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Port Brewing Dawn Patrol English Dark Mild Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our version of an English Mild Ale, Dawn Patrol is perfect for anyone who started their day before the sun rises and is ready for a beer before anyone else is finished for the day. Also serves as the base beer for Lost Abbey Red Poppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
(Tap) hay, bright orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of nuts, grain; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. 4.8% abv. Clear brown. A little nut and malt and mild chocolate in the nose. Mildly bitter taste with plenty of toastiness. Light body, toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5941) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Pours dirty brown with small off white head. Aromas and flavor of cinnamon, brown ale, English toast but overall this isnít a classic mild. More of a brown ale with some nuts and light spicing. Still pretty njce

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Itís been a while since I had a mild and this one is, well, mild. Brown pour with great head and lacing. Some raw barley and a little basement musk. Light clean finish. Creamy consistency. Tap at Sovereign.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the Confessional. Light brown pour with an off white head. Mild roasted malt bouquet. Taste follows suit. Thinner body but really easy drinking. Hints of bitter chocolate and expresso. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Tasted on tap in a shaker glass at ElijahPís in Alton, Il. It poured a near-opaque brown colour with sudsy beige foam, long-lasting with a little lace. Aroma was low but pleasant, flavours matched and were much bigger: super malty, bready, biscuity, chocolatey, hint of bright coffee acidity, tannin-y like nuts or strong black tea. Non-deScript hops which provided a balanced bitterness, but little else. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, nice alcoholic strength, dark malt complexity lasts well into the aftertaste. Reminiscent of The Civil Life American Brown except less hoppy. Lost Abbey Red Poppy is one of my all-time favourite beers, and English mild is my all-time favourite style, so Iíve been hoping to taste this base beer for years, ever since learning of the connection. What a treat, AND itís as delicious as Iíd hoped, which is not always the case with these long-term obsessions. Itís easy to see how it holds up so well to tart cherries and hardwood aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Brown. Nutty. Delicious. Chocolate. Pudding like, its silky and muddy at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap at Elijah Ps - Pours tawny brown with an off-white head. The aroma is nutty, toasty, rich, smooth and a little creamy. It has a medium / light body that is crisp and has mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with dry nutty malt, toast, woody/paper, light spice and some astringency. The finish is a bit richer and nuttier with some light spice. Nice sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was mostly toasted malts, sweet dark malt notes. Nutty notes too. Flavor was nice nutty notes, real easy to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pint at Elijah Pís. Dark brown and nice looking. Can that ABV be correct? This was bold for a mild. Coffee, nuts, and chocolate flavors. The body is smooth and rich. Just a bit of darker fruit and citrus. This one is a winner! Huge kudos for brewing such a beer with that low alcohol volume.

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