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J.W. Lees Brewers Dark (Bottle)

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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Mild Ale
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled.
ABV reduced from 3.2% to 2.8% in late 2011.
J.W.Lees Brewers Dark continues to be in great demand, despite the downward trend in mild sales. It is a smooth well-rounded light coloured mild with a malty and fruity aroma. The taste is distinctive with a smooth sweet flavour and a dry malty aftertaste.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wickerman1 (3) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Amazing ale for 2.8% if this is the first of the day I recommend..if you already had something else you wont even taste this.. Cant believe how much flavor is achieved from such low %...Brewing at its Best

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a very dark brown, with a rapidly dissipating beige head. Aroma of chewy malt, burnt sugar and dark fruit. Flavours were somewhat lacking; a little roast character, dried fruits and a slight woody note. Finish was unbalanced bitterness, burnt and with some dry hop bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick beige head. Aroma: Bready malt, light caramel, floral, subtle liquroice and a note of spice. Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sweetness, low sourness and saltiness. All in all fairly insipid. Palate: Thin fairly smooth texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry, malty caramel, but fairly insipid finish. Comments: Tasty enough. Admittedly its a Mild and consequently is weak . But lacking for me a touch to insipid on all accounts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CharlieTwoPies (13) - United Kingdom, - APR 10, 2014
Very dark brown , pushing black, clear and see through when held up to the light. Thin tan head. Faint, metallicy aroma, but with a grassy green note hidden in there amongst some weak (but present) dark chocolate. Body is thin, but tasty, dry brown malt, no roast. Maltiness is not particularly rich, but is well balanced with a typical English hop bitterness - like rounded, perfumey, flowers. Nicely tasty, good finish but lasts nowhere near long enough. Tasty but unexciting probably sums it up, lacking in quantity of all flavours and aromas but not in the quality necessarily.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
s_hartshorne (1171) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle morrisons. Dark brown colour slight head. Aroma malts. Taste is malts slight fruit. Thin watery body. Ok for low abv body lets it down.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Dark brown beer with quickly fading head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, ash and a touch of caramel. Watery on the palate. Not good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This is not one of the better milds I have tried. It does have a nice simple malt flavour but that is about it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Bottled 18/10/13. A black beer with pretty much no head. Dry, ashy and fairly thin. A bit fruity. A bit smoky. Obviously weak and would like more flavour but it’s perfectly acceptable as a weak mild.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
culchiem (2479) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a short head. Aroma is malt. Flavour is sweet light smoked malt on a watery finish. Tastes a bit like a German malz drink

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Osprey87 (1589) - WALES - MAR 18, 2013
Oct 2012 - 2.8%, really light body, watery, slightly carbonated. Poor. Doesn’t taste bad, just doesn’t taste. Certainly won’t be having this again.


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