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Brewed by Famous Railway Tavern
Style: Mild Ale
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Crab 'n' Winkle is a dark, full bodied mild reputed to be 3.7%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
Cask gravity dispense at London Drinker BF 2006. Up there with the Malt Shovel Mild in terms of flavours. Black beer with beige head. Coffee aroma with smooth darkness. Lots of smoked coffee after. Really good mild with lots of interesting flavour. Had this in bottle about a year ago and it seemed less salty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 16/04/2005 Dark coloured and slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Slightly bitter lasting roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 22 Oct 2004
Very full. I kind of like to refer to imdownthepub below. "Smokey slab of bacon, bonfire night and toffee..." I don’t know about the apples though. Burnt was the initial and spontaneous reaction for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Thurrock Beer Festival.
A gift from the organisers who clearly saw my enthusiasm for the beer. Jet black, juicy roasted flavour. Succulent and silky. Very nice, thanks to John for buying me this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2003
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival. This was goingfast when I was serving at the Festival, so I had to try. It was like a smokey slab of bacon, bonfire night and toffee apples all in one. A very tasty mild, one to savour, where can I get another.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2003
Oxford Beer Fest. Gravity Fresh. A smooth, nicely bodied and flavoursome mild. A decent example. Some sasparilla. Some fragrant, flowery notes which add to the interest. Good smokey nose with elements of raspberry. Good. The Railway Tavern brewpub is getting a small reputation for the quality of this mild - their main product.


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