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Brewed by Ramsbury
Style: Mild Ale
Marlborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Occasional.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 24-04-09 Pours a slightly murky reddy brown colour and if Iím being honest this was one of the few ever so slightly negative points. The aroma was smoky and actually quite sausage like I ended up thinking this could be a little cousin of Scherlenka, it was quite obviously not in the full-on smoked sausage category of that great beer, but it was very distinctive in its own right. The taste was more fruity than smoked sausage, Iím not sure that Iíve come across the Cilea hop very much but maybe it was adding something here, there was a light hoppiness. Lovely Mild. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street íSporks.
An inviting russet brown colour with a good beige head. Decent bready malt aroma with a pronounced nutty character and a good hit of bitter hoppage. Excellent balance of earthy malt and bitter floral hops in the mouth. Good nutty finish with a good hit of roast late on. Superb drinkability, equally good balance. Too hoppy to be a mild for sure. Whatever, itís a lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Deep red with off white head. Gentle roast malt with smokey notes. Late hops add to a very pleasent drinking experience..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Dark brown with a large beige head. Aromas are creamy with light roast malts. Soft berries and bubblegum. Flavours are sweet malts, smooth, creamy and lightly fruit. Some chocolate with light bitterness on the finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
[cask at Reading Beer Festival] One off special for CAMRAís Mild May campaign. A decent mild tasting of coffee, chocolate and roasted chestnuts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10626) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut to ruby with white head. A heavy sort of Mild really, lots of fruit and a decent hop note too. Initially, soft berry fruits, then a citric hop, quite tangy, orange. Is it a mild, not sure about that, certainly not a traditional mild, but really quite enjoyable anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
Smoky wooly phenolic aroma - elastoplast, sweet too, and a bit gingery. Soft carbonation. Lovely roasty and smoky-to-ashy taste. Full bodied for 3.8% - very tasty. Finish is burnt and ashy, but a touch sweet too. Good quaffer - rich and well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Tasted this in The Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in April 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark copper red in colour with a thin creamy white head. Sweet dark berry fruit in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts deliver a fiery digestive biscuit base with overipe redcurrants, blackberries and raspberries. An interesting floral hop prickle with spicy flavours in the brief bitter aftertaste which compliment the fruity malt well. Finish is malty with juicy winegums present. A strange mild this but highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
On gravity at Swindon BF 30/10/08. Dark chestnut in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of red fruit, milk chocolate and earthy hops. Flavour was sweetish with caramel, chocolate and a touch of roastiness, leading to a short bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/07/2009 Fruity aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured hoppy and fruity bubble gum flavour with a little bitterness and dryness in a roast malt finish.


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