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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The mirror image of Rock Bitter, smooth and dark with a biscuity flavour. Back in the pre-war days this beer would have been on sale in virtually every one of the brewery's jug and bottle counters throughout the county and beyond.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Yeasty, sweet, floral aroma with a lovely old-fashioned mustiness in the background. Taste is rich with berry fruits: clean,fresh and delightful. A little back of the throat bitterness. This is as good as a mild gets.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Black beer with no head. Quite a hoppy nose for a mild. Good in mouth with choc/coffee kicking in. Good enough mild.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2008
Cask at the Bell, Nottingham. Dark brown beer with fruit aroma. It is rich and full flavoured, mainly sweet malt but with surprising hop for a mild. Deserved the silver award at GBBF. Very moreish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - The Bell Nottingham. A black coloured mild with a tight off-white head which has a little nitro appearance. The aroma is fairly fruity and there is noticeable hop. The taste has roasted malt but also more hoppy bitterness than expected. A little coffee also. A very nice mild.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
The Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 11/04/14. Dark ruby topped with beige. Dunkelweizen-like plum and spiced apple on nose; chocolate, citrus hop. Really decent with contemporary citrus and blackcurrant undercurrents leaning towards bipartisan (black IPA!). Some coffee grounds; slight tang of sour. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Gravity, Maidstone Beer Festival. Nottingham is a brewpub founded in 2001 and already gaining something of a reputation. If this mild is anything to go by, then the reputation is well deserved. Pine, eucalyptus, mint sauce and soy sauce are among the notes found in the aroma - this is very much one to keep sniffing. Mouthfeel is creamy and coats the mouth but remains light and refreshing. Flavours are very outstanding for a mild but also rather muddled, but it's definitely dark tasting and finishes pleasantly with pine notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Black as the devils eyes, with just the slightest purple hue, no head. Hoppy aroma and flavour, rather more like an IPA or Pale Ale. Currious beer but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Pudsey 12/03/2005 Black slightly rich on the palate and sweet. Some dryness and roast malt in a hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Hmm, nice balance of crisp dry hops and lovely sweet malt. Blackberry and prunes in the nose. Freakishly tastes of mac and cheese. Honest guv! Quite sweet until the very bitter finish. A decent mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Pours a chocolate black with no head. Real fruity aroma with roasted malts. Real malty and fruity taste which leads to a good dry finish.


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