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


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A smooth, soft. satisfying Dark Ale with malty flavours, balanced bitterness and a velvety texture. 4.2% ABV.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 26, 2013
DA has a nutty and mildly chocolate aroma with a see through amber to dark brown colour with a quickly dissipating cream head. There is no real life in this beer and it has a texture that resembles flat pop but there are a strong malty flavours with a hint of smoke and liquorice. A drinkable beer but not competing with some of the other dark ales that are available.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Slightly malty but no really distinctive flavours. Easy to drink but a bit boring. My first from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Doddington hall farm shop. Dark cola brown colour with a thin foam. Aromas are cola with nuts and coffee. Flavours is light coffee and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2194) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Clear dark brown with smooth thick lacing lip-sticking foam head. Aroma is malty with some ground notes. Taste is nice smooth bitter, bit velvet, bit earthy. Short aftertaste. (Newark 201402)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle - Xmas gift. Poured a dark ruby with a rapidly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and rye bread. Weird initial flavours of meat stock, unripe berries and some brown sugar. Finish was salty, earthy and slightly peppery. Strange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask conditioned at Peterborough Beer Fest 13. Brown with no head. Somewhat earthy, tinny type flavours, some bitterness, quite thin. A little disappointing overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin foam. Aromas are cola with nutty notes and coffee. Peppery with black tea, toffee and spices. Flavours are earthy with carbonation and light coffee. Hints of metal with background toffee and black lapsang souchong tea. Ultimately a bit thin. Cheers to Brigadier for the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mzaar (1614) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
Cask @ Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown with a dirty white head. Aroma: Dark chocolate, nuts. Taste: chocolate, butterscotch, red apples. Watery and thin.

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