solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some light coffee and grain. Pours reddish brown. Light bitter finish. Nice barley aroma in here. Cask at Churchkey.
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour. Pours a clear brown with a beige head. The aroma is fairly dull with just a touch of biscuit and caramel coming through. Sweet and carrot cake notes in the taste. Light in body and with low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
light mahogany body with russet tinges. Aromas of chocolate, malt, bread. Some nutty, earthy character in the flavor. Mild dose of chocolate. Nice amount of flavor packed into a low abv brew. Good stuff.
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz cask pour at Mad Fox. Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, light chocolate. Tastes of toffee, bitter notes, light chocolate, roasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Low carbonation.
snoworsummer (2186) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy off head. Tastes like burnt bitter coffee, root vegetables, burnt toast, dark burnt chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted malt and burnt toast.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Brown with moderate white head. Mild (of course), with bread, grains, and hint of dark fruit. Light and smooth.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz pour at the brewery pours a clear dark amber with some creamy white head. Nose is very mild, cracker, some yeast, bread crust. Flavor has plenty of bread crust, whole wheat floured, mild fruit, plum, raisin. Clean finish. Sessionable.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There’s a bonus point or two for any brewer willing to try this style and keep the abv below 3.5. It is doubly nice to have it on a handpull, though the palate wasn’t as smooth as it should have been. Malty, caramelly, moderately rich notes. But in the end, it achieves the goal of a mild, which is to be drinkable but not special--a beer for every day. (on handpull, Church Key, Washington DC)
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on cask at the brewpub. Pours a beautiful rich auburn mahogany, topped with a creamy, sparkled, light tan head which lingers and clings to the glass for the duration of the pint (about three mouthfuls). Light aromas of toasted bread, cocoa and a trace of grass merely hint at the complexity to come. This is no mere pale malt with a touch of roasted grains for colour kind of mild, caramel, chocolate, tiny touch of coffee and the soft spiciness of English hops. Body is medium, belying the 3.3% abv. An excellent example of a much misunderstood and under-appreciated beer style. Bravo!
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance cola brown color with slight white head. Aroma hard to detect taste coffee flavor with medium to full body