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Itchen Valley Blackcurrant Mild

Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Mild Ale
Alresford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Beautiful, dark brown ale brewed with two hops (Fuggles and Saaz) and a healthy portion of Blackcurrant Juice Concentrate. Delicate, smoky undertones with a refreshing, fruity zing. At 3.7% abv it is a lovely mild for those balmy afternoons in the garden or for supping gently in the cool of a summer evening

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Sour smell, acidic and fruity. Similar taste. Weirdly acidic. Felt off rather then pleasent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Cask (Forth Hotel, Newcastle) - Very dark brown, almost black with some red tinges when held to the light. Roasted malt, blackcurrant and cocoa in the aroma. Fruity, roasted and slightly chocolatey taste with notes of cocoa, blackcurrant and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4074) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
37th birthday beer no 10. Cask@the longhorns, walsall. Black beer with red tint and small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and faint blackcurrant cordial. Taste is a touch of blackcurrant cordial, roasted malts and coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at the haymarket bar... Deep black... Small tan head... Soft dark mellow chocolate roast... Light berry fruit nose.. Soft toffee chocolate roast.. Mellow dark roast malts.. Light berry fruits... Nice easy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 20, 2014
Cask at the Woodman’s Rest, Shirley, Solihull. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with a hint of fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a dry yeasty blackcurrant fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask from The Three Stags Bebington. Pours back, thick off-white head. Some blackcurrant on the aroma, plus a light malt. Taste is sweet, more blackcurrant, very light hoppiness. The blackcurrant isn’t overpowering. But just a touch watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (3211) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. pretty close to black with a creamy tan head. Bitter roasty notes at first before some sharp juicy blackcurrant on the finish. Doesn’t quite work as a combination. Feels thin too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5543) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Argyll Arms, London. After shopping in Hamleys.Soggy cardboard mild with soft blackberry and dark morello cherry. Chocolate nose. Cherry choca-mocha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Cask at Robin Hood, Abbeydale - A near black purple beer with an off-white and lacing head. Nose is blackcurrants and a bit of smokiness. Taste is a bit sweet, and the palate is watery, but this is quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Nicholson’s Beer Festival. Cask @ Bank, Manchester. Black with a thin off-white head. Has a small roasted aroma but not a lot of fruit.

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