for a Mild, malty, with a fair amount of caramel, and a very balanced final. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Cask at Pilot, Maidstone, dark ruby, vague yeasty nose, some malt and yeasty finish, bit bland to be honest

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2005
[Cask at Royal Oak, London] A deep red beer with a fine small light brown head. The aroma is slightly sweet malty. The flavor is malty with notes of caramel and roasted bread, but the body is thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
Mid ruby brown colour - not very dark. A touch of sulphur in the aroma. A quite woody and dry mild, with some vague sweet fruitiness and an acidic edge. Very thin mouthfeel. A bit insipid, with not much going on. Not a great mild. Cask (handpump) at the Royal Oak, Borough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Slight fruity aroma. Amber in colour. Sweet caramel and citrus in flavour. A bit acidic / woody too. Quite dry in finish. Medium bodied, quite a drinkable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2004
cask: had a few milds in the UK last trip and decided not really my bag....mostly mild means meaninless flavor. very weak and thin....almost all are in the 3% range. guess this is the point. but if your going to drink beer and you have a choice. why would you drink a mild?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Lord Nelson Brighton. Very little aroma just a very slight hint of chocolate malt. The beer is almost black with an off white head. The taste is dry and clean, but disappointingly thin. Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.4 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at The Royal Oak, Borough, London.
Tawny brown colour with no head at all. Bland fusion of malts and tired left over hops. In the style of a Banks mild, not so dark and roasted, if you know what I mean.

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