Brewed by Harveys Brewery
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
VEry acceptable mild, very good in grains and nice colour. The foam was good and nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALLOVATE (2595) - 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.

   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 (16424) - 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 (15009) - 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 (30267) - 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 (7482) - 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?

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