SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím a cynical bastard these days when it come to new beers. Pretty much nothing really does much for me these days in the new category. Yes, there are damn good beers hitting the pavement out there, but there is only so much that you can say for amazing flavor. Beer usually tastes like beer. Good beer is good. But a good story is hard to come by, and even harder to find attached to a good beer. X ale delivers a good beer attached to a good story. Itís just crazy to look back on what mild ale was over 150 years ago. It tastes a lot like an IPA, actually. Kent goldings and pale malt will never go out of style. this is there kind of beer that makes you self conscious about your local pale malt. The English have it good.
TrappistenOli (300) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, trüb, etwas hefe und leicht hopfigesvim aroma, süsslich würziger antrunk, leichte bittere im abgang, mild zum trinken
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Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden color, small white head. Aroma of citrus, raw bread. Taste is sweet citrus and caramel. Totally different than its cousins, each a fascinating piece of history.
Lowenbrau (1466) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65cl bottle. Toffee, caramel, liquorice aromas. Pours murky golden with average white head, vanishing, some lacing. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet, toffee, nuts, caramel, malty, some honey.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th January 2013
Very hazy orange beer, little white head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Dry creamy malt. Mile minerals. Good balance of pithy orange hop bitterness. Even more creamy malt and a trace of banana ester. Fairly astringent finish. Interesting!
Idiosynkrasie (2753) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Hazy orangey golden colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of mint, pale malty basis with biscuit touch. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty with a biscuit touch, floral hoppy overtones with an orange note and hints of mint, almost peppery in the finish. As the description says: "[...] this is a straightforward, uncomplicated beer, [...] much paler than you might expect". Exactly: no knick-knack, simply tasty, quaffable, good - and, by the way, the palest Mild Ale for me so far. Thank you for reviving this recipe - cool stuff.
tripelthreat (176) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium sized off-white head with some beige sits on a hazy pale orange body. Some bits of lacing as the head fades to a film after a few minutes. Nose is sweet orange, grain, yeasty fruit, remnants of floral hops and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Flavors of lightly sweet malt are quickly surpassed by strong herbal and lemon pith bitterness. Medium body. Finishes both sweet and bitter. Not what I expected at all from my limited knowledge of modern milds.
Errl (1105) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Nose is yeast, light fruit, orange peel, dust..Taste is light, fruit, caramel, hop, musty
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch with a small white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, corn, grain, hay. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light grassy bitter. Bit of corn syrup. Bitterness increases with drinking. Surprisingly full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer, very interesting series idea.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head of foam. Aroma is citrus rind and esters. Reminds me a lot of a saison. The hop profile is fairly floral and aromatic. Not at all what I expected, but I like the idea behind the series. Iíll be looking for the rest of them.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is light and slightly reminiscent of a farmhouse. Taste has some definite funk to it, and feels very heavy.