London-style Best Mild Ale.
Brewed in the tradition of early 20th century London XX Mild ale, this is an easy drinking light amber colored ale with an herbal and earthy aroma from English Fuggle hops. Smooth and malty with predominate pear-like fruitiness.
Descriptors: Light amber in color, hints of malty sweetness, low bitterness and flavor, no hop aroma.
Beer Geek Info:
IBU’s – 27.2
Hops – Galena, UK Fuggle
Malts – 54% Rahr 2-row, 26% Crisp Pale, 7% Simpson’s Crystal,12% Maize, 1%
Water – London
Original Gravity – 1.052
Original Plato – 12.9
ABV – 4.8%
Color – 9.9° SRM
Calories per pint – 233
Yeast: From McEwan’s Brewery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cask ale is traditionally brewed and left to mature in the serving vessel. This type of ale may seem “flat” but the process that makes cask ale unique develops subtle flavors and aromas that processed beers can never provide. Because we don’t use pressurized gas to push these ales from tank to tap, it must be hand-pumped through the beer engine and aerated to produce a good head and release flavors. Served at traditional cellar temperature, cool but not chilled.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet candied fruit aroma. Almost a hint of cherry on the nose. The palate has a slight candy feel with almost an oak barrel feel. Cloudy orange color. This beer definitely grew on me.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft 8/16/11). Amber color with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Moderate bread/malt/caramel aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Lasting sweet malt finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In taster from brewery. Looks clear and amber. Smells a bit wheaty. Tastes like a light amber ale with no hops. Pretty good for the style though. Overall 6 of 10.
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pull at PC. Darlk brown, slightly hazy, no head. Nose is mild hops and little malts.Taste is slightly malty with a sweet, moderate hop profile. Very smooth body. Good stuff here and worth seeking out for cask fans.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Aroma of fruits and bready malt. Flavor of bitterness initially, some cocoa, toasted malt, and sweet fruits. Pretty good mild overall., very interesting flavors.
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