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Portsmouth British Mild Ale

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 112   ABV: 3.75%
For this Mild Ale we use floor-malted Maris Otter as our base malt. This very traditional British malt gives this beer a distinctive character that's balanced by the East Kent Goldings used for a subtle hop flavor. As a mild ale this beer is a tad light in color, but is certainly easy to drink and makes a great session pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5500) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Raisin and dark caramel aromas. Dry with marshmallow, dark caramel, and toast upfront turning to a mildly sourdough finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Draft. Labeled as “English Mild” with the same ABV of 3.7. I couldn’t confirm with the Brew master if it is the same recipe but… it is a Mild Ale so…. Shaker shows a dark brown color with thin lasting white head. Malt and English hop nose. Light malts, light caramel and a weak, Earthy hop. Thin in the mouth with a short bitter finish. Really nice flavor for such a weak brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 3, 2007
(22 oz. bottle from the brewpub (although bottle is labelled "Seasonal - Mild" my receipt says "Dark Light" - at the time of purchase Portsmouth had a beer on tap called "Dark Light" - I’m assuming here "Dark Light" is just a different name for British Mild) This beer is quite interesting and I think the flavor is anything but mild...Pours slightly murky ruddy brown with three fingers of creamy biscuit head. Aroma of I’m not sure what - it is sweet and I’ll call it a combo of licorice, caramel and brown sugar. Mouthfeel quite soft and pretty smooth, seems only lightly carbonated. Some thick sloppy lacing. Flavor takes off in alot of directions - peat, licorice, wood, tar, smoke, caramel, earthy funk, Fishermen’s Friend cough drops. Light-medium bitterness overlays and carries through finish. Light bitter and light malty sweet aftertaste. I kind of liked it but think the flavor’s a bit much for a "session" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma is of mellow roasted malts and a touch of caramel. No hop charcater, all malt like it should be IMO, light in body and very quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2004 draught. Lovely dark brown, with some hints of auburn and dark yellow. Godd beige head. Smells of light caramel/toffee and hints of molasses. Flavor is lightly bitter, but mostly caramel and honey-cream sweet, with a good earthy malt on the finish (slightly dusty/musty). No hops apparent, as they shouldnt be. Loose, light body, but enough flavor not to be a problem. Soft, mild carbonation. Quite lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Draught: This was a dark golden color. It was also slightly hazy. There was some head, which died quickly. There was very little carbonation. Some, but not much lacing. Hint of hops and sweetness to the nose. It is a nice rendition of the style, even if you have to let it warm up a bit to the right temperature.

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